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2017 Group 5 Round 2 Results

Second verse, same as the first.  Once again, David was in a class of his own, with over 9 laps to Jordan in second, and almost 12 laps ahead of Marty in third.  Shawn, Steve, Alejandro and Russell followed in Group A.  It was a close battle between John and Austin in Group B, with…

2017 Group 5 Round 1 Results

  Round 1 of the 2017 Group 5 Series was run July 1.  As before, the series produces quite a variety of approaches to chassis/motor configurations.  There were sidewinders, anglewinders, and inline setups with all manner of motors, from orange endbells to boxers from numerous manufacturers.  There were even motor pods made from unobtainium, which…

My First Van

I was saddened when I read this morning of the passing of automotive journalist Brock Yates.  Car and Driver was my favorite magazine for a half-century and Brock Yates was a big part of that.  Also, last week Autoweek had an video about the Dodge van cult in Japan—the Dajibans: https://autoweek.com/article/car-life/tag-along-insane-japanese-race-van?utm_source=DailyDrive20160928&utm_medium=enewsletter&utm_term=headline-center&utm_content=body&utm_campaign=awdailydrive These two events got…

Group C / IMSA – 2016, Race 1 Results

One of the club’s first race series, once again the Slot.it Group C race proved very popular.  This first race of the 2016 Group C race series saw the largest number of entries to date—12 entries. There were only two duplicate liveries in a colorful field of Porsches, Toyotas, a Nissan, and a Mercedes.  The…

Christmas Party and Year-End Awards

The Austin Slot Car Club celebrated another great year with the annual Christmas party and the presentation of awards.  There was plenty of food for all and gifts were exchanged.  A stand-in was required for Marty Muelegger as he was attending the state high school championship football game, where Westlake was narrowly defeated in overtime.  This…