View Full Version : Track Facts 1972 plastic Slide rule

10-29-2017, 01:40 AM
Over the years , I've collected some rather esoteric items . Many are never offered for sale , so it's hard to know their value.

I have something called Track Facts, a commercially produced colorful plastic , slide rule format, database of speed ratings, track conformation (length of stretch, turns, etc) and other assorted data, for every track in the country at the time.

Even had a separate card for Turf courses.

This was 1972.

Has anyone here even seen this for sale anywhere, or even heard of it.

I don't think it got wide distribution, so I'm assuming it's rare.

10-30-2017, 05:37 PM
Some where in the back of my mind it rings a bell, but can't place it. Could you post a picture of it or any of your other items? I've collected some of these slide rules and gadgets just for the fun of it and for display. Most of them I bought were in the $15 to $20 range. Although some start out in the $30 to $40 range but come down.

A lot of these items do have patents, so your might do a google patent search. There where people making these slide rules as far back as the 1920's. They had to market it somewhere. Most likely the DRF or racing magazines of the time.