Slot car racing alive and well at Buzz-A-Rama on Church Street in Kensington

The number of tracks has dwindled in the city over the years, but 88-year-old Frank "Buzz" Perry, who owns Buzz-a-Rama on Church Street, says his

Buzz-A-Rama has some loyal fans, and among them are grandfathers, fathers and young children.

Buzz-A-Rama has some loyal fans, and among them are grandfathers, fathers and young children. (9/14/13)

BROOKLYN - Slot car racing may be an old pastime, but people of all ages are enjoying it in Kensington.

The number of tracks has dwindled in the city over the years, but 88-year-old Frank "Buzz" Perry, who owns Buzz-A-Rama on Church Street, says his tracks aren't going anywhere. He first opened the slot car site in 1965.

"In the first two years of when I was open, there were 45 places like this in the whole city of New York," says Perry. "And now? Now, I am the lone survivor."

Buzz-A-Rama has some loyal fans, and among them are grandfathers, fathers and young children. Workers say that people of all ages and experience levels are welcome to come in for some old fashioned fun.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

A nor'easter is making its way to the 1 Forecasters: 1 to 3 inches of rain possible on Monday
A press conference was held in Downtown Brooklyn 2 VIDEO: El Chapo extradited and arraigned in Brooklyn
Kilusan Bautista once lived in Crown Heights until 3 NYC man's show puts spotlight on gentrification
Witnesses say a 10-year-old boy was struck by 4 Witnesses: 10-year-old hit by car in Brooklyn
Police have made an arrest in connection with 5 Police arrest man accused of hiding body parts at Hunts Point waste station

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE