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Bob Klidinst designed the Strom open wheelers google him

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  • Bob Klidinst designed the Strom open wheelers google him

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    • #3
      Most of those great old commercial raceways are gone, but thankfully home racing is alive and well. Scalextric, Carrera, Fly, and MRRC cars might not excel on those monstrous 8 lane tracks with 50' straightaways but they don't have to. They do very well on my road course and I'm able to do my part keeping the hobby going.

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      • #4
        Home racing is the future for slot cars.. Commercial racing is an easy way to lose money real fast and work 80 hours a week to do it. . The commercial racers don't like to hear that, but it's happening right now and this shutdown will make it even worse.. that track in your basement will be there as long as you want it!

        That boom in 1/24 from 63-67 was an anomaly (ask your mom what that means).. The factors that made that happen will never happen again.
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        • #5
          Nobody too interested in Bob?? Bob lived in Indy and was at the speedway for the month of May every year. . He made scale drawings of most ever car that ran in the 500 for a quite a few years.. His plans have survived among some resin Indy car modelers,, thanks to his son.. Among other companies,, Strombecker hired him to design the 6 in 1 Watson Indy car in 1/32, the Midget Racer in 1/32 and the Dirt Track racer in 1/24.. His basement track was featured in the above magazine article and it mentioned that he was part of a club with a rotating track schedule. Lance Sellers has some of his molds and sells a few of his 1/32 Indy bodies on Ebay. When George Lowe was active I know he was acquainted with Bob. . I wish i had asked George to schedule a visit with him and let me go along. Bob passed 2 years ago or so and his memories went with him..I think it is good to acknowledge the guys that created the hobby we enjoy.. Santa didn't really create those old Strombecker sets at the north pole.
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          • #6
            Nobody too interested in Bob??
            Yep, I am even though I am from far away.
            I have only heard of Bob's work and seen pictures of some of his car builds. I have also bought some body kits from Lance Sellars. Havent built any up but they are great value and well cast with no faults.

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            • #7
              MAN! That's pretty cool. Thanks for posting that.
              Robert- Connecticut, USA. Shoreline Raceways Club.

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              • #8
                Some of my all time favorite slot cars; those Strombecker Indy roadsters...wish they has offered them in 1/24 as well...

                Mark in Oregon

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