Vintage Pro-Racing Cars

Professional-racing slot cars were the result of the lack of suitable racing machinery by the toy manufacturers, forcing the better amateurs to engineer and build their own. First as members of factory teams, then as independents, these racers advanced the technology to what it is today, a perfect understanding of what make these cars work. At the same time, few of the manufacturers ever paid any attention and are still marketing often poorly running cars of which good looks are their greatest asset.


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1967 East VS West, the first Arco Race Series winning car

1967 East VS West, the first Arco Race Series winning car

This survivor is the car that won the first East VS West professional slot car racing confrontation that took place in Memphis, TN, in 1967. The car...
1967 National Champion Honda F1 by John Cukras

1967 National Champion Honda F1 by John Cukras

Few racing slot cars from the pro-racing contests of the 1960s have survived intact. Even fewer have survived bearing their original bodies. This...
1967 Team Russkit Lola T70

1967 Team Russkit Lola T70

This car, probably built by Team Russkit captain Mike Morrissey, was found in France in a collection purchased by the LASCM in 2006. Its provenance...
1968 Replica of First Angle-winder Car by Steve Okeefe

1968 Replica of First Angle-winder Car by Steve Okeefe

The history of Gene Husting first angle-winder pro-racing car is well known and has been described in period and modern publications. Inspired by the...
1969 McLaren M8A by Dick Hulse

1969 McLaren M8A by Dick Hulse

This beautiful car was discovered, lovingly restored and donated to the LASCM by Paul Dwyer of Spokane, WA. Dick Hulse was a really good racer from...
1969 NASCAR Ford Torino Talladega by Dick Hulse

1969 NASCAR Ford Torino Talladega by Dick Hulse

This beautiful car was discovered, lovingly restored and donated to the LASCM by Paul Dwyer of Spokane, WA. Dick Hulse was a really good racer from...
1970 Hinsdale Open racer by Robert Emott Jr.

1970 Hinsdale Open racer by Robert Emott Jr.

This wonderful and genuine Bob Emott ready to race car appeared at auction sometimes in 1999. Authenticated by Emott, the car was being sold by the...
1971 last pro-racing car by Paul Dwyer

1971 last pro-racing car by Paul Dwyer

Paul Dwyer is a talented enthusiast who has recently built a beautiful replica of the last pro-racing car he built in 1971. Paul donated the car to...
1972 Diamond Pro-Racing car

1972 Diamond Pro-Racing car

This car, built by Philippe de Lespinay in September 1972, revolutionized the slot car design and established what became the modern slot car. It...
1972 Ron Granlee's Record Missile

1972 Ron Granlee's Record Missile

This car was raced by Ron Granlee, then owner of the famed Speed & Sport raceway in Lynwood, CA, had used in 1972. Ron was paralyzed and in a...
Team Russkit Jim Russell's Chaparral 2

Team Russkit Jim Russell's Chaparral 2

This car, probably built for Russkit owner Jim Russell by team captain Mike Morrissey, was found in France in a collection purchased by the LASCM in...
Terry Schmid 1967 winner

Terry Schmid 1967 winner

This beautiful Mirage car was found at auction in Southern California, along with a formula one car also built by Terry Schmid. Terry was the 1966...

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