BarkingSpyder

At 4-years old in Pensacola I repaired my steering linkage on my Ford Pedal-car. Dad later converted this car to a Blue Angel with ailerons and elevators with a working "stick/yoke"; the rudder was controlled by the steering wheel. I like all motorsports - I grew up going to a NASCAR Feeder track with Sportsman and Modified classes, and was lucky to attend drag races in 1970 at Orange County Raceway. My first solder-iron was a Christmas gift at 9yo; I modified T-Jets to be AFX spec before AFX Cars were in local stores. I rebuilt a few tractor & car (SIMCA) engines plus transmissions by 15yo (I still have my ring-compressor and valve spring tool) I am a former mountain and road bike geek & perennial sound engineer. Struggling guitar hobbyist and Amp "tweeker"

Racing at Dallas Slot Cars – Oct 23

1-24 Adventures in DallasDallas Slot Cars had a “Texas Shoot Out” or an event with a similar name Oct 23, 2021. I joined six other guys who regularly race at Tom’s Capital City Slots in Pflugerville. Most drove up on Sat morning (which is a 2.5 – 3hr drive) but I came up Friday night,…

NSR GT-3 Slot Car Racing – Round-6 – June 26 2021

The final race in the quarterly GT-3 series closed out a Very Competitive and exciting series!  The round’s podium was a little different than recents with P1=Marty, P2=Dave P3=John, followed closely by Stephen.  Russ and Ary stayed for a bit but both decided to not race with us.  Hopefully our race participation will improve even…

NSR GT-3 Slot Car Racing – Round-5 – June 19 2021

The podium did not change much; (P1=Marty, P2=David, P3=Stephen) but it was another fun day of racing!  (ignore the Dec 2019 date stamp in the photos!)  David made it clear he is “Ready to Rumble” and compete for top podium spots! and Steve has clearly re-established his skill level that always makes him a force…

NSR GT-3 Slot Car Racing – Round-4 – May 29 2021

PROGRESSING MORE TO NORMAL (kinda) It has been about 14 months since we regularly raced with a significant number of club members (8 racers out of 11 members). Altho most of us have both vaccinations, as a group we are still wearing masks.  We also had some welcome visitors and we hope ‘dad’ returns to…

NSR GT-3 Slot Car Racing – Round-3 – May 8 2021

BYE BYE PROXY: pRoxy was a fun gal but we’re glad she’s gone! The 3rd round of the 2021 GT3 series had eight competitors, each racing their own car. Alejandro(Alex) was back from Cali and rev’ed up to run his colorful Austin Martin against Russ(Chap65), Dave(Butch), Randy(TA), Stephen(KeinMitleid), John(Lotus), Marty(917), Mark(Spyder). Brian(Bellator) showed up from…

NSR GT-3 Slot Car Racing – Round-2 – Apr 24 2021

Our 2nd round included prodigul sons Randy, Alejandro(alex) and David fielding cars. Russ proxied for Alex while Dave, Marty, Randy, John, Steve, and Mark L drove their own cars, working as marshals in their off heats.  Russ was fully suited-up in his Darth Vader helmet and N99 full face mask. The cars were more sorted out…

NSR GT-3 Slot Car Racing – Round-1 – Apr 10 2021

BACK IN THE SADDLE (somewhat) Our first round was the first time some of our members had raced their own car since one year ago, after the Covid-19 Pandemic caused several members to be concerned about infection from racing in close quarters. Unfortunately we still had a few people not able to attend, (and Dave…

Merry Christmas from ASCC

The clubs annual Christmas party will be this Saturday the 21st starting at 1pm.  The club will provide Rudy’s brisket and turkey along with the fixings.  Everyone is requested to bring a side dish, chips, crackers or dessert.   After input from numerous club members we will indeed have the white elephant gift exchange this year. …