Bob Emott Down Under Back Then
by Bruce Bowden
the 60s, New Zealand had a very active slot car scene.
I was born in 1952, so I was just the right age to get hooked on a hobby
which I still pursue, although I live in Australia now.
My most precious possesions relating to those days are some photos, notes and bits
and pieces that I have kept from when I met a very young Bob Emott, who was in my home town
on his way to the Antarctic with the US Navy.
I had the pleasure of meeting Bob; he came to my parents house a couple times
and, as you can imagine, the subject of slot car racing was never far away.
I still have (by chance) his thoughts on what was the best combination of parts
which he wrote down for me at the time.
I have attached a picture taken at the time for your interest. (Bob Emott is on the left.)
Regards, Bruce Bowden