Ashland's Vintage Slot Car Racing Track Is Last Commercial Track In Mass.

Photo: WBZ NewsRadio \ Matt Shearer

ASHLAND, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Why should kids have all the fun?

WBZ's Matt Shearer took a trip to Ashland and wandered into an unmarked door in the back of a warehouse in the name of slot car racing.

Richard Payne is the owner of Modelville Hobby, a place where adults and kids alike can play with model cars. Payne says it's the only place around where you can race vintage slot cars.

There are five tracks that are about 225 feet long.

"It's probably one of the fastest sports around with the least chance of you getting hurt," Payne said.

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Joe and Paul make a trip down to Modelville Hobby from the North Shore every week.

"When I realized Richard had this little paradise here we figured hey let's just have a good night," Joe said.

Shearer asked Payne if he is planning on retiring anytime soon, but he seems to want to stick around.

"The more people that come in the more likely I'm going to hang around a while, and they want to hang around for a while," he said.

Modelville Hobby opened in 1965 when Dick Cafarelli bought a small store in downtown Framingham with just one track. It has been expanding ever since.

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