Legends Race
April 13, 2008
Slot Car Racing - SoCal  > Legends Race
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Would you believe it's Mike Morrissey? Can't be, can it? Thanks John for having your ole buddy join us for the Legends Race. Welcome back Mike!


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Wow, Legends revisited. L-R, Lee Hines, Fred (Ken) Larimer, Mike Steube, Mike Morrissey, Philippe de Lespinay


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Why is Pete Zimmerman smiling? Cuz he's giving Morrissey driving lessons! Watch out Mike, you're in for a surprise!


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Typical Pete. He tells Morrissey to just pull the trigger all the way and keep it punched!


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Ouch, the car didn't quite hack the deadman without hitting the brakes!


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Pete's laughing now. He thought he'd never see the day that Mike would be listening to him about how to drive the King track! Of course, I'm just kidding. What actually happened was that Mike picked up the controller for the first time in decades and immediately starts jetting around the King track as if time had stood still since the last time he raced "inlines" over 40 years ago!


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Mike checks out the Legends cars. All built by Bryan Warmack and PdL with bodies painted by Noose. Great job Bryan, Philippe and Noose!


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Typical Morrissey. Checking out the car.


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Hey, some things have not changed. Mike is talking with former Russkit team member Fred (Ken) Larimer. Hmmm, they must be talking team strategy against the other pros. Mike Steube sneaking a listen.


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Dokk explaining the new electronic controller with the 2 adjustment knobs. Mike's not used to seeing any knobs on a controller.


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The 8 Bryan Warmack kit cars (body by Noose) are lined up and ready to jet in the 2nd annual Legends Race at Buena Park Raceway.


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Everyone is waiting in anticipation for the start of another historic race at BPR.


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Legends racers, L-R, Mill Conroy, Mike Morrissey, John Cukras, Philippe de Lespinay, Lee Hines, Bryan Warmack, Eddie Shorer, Pete Zimmerman with Ken Larimer on deck


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The countdown begins. Hard to believe it's been 40 years since most of these racers last competed against one another in an "inline" race!


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And the 2nd Annual Legends Race is on!


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Dokk is already yelling "track" as his car goes off the track into a trash can! He lost his contact lens and was driving by radar. Of course everyone else ignored him. Just kidding Dokk, but it could happen!


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That's a lot of slotcar racing experience standing at the drivers panel. Probably close to 300 years of experience! Scott Bader in the background (Electric Dreams, Slotcar Museum) takes it all in as he's amazed these old pros can still jet!


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Hard to believe it's been 4 decades since these two famous builders/racers were side by side during an "inline" race.


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Mike and John look great and haven't lost any speed or quickness. They are just more wiser and mellow these days!


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Ah Philippe is smiling again. He must have luckily gotten past Cukras (not in a hundred years!).


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Mike Steube joins in and quickly works his way to the top. Fast Eddie Shorer chasing Steube. Actually, these old pros could teach some of the young hotshots a trick or two in racing on the hairy edge all race long.


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Nearly 42 years have passed since the first Rod and Custom magazine race which Mike Morrissey won. Mike's still jetting!


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Hey, who let those Team Rolling Hills guys in the race? Somehow Keith Tanaka and Roger Uusitalo snuck into the race. Just like the old days, some racers will do anything to get close to the Legends!


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Another Legends Race nears its completion. It's been great to see these great racers of the past showing why they were the best back then and still fast today. Everyone had a lot of fun!


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Post race talk, just like the old days except now its more friendly, but the BS still dominates!


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Dennis Samson had Mike check out a chassis which Dennis had in his collection for some time.


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It turns out this old chassis was signed by Mike Morrissey. Mike confirmed it was his signature. You lucky guy Dennis!