Russkit’s last days, or what could have been…

January 24th, 2012 · 7 Comments

A few years back while collecting for the LASCM, I ran across these, basically display prototypes devised by Ron “Von” Klein for the company’s “new products meeting”, and that never made production as things were beginning to unravel in those dark days of 1967.

Fortunately these models survived, and I was able to acquire them as they became available shortly before we lost Ron to illness. All are of course in the 1/24 scale. A few bodies can still be found as Ron distributed some to MESAC club members, especially the Porsche 907 Spyder.

Russkit Alfa 33 “Periscopo”, body by Ron “Von” Klein and prototype brass chassis:

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Russkit Elfin, the body itself had a very short run but the RTR or kit never came out:

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And better pics of the 1/24 scale PAM-Chevy:

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Another pair that were never issued (the 907 Spyder was distributed to a few MESAC members by Ron, but the production model was canned). The Bergspyder actually existed as a real car!

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Another that was unfortunately never issued: a Russkit Felday-BRM with brass chassis, seen here with the Elfin…

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Tags: Vintage Slot Cars

7 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Rick // Aug 14, 2012 at 10:24 am

    I ran across this article after doing some research on this rare record I have produced by Russkit Records. It’s a live recording at Laguna Seca in 1966 about the two Porsches that Russkit sponsored. Cool that the slot car company was also dabbling in real racing as well. They modeled some on the slot car bodies after their own race cars. Cool thanks for posting.

  • 2 Dante' Gates // Mar 9, 2013 at 5:58 am

    These cars are fantastic! You are very fortunate to have them and we are fortunate to be able to view them. I hope that you will continue to be able seek out items like these so that all will be able to enjoy them for years to come. Congraulations for having a wonderful slot car museum.

  • 3 David Quim // Mar 22, 2013 at 1:00 pm

    I love your slot car museum.

  • 4 Randy // Nov 25, 2013 at 10:48 am

    A very nice find…. pretty lucky guy I’d say….

  • 5 Glen Clark // Apr 23, 2014 at 7:25 pm

    Hi,
    I have a very old plastic wind-up slot race car,
    from the 50’s ?
    I can send you some photo’s.
    I heard they sold door to door by our late friends
    father and our friend was 86 .
    Take care,
    Glen

  • 6 Arthur HagendorfI // Aug 13, 2016 at 8:23 pm

    Does any one make repros.
    These were the best! I also went to the Jim Russell sc

  • 7 Museum33 // Jun 26, 2017 at 12:38 pm

    We do not know of anyone making reproductions of Russkit slot cars.

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