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    porsche917porsche917
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    Saddened today to hear about the loss of a slot car, model car and racing legend – Oscar Koveleski. If you were into any of these things in the 60’s, 70’s or 80’s you have to have known him or his company – Auto World. The Auto World catalog was THE place to go for models and slot cars. I have great memories of spending hours upon hours going through every page of his catalogs and lusting over all the great products and services he provided. His company played a big role in developing my love for the hobby that continues to this day. Thank you so very much Oscar Koveleski.

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    chapracer65chapracer65
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    Well said, Marty.  That catalog was indispensable and Kovaleski was a real character at the track.

    Russell

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    BarkingSpyderBarkingSpyder
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    RIP – Oscar : (

    BTW – Autoworld is still a great vendor of:
    –Aurora style pancake motor AFX cars, parts, track-sets (4-Gear, Xtraction, T-Jet)
    –Die-Cast 1/25 and 1/18
    –AMT 1-25 metal chassis DIY slot-car kits (+Plafit motors, +classic static model style bodies with more durable plastic, -crappy steel adjustable chassis, -weird old-school wheels/tires/axles)

    *stock varies quarterly; some products are only offered once

    "Come On! Lets go space trucking!" Deep Purple

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    Radial TARadial TA
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    I saw him up close at Mid-Ohio a couple of times with the painted slot car track livery.  Quite a racer.  RIP  Wasn’t he also president of the Polish Racing Drivers Assoc.?

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