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 races, as well as trophies, plaques and various other documents.
This, along with the existing pieces acquired from other sources, bring the total of surviving Cukras-built 1960’s cars to six, that include the Ferrari used to win second Car Model race winner, the 1967 F1 national Champion Honda, one of John’s early angle-winder chassis, “Old Faithful”, a car with an incredible succession of wins in 1968, and the 1967 Arco race winner in Memphis, TN.
Also included is the almost intact body used on the Gilbert-built car which John drove in his last pro race in 1973. The recently acquired items will be added to the website as soon as possible.
The LASCM has now the world’s largest collection of 1960’s and 1970’s pro-racing cars and parts, that will be preserved for future generations. This collection is housed in a new, 17000 sq/ft building of stunning architecture and construction, that will be completed sometimes in 2012.
The LASCM is a private organization of which purpose is to preserve the history of the hobby and of the sport derived from it in the Classic Era.