Friday, January 9, 1970

Slot Car History : San Diego - 1966

The year is 1966... 
Slot Car Racing is taking hold all across America - and San Diego is no exception.

Since just last year (1965) an additional 10 Slot car tracks have popped up across the city.
In the telephone books HOBBY SECTION we now also have:

 7.  Hobby Stop Uptown with Slot Racing Supplies

 8.  South Clairemont Model Raceway

 9.  Sunset Cliffs Model Raceway

But there is also now a separate section in the telephone book called
SLOT CAR RACE COURSES, and here we see...

10. Allied Model Car Raceways on Waring Rd.

11. El Cajon Road Runner on East Main

12. Hobbies Unlimited on Euclid

13. Home Model Racing Center Opens with 2 huge tracks

14. International Raceway Center at the Armed Services YMCA

15. Le Mans Miniature has a track at 54th and University

16. Sunset Cliffs Model Raceway in the OB / Pt Loma area.

1966 Pacific Bell Yellow Pages



  1. I used to turn marshall at the South Clairemont Model Raceway starting in 1967 when I was 5 or 6. The owner paid me a grape soda (5 cents) and a brand new in the box Matchbox car (49 cents)for a full night of marshalling. My oldest brother Dennis raced - made his own copper tubing chassis, hard plastic body (black 63 Vette), skinny hard foam (or rubber?) tires.

    I would have paid the owner to marshall - and I wish I still had those matchbox cars (or even just the boxes)...

    Ty Brittain
    IKEA Speedway

  2. i race at all the tracks in san diego there where two tracks in
    pacific beach and lemon grove racway santee raceway miss some

    tom cataldo