Ars Technica gives the Hobby some Love

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    Bellator
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    Interesting article in Ars Technica today regarding slot car racing in NYC.  Some of the cars featured in photo strip are a real throwback, giving new meaning to putting your car in the slot!

    Step inside NYC’s competitive slotcar racing scene

    At least once a month, an unassuming storefront in Sunset Park, Brooklyn transforms into a fierce battleground. Inside, a small crowd cheers and groans as miniature cars dart across a winding track, batteries buzzing as the tiny vehicles twist and turn like Formula 1 cars running through the streets of Monaco. On the final lap, one car speeds into a chicane and flips off the track as spectators gasp…

    (https://arstechnica.com/cars/2019/01/step-inside-nycs-competitive-slotcar-racing-scene/)

     

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    porsche917
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    Brian,

    Thanks for posting this.  I appreciate the fact they said the interest in hobbies in growing on social media sites but getting just 20 people out of the city of NY to show up is not what I would call a good turn out.  Let’s hope that was an off night.

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