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June 28, 2010 AT 4:10 am

Slot Cars!

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Slot cars, an old time hobby that is still kicking. Dave writes

What better way to spend a hot, humid Sunday Brooklyn afternoon than checking out Buzz-A-Rama, a 1960’s era slot car parlor in Kensington? Inside this unassuming storefront are 4 or 5 large twisting tracks, where children and adults race cars about 3 inches wide by 6 inches long, much larger than the matchbox-sized slot cars I played with as a kid. Amateurs like us use slow cars rented from Buzz. The pros, however, bring their own custom lightning-fast cars and controllers, and they are quite serious about them.

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1 Comment

  1. Slot car racing has come back in a big way in recent years- my boys were just playing with their set the other day. I’ve recently seen car chassis made from blank PCBs, which is pretty cool.

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