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On the Road with TV Series Route 66

While ensconced at home, without regular slot racing and, not having any new car races on TV, I have turned to watching automotive-themed or automotive-adjacent television programs.  One of my childhood favorites was Route 66.  Two men, on the road, week after week, in a Corvette!  An unusual show, then and now, it was shot…

Club Operation Suspended During Health Crisis

In lieu of  recent events concerning the COVID-19 virus and further safety precautions to slow down its spread, the Austin Slot Car Club is taking the unfortunate step of suspending racing events and formal activities at the Jamestown headquarters of the club for the time being.  Until we have more information about the virus in…

2019 Thunderslot Series Round 5 Results

Round 5 of the 2019 Thunderslot series did not quite live up to the benchmark of the epic Round 4 race; total lap times were down slightly, although the fastest lap times were close.  Once again, Ary won with a lap total of 238.74 and David ran 236.35 laps.  David had another sub-3.6 second fastest…

2019 Thunderslot Round 4 Results

The fourth round of the 2019 Thunderslot series set new benchmarks for an ASCC series, in both total laps and fastest lap.  Heat 1 set the tone as Marty and Alex battled, Marty setting a 3.706 second lap to Alejandro’s 3.709 sec. and 77 laps to 76 laps.  In Heat 3 David upped the ante…

2019 Indy 500 Preview

Well, the lead-up to the 103rd running of the Indy 500 was certainly packed with drama.  James Hinchcliffe had a vicious crash on his qualifying run and was in danger of missing the race for the second year in a row.  The McLaren team could not get Fernando Alonso’s car dialed in and he was…

2019 Thunderslot Round 3

Round 3 of the 2019 Thunderslot series was one of the fastest races that the club has run. Marty threw down the gauntlet in the first heat, running 78 laps in Blue. The fourth heat was a great battle with David, Alejandro and Russell all turning 78 laps and David setting his second-best race lap…

2019 Thunderslot Round 2

The second round of the 2019 Thunderslot series did not disappoint. The competition is strong and, despite being run at 12 volts, the cars are very stable and de-slots are few. Ary set a high mark in the first three heats, with a combined run of 234.82 laps. Starting in the fifth heat, David tried…

LED TV Black Screen Repair

Guys This is kind of off-topic for the website but I thought this information would be usefule.  Last week I bought an LED TV from Goodwill and when I got it home it had a black screen–apparently no power.  Upon further investigation I found it was not quite a black screen.  By shining a flashlight…