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Art-o-Mat- A Cigarette Machine Converted To Sell Art

Once upon a time you dropped your money in the slot and pulled for a pack of cigarettes, now these renovated cig machines dole out miniature works of art. They’ve been converted by Clark Whittington, of Artists-In-Cellophane out of North Carolina, since 1997, and I hope one makes its way to one of my neighborhood bars! The [...]

Replica Race Car Opens to Reveal Slot Car Set

Slot cars, for those of you too young to remember, were among the greatest toys of the 1960s and 70s. This awesome 1:32 scale set by Slot Mods is built inside of a replica of the Porsche 917K that won the 12 Hours of Sebring race in 1971. Just push a button and you’re ready [...]

Slot Car Addiction: The Joys of Model Racing

“QUANTUM SHOT” #683Link – article by M. Christian and Avi Abrams “If everything seems under control, you’re just not going fast enough.” –Mario Andretti While the present generation has thoroughly moved into the digital age, for millions of people before them slot cars were a cherished feature of childhood; and, for a few wonderfully eccentric hobbyists, they [...]

Little Engines That Could: A Brief History of Slot Cars

For many kids growing up in the 1960s, slot cars were a regular part of Saturday afternoons. Even those who grew up after the little cars’ heyday have fond memories of the whirring sound echoing off the walls of a friend’s basement. Here’s a look back at these miniature racers that have entertained generations of [...]