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In the collection of cars legated by Bruce Paschal to the Marconi Foundation for Kids Museum in Tustin, California, is this beautifully 1967 car built by Terry Schmid, then a member of Team Checkpoint in the USA. The car has been partially restored (actually just cleaned up) and a Champion mill has been temporarily installed, as the original motor is being restored.







Exquisite workmanship and clear thinking abounds, like these axle washers to lower the friction of the front wheels while cornering.



Lubrication holes on the rear axle bearings for quick pit stops.

Looking at this car and comparing to the immense piles of amateur hand-built garbage from the same period often seen on E-pay, one understands why these guys DID get the magazines attention then: like Pete Hagenbuch, Dick Dobson and Gene Wallingford in the midwest, they were the best.
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I can see a chassis but no car
Wouldn`t think it very clever to call anyones work `garbage` though
 

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Jonny,
take two aspirins and get over it.
Also it would be beneficial if you get off the politikal korrektion wagon and learn how to smile at yourself and others. It's much better than getting stomach cramps.
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Hey first of all I am the last person to be P.C. but there are rules here and that prevents me from posting what I honestly think about your last post. Secondly I don`t take any of this so seriously that I need to take medication, so I suggest you have a taste of your own medicine before you try dishing it out to me. Nor do I need advice on humour from a Yank! Anything else you have to say on this subject you can e mail to me to prevent either of us getting posts deleted by moderators or offending any of the more gentle types. That ok?
 

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Hi Jonny,
I am already on pain pills but thanks for the advice.
My E-mail is [email protected]ms.com
Please give it your best shot.
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Can I watch, guys?

With what Jonny's done for king & country and what Mr. Pea's done for ..Well ..motorsport really, then it would be a biblical battle of wits between two people with such strong opinions.

Oh, and I have a laugh with slot racing too. Update to Slot Tech Party Wagon and possibility of pics this week


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Hi Mark,
I am trying my very best to always laugh at myself and others because after all, we are but insignificant little roaches on the face of a 4.5-billion old planet.
I am sorry that some take my poor attempts at humour so seriously. Everyone is being "offended" by the slightest breeze nowadays... makes lawyers very rich.

To make anyone and everyone feel better in this awful new day (mygod, the sun DID rise, did it not?), here are more pics of oldies-but-goodies in the kollektion:





This is the last car (s'cuse me Jonny, we always called the basic chassis "car" in pro lingo, and unfortunately, the body was the first thing to go to the thrash, which is sad since many of such bodies were works of art)) built by Team Champion Bob Cozine before he retired from action in 1969. Bob was one of the top five all-time greats in pre-1970 slot racing, notching an incredible array of wins mostly in the inline period, and helping Champion to become at one time, "Numero Uno" in the business.

The most famous motor of the era with the famous "MURA-Cukras" was this "Bob Cozine Signature" version of the Champion 525:



This is an unused Dynamic McLaren body painted by the famous Dave Bloom for John Cukras, circa mid 1969:



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I reckon you missed the point P. Truth is it`s nothing to do with being PC or suing anyone, but in a community where we all have a common interest then it makes sense to refrain from calling other peoples work garbage. Nothing to do with misunderstanding your humour which, by the way comes no way as near to the knuckle as the British squaddie type I`m used to, so just accept that I made a small point of saying I don`t reckon it`s the way to go. I design and paint figures for a living and see all sorts of paint jobs but not everyone is a `pro`, whatever that is in a hobby? I mentioned the missing car body because I thought you might add a pic, I`ve posted before that I really like this era of car.

It`s only my opinion based on trying to keep it friendly. Making comments like that comes across as arrogant as if whatever you are involved in is top notch and the rest of us don`t come up to scratch? There , that was civilised wasn`t it eh? No stomach cramps here except the Mrs once a month and no need for pills either. Not a roach in sight either and so no need for the pentagon to get alarmed and send the Marines in looking for a slot terrorist, they couldn`t find me without the help of the British Army anyway
 

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QUOTE Making comments like that comes across as arrogant as if whatever you are involved in is top notch and the rest of us don`t come up to scratch?

Jonny, as I pointed out, I am confident that you missed the point. Dennis David knows better and laughed at the comment, and he was the one directly in the crosshairs. He knows that my comment was tongue-in-cheek, even if not acceptable in today's PC touchy-feely world or socially encouraged irresponsibility.
One of the most important things to educate future generations is NOT to make them feel good because they can't solder or cut or build or read or write ort count or analyze, but to make them angry so that they get the motivation to learn. And this is EXACTLY what modern schooling is doing wrong: you can't read? you can't write? No problem, we will graduate you anyway so that you can feel good about yourself. Isn't that grand?

I am sorry Jonny, but this is stupid (see, another aggressive word here). NO ONE is born a genius, EVERYONE has to go through a learning process. I am totally stupid about mathematics, and I call myself a calculus moron. I know and accept my weakness, but also have learned how to deal with it so I am not hampered by it. But I will take no advice from anyone telling me that it is not important and I should feel good about it. I KNOW how important it is, and fighting to improve my lack of knowledge.

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Cannot disagree with you on the points regarding learning, (ex Gunnery Instructor and ex History teacher) . We have more in common than you think, which is why the PC label don`t stick on me, me old china! More than happy to learn from others on this forum but we are above all a bunch of mates sharing a common leisure interest . Does for me and I`d still like to see the rest of the car?
 

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I am pleased that peace is at hand between us and I am myself a non-revisionist history buff. I have a lot of pictures of the old cars but need time to prep and post them, so please give me a bit of time.
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Don`t get me started on revisionist historians, I start foaming at the mouth! My theory on that one is that these people pull apart and rewrite history because the way this world is going they will never,never live up to the standards of the past and some of the examples set by people in the past, the like of which we will never see again.
 

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Or... just as bad, they try to portray pathetic or disturbing individuals in a better light. History with a slant is nothing more than fiction.

As "Joe Friday" used to say on "Dragnet"... "Just the facts, ma'am, just the facts."
 

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That`s about right. Movies have a lot to answer for and nowadays seem to change history at every turn. The plain facts are good enough and stand the test of time.
 

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Philippe, I eagerly await your further offerings! I think it's important to maintain the history of this hobby/sport, and very entertaining, especially when it so totally enraptured a large part of an entire generation and more.


Guess I blew my age cover by mentioning Dragnet, eh?
 
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