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Old 08-06-2006, 10:14 PM
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Default Blue King Track for sale

Hello, I have a Blue King slot car track for sale. The track is located in Mt Vernon, IL, is in great shape, and is available immediately. Controller, cars etc are available as well. Any interested parties may contact me at glshalffull@yahoo.com.
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Old 08-07-2006, 12:03 AM
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That looks like a Dadd's king- am I correct?
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Old 08-07-2006, 09:06 AM
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Personally, I wouldn't know one King track from another - I just wish I had the room in my basement for it though!

What would the lap length be, about 155' am I right?

Beautiful track there.
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Old 08-07-2006, 12:35 PM
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Hello, I have a Blue King slot car track for sale. The track is located in Mt Vernon, IL,
I'm in St Louis and often visit southern Illinois. I was planning a road trip to Marion to see the track there and then anywhere else nearby.

Vince
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Old 08-07-2006, 01:36 PM
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There are subtle differences between a Dadd's, Gerding and American Raceways (or replica) King tracks. They are all the same basic footprint, but the amount of banking in the turns, for example, cause them to run differently.

Yes the lap length is ~155 feet.
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Old 08-07-2006, 01:47 PM
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Figured you would have the answer to that one!

Does Alan's 80' Windsor track fall into one of those categories?



It's the only genuine (what I think of as Classic American) raceway I have had the pleasure of belting around; there can't be that many of 'em left now.

Check out the skidmarks from the end of the braking area under the bridge!
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Old 08-07-2006, 02:17 PM
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That certainly is a fine race track and one that I am sure is just a ton of fun to compete on. The pic looks like it was taken after the track was freshly cleaned and someone got lazy about reaching under the bridge to clean.

Here is a photo of a track cleaning in progress....



I wish this topic had come up last week when I had Mr John Ford as a resource... I learned during my week with John that he built the track for Quentin Tarentino that appeared briefly in the movie "Pulp Fiction".

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