Slot Racing Anyone? MG Style?www.oakridgehobbies.com and also www.scalextricusa.com
January 11, 2004 - 3:00 to 5:00 pm
Still have that competitive urge but there’s snow on the ground? Don’t want to invest in studded tires and go Ice Racing in Wisconsin? Then here’s a much more affordable and easier way to go fast, come join us in some informal slot racing in January on Sunday afternoon, January 11th from 3:00 to 5:00 pm at Oakridge Hobbies in Downers Grove.
Finally the 1/32 scale home slot tracks have evolved in some real quality products and believe it or not, they have some fabulous cars. Including, yes! MGs! Earlier this year, Scalextric, the leader in home slot car sets of this scale, came out with the MG Lolas that are so popular in Le Mans and ALMS racing. They made two beautiful and very fast models of the number 33 factory entry of 2001 along with the Nighthawk car. By this Christmas we’ll have two more on the hobby shop shelves with the Banana Joes MG Lola and the 2003 ALMS 675 champion Dyson number 20 car. Not to mention all the Mini Coopers, Formula Ones, Jaguars, Porsches, Cobras, Corvettes, Mustang and Camaro Trans Am cars. Even Lotus Super 7s or Caterhams and big Healey 3000s.
Oakridge Hobbies, formerly of Lemont, as many of you know, has recently moved into a new store at 1510F W. 75th St, Downers Grove. In a shopping center across the parking lot from Barnes & Noble bookstore they are nestled between JoAnn Fabrics and Harlem Furniture. They have agreed to let us bring our cars and have some fun and even use their electronic scoring and timing equipment on their 4 lane 75 feet of Scalextric Sport track. This is not in place of the Elmhurst Natter n Noggin but just an experiment. After all the fun, which ends about 5 or so, we’ll find a suitable spot to lick our wounds as usual. Hope you can join us.
In the meantime stop in to Oakridge and see the track and maybe even by a set. Or a car. You too could get hooked on this. Check out their website at: