Jeff Hails sends along these pictures of
four 1/24 scale chassis he built or bought. Thanks, Jeff!
I'm living back in western Pa, where I grew up. Building slot cars
was always something that got my juices flowing. I'm really excited to find out that
I'm not the only old fart still interested in building slot cars!
I had missed the slot car revolution as a kid. I got started on my compulsion back in '67
and would hitchhike or ride my bike 10 miles to the only track around. I was crushed when
they got rid of the track a few months later. My first chassis were imitations of the
"new" anglewinder stuff in the magazines. I was really proud that my junky
home built chassis were the fastest thing on the track.
In the late 70's I found a hobby store that kept its American Orange for rentals
to babysit the kids while Mom went shopping. I was in heaven and bought up all the
old stock and built a ton of stuff. I was there whenever I was working in the area
to run a few laps and help the kids keep their cars in one piece.
Over the years, I've been in and out of racing depending on work, life, and how
far it was to the closest track. (continued on next page