Here is Episode 3 of our Slot Car Adventure at the Peterson Automotive Museum. This episode features the legendary and ever so humble Keith Tanaka. Keith has been racing since the 60’s. He took a bit of a hiatus – but is really one of the “old timers” who are responsible for the Slot Car resurgence.
Listen in as we chat with Keith about a little slot car history.
It was was an amazing day at the Peterson Automobile Museum in Los Angeles on July 24th, 2010. We were witnessing what may very well have been the largest assortment of Slot Car Tracks in one place ever! Put together by the Farrout Slot Car Club, sponsored by all the big Slot Car Manufacturers and benefiting MSFriends – all in all, we had an amazing day! Episode #3 features Slot Car Legend Keith Tanaka and Electric Dreams owner Scott Bader. Enjoy!
You can also view some amazing Vintage Slot Cars at the Los Angeles Slot Car Museum! http://www.lascm.com/
Some of the racers competing in the First Annual Checkpoint Cup retro races were offered a guided tour of the Los Angeles Slot Car Museum. Host Scott Bader and museum curator Philippe de Lespinay prepared a nice display for the visitors. Please CLICK HERE for a fully illustrated report by Keith Tanaka.
1960’s slot car heroes Terry Schmid (1966-1967 USRA Champion), Howard Ursaner (former Team Russkit and Team Cobra top-notch racer), Keith Tanaka (Team Rolling Hills) and Dave Fiedler, all now competing in the D3 retro races, were given a tour of the museum by Electric Dreams owner Scott Bader on January 13th. A really nice illustrated report with videos has been published by Keith Tanaka. Please CLICK HERE to access it.