About Nomad and its Founder

In 2005, I founded Nomad Slot Racing as a club which conducted it's events at several local raceways and clubs. I developed a set of rules that continues to serve our race program. Our race program has avoided the many pitfalls of commercial and club track systems I have experienced and insures a fun and flexible program our racers enthusiastically support. In 2006 I launched Nomad Slot Racing as a business, focusing on mobile track events, with a unique and successful event presentation.

In 2005 I also contributed most content to two slot car websites, www.nomadraceways.com and www.nomadslotracingestore.com

I continue to write content and fulfill website orders.

I have designed dozens of large slot track for home, museum, video and commercial use. Among these are the spectacular track used in Mariah Carey's video, "Touch my Body" the event track for the Marconi Automotive museum, the Blue Coat International Speedway for the 2007 Exhibitor International trade show, and the "Fast Track" in San Leandro California. Many of these tracks have been delivered as turnkey systems complete with training and support. Recently I have visited and teamed with Dave Beattie of Slot Mods to sell and support their fantastic, top quality dioramic tracks.

My vision for Nomad Raceways is quite ambitious and if realized will take slot car racing to another level of fun, competition and professionalism. Also, unlike much of the hobby’s history, I plan to be profitable.

In order to accomplish my vision, I have sought partners to bring the full Nomad plan to fruition. Early on, I was joined by Bill Hoskins an automotive engineer, race car builder and model and slot car enthusiast. Bill convinced me the time was right to start Nomad, but soon after, he died and momentum slowed as I split my time between two businesses. Recently another partnership was proposed and more progress was made, but that partnership never came together.

For more than year, Joe Wind has helped with events, set up our new inventory systems and provided all kinds of technical support to my efforts. He is a partner in the Nomad Raceways, LLC. but is part time until we have funding to move ahead with expansion. We need an investor.
Joe Wind in action at a Convention.