Love this story. I've known know Bob Beers for many years, he is a fountain of knowledge on Aurora slot car racing. I've been racing Aurora cars since the early 70's, when T-jets were on their way out and AFX was on the way in. I'm also a collector. I race locally and nationally in a class called Fray class. Named after a race that takes place in Ferndale CA every year called The FRAY in Ferndale. Teams from all over the country and some from overseas show up to compete, over a week long period, in both individual and team competition. The Fray cars use the original T-jet chassis as the basis for the class. Some modifications are allowed, some for reasons of difficulty finding good part or competitive parts, some for better handling and driving. The racing is quite intense even in this small scale.