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 located between the residence and the new building, in a space currently being dug, and I cannot tell you how much of a mess it is. Indeed, vast amounts of concrete had been poured by the original residence builders and it has been a huge effort to dig around them, then remove them.
In the meantime, visitors are given tours of specially selected items on display in the building’s vault that serves as the temporary museum, and a second-floor display has many other goodies, such as retailers displays produced in the day by Revell, Strombecker, Monogram… as well as a few slot car kits and RTR models. Below are a few pictures of this display, located behind the 4-lane LASCM Raceway.
Besides its vast slot car collection, the LASCM has a large collection of boxed plastic kits produced in the 1960’s, and is looking for more factory assembled retailers displays such as the ones show above and below.
Those dealers displays were given to retailers when they were purchasing a certain number of kits. They are difficult to find today as most were used up and thrown away.
The Renwall displays are especially rare. Enjoy!
Down in the vault, many cars and kits patiently await the day when the building is completed…
i have a chaparral 2 in the box the only thing missing is the driver and the tool kit. i would like to sell it. where would i even start looking for someone to purchase it.
Looove those displays
Ciao for now
Hi, I will be visiting from Canada in about 2 weeks. Is it possible to visit the museum. Where are you located? What are the hours?
We, the world over, can not wait for the day when the new building is finished and open to the public. Good Luck & Best Wishs!
Wish to tour your museum. Is it currently open to the public for private or public tours? Where is it located in LA county, and what is your charge per person?
Thanks for time
Rick Ball and Jerry Mason
Redondo Beach, CA
We hope to complete the large display room by September 2017. The museum is on residential land, meaning that it cannot be “public”. It has been a long and costly process, but the dedication of the museum’s owner is undeterred. Announcements will be made in due time on the museum’s Facebook page.
Since the museum is related to Electric Dreams, why not just create a museum inside the Electric Dreams building in El Segundo? It’s a great building with Herbie the Love Bug inside and a marvelous unused slot car track and tons of slot cars and accessories on display. Seems like half the work of creating a public spot is done.