Entries Tagged as 'Vintage Slot Cars'

John Cukras Most Famous Car

July 10th, 2008 · 2 Comments

American slot car racing legend John Cukras (pronounce “Soo-Krees”) did much to glorify pro-racing when this car won the first Car Model magazine series race in 1967. A story in Rod Custom, illustrated by the famous Tom Daniel who designed many of the Monogram plastic kits, opened the eyes of thousands of young Americans on […]

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John Cukras Winning Machine…

July 10th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Or the story of some serious detective work about a 1967 multi-race winner. John Cukras is one of the all-time great drivers-builders in the history of the hobby, and certainly one of the best-known heroes of slot racing’s “Classic Era”. Few of his cars are known to have survived, and this is the story of […]

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A Beautiful Thing…

July 10th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Time to time, something very special shows up at auction, and keeping his nose on the ground, my buddy Jack picked up this gorgeous hand built, original-engineering car. It dates from 1969 and virtually everything is hand made! The body is a Lancer McLaren M8A, superbly painted and decorated. Mirrors and roll bar have been […]

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