RCCA Truck of the year 1992

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Re: RCCA Truck of the year 1992

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Curtis wrote: Tue Mar 23, 2021 10:50 pm Hi guys, I still have this truck. I'll post up some more pics for you. Let me know if this will work for you.
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Re: RCCA Truck of the year 1992

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I concur, awesome !!
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Re: RCCA Truck of the year 1992

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On a different note I've always been curious on Associated history with slot cars, which I've never seen any info on. Seeing those slot cars as well is pretty cool, maybe some day someone could shed some light on AE's early pre RC days...
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Re: RCCA Truck of the year 1992

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Thank you so very much Curtis and Steve, it really does blow my mind what you guys will do for everyone here at the RC10Talk community. :D
Wow that paint job is even more amazing looking then I thought. Beautifully done. Who’s handy work was it ?
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That’s impossible, I was told you need a sponsor to race.
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Re: RCCA Truck of the year 1992

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This body was painted by Mike Ogle. He is an amazing painter and artist. He made so many great ads for AE.

Regarding the early Slot Car part of AE, Associated made all kinds of Slot Car parts and bodies. One of my first jobs working at AE was gluing, mounting and grinding rear slot car tires. The first time I ever went to AE in Paramount with my dad, before he was partner, Roger Curtis walked us around the shop. I thought it was the coolest place ever. I got to see them pulling slot car bodies on the vac-u-form machine. They also painted the slot car bodies as well. Roger gave me an HO scale body on my tour.
I actually still have a couple HO scale body molds.
One one the last Slot Car items we produced was the guides and guide brushes. I know personally I had to have made 10 to 20 thousand of them.
RC picked up more and took more time away from slot cars. We gradually stopped making slot stuff. I’ll see if I can find the HO body molds.
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Re: RCCA Truck of the year 1992

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While we got you here.... :wink:
Would that have been Associated Slot Racing Products or was that just a similarly named company?
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Re: RCCA Truck of the year 1992

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Regarding the Associated Slot Racing Prod header cards, I'm not really sure so I reached out to Roger Curtis. He will let me know. This is somewhat before my time.

Here is a picture of the HO slot car vac-u-form molds that I still have. Porsche 917, Ti 22 and a VW bug. The full size slot car is a Gene Husting tribute car. A modern era slot car made by Al Chuck. He had it painted to match my dads RC body paint scheme. Slot cars have come a long ways. So fast

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Re: RCCA Truck of the year 1992

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Wow!

This is such a great post with a lot of members chiming in and sharing information.

To then have Curtis' contributions of photos and confirmation of information just makes me glad this forum exists.

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Re: RCCA Truck of the year 1992

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Alright so clearly the current truck the body is on is a later RC10T. I’m looking to have it set up more closely to the truck that was in the truck of the year article.
So here’s my starting point.
Looks to be a very gently used team truck. That being said it will receive a carbon trans brace. The bottom of the tub is very nice but it does have some battle scars.
I’m considering having it powder coated red like Cliff’s ST was because I’ve always wanted that truck ever since the first time seeing the RCCA article on it.
I’d also like to use 3 piece white wheels instead of the team truck one piece so it has the proper look.
I do know it’ll be a bit of a mashup but I think in the end with that beautiful body, it’ll be the T I’ve always wanted.
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Re: RCCA Truck of the year 1992

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Looks like a great starting point! Curious to see your progress... I’ve also always wanted a “Cliff” red RC10T.

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Re: RCCA Truck of the year 1992

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I just realized there was a matching buggy as well.....

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Re: RCCA Truck of the year 1992

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Oh great, fantastic !! I still can’t get him to do the T body and now I’ve got to get a buggy body done too :lol: :lol:
Who do you race for ?
Me……. I race for me.
That’s impossible, I was told you need a sponsor to race.
Hey Cru ! Go balls out 8)

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