Post by Chris Wright on Jun 12, 2012 19:58:15 GMT -5
Welcome to THE F-1 ONE-THIRTY-TWO SCRATCHBUILD FORUM. My name is Chris Wright, you may know me as Beardog Racing. I created this forum, and along with my good friend Mark Huber, we run the place.
We have found that if you don't hide behind a Forum name and an Avatar, that people....well they act like people, so even though you may have signed on using a great pseudonym, please tell us who you really are, it's so much more civilized after all.
Please create, race and show us what you can do..... welcome and enjoy.
Post by Mark Huber on Jun 12, 2012 20:17:33 GMT -5
A slight correction to the previous post. Chris runs the place, I just provide an occasional bad idea and tease Chris at least once a month about my (now apparently his) BRM P61.
On the other forums, I go by Bigskybanker since I reside in Montana and moonlight during working hours as a commercial banker.
I recall that Chris has talked about setting up forum like this for months if not years, so kudos to Beardog (er Chris) for pulling it off.
Welcome and thanks for joining us and the growing group of folks who love to build and race vintage F1 (and Indy) cars. We're even okay on cars with ... (shudder) wings... just no Praying Mantis rockets look a likes.
Post by Liberty FLHTC on Jun 13, 2012 5:10:25 GMT -5
Hello everyone. I am Steve Eggleston from the heart of Iowa. At this point in life, a daily 9-5 Manufacturing Engineer job is still necessary to survive. Ranch Design is the business started to provide slot car parts at a fair price for those in need. The business was started roughly 6 years ago with one pair of wheels made on a manual engine lathe and has grown from there.
A long time passion and life style is motorcycling. Been riding since the young age of 13 (many moons ago!) The forum name Liberty FLHTC represents the limited edition 1986 Harley purchased new and now stored with over 100,000 mile on the clock.
I've also been an active member of ABATE of Iowa, a motorcyclists rights group, since 1984. My wife is the Office Manager for the organization for several years. We have an annual Rally around the July 4th holiday with an average attendance of 8,500 guests. This one takes a lot of preparation and can keep me busy this time of year.
The projects ya'll build here are very impressive and I'm glad I was asked to be a part of this great forum.
If ya need that 'special' item, let me know and I'll do my best to help!
I am Howard Frank, a retired Tug Boater living just North of the Seattle area on Beautiful Whidbey Island. I build mostly open wheeled cars with the occassional mini or other small car. I personally would like to thank those who were far sighted enough to provide this Forum--it is just what I have been looking for and forward to for a long time!!!! Thanks!!
Post by Peter Seager-Thomas on Jun 13, 2012 11:31:31 GMT -5
I'm Peter Seager-Thomas, a name I use on most forums. My passion is for pre-war stuff, together with a soft spot for cars up to about 1970. I've been dabbling with the real thing for years, and still own a '36 MG Midget, bought back in 1975. I was also into bikes big time, and still have a couple of works BSA road racing bikes, one of which ran in the Daytona 200. My Myford has been with me for 35 years, so I've always made stuff. A Hyundai mill joined it a few years back, so I make even more! Having had slot cars as an occasional hobby for about 45 years, it took over from full sized cars when I retired. Peter.
Post by Andre Acker on Jun 13, 2012 18:14:29 GMT -5
Hi everyone, I am André Acker, from Rio de Janeiro, Brasil. I've been doing slot cars since 1971, mainly "high speed" cars, both 1/32 and 1/24 scales. Now I am starting with "model" slot cars, meaning cars that look as much as possible as the real ones. At this moment, working on a McLaren m23 Classic body and on a Brabham bt44 (from Scalextric France). Cheers !
Alan Schwartz from Baltimore Maryland (Eastern USA)
The Ecurie Martini handle – abbreviated to EM – goes back more than 50 years to a student apartment in New York with a figure 8 of rubber Scalextric track and several of the early metal Scalextric cars on the floor. I shared the apartment with a lifelong friend who came to the USA from Belgium to attend college. He came up with the name (which incidentally predated the appearance of an Italian aperitif maker on the racing scene) to honor our favorite late in the day beverage.
Hi guys! I'm grahamlane, otherwise known as Graham Lane. For those that don't know, I live in Umbria, Italy just a few kms from my great friend Andi Rowland. I race at Brama in Perugia regularly and other tracks around the area. I have built my own track but that is in storage at the moment.
I'm delighted to be part of this forum. Although I've only built one GP car, a Maserati 250F using a Scaley body, I've got a load more lined up. I'll post photos of the Maser and keep you posted on the others as I do them.
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Post by Russell Sheldon on Jun 14, 2012 5:44:57 GMT -5
I'm Russell Sheldon and go by the name 'Russell Sheldon' here, on SlotForum and on Slotblog.
I was born and brought up in Cape Town, South Africa, but my professional career has resulted in living away from home for the past 28 years - in Paris, Brussels, Johannesburg, London and now Dubai.
Like so many of us, my interest in slot racing stems from having been fortunate enough to receive a Scalextric set for Christmas, way back in 1965. This pretty much coincided with the halcyon years of commercial raceways, where I spent much of my time hanging out, sadly ignoring girls, drugs and rock 'n roll. The commercial raceways folded around 1969, resulting in the growth of slot car clubs in SA - many of which already existed prior to the raceways, the oldest active club being Ecurie Elite Model Car Club in Durban, which celebrates its 50th anniversary next year.
In 1978 I started competing in South African championship events on a regular basis, during which time I raced against Dennis (Gascarnut) on many occasions.
Slot racing is non-existent in this part of the world, so these days I do keyboard racing but have built cars for a few proxy races. After many years of inactivity, I raced in the Walkden Fisher Memorial event in the UK in 2005, where I was fortunate to meet some of the members of this and the other forums – and amazed myself by finishing 4th!
I've been a motor racing enthusiast for as long as I can remember and a huge F1 fan in particular, especially since John Love ‘oh so nearly’ won the South African Grand Prix in 1967.