Recently two cars you have seen before were mailed off to two diffferent proxy races. My little green MG was inproved upon with BWA wheels and motor and my own tires. A brass plate was added for a lower centre of gravity. Some fresh up with paint, numbers and a new gas tank and exhaust system prepared the car for the Last Open Road Proxy
From Wiki, "The Last Open Road is a novel written by B.S. Levy, a long time amateur racer. It tells the story of a young mechanic from Passaic, New Jersey who becomes involved in automobile road racing during its peak in the 1950s. The book follows Buddy Palumbo, the main character, as he has to balance family life with working on cars. Buddy works mostly at a small gas station in his home town of Passaic, but also worked briefly at a foreign car shop in New York City.
The novel meanders through several real life race tracks, including Watkins Glen, Sebring, and Elkhart Lake (touching briefly on the creation of Road America near the end of The Fabulous Trashwagon) and also some real life races such as the Concourse de'Elegance at Elkhart Lake with some of the actual participants such as the three Cunningham's. Burt Levy's ability to create vivid characters, experiencing the world of amateur motorsports for the first time, and mixing that with historical detail are among the most engaging aspects of the story."
Any car mentioned in the book is eligible to race, within the parameters of the rules. This car will be in the slower Class A. Looking forward to hosting a race here later this year.
The old Ferguson from two years ago in the Vintage Race Across America got a new driver, new motor and new chassis (brass pan) and the track was stretched to the legal proxy limit before it was shipped of to the Tasman series, an off shoot of the VRAA, for cars within proxy parameters with bodies that at any time competed in the old Tasman series in the sixties. Races are in New Zealand, Tasmania and Australia.
Neither car will be a champ but should be competative.
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I've been racing slot cars since I was 12. Started with Eldon, routed my own track, raced H.O. and since 1999 back to 1/32. Had built a road course and oval at my school in H.O. four lanes for the kids to race. Now I'm retired since 2007 after 34 years of teaching and administration. Enjoy a variety of 1/32 makes and scratch builts. Tinker with the cars constantly. Have expanded to a 65' three lane routed MDF layout and its great fun adding to the scenery and racing.A bit of a collector (425+ and growing) , club racer and proxy racer. Add stuff costantly! Building and tweaking is as much fun as racing. Enjoy writing my blog. Good day, eh!