Model Racing: A Retro Realistic Slot Car Story
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BUILD – RACE – WIN – REPEAT…The Rise & Fall of the Golden Years of Slot Car Racing Explained. Text includes articles from the main magazines of the period. Also includes a Worldwide Racing Directory, listing active slot car raceways from different countries in 5 continents…! By 1966, model-car racing was so popular that it threatened to replace bowling as the nation’s favorite indoor sport. For as grand as the outcome, the force that propelled slot-car racing into a national pastime was a simple one: the realism of the original slot cars. The builders and racers of these models knew that the quest for speed should not come at the cost of the way a car looked. Their design was at the heart of their very integrity. In this new effort, author, researcher and slot-car racer Carlo Tonalezzi charts the meteoric rise of this hobby-sport and photographs classic model racing cars in their natural habitat: The commercial racing tracks. Models made by Russkit, AMT, COX, MPC, Monogram, and more are captured on vintage tracks from the American Model Car Raceways. These realistic beauties were made during the Golden Years of Model Racing. True pieces of Americana, they are today as magnificent as ever. Read all about what really happened during this exciting period of model racing bliss!