Thingies had their genesis in the late 1960's and early 1970's and are remembered as the slot car equivalent of the futuristic idea sketches that any large automobile design studio had on their walls during this period- with a more than little Sci-Fi thrown in.
Some popular "Thingies" of the late 1960's included:
The Gamma Ray
The Manta Ray
Last year Mid-America Raceway and hobbies in the Chicago Suburb of Montgomery had the first North American "Fest" for Thingie collectors and racers... called "ThingieFest".
This year the tradition continues with... "ThingieFest II"
Event Schedule for ThingieFest II
November 29th, 2008
Raceway opens at 10 AM for test and tune.
3:00 pm American Line cars 36D motors
4:00 pm Run what ya brung 1/24 and 1/32 Thingie race
5:00 pm Classic Thingie race (36D powered Classic cars)
7:00 pm Retro Can-Am IRRA rules
8:00 pm 4 inch NASCAR
9:00 pm 4.5 inch FCR
10:30 Awards Ceremony at "Poor Boys" next door.
Here are a sampling of cars that have already been entered in "ThingieFest II"
Mid-America Raceway and Hobbies
285 Montgomery Road
Montgomery, IL 60538
Contact the raceway for any questions or class rules clarifications.
630 484 8574
NOTE: Aurora Outlet Malls are nearby! Shoppers in the family can be more than satisfied while we race!