AUGUST 10 2013 VINTAGE SLOT CAR CLUB

LIGHTNING SPEEDWAY®

1960'S "THINGIES" 

"Thingies" from back in the 1960's were creations purely of ones imagination and did not represent any scale representation of a real car.  These cars were in many cases outrageous designs with at times a strong focus on design for speed with light weight and low slung chassis.  As outrageous as these designs were, the names given to the cars were also dramatic such as La Cucaracha (Spanish for cockroach), Sonic Needle, Assassin, Renegade, Snake, Manta Ray, Phantom, Ocelot, Blue Monster, Bandit, Banshee, Gamma Ray & Stinger.  There was a very heated debate at the time that played out in the pages of the slot car magazines concerning the lack of scale appearance of the "thingies", some of that talk lingers even today regarding the 1/24 "wing" cars raced in some commercial raceways that have been said to resemble "foil wrapped wedges of space cheese" - today's incarnation of the "thingies". 

 

 

Best of the "Concors" Judging.

 

A fabulous assortment of ultra rare and unique "thingie" theme cars 

were present for this club event.  There were an number of Cucaracha cars including hot rod 26D Ball Bearing versions and a VERY rare Shinoda bodied slot car designed be fabled GM Designer Larry Shinoda back in the 60's.

 

"LAGUNA SECA" 8 LANE TRACK - THE RACING VENUE

 

 

Final competition was run in a different format this go round

with each driver given 2 minutes to run for maximum laps

with the low ET braking any lap count ties.

  

THE TROPHY WINNER

 

Mr. Nick Zuk racks up another trophy !

 

NEXT VINTAGE CLUB SHINDIG SEPTEMBER 14TH

UPDATED FLYER WITH SCHEDULE : PDF

Theme for this next event : 1/24 Cox / AMT / MPC Vintage NASCAR

Concors judging - Remember workmanship is key in Concors !

 

Be there or be square !!!

 

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