While visiting New York for Rosanna’s daughter’s wedding (it was nice…aw!!), I had the pleasure of visiting Slot Car Central in Syracuse, upstate New York.


What a find.  God, this place is loaded with slot car stuff – all HO.  Inventory from top to bottom, as you will see in the pictures, mostly Tyco’s guys….sorry, LOL.


Met Robert Molta, the owner, Friday morning – right before the wedding rehearsal.  He was very welcoming – and took me in like any slot car enthusiast would.  So unfortunately, with Rosanna rushing me, I didn’t have time to see everything right then, but made plans to come back the morning of the wedding to spend some time checking everything out.  Lucky for me, it was an evening wedding!!


So Robert gave me the grand tour, from the showroom floor to the back, including his private stash.  As you can tell from the photos, it was well worth coming back.  Even with that, I didn’t get to see everything.


I recommend if you are ever in upstate New York that you visit Slot Car Central.  He has Monday to Friday hours, with limited time on the weekend.  However, he will accommodate you, especially if you’re from out of town.  He welcomed me with open arms, and I’m sure he will do the same for you.


Robert’s website is: – though the website doesn’t do it justice.  40 plus years of inventory.  What a find!!


You would never know what is behind this door.


Robert in his showroom.

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More of the showroom.

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One of many drawers loaded with cars.

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Nascar Tycos in the drawer!!!

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Sealed boxes – floor to approx. 6ft high – of slot car sets.

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Blurry photo doesn’t do this justice, but its a 7ft cabinet, 3 door stocked with bags of Tyco parts.

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