Slotrod65 is my oldest personal email address. Since I love both slot cars and Hot Rods, I
combined the two.
Like many, I received my first slot car set as a kid. In 1973 I received an AFX set for Christmas.
As fun as the AFX cars were, I quickly learned that T-jets were on sale just about everywhere. I vividly remember piling through
boxes of MIB T-jets in a cardboard box at my local hobby shop. The cars were marked 99 cents, and I had two dollars!!
In the mid 1980's I gave all of my slot cars to a girfriend's little brother and I never saw
them again! (Yes, I have contacted the family and they no longer have them.....)
In the early 1990s I ran across a slot car set at a flea market and was racing again. This
time it was Aurora 1/32 cars. I have piles of Aurora 1/32 track and cars, but not enough room to have the 1/32 racetrack I
would like, so they are in storage in boxes.
Then, a few years ago I stumbled across Model Motoring on the web. I started buying cars and
began racing HO again. I built a 4 lane TOMY track in the basement, based on Suzuka in Japan since is the only real-life
figure eight I have ever heard of!
Today, FORSPEED (Fort ORange SPEEDway) is undergoing a massive re-wiring, timing and
tuning project. By spring I hope to have the raceway of my dreams.
In the meantime, I have decided to turn my decal drawing and printing talents from Model Rocketry
(see excelsiorrocketry.com) to slot cars. Since I love the T-jet Hotrod, so I started by making some decals for my own cars,
and decided to share them with other slot racers.