A history of slot cars race to oblivion and back. “Speed kills” is true in many contexts, even in the fun zone that is slot car racing. to understand this, and keep things fun, let’s go to history and physics. I said fun, right? Electrically powered model cars were used in the 1890s. Early versions […]
In the early 1960s, my family built a miniature world in the basement. Tiny people, each with their own story, lived in tiny plastic houses or worked in charming little shops or the local mill. Around and through it all, ran the train. Creating that world and inventing those stories was the work of […]
The original “Quadrophenia” was a masterpiece rock album and a film. The Who invented the term, “Quadrophenia” to describe a state of confusion and finding oneself through four elements/traits personified by the four band members and the movie’s schizophrenic lead character. I named our premier slot car racing track Quadrophenia because it has a versatile […]
When we aren’t traveling the world setting up slot car tracks for events…I (Jim) build and restore slot cars and tracks of course! My Wife…..very understanding!
Fira Gran Via in Barcelona is a spectacular convention center. As event attraction professionals we arrived early, as usual, to scout our client’s location and transportation logistics from the hotel. Then to setup and test our convention attraction slot car track. The client had a large booth in a great location, but they had forgotten […]
The call came in from MC2. They wanted a slot car track feature as the centerpiece for their booth at the most incestuous trade show of all. That is, of course, “Exhibitor” – the trade show for trade show people. I researched MC2 and learned that they were a major player in the industry, that […]