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Sometimes in 2011, this private museum will be open to groups of collectors and enthusiasts upon appointment. The museum already contains over 5000 vintage slot cars, most in pristine condition, with nearly 95% of all kits and factory-built RTR models produced in the Classic Era. This unique collection also includes the largest grouping of professional racing hand-built cars, motors, parts in the world. These pictures will give you an idea of the variety of what one will be able to inspect. A large library containing period publications, documents, catalogs, original artwork, press kits etc. will also be available to qualified inquiries.

A visit to the Marconi Slot Car Museum
Russkit production and prototype cars
A visit to the Marconi Slot Car Museum
More Russkit beauties with the prototype
of the PAM-Chevy behind the white Chaparral 2.
A visit to the Marconi Slot Car Museum
Russkit Honda F1 in standard and “Export” (brown)
versions.
A visit to the Marconi Slot Car Museum
More Russkit cars and parts include a rare
Alfa Romeo “33” that did not reach production. Built by Ron
Klein, it survived in pristine condition.
A visit to the Marconi Slot Car Museum
A Russkit prototype Alfa Romeo with unusual
brass “Carrera Series” chassis. Only 200 of these test pressings
using a thicker brass instead of aluminum were produced in 1967.
A visit to the Marconi Slot Car Museum
Part of the Cox display
A visit to the Marconi Slot Car Museum
More of the Cox display showing the magnificent
toys produced in Santa Ana, California.
A visit to the Marconi Slot Car Museum
A few “thingies”, the scarce Monogram “Assassin” in
the foreground.
A visit to the Marconi Slot Car Museum
Thingies galore include a rare box for the
BZ Banshee. The standard clear-plastic box is in the foreground.
A visit to the Marconi Slot Car Museum
More thingies and pro-racing lookalike models
by Pactra, Testor, unique and BZ.
A visit to the Marconi Slot Car Museum
Period chassis include rare late-issue Pactra
and International pro-racing frames.
A visit to the Marconi Slot Car Museum
Part of the Champion display with rare products
from Champion of Europe.
A visit to the Marconi Slot Car Museum
More beautiful Champion products including
a rare Ford Galaxie prototype.
A visit to the Marconi Slot Car Museum
Monogram, Pactra, Testor and hand-built cars
all in pristine condition.
A visit to the Marconi Slot Car Museum
Jason Boye’s balsa-wood HO cars are incredibly
detailed.
A visit to the Marconi Slot Car Museum
Russkit and K&B dragsters co-exist with
British hand-built cars with balsa wood bodies and Monogram “Midgets”.
A visit to the Marconi Slot Car Museum
MPC and AMT’s desirable stockers.
A visit to the Marconi Slot Car Museum
The 1/32 scale racing box of hobby pioneer
Jose Rodriguez Jr. complete with cars, parts, tires, tools and controller…
A visit to the Marconi Slot Car Museum
John Hale’s cars and famous
hand-built box.
A visit to the Marconi Slot Car Museum
Some of the display of 1966-1972 pro-racing
cars by famous builders and racers.
A visit to the Marconi Slot Car Museum
Bryan Warmack’s 1967 Team Riggen car.
A visit to the Marconi Slot Car Museum
1966-67 pro-racing cars and motors. Some
Team Russkit cars in the background.
A visit to the Marconi Slot Car Museum
1972-73 racing cars by Lee Gilbert, Ted Coates,
Jan Limpach and Philippe de Lespinay.
A visit to the Marconi Slot Car Museum
The prototype of Parma’s “Turbo” controller
stands next to the first sub 2.5-second racing car built and donated
by Lee Gilbert.
A visit to the Marconi Slot Car Museum
More Pro-Racing cars.
A visit to the Marconi Slot Car Museum
Pro-racing cars by Mike Steube, Bob Emott,
Bryan Warmack and Russell Sheldon .
A visit to the Marconi Slot Car Museum
Period pro-racing motors in their original
packaging.
A visit to the Marconi Slot Car Museum
John Harris cars
formed one half of Team Pittman. These cars were shown and driven on
the Johnny Carson show in 1967…
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  • John

    I have the complete remaining John Harris Collection which I bought from him before he moved to Florida in 1998 timeframe. John passed away a year ago and I am interested in selling the collection of complete cars, painted bodies, kits, testing units, etc., John was a fried and neighbor in New Jersey.
    Contact me if interested.
    Johjn

  • larry fator

    . I am surprised that you have only two dragsters from the mid ’60’s … the K&B and the Russkit. Both were mass produced kits that tried to emulate the West Coast masters. Dragracing was in its heyday from ’62-’67 with Rod&Custom magazine covering all the top builds, races and records every month . The primitive cars in ’62-’63 started evolving into the ultra light magwinders around 1965. West Coast builders like Bob Braverman and Gene Hustings started the magnesium framed Pitman 85A that quickly morphed into beautiful fully ball bearing equipped cars . 6V armatures were fully epoxied and carefully balanced between two razor blades with metal removed until perfect balanced! the 1/16″ magnesium frame rails were liberally lightened in beautiful patterns and holes. .They ran on 36 volts and the quickest were turning Et’s of just a few hundredths over one second. Gene Hustings was the first to crack under one second with a 0.998 and the record held for many years. I built a magwinder in 1965 and amassed a collection in the late ’80’s of west coast cars built by some of the top names. I can send some photos if you like.

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