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    For all lovers of slot cars, young and old, here's a Challenge. Let's try to identify any and all appearances of Slot Cars in TV Shows and in the Movies.

    My first memory of slot cars on TV was on "I've got a Secret" The contestants secret was they were going to race for the Ford/Aurora Championship on live TV. At the end of the show they rolled out an HO slot car track on a table and ran the race. It was either 1962 or 1963.

    "Batman" and Robin 1966 TV series had a really cool 4 lane Revell Track set up in their play room in Wayne Mansion. Even Alfred and Aunty raced on the track. It was amazing to watch them race so well when their thumbs never moved.

    The original make of James Bond "Casino Royale" (mostly a spoof on the James Bond character and villians) had a Scalextric Track at Control simulating a Milk Truck (with a bomb on-board) chasing James Bond (played by David Niven) driving a Morgan. Of course James Bond evaded the milk truck and it crashed into the assasin lady who was also in the chase. If you saw this you may remember the villian was Jimmy Bond (James Bond's nephew) played by Woody Allen.

    "Tool Time" Tim built a slot car with a little too much power that left the track and knocked a hole in the wall. (edit: actually is was a window)

    "Simpsons" featured a commercial track where Bart played and the school bus driver ran his school bus slot car which crashed and burned.

    "Pulp Fiction" had a commercial track which appeared in the bar scene.

    Since I spent 12 years punching holes in the water on a submarine I'm sure I missed some. Help me out.
    Last edited by Rhondale; 12-10-2014, 03:09 PM.

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    Could we possibly forget the slot car sequences in Grand Prix or Redline 7000?!

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    • #3
      Last week on Castle there was a microphone but in a Shelby Cobra on some drug dealers slot car collection he had on display in his office

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      • #4
        One of my favorites was in the movie Slap Shot with Paul Newman. The Hansen brothers playing in their hotel room. "They brought their $&@#% toys with them!" Haha!
        Last edited by Mazz; 12-08-2014, 10:29 PM.

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        • #5
          I forgot the Hansen Brothers, They were so cool. Great movie. Neat

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Rhondale View Post
            For all lovers of slot cars, young and old, here's a Challenge. Let's try to identify any and all appearances of Slot Cars in TV Shows and in the Movies.

            My first memory of slot cars on TV was on "I've got a Secret" The contestants secret was they were going to race for the Ford/Aurora Championship on live TV. At the end of the show they rolled out an HO slot car track on a table and ran the race. It was either 1962 or 1963.

            "Batman" and Robin 1966 TV series had a really cool 4 lane Revell Track set up in their play room in Wayne Mansion. Even Alfred and Aunty raced on the track. It was amazing to watch them race so well when their thumbs never moved.

            The original make of James Bond "Casino Royale" (mostly a spoof on the James Bond character and villians) had a Scalextric Track at Control simulating a Milk Truck (with a bomb on-board) chasing James Bond (played by David Niven) driving a Morgan. Of course James Bond evaded the milk truck and it crashed into the assasin lady who was also in the chase. If you saw this you may remember the villian was Jimmy Bond (James Bond's nephew) played by Woody Allen.

            "Tool Time" Tim built a slot car with a little too much power that left the track and knocked a hole in the wall.

            "Simpsons" featured a commercial track where Bart played and the school bus driver ran his school bus slot car which crashed and burned.

            "Pulp Fiction" had a commercial track which appeared in the bar scene.

            Since I spent 12 years punching holes in the water on a submarine I'm sure I missed some. Help me out.
            Ohhhh how I drooled over that Batman Revell track!!! Makes me want to buy the DVD series just so I can see that track again (and the '66 TV Batmobile is by far the coolest one of all the incarnations IMHO). For a kid running a 2 lane Strombecker Monza set it was
            Last edited by OldStrombeckerGuy; 12-09-2014, 05:46 AM. Reason: Subscribed to thread

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Porsche911 View Post


                I had to run for the paper towels to catch my drool as soon as I saw this!
                Thanks for posting!

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                • #9
                  I trust you're talking about the track, and NOT Aunt Bee!

                  I believe in earlier episodes they had a much smaller 2 lane track, not fitting a man of Bruce Wayne's stature...

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                  • #10
                    The Simpsons...

                    [YOUTUBE]MJCNoibMFe4[/YOUTUBE]

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                    • #11
                      Here is a screen grab of the slot racing scene from "Grand Prix".

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                      • #12
                        There definitely was a small 2 lane Revell Track in an earlier Batman TV show broadcast. I guess one of the Revell Marketing guys saw it and the rest is history... I remember I bought my first Revell Hi-Bank set shortly after the broadcast with the pictured 4 lane track at J C Penneys.

                        Thanks to everyone responding to this thread and especially to those posting pictures.

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                        • #13
                          If you look at the Revell Batman track carefully, you'll see it's just a prop...the track does not connect up.

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                          • #14
                            Don't forget about the scene in Rush where Chris Hemsworth is playing with his set on the floor while speaking with Olivia Wilde.
                            Last edited by JohnnySlots; 12-09-2014, 09:44 AM.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by beardog racing View Post
                              If you look at the Revell Batman track carefully, you'll see it's just a prop...the track does not connect up.
                              I noticed that too. It's not a closed course It dead ends by the woman (don't recall her name although I watched Batman religiously back in the day) and it dead ends again at the upper center near the table and chairs.

                              Edit: Aunt Harriet!
                              Last edited by sacesta; 12-09-2014, 09:56 AM.

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