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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…

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…

IndyCar Spring Training at COTA

  The IndyCar teams rolled into Austin for two days of testing in advance of their first race at Circuit of the Americas on March 24th.  This was the first time on the track for all but a handful of the IndyCar drivers.  The track proved challenging for the teams, with the combination of long…

Pikes Peak: Drive to the Summit

  While taking an extended road trip to the IndyCar race in Portland, Oregon, my wife and I decided to visit Pikes Peak. My grandfather had grown up in Manitou Springs and Colorado Springs and had worked on the Pikes Peak Cog Railway for nine years in the 1910’s and 1920’s.  My family had watched…

Le Mans Slot Cars

Last weekend, in tribute to the upcoming Le Mans 24 hour race, club members brought in some of the many slot cars of Le Mans race cars for a photo shoot.  Leading the field was the 1955 Mercedes 300 SLR of Fangio and Moss, followed by Ferrari GTOs, a Cobra Daytona, Jaguar Lightweight, original Ford…

2016 Year-End Celebration

Continuing the club’s tradition, the 2016 year-end celebration was packed with good food, friendship, laughter, gift-exchanges, car talk and Tombola … Tombola? Yep, Tombola! Most commonly known as Bingo.  😀 Thanks to Mel Roeder, our friend from Down Under, who sent a package full of goodies, including a Scalextric Ford XB Falcon GT car; and Jen…

New Rally Track – UPDATE – MOVING TO KINGS 7-2-17!

The first track was built by the clubs founders in a span of about six months with everyone working every weekend. It was a lot of work but the result and the friendships that grew from it were well worth the time and effort.

The idea for a new track had been kicking around for a while now it was just a matter of building it. That is easier said than done. However all that changed at our annual club meeting in October of 2015 when the club decided to run a rally series that would require a new track. …