The Home Page of Brooklands Speedway

 and a bit more

 

 

 

 To see some of the original Brooklands Speedway and my toy car STUFF, please click the car below! 

 

 To visit the NEW Brooklands Speedway, click the photo of the slot car clock below! 

clock

 

 Click on the photo of Dave in his TR3B to learn about his mid-life crisis. 

 

 Click on the word flickr to see more of Dave's photography.
 

 

 

In recent years I have started to develop my slot car and train layout in approximate HO size in the basement of our new addition. The trains are 1/87 as are the buildings, but the cars range from 1/87 to about 1/64. Such are the problems of a hobby.

The layout will develop over the next few years as our recently completed addition to our home gives me room to grow the set up. With  retirement from Lifetouch, my employer and career for most of my adult life, starting this summer, I will be able to start dedicating more time to my "room".

Slot Car racing has been a part of my life, off and on, since Junior High School. Along with sports, academics, photography, and music, motor sports has been a lifetime passion. I have found some of my old cars that were not discarded over the years, and have added to the collection as well.

The village of Cherringtown will be a cityscape using a few ideas from the Lehigh Valley of PA, along with other structures that catch my fancy. It is named after my wife's maiden name. Brooklands Speedway is named after the historic site in England. It is not be a recreation of that wonderful track, as that would be too difficult to build for slot cars, but the name is important. You can learn more about it by visiting the Brooklands link.

Lifetouch had been my employer since 1973 until I retired in 2005, and was a wonderful company. We  created memories for families, and hope that our efforts were appreciated. It has been a great company, and many of my family members have joined me working for Lifetouch. At times I still miss being an active member of the Lifetouch family.

In 2015 we moved to a new home, so I had to dismantle the original Brooklands Speedway, and in January 2017 I was able to start again to build a new slot car layout in our new home's recently finished basement.

Besides the slot car hobby, my life includes many other activities such as family, photography, and volunteering at America On Wheels,  transportation museum in Allentown, taking time to travel, spending days at our Poconos lake home, and much more. I hope to spend more time reading, and playing with our grandchildren: Caty, Harry, Hannah, and Sam.


 

Contact Dave Reese

 

 Please click the buttons below to visit America on Wheels where I spend my free time as a docent and car detailer, the William Allen High School Class of 1968,  or find me on Facebook.   

 

 

Last updated 1/3/2020