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My First Van

I was saddened when I read this morning of the passing of automotive journalist Brock Yates.  Car and Driver was my favorite magazine for a half-century and Brock Yates was a big part of that.  Also, last week Autoweek had an video about the Dodge van cult in Japan—the Dajibans: https://autoweek.com/article/car-life/tag-along-insane-japanese-race-van?utm_source=DailyDrive20160928&utm_medium=enewsletter&utm_term=headline-center&utm_content=body&utm_campaign=awdailydrive These two events got…

Group C / IMSA – 2016, Race 1 Results

One of the club’s first race series, once again the Slot.it Group C race proved very popular.  This first race of the 2016 Group C race series saw the largest number of entries to date—12 entries. There were only two duplicate liveries in a colorful field of Porsches, Toyotas, a Nissan, and a Mercedes.  The…

Christmas Party and Year-End Awards

The Austin Slot Car Club celebrated another great year with the annual Christmas party and the presentation of awards.  There was plenty of food for all and gifts were exchanged.  A stand-in was required for Marty Muelegger as he was attending the state high school championship football game, where Westlake was narrowly defeated in overtime.  This…

Painting a Phantom Calder BMW Art Car

I decided to repaint my DHL BMW Z4 GT3 1/24 Scale Auto slot car in the paint scheme of the first Art Car, the 3.0 CSL painted by Alexander Calder that Herve Poulain drove in the 1975 Le Mans race. I thought that I might chronicle this repaint and the methods that I used. There are many paint products out there and many methods that will yield good results. The effort that I went to on this project might be considered overkill…