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While commercial tracks dominated the hobby in the US, there were many clubs with tracks where the competition was just as intense. One such club was the Miniature Electric Scale Automobile Club (M.E.S.A.C.) in Inglewood, California and their legendary 190-foot 6-lane track that could be altered into 8 different configurations through the use of a four-inch wide sliding board that had 12 lanes routed into it, 6 straight and 6 curved.

The circuit had the look of an English club track in that it was completely detailed with the famous Martini & Rossi bridge a signature feature. There were even operating pits that the racer was required to use in longer races, by way of railroad type points. Race control was conducted in an elevated room offering a commanding view of the activities.