The Professor Motor Story
Greetings One & All
Welcome to the web home of the professor emeritus of model car racing, Professor Motor. Click away to have some fun. We hope you will be entertained and amused by our site and will enjoy and benefit from the products and services we have to offer .. and don't be shy .. ask us questions, and give us some feedback on our design .. and please be patient if not all of this is working .. our site is still being built.
Thanks ...... professor.
To inform, communicate, educate and entertain the great masses of enthusiasts involved in modeling, model car racing, slot car collecting and hobbies in general .... and along the way sell some model car , motorsports or slot car goodies to help pay the bills.
Professor Motor History
The good professor motor has been involved in model car racing and motorsports for quite a while ... in 1961 the professor's granny bought him a model racing set for Christmas which featured two Mercedes 300SL sports cars racing on raised "rails". Rail racing, as some of you history buffs out there may know .. was the forerunner of today's model car (slot) racing. The rest, as they say, is history. More detail about the professor and his exploits can be found on the "biography" link. The latest endeavor, ... www.professormotor.com domain was created 10 February 1999.
We get a lot of questions from folks on how to do a web site (we can provide that service by the way). To help answer those questions .. the following "stuff" is used by the good professor to create this site. Hardware - dual processor 450 MHz Pentium II PC machine built by the professor from parts (slower machines would work just fine), The recent purchase of a Nikon Cool Pix 950 digital camera has been pure magic in creating high quality images as you can see by the large format Pro Slot car pictures (for example). A picture of that camera is shown below. Software - Front page 2000 and notepad are used to edit the HTML code .. Corel Photo Paint 9.0 and Ulead Photo Impact 5.0 are both awesome programs I use to edit images (with care sharp looking detailed images < 40k in size are possible), Winsock FTP Pro is used to make transferring files to the site an easy mouse "drag & drop" operation and ms office 2000 is used (particularly excel) to go right from spreadsheets to HTML files.
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