January 13, 2010 - Another tour of the Los Angeles Slotcar Museum. Scott Bader's 1/1 cars are now on display along with the famous slot car museum "vault".
On the left is a 1971 March F1. On the right is a 1969 Lola T-165 (also called the T-163)
Video clip of Terry Schmid sitting in the Lola T-165
Terry Schmid sits in the former Chuck Parsons Lola T-165 (T-163). This car first raced in the Can Am in 1969.
Howie Ursaner gets his turn to sit in the Lola T-165. Notice at the end of the video clip how Howie pretends to be racing the car.
Howie can't wait to see how fast it goes!
Scott Bader talks about the 1971 March F1 car which still holds the fastest race record (ave. speed).
Howie talks about Bryan Warmack living at Heathrow Airport for one month while working for Team Surtees.
Scott Bader talks about this 1971 March F1 which Ronnie Peterson drove to 2nd place in the F1 Championships for 1971.
This F1 car was 2nd (a mere .01 seconds behind the winner) in the fastest F1 race ever. The average speed for the race is still the fastest ever.
Checking out the VIP area
Corvette, Camaro and Cobra
Heavy machinery in the background
Cars used in the film 2Fast 2Furious
Video clip - cars used in the film 2FAST 2FURIOUS
Video clip - Lowrider, GTO, Shelby GT500
Dodge Thunder Wagon, Lambo
Vintage Bicycles from the 60's
Hot rod, drag car, Lola T294
160 mph drag car (circa 1962).
PdL with his Grand Prix motorcycle. 125 cc, 44 hp, 137 mph at Ontario Motor Speedway
PdL's Gran Prix motorcycles. 125 cc motorcycle had the same lap speed as a 750cc Triumph Triple (1972). Morbidelli 125 cc, 44 hp.
Nissan IMSA Champion factory car.
MPC Zinger dragster. Mighty Mouse dragster - Big Block Fiat nitro burning - 8.5 sec. 1/4 time.
Corvette vintage modified production. Scott has won many vintage races with this car.
Lola T-294 2 liter BDD engine. Fastest 2 liter car in its day. This car could beat big engine Can Am cars on a tight track.
Rare 1967 Corvette with Lindale Blue color.
Another drag car project in the works. Scott will restore this car to its original show winning condition.
The original car was built by Paul Lowrey. It ran 9.4 sec at 164 mph.
The restored car will look like this when completed.
Heavy duty machine shop equipment
The famous slotcar vault. What you will see in this photo/video report is a small sample of the entire collection, but is representative of the types of slot cars, parts and memorabilia in the museum. These are mostly from the 1963-1973 period with 1/32 and 1/24 cars. Scott will be building a 1400 sq. ft. room adjoining his house with the museum building. This square footage will house the permanent displays when completed at some future date.
Philippe explains what's on display in the vault.
Original pencil sketch of the Manta Ray artwork used on the display box.
Boxes and boxes filled with collectible slotcars, parts, etc.
Original Gamma Ray Artwork
Original Lotus 30 artwork
Group 22 Plumber chassis not legal in the U.S. was used in Europe for Group 20
More Champion chassis, cars
Famous painted pro bodies, Bloom, Kovacs.
Scott explains how he learned about vintage slot cars. What to look for in an original car.
Howie Ursaner's Team Cobra slotcar box.
Len Vucci's Team Russkit slotcar box.
Len Vucci's Team Russkit Jacket
This '36 Coupe was similar to Terry Schmid's first slotcar.
Trays and trays of scratchbuilt slotcars representing different types and eras.
early to mid 60's drag slotcars.
Thingies from the Groove Raceway. Most of these are Shinoda bodies.
This is the raceway in which Team Russkit was beaten on their nationwide tour in '65-'66.
Typical thingie "slider" chassis. Fore/Aft chassis movement. Team Russkit would return to the Groove Raceway later to get revenge.
Gorski Team Dyna. Bob Rule Team Champion
Lee Gilbert car painted by Ted "Sundance" Coats, arguably the most famous paint job ever done on a slotcar body.
Gorski F1 painted by Dave Bloom
Team Russkit - Morrissey's car?
Howie Ursaner's famous slotcar. Howie won more races with this car than anyone in those days.
Rick Durkee's Team Russkit car.
Rick Durkee's Team Russkit car.
Famous John Cukras' F1 car which John and Mike Steube drove to victory in a 24 hr. enduro in Memphis ('67).
Another Famous Cukras car.
John won the 3rd Rod and Custom race in 1966 with this car (new body similar to the original).
Terry Schmid chassis. Chassis is similar to the car which Terry drove in the 5th Car Model race of 1967.
Old racers signed this Model Car Journal
The gear mesh is very smooth on this complicated design.
Vintage slotcars. Some with bodies made of balsa wood.
San Francisco thingies with Choti Bodies
Wallenford made custom motor/gear setups to fit these 1/32 cars.
One of Jose Rodriguez' slot car boxes
Jose used a TV repairman (vacuum tubes) box as a slotcar box.
Another famous slotcar box. Who did it belong to over 40 years ago?
Many clues. The banana sticker is the best clue.
It's Banana executive Bruce Paschal's slot car box. Many Steube motors.
This was one of Philippe's car displays until he sold it to Scott.
HO car bodies on the right, 1/32 McLaren on the left.
Terry Schmid holds two of his cars from '66-'67 period.
A Rod and Custom F1 car built by Terry
Notice the threaded axles. This car appears to be more than 2 3/4" wide. Maybe those axle spacers weren't used in '66?