Tagged: Slot Car Legends
- December 29, 2020 at 12:02 PM #15953porsche917Moderator
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.December 29, 2020 at 1:17 PM #15954chapracer65Participant
Well said, Marty. That catalog was indispensable and Kovaleski was a real character at the track.
RussellDecember 29, 2020 at 1:32 PM #15955BarkingSpyderParticipant
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 PurpleDecember 29, 2020 at 4:50 PM #15961Radial TAParticipant
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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