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Holiday Road–1959

With the Vacation movie marathon recently on television, I caught the first one again.  The movie touched on so many boomer vacation memories.  The photograph above was taken on our family’s second west coast trip in 1959.  At the time we lived in McAllen in the Rio Grande Valley and my father’s family was scattered…

DTM Proxy Race #3 postponed

Due to scheduling conflicts with two club members, the third round of the DTM proxy race, scheduled for today, will be postponed until next week.  This is unfortunate, but the race should proceed next week.

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…