About NASTE

NASTE was established in 1996 by a small group of slot car racing enthusiasts in the Portland Oregon area.  Click here to view the original site.

The group's racing and car building experience varied from veteran to rookie. Most of the veterans had raced with many different clubs and groups since the 1980s. They had experience racing and building HO, 1/32, and 1/24 scale cars. These racers were now building and racing slot cars with their children, most of whom were now high school students. The group was looking for something different in slot car racing.

This group started racing on a short, 3 lane routed 1/24 scale track. Short as in 34 ? foot lap length. The racing was intense, and the name NASTE (which originally stood for North East Ainsworth Short Track Encounters) stuck.

NASTE expanded, adding more tracks to their racing schedules. The cost of racing is of major concern, and the cars we race still reflect that concern. Our goal is to make our racing inexpensive, with the main focus on FUN! Besides, low tech can be very competitive!

Presently the NASTE group races on tracks at different private locations in Portland and the surrounding area. Since 1996 we have had the pleasure of meeting many new people. We have men and women of all ages racing, as well as kids, and even a kid (well he was 20 years ago we he started racing with us) who has come back with his kids! So, check out our cars and tracks. Drop us line if you have any questions or comments. 



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You will need a car kit, any where from 1928 to 1948 American iron, no convertibles or chopped tops. A motor bracket, I have one left, they are $8.00. All the above have reserved a bracket. You will also need a 1.0 inch wide X 1.0 ft. long X 060" or so thick brass piece, Parkrose Hardware supplies brass pieces

.I am once again guessing on the $ for the rest of the parts: Motor about $15.00, front and rear axle $4.00 a pair, crown gear $5:00, pinion $5.00, front tires $8:00, rear tires $12.00, bushings, need two at about $1:00 apiece, guide flag $3:00, brushes $2:00. THIS IS JUST A GUESS ! As stated above I have one motor bracket left at $8:00. I am going to supply the rest of the brass and piano wire if Parkrose Hardware has what I need. I have some of what we need and it may be enough, but I will head for the store just in case

.If any one else you know of that wants to attend please let me know

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See ya.
Howie.


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