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  • Slot Cars @ the Petersen Automotive Museum, Los Angeles, CA July 24



    The FarrOut Slot Car Club is organizing a fundraiser in Los Angeles around the theme of Auto Racing to support MSFriends, a California-based non-profit, 24/7 peer support helpline whose services help improve the quality of life for people living with Multiple Sclerosis. Join us at the Petersen Automotive Museum from 11:00AM to 7:00PM on Saturday, July 24th, 2010. We will be creating a fun alternative to the traditional fundraiser. This year marks the 40th Anniversary of the classic 1970 Le Mans 24 Hour Endurance Race where Porsche beat Ferrari. Now it's time for a rematch, but in 1/32nd scale. For many car enthusiasts, slot cars were their first taste of Car Culture. Our goal is to raise awareness about Multiple Sclerosis, while bringing slot cars and slot car history to the Petersen Automotive Museum, and having BIG FUN doing it!

    Events Include:

    * A TWO HOUR 1970s LE MANS STYLE CELEBRITY SLOT CAR ENDURANCE RACE FEATURING FOUR TEAMS. It's not the real thing, but we hope it's the next best thing. We're sending out invitations to a few high profile folks who might like to go wheel-to-wheel against Vic Elford.
    * 12 SLOT CAR TRACKS INSIDE THE PAVILION TENT AT THE PETERSEN: Different Ticket Packages For Different Tracks. Got Skills?
    * A CONVERSATION WITH VIC ELFORD: In a relaxed atmosphere surrounded by friends and fans, Vic Elford will recount his exploits in motor racing.
    * STOCK CAR SPRINT CUP RACES: The public is invited to sign up and match skills. This series will feature elimination races for adults and kids.
    * LE MANS SLOT.IT SLOT CAR CHALLENGE: 1980s Group C Cars: Slot car clubs from around the country will be invited to match racing skills.
    * ROCK FOR MS CONCOURS d'ELEGANCE AT THE PETERSEN MUSEUM: Porsche, Ferrari, and other car clubs from Southern California are invited to participate in this fundraiser for a FRIENDLY "Hands Off" judging competition for the best looking car. On this day it's all about the fun.
    * 2010 ROCK FOR MS PHOTO AUCTION: Highlighting Fast Cars and Rock and Roll with great photography of cars and car culture.

    Buy tickets and find more info:

    http://www.farroutslotcars.com
    http://www.msfriends.org

    Also visit:
    http://www.petersen.org/

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  • #2
    Very cool...

    Hi cruzinbob,

    Cool idea gettin' slots, rock and phillantropy together. Seems it'll be a very nice event: it's a pity I live so far away... This is the kind of stuff I love! Hope many slotters will show up and have some fun with y'all: congrats for the iniciative!

    Good luck with the fundraiser and rock on!

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    • #3
      That is what I call inspiration! What a great cause, venue and event. If I can stop buying cars for a few months, I will try my best to make it down from Seattle. I have many car people contacts in SoCal, let me know if you need any help getting cars for the concourse.

      Is entry into the Group C race included in any of the price packages listed? Do you know what rules you will be racing by?

      Best of luck with your great event!

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      • #4
        Front Page Article in the Los Angeles Daily News!

        http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_15186708

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        • #5
          Originally posted by LateBraker View Post
          That is what I call inspiration! What a great cause, venue and event. If I can stop buying cars for a few months, I will try my best to make it down from Seattle. I have many car people contacts in SoCal, let me know if you need any help getting cars for the concourse.

          Is entry into the Group C race included in any of the price packages listed? Do you know what rules you will be racing by?

          Best of luck with your great event!
          I am but a messenger, track builder and mobile slot track provider! The scope of the event is mainly to raise money for MS and promote slot cars. The possibilites were endless but some are easier to put together than others. While a "pro" type race is being considered, it is more likely to be a "loaner, or IROC" type race to pit some pros against each other. Putting a race together where one brought their owns cars might require pit space, addt'l power runs, practice, tech....
          Please do come if you can however as ALL tracks will feature some fine rides! And perhaps a pro race of sorts can be run, we'll see.

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          • #6
            Super cool.......

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            • #7
              Originally posted by LateBraker View Post
              Is entry into the Group C race included in any of the price packages listed? Do you know what rules you will be racing by?
              A $500 donation gets you into the 2-hour Group C race with Vic Elford and Tony Adamowicz. We are still working on two other well-known team captains. There are limited spots in this race so interested racers should get their ticket soon. This race will use Fly cars appropriate to the 1970 Le Mans race that are provided and expertly prepared by club members.

              Originally posted by LateBraker View Post
              I have many car people contacts in SoCal, let me know if you need any help getting cars for the concourse
              Please invite your friends to come to the event and enter the concours.

              There will be racing with supplied cars on ten or more tracks. No need to bring any cars, just your trigger finger. It's going to be a lot of fun, and a historic day for slot cars.

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              • #8
                Just listening to Vic Elford's stories would be worth the price of admission! He was @ Watkins Glen a few years ago,and he held a story telling session for about 1 hour-amazing stories! Good luck to all involved!

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