I’ve always been a collector, going back to childhood. As a kid, I collected coins, stamps, and baseball cards. As a teen, it was Lionel trains. But in 1961, when I was 10 years old, my parents gave me my first Aurora HO-scale slot-car set, and that changed the course of my life.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2018/07/29/slot-car-love