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see:
https://www.freep.com/in-depth/news/local/michigan/detroit/2022/04/01/jimmy-attard-dearborn-slot-car-track/7191942001/

see the citation for good pictures
especially for the F1 fans of Alex Riberio in his #9 March 76,
Jochem Mass in his #12 1976 McLaren, or Vittorio Brambilla in
his #9 March 751.

Dearborn man has one of the largest slot car racing tracks in the country
Jimmy Attard has spent 30 years creating the track which includes 18
turns, 170 hand-painted figures and close to 1,000 cars.
Eric Seals
Detroit Free Press
Published 4:00 AM PDT Apr. 1, 2022 Updated 7:08 AM PDT Apr. 1, 2022
If Jimmy Attard needs to feel young again, he heads downstairs to the
basement of his Dearborn home. It’s his fountain of youth, his trip back
in time.

“Down here, I don’t realize I’m in my late 60s. It’s no different than
when I was a kid although today my track is on a much bigger scale, and
I can afford it.”

Attard has one of the largest and most detailed slot car racing tracks
in the country and it has been a labor of love building and detailing it
for over 30 years, much of which he’d do when he wasn’t working as a
chassis designer for Ford Motor Co., which he retired from in 2005. -----
“I’m almost embarrassed, it’s almost an addiction you know? But I love
it. I love every one of them. If one was missing, I’d know it,” he said.

Hmm. I was pretty seriously into slot cars 1962 to 65, then
gradually moved over more into full size racing in 1969 and
on. If I had gotten back into the scale cars after I
retired in 2001, I could have quite the collection.
But as it is, I've got the pictures and trophies from
full size. Choices, choices. Take one road or the other.


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