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2002S To Run On The Greatest Slotcar Track Ever Built!


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Once I get the IROC 2002 slot cars done, my goal is to head to LA with them and see if the 02 club members would want to race them on this!


It's the KatzSpaRing!  170 ft of hand routed 4 lane complete with a running monorail.  Its a hobby that allows you to be 7 years old again.  My good friend Brad Bowman builds custom tracks and this is easily the finest track ever built.   


Short video of the whole track:



I hope this works, I took it from Facebook.  Its an "in car view" of a lap around the track.



Yeah its off topic, sorry, but there might be a few guys on this board that had tracks growing that will remember the fun they had racing slots as a kid.


Enjoy and have a good Labor Day weekend.



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Stuart, thanks for posting. What an amazing track! Yes, I'm one of those folks that fell in love with cars through racing slots. I started out with your basic Aurora Stirling Moss ThunderJet 500 HO Scale sets, and built up from there. Pre-AFX (yes, my age is showing).


What are you using as a source for 2002 bodies?


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Paul Huber

1972 2002 Baur Targa in Baikal & 1971 2002 Pickup in Silver/Surf

"The more you know, the less you need."

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The track is currently at its third home in Escondido.  There is a great back story to this track.  The track was conceived by Greg Katz and built by Brad Bowman.  Greg was a local racer here in the SF Bay Area.  He added a room to his house just for this track.  Greg was a big part of the slot racing community and this was his dream track.  The track took his mind off his battle with brain cancer.  Sadly Greg lost his battle with cancer but his dream track lives on.  The track was in SF for a while but has since been moved to SoCal with its builder.  Several local and out of town racers came to help move this great track as they did not want to see it lost.  For this track we would run Tjet versions of the 02.      


The 2002s for the IROC race are being resin cast by a friend of mine from the dicast Hot Wheels 2002 as the wheel base is pretty close.  I want to run them on a Tyco narrow chassis as they handle better on a road course.  He is also resin casting the racing version of the 3.0CS coupe complete with the wing!.  This one will sit on a Tyco pan chassis and we will run them on my friend's Shaun's 6 lane hand routed tri-oval also built by Brad.  http://shaunadega.com/


This will take some time to pull together but just as the 02 is a labor of love that takes time, so will be the slot versions.  Here is a picture of what I'm shooting for.  This one sits on a Tomy Super G chassis.  I have a master slot car painter ready to go as soon as I have the bodies ready. 





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Cool track and cars. When looking at the youtube vid I came across this vid http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EcgvFXe8HCo. Me not knowing anything about slots what is this form? Looks crazy. 

1995 Toyota Landcruiser

1975 2002A

1989 Dodge Raider (sold)

1974 Toyota Landcruiser (very sadly sold)

1994 BMW 530i (sold)

1992 BMW 325i (sold)

1970 2002 auto sunroof (sold)

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algon -


I did not see these.  They are very nice and well detailed.  I would not want to alter these for racing as they would get abused.  What I would do is have a resin cast done of them for a vintage IROC race and get them decorated and painted accordingly.  Perhaps on a Tjet chassis which would be more period style.  It could be done.



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I cannot tell you how many hrs Ive spent on HO and 1/24 tracks in my life.....it was my world back in the late 60s, early 70s.

Wow, .........I recall getting the "Autoworld" catalog..it was my porn...

.....very cool to see this.

Some of the current 1/32 scale cars for sale are collector quality....Scalextric, carrera, revell etc etc..

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Ah memories!

My dad brought home a huge box of Scalextric pieces including Brabham, Lotus, Jag cars, and tons of track. This had to be 1960ish. I was 10. Over the next year I commandeered our basement and built a 4-lane course over inclined (papermashe) mountains and a huge straightaway on an 8'x16' plywood table. I was obsessed.

Kids in the neighbourhood came over and we played until the controllers smoked in our hands.

Only wish I had some photos to share.

73 Inka Tii #2762958

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