Thingies

In the 1960s, not only were exact-scale model cars produced, but the "speed demon" was enough of an incentive for some to design and build slot car machinery for pure performance. The two leaders of this trend were General Motors designer Larry Shinoda and West Coast enthusiast John Chotia. In this segment of your online virtual museum, you will find some of the surviving creations of these gentlemen as well as others, either inspired by these creations or purely original.


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Shinoda "Bullet" RTR

Shinoda "Bullet" RTR

The late Larry Shinoda was kind enough to donate his two surviving cars in 1993, that were then gifted to the LASCM in 2006. This one was restored by...
Shinoda "Hammerhead Detroit Slider"

Shinoda "Hammerhead Detroit Slider"

A favorite of "thingies" lovers, this "Hammerhead" was designed and molded by Larry Shinoda in 1967. The chassis is typical of the ones built in...
Shinoda "The Point" RTR

Shinoda "The Point" RTR

The late Larry Shinoda was kind enough to donate his two surviving cars in 1993, that were then gifted to the LASCM in 2006. This one was restored by...
Shinoda Lampray "Detroit Slider"

Shinoda Lampray "Detroit Slider"

Another of Larry Shinoda's creations, this time a GT car that has lots of parentage to a full-size Chaparral project he penned in 1963.
Shinoda streamlined GT

Shinoda streamlined GT

This car was built in 1968 and represents the last generation of Lary Shinoda's wild slot car bodies, produced by Larry himself on the General Motors...
Unicar "Berlina Aerodynamica"

Unicar "Berlina Aerodynamica"

Following the pattern of American Thingies and the Cox IFC chassis inspiration, evolved by the Italians in the late 1960s, Unicar issued this wild...

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