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Post  Crosley8 Tue Mar 22, 2022 9:54 am

I am new in here big time slot car racer,my first in a retro class was the Cox LaCucaracha the slot car that innovated slot car racing.The LaCucaracha Lacuc10
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Post  GallopingGhostler Tue Mar 22, 2022 12:15 pm

Thanks for posting that, Crosley8, I had no idea Cox made such a slot car. Was the real thing named, "La Cucaracha" (The Cockroach in Spanish)?

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(Yea, yea, back in the late 1960's, hippies were prevalent. That was the days of flower power. That was my high school.) Wink tongue lol!
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Post  Crosley8 Tue Mar 22, 2022 7:45 pm

Yes I found that funny too.Back in the day the slot chassis were pretty much a solid no flex chassis.The LaCucaracha had an iso fulcrum chassis which in the old days would articulate over the rougher material race tracks and flex, producing a much faster slot racer.It is also known as the slot car to end the golden days of slot car racing.
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Post  roddie Wed Mar 23, 2022 6:47 pm

I have one that was given to me by my Grandfather.. many years ago. I brought it to a track in Ashland, MA called "Modelville Hobby".. probably 20 years ago. That's the last time it was run. It's missing the driver.. and the rear tires/wheels are not stock.

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The rear tires had hardened.. and the pro-shop didn't have any that would fit the wheels.. so a wheel-swap was done.. and the originals were put in clear plastic canister that the new ones came in.

Below photo is of the original rear wheels/tires and spinner-nuts.

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Post  roddie Wed Mar 23, 2022 7:29 pm

Seems that maybe I don't have the original wheels/hub-nuts.. Huh...  I searched the web and don't see any cars with the three-spoke "knock-off" style hub-nuts. I just assumed that gramps bought it new.. but maybe not. He and my Uncle Vin (his Son) used to frequent a track in N. Attleboro, MA in the early 70's.

Here's a few more pics of his (my) car..

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Post  Crosley8 Wed Mar 23, 2022 7:47 pm

I had to do the rear wheel swap also,most tracks prefer the sponge over silicon.Excellent example of old technology that works well.
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Post  Cribbs74 Thu Mar 24, 2022 9:01 am

Nice cars guys. Something I have wanted to get into, but the prices are through the roof.
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Post  Crosley8 Thu Mar 24, 2022 11:32 am

They are high for collectors,I ran into a few by chance,a nice one and a driver.They were king of the hill in slot car racing for a long time.I run mine every once in a while,no classes for them.If you are interested in 1/24th racing may I suggest FCR or Flexi class it's really affordable racing bang for the buck
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