Friday, July 29, 2011

Jim Williams: SCHOR's "Mister Concours"

Aston Martin LMP LeMans

SCHOR is fortunate to count a lot of very talented racers on it's roster.  Not only are there a lot of good drivers and racers, but over the years there have been a number of members who have made significant contributions to the overall HO racing scene, and there have also been some seriously talented individuals  In this case I am referring to Jim "Mr. Concours" Williams.  Jim is a fast and serious HO slot racer who is almost always in contention for the win, but his true claim to fame are his talents when it comes to taking a clear lexan body and adding decals, paint and a good airbrush. 

Jim is all about the details
We don't call him "Mr Coucours" for nothin'.  Jim is a multi National Concours Champion.  He has won numerous national awards at HOPRA, UFHORA, HOPAC, and SCHOR Championships.  We here at SCHOR are very proud to have such a talented artist on our crew.  So in an effort to spruce up this blog a bit, there will a number of future postings of Jim's work, so that the rest of the Slot car world can get a glimpse of some of the amazing "Slot Car Art" that we see at every SCHOR race.   Cheers to Mr. Coucours!  

Audi R8 LeMans


Tuesday, July 19, 2011

So Cal HO Slot Racing is back on Track/s...

HO track drought ends...

Well it actually never really left!  So... after a brief shortage of places to race HO in Southern California.  I am officially announcing here and now that the So Cal HO Track racing drought is officially over!  Yep, and that's because we now have yet ANOTHER brand new track in So Cal, and this one is definitely for SCHOR type magnet racing.  New SCHOR racer Dan Cronin has stepped up to the plate with this brand new awesome version of a classic HO Scorpion track that he calls "The Stinger".  This sweet and fast 4'x14' four lane number is the most recent product of the dynamic HO track creation duo of Scott Dunlap and Ty Brittain

"The Stinger"

Racing starts at the end of this month! 
And to kick off the racing on the "Stinger" in style

Saturday July 30th

Dan is having a track-opening and barbeque 
 Track will be available to play on starting at 10 am,
and Dan will start grilling at 1 pm.
Everybody's welcome to drop by and check it out.

Dan Cronin's CSR Raceway
(4x14 Custom - Scorpion "Stinger")