March is not far off now, so it’s time to start to get ready for the annual trip out to the oldest surviving slotcar raceway in the US in it’s original location, Tom Thumb in Columbus, Ohio.
The first annual Retro Revival and Reunion Race (R4 for short!) was held at Tom Thumb in 2008 and attracted record fields in all the classes run. In 2009 the event grew once again and I am happy to say I was a part of it for the first time.
The R4 is now recognized as one of the “major” retro races in the US now along with the Sano in Chicago and Checkpoint Cup in Los Angeles, and attracts many of the worlds current top retro racers as well as many of the top names form the 60’s and 70’s.
Below is a video form the first event in 2008: