Tom Bowman's Web Spot


Magnets for Handling


Winter paddle on Stumpy Lake, Virginia Beach

My wonderful son, Josh, and his lovely wife, Ashleigh, gave me this 3/2 wetsuit for Winter paddling...great to paddle all year round!

Jivamukti Yoga

Since turning 60, Atma Bohda Yoga, has been my Yoga studio in Virginia Beach.

Honda VFR 800

I've been a motorcyclist since 1969, first a street registered Honda MiniTrail, and then larger motorcycles through the years. Over the years, I've taken many trips on bikes: a 500 mile one day trip from Moorhead to Minneapolis on a Honda CL125, a European road trip on a Kawasaki KE175, a trip from Okinawa to the main Japanese islands of Kyushu and Honshu on a Honda VF500, an Australian road trip from Melbourne to Arkaroola on a Kawasaki KLR650.

But click the link to see my longest trip, Virginia Beach to Ferndale, California on a Honda VFR800.



The full story of the JRBF, from my point of view


SUP'n on the Pocaty River


How I've aged over the years in MASCAR


Summer  time in Virginia


Summer  time in Virginia

50 years ago while playing with my HO cars, I delivered papers for the Minneapolis Tribune and Fargo Forum, on my red Schwinn Typhoon, very much the same bike as I just bought.

Spring time in Virginia

My parents basement in the early 70's

My basement track in Moorhead, Minnesota, early 70's, with Lynn Rice, Racer X, Mike LaMusga, Tom Bowman

4th Place at the Challenge, thanks to some rule breakin' of 3 teams!

Team results by table in Adobe pdf format

MASCAR's 2010 Challenge Team: Mark Smith, Tim Keevin, Jerry Schmoyer, Tom Bowman, Bubba Milholen

Tom racing through the years!

Faster and 70 pounds lighter!

Tom winning the Racing Show ECHORR race!

Tom after winning an ECHORR race at the Motorsports Race Car Trade Show at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center 1-23-10

Dash magnet testing!

Sneek peek of brass wars chassis from the early 70's from my junk box!

Team Tye Dye

Jerry receiving the HO Product of the Year trophy

Jerry Schmoyer receiving the 2008 HO Product of the Year trophy from Justin Schmoyer, for the brp Stage II controller

Tom at Slugger's

David Payne, Tom Bowman, Justin Schmoyer & Tim Kirk racing on Slugger's 12 foot MaxTrak, Slugger's slot car show, January 24, 2009, Woodbridge, VA

Tom at Snowball 500, Horseheads, NY

Tom at Monaco GP, Eden,NC

Tom at the Bangor Speedbowl

Running with the River City HO Racing Association, Bangor, Wisconsin.

(L-R)Greg Oliver, Drew Kreibich, Tom Bowman, Tim Degenhardt, and Paul Gilbertson

Tiny 600Z

Check out the tiny Honda 600Z, my second car...

Dan Gurney for President!

Dan Gurney's Cobra at the Targa Florio. The body and wheels were made by Slotcar Innovations and detailed by Richard Picard.

I won the car at the "Gear-Up" auction in August of '05.

Ed Bianchi's Slot Car Carol

Roger's birthday gift

I've finally made a T-Jet size Miata, thanks to Roger Corrie for shrinking the Tyco version! Click on the picture to view. ...TOM

Ron's AFX dirt car

Ron Esterline's AFX style dirt car

The 2008 Fray

The 2007 Fray

The 2006 Fray

The 2005 Fray

The 2003 Fray with Team Wizzard

The 2002 Fray with Team Wizzard

The 2001 Fray with the Model Motoring Racing Team




Visit my Gallery of HO slots.


Step by Step procedures on building a flared Thunderjet racer


Visit my pages devoted to Ed Bianchi's prototype magnetic braid track.

alpine1.jpg Alpen Rennen, Model Motoring through the Alps

tom.gifPhoto Gallery from 1969-1970 H.O. Racing Association of Fargo tracks

magnet.gifCar Model articles on the development of the Magnet Car

Team brp's Homepage


Virginia HO Racing egroup

Brass Wars article on Riggen HO

Collection of oddball Bowman cars by Ron Bernstein

Gallery of Slots

Mangusta Resurrection, how to make a race car out of trash

Bianchi Magnetic Braid Track

Alpine Model Motoring

HORA of Fargo Archives

Magnet Car Archives


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