Slotcar Convention 2008
April 13, 2008
Slot Car Racing - SoCal  > Slotcar Convention 2008
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Terry Schmid's business card (circa '67?). GT and Sports Custom Chassis, Featuring "The Floater"!


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Mill Conroy's CMRA driver card, approved by Alice Vanderwal.


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John Cukras controller painted by Kovacs


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Notice the Kovacs logo


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Sano controller John!


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Dennis Samson's beautiful Cobra.


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Looks like this driver was doing more than just racing!


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Nasty looking side exhaust pipes!


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Is this the Roadster to beat? Or is Ryan Miller's Gran Sport Corvette still the one to beat?


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Dennis Samson and Sano Dave discussing another Samson car.


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Wow, it's a black cheetah!


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More Samson cars of various types


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Mike Steube and TJ Albu laughing it up


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Mike Steube talking about a slotcar track in a bowling alley in the old days and other typical pit talk.


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Fred (Ken) Larimer on the left listening to Mike Steube talk about Team Russkit and the good ole days.


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Mike Steube talking with Fred (Ken) Larimer (Team Russkit) about the Blue Team Russkit jacket at the slotcar museum.


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Ron Kiyomura with some of his vintage cars.


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Some of Ron Kiyomura's vintage cars.


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Kemtron power!


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Ron painted this body - a George Follmer version


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Ron painted this body when he was 16 years old.


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But the chassis was made 2 years ago. A nice combination of old and new.


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Old style Cox pro controller which was not too popular.


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Insert a resistor value of your choice!


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Paul Sterrett found some old parts and decals.


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Mike Boemker's vintage Dynamic chassis with an "idler" gear! Mike says it has no brakes!


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What's Bryan Warmack testing on the Kingleman track? Jeff Easterly is in a trance watching.


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Oh, just another typical Warmack scale car from the early/mid sixties.


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Yup, it's a Pittman powered Lotus Indy car (circa '65)


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Actually, Bryan just built this replica car recently for the convention. He was hoping to race against other Pittman F1's.


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Notice the spring used for the drop arm tension.


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That lotus body is Sano! As usual, great looking car Bryan!


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Bryan Warmack takes his "newly built" vintage Jim Clark winning Indy car for a test run.


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Although its not a jet, it's plenty quick for this type of vintage racing.


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Bryan and Jeff Easterly talking about the sano vintage cars of the 60's


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Jeff Easterly's pit area


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Jeff is our local prolific scratchbuilder/racer.


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He always has nicely painted car bodies (usually by fellow Team Zombie member Jeff Bigelow)


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Herb Henricks cars are shown here


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Herb has a variety of old cars in his slotcar box.


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From Old Stocker


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To new Stocker


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F1 and ..........


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a Semi Truck, Sano!


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Here's more of Herb's collection


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Rocky Russo talks about some of his slotcars


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Rocky's 1st pro style slotcar, circa '66. Note the drop arm is actually soldered in place - no pivot.


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A pregnant F1


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Of course an anglewinder F1 is pregnant.


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Racers during TSR 1/32 IROC practice, L-R, Mike Chavez, Roger Uusitalo, Fred (Ken) Larimer, Ryan Miller, Albert Cruz, Ray Gonzales, Mill Conroy and Mike Boemker


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Pre-race practice for TSR IROC race. L-R, Mike Chavez, Jim Hansen, Bob Scott, Ray Gonzales and Mill Conroy take some practice laps prior to race.


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Bryan Warmack, Dave Fiedler, Ryan Miller, Bob Scott, Craig Williamson and Mike Chavez having fun racing TSR IROCs.


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Mike Boemker joins in the fun.


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L-R, Albert Cruz, Lee Hines, Craig Williamson, Eddie Shorer, Rocky "Fate" Russo, Ryan Miller, Ray Gonzales and Mike Boemker battle it out.


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L-R, Dennis Samson and Jim Hansen share some laughs, Paul Sterrett, Mike Steube and Dokk are smiling, Bryan Warmack, Mill Conroy and Mike Chavez focus on the racing.


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TSR 1/32 IROC race results. Congrats to Bob Scott on topping all comers. There was only a one lap difference between the top 6 finishers!


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Hardbody 36D stockers are next!


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These are all scratchbuilt 36D inlines.


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All use hardbody early model stockers (pre'73)


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36D Hardbody NASCAR racers, L-R, Ryan Miller, Mike Steube, Dennis Samson and Bob Scott are cracking up, Jeff Easterly, Paul Sterrett, Jeff "Team Zombie" Bell, Ray Gonzales, Ken Dylke and Keith Tanaka


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Mike Steube on inside black lane jets away from field while Ray Gonzales, Ken Dylke, Paul Sterrett, Bob Scott, Ryan Miller and Dennis Samson are in close pursuit.


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Next up, an informal tryout of Paul Sterrett's new "Classic" F1


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Paul Sterrett's new "Classic" F1 car. This '64 Cooper (practice body) is powered by ?????


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A Pittman 196B!!!! I wonder if it is slow? The 196B is rated at 8V, so maybe running at 12+Volts may not be slow?


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Mike Steube makes some laps with Paul's Pittman powered "Classic" F1 Cooper as Sano Dave Fiedler works on a car next to Mike.