Entries Tagged as 'News'

LASCM at the 2013 Greystone Concours d’Elegance

May 6th, 2013 · 2 Comments

May 5th Concours at the Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills was a very successful event despite the freezing and dreary weather experienced over the Los Angeles area, one of the coldest on record for the city. Beautiful automobiles were displayed all over the former residence of the Doheny family. Greystone, also known as the Doheny […]

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LASCM Museum News

November 25th, 2011 · 6 Comments

Building a museum from the ground up is quite a difficult proposition, but Scott Bader has committed vast resources and energy to this project. At this time, while the main building is completed, much work is still necessary as the actual museum room for the slot cars is not yet quite built. It will be […]

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The Day Slot Car Racing Died…

June 2nd, 2011 · 14 Comments

By Philippe de Lespinay February 1967 was a very bad month for the slot car racing industry in America. After two years of uncertainty, the business was now rapidly vanishing as thousands of franchised and independent commercial slot car raceways were closing their doors after experiencing declining interest and sales. Slot car racing had experienced […]

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Cox “La Cucaracha” prototypes unearthed!

October 16th, 2010 · 27 Comments

We have taken for you, the true enthusiasts, detailed pictures of the models that recently surfaced at auction, and acquired by the LASCM. One of the cars is indeed an early factory test shot of the most celebrated slot car thingie on the planet. It was located in Tustin, California, only a few miles from […]

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John Cukras Archive Saved!

October 16th, 2010 · 1 Comment

An agreement between Scott Bader, the founder and guardian of the Los Angeles Slot Car Museum (www.lascm.com) and John Cukras, one of the greatest of all 1960’s professional slot car racers and the1967 F1 National Champion, has been reached. John had kept over the years, some of the cars with which he won some important […]

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IGARASHI and HEMI slot car motors

June 21st, 2010 · 4 Comments

This article offers some visual help to figure the various versions of the “Hemi” motors manufactured in the 1960s by Igarashi. First, it is important to say that there is absolutely zero connection between Igarashi and Hitachi or even, HIT, which is a Marusan sub-brand. Before manufacturing can-type motors, the Japanese Igarashi Electric Co. founded […]

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Hitachi “Hemi” Confusion, De-confused…

June 21st, 2010 · 1 Comment

For many years, slot car collectors have wrongly believed that “Hemi” motors were the product of the Hitachi company. This is not correct, and this article will attempt to de-confuse the confused. Hitachi produced a rather cheap copy of the Mabuchi FT16, featuring a can with 3 oval slots and a somewhat different brush-holder arrangement. […]

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Famous Slot Car Pro Racers Visit the LASCM!

January 16th, 2010 · 1 Comment

1960s slot car heroes Terry Schmid (1966-1967 USRA Champion), Howard Ursaner (former Team Russkit and Team Cobra top-notch racer), Keith Tanaka (Team Rolling Hills) and Dave Fiedler, all now competing in the D3 retro races, were given a tour of the museum by Electric Dreams owner Scott Bader on January 13th. A really nice illustrated […]

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LASCM Website now open, or is it?

October 17th, 2008 · 9 Comments

On behalf of Scott Bader, without whom none of this would have been possible, please let me welcome you to what promises to be a great website for the vintage electric model car racing enthusiast. This website is presently and slowly being filled with what will be the world’s largest bank of visual and technical […]

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