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Hello everyone,

My name is John MacKenzie, and my racing name was Iceman.
I started racing slotcars in 1960, when I received a Scalextric set for Christmas.
My dad eventually built a four lane elevated track, and we would race together.
My dad's buddy built a four lane wood track and we would race together.

I started racing slot cars again in 1998, and I thought it would be fun to start a club, since a number of us were building tracks at home, and two or three hobby stores had tracks in their stores.

So, PSSRA was born, Puget Sound Scale Racing Association. We developed race classes, went to our friends tracks, and I went to talk to the hobby stores, and they were kind enough to open up on Wed nights, 6pm to 9pm, so we could race on their tracks, and the stores did not even charge us money to race on their tracks.

I got out of the hobby after a good friend/slotracer passed away. Sold all my track, gave my timing system ( Slotmaster, from England ) to someone who was going to build his own track, and sold most of my 800 plus cars.

I would make my own decals, paint my slot car bodies, and create my own livery to race.

Great fun.

I am thinking about getting back to racing again.

Since Covid, I have followed a Slot car chat, and has got me interested.
Seems very competitive though.
tuning the cars, using a tire truer, gluing the tires, and racing.

When I started in 1998, we really did not have these tools, so we kept things box stock, and it was the driving that won you the race.

I can see that the tuning would be fun, and I may get into that.

I miss the friendship of my buddies, and the door to door racing.

I was born and lived in Vancouver, BC Canada, then moved to Snohomish, Washington, USA where PPSRA was formed.

I retired in July, 2020, and have moved to Goodyear, Arizona, USA.

Thanks,

 Iceman
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#2

Welcome to SlotRacer John Wavegreen
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#3

Welcome John.
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#4

Welcome John,

It's an addiction........

What scale is your target now: HO, 1/32 or 1/24?

Greetings from the other side of the big pond,
Nico

Donne e motori, gioie e dolori - Frauen und Autos, Freuden und Leiden
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Iceman!!!!!

Good to see you back and joining us. i remember your decals with pleasure - good quality always.  If you start up again let me know - desperately trying to get some Can Am decals made Cool Sun 

Some amazing knowledge in the forum and look forward to seeing your work and ideas.

PS welcome to the retiree club ;)
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thank you Anthony for the kind words !!

I think I will do 1/32 and 1/24 scale cars.
Both scales, the cars run so nice.

Iceman
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Welcome. Sounds like you know your way around the hobby pretty well. I anticipate that we’ll learn as much from you as the other way around.
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The World Wide Chats have a section where they try and match people with clubs, if not in the same town or state, then at least in the same time zone!

I love puttering with gears
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