A 9 Year old Strasburg, VA girl races slot cars while helping raise awareness for her rare disorder. Check out this heart-warming story of how Lisa Toman has taken the hobby she enjoys to another level while staying positive, and raising awareness for a condition she was diagnosed with called Hereditary Angioedema.

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“Racing” to raise awareness for rare disorder
Local 9-year-old raising awareness for Hereditary Angioedema

The heyday of slot car racing may be long gone, but Frank “Buzz” Perri at Buzz-A-Rama keeps his cars finely tuned in Kensington, Brooklyn. For more than 50 years Buzz and his wife Deloris have been hosting races and providing hours of entertainment for kids of all ages. Today he says past customers are brining their kids and introducing a new generation to a beloved pastime. I got to race some cars with buzz for this segment of I Am Brooklyn. Make sure to check out the segment every Thursday on PIX 11.

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By Kurt A. Eichsteadt

http://www.gazettes.com

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Slot Car Racing in the Family Fun Zone at the Long Beach Grand Prix. I’m surprised that I had never heard of this track before… even though I attended the Long Beach Grand Prix years ago… I was not aware of this track! Great to see slot car racing exposed to the public… especially at full scale racing events like this!

Donuts.

That’s one of the things on the mind of Wendy Reinoehl as she prepares to supervise the Family Fun Zone in the Lifestyle Expo at this year’s Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.

Her company, Original Party Master, has been running the Family Fun Zone for years. They’re based in the San Gabriel Valley.

Read original article here: Family Runs Family Fun Zone At Long Beach Grand Prix

Indy 500 Winner Alexander Rossi takes on slot car champ Justin Colvin in a slot car race on Good Day Sacramento. Track provided by Fast Track Hobbies of Rocklin CA. Great promo on live TV for Fast Track Hobbies!

Rossi Race Challenge Pt. 3

The Good Day Sacramento hosts take on Justin and Tyler Colvin in the next slot car challenge race.

Interesting article in Nikkei Asian Review about how German toymakers are showing a shift from production in China towards increased manufacturing in Europe. Manufacturers shifting to production in Germany includes Autec, makers of the Cartronic slot car racing system.

Simba-Dickie’s BIG Bobby Car production line in Burghaslach, Germany. (Photo courtesy of Simba-Dickie)

Some production heads back to Europe to speed up market response times

JENS KASTNER, Contributing writer
March 1, 2017

HO slot car Endurance Championship at Worthing HO Racing club featured in The Argus, UK.

Worthing HO Racing club members racing their slot cars against each other

A RACING club is to host the first Scalextric AFX Endurance Championship.

The championship consists of a series of family-friendly team endurance races and takes place during the school holidays later this month.

The race, on Wednesday, February 22, will be run on a replica of the iconic Le Mans circuit which will fill the English Martyrs Church Hall in Goring, home of Worthing HO Racing club.

Andy Player, Worthing HO Racing club secretary, said: “We are really excited about hosting the AFX Endurance Championship this year.

Another nice write-up & video featuring Buzz-A-Rama in Brooklyn, NY by NY1.com.

There is no finish line in sight for a slot car raceway in Brooklyn, the only one left in the city. They have been running miniature race cars there for more than half a century. NY1’s Roger Clark checked it out:

Buzz-o-Rama is named for its owner, Frank “Buzz” Perri.

Video on Local 8 WVLT-TV Knoxville, TN about a guy turning his slot car building hobby into a nice business.

By Alan Williams | Feb 06, 2017
http://www.local8now.com

Knoxville, Tennessee A Knoxville man took a hobby of building slot cars to a whole new level.

As Local 8 News Anchor Alan Williams found out, it’s a big business now selling them all over the world.

WFAA-TV News 8’s Alisha Ebrahimji takes you on a short tour of Dallas Slot Cars – Dallas’ only slot car racing track.

In Garland, you won’t be alone. That’s where you’ll find North Texas’ only slot car arena.

Don’t know what a slot car is? That’s okay…I didn’t either until I stepped foot through their door– and trust me, you’ll be glad you did if racing is your cup of tea.

Slot cars are miniature replicas of larger race cars you may see on the race track from time to time. With extreme attention to detail the cars you see are in immaculate condition before they hit a guided grooved track.

QUICK question: who’s the current holder of the Peter Brock Trophy? Nice article about Cody Bramble on wheelsmag.com.au.

Photo credits to: https://www.wheelsmag.com.au

If you’ve answered Will Davison or Jonathon Webb, most recent winners of the Bathurst 1000, you’re talking about a piece of Johnny-come-lately tinware. The real Peter Brock Trophy dates back more than 40 years, and marks a similarly sizeable achievement in its field of motorsport.