Tournaments and RacingRedline Revival official entry thread

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31
When: Thursday, December 31, 2015

Idea is to take a stock "well played with" original Redline Hotwheel and race them.

Here is my twist to the event... (sacrilege to some)  DRILL IT, and you have to replace the wheels/axles. My idea is to take an original Redline and refresh the performance. FTE's, 5 spokes, black walls, you name it anything but the original bearing type wheels and axles. ALL racing and Grudge matches will be videoed...

http://i1070.photobucket.com/albums/u495/Squiggy799/IMG_0041.jpg

Rules & Restrictions

  • Weight 57g max
  • Size restrictions; length and height The usual sizes - 1.3" high, 3.5" wide and orange track wide
  • Cars per entrant one or two cars
  • Brand, body style, year, make/model requirements, etc.
  • Wheel limitations, requirements; No Redline wheels and bearing type axles
  • Stock cars allowed GRUDGE MATCH ONLY, non-points  side bets only...  I will sort out a prize here as well.
  • Must be drilled rivets, RACERS
  • Dry lubes only


  • Prizes  Oh you want this, you don't know it yet... but you do.

Hot Wheels "The Hot Ones"  Speed Pack 1, with all chase cars

http://i1070.photobucket.com/albums/u495/Squiggy799/IMG_0039.jpg

http://i1070.photobucket.com/albums/u495/Squiggy799/IMG_0040.jpg

How to enter

Post a reply along with how many cars you're going to enter.

Want your car/s back? $4 shipping. Winner will have shipping returned

Where to send your cars

Chris Taylor

441 Reeves

Pinckney, MI 48169-9797

Don't forget to print an ID card with your entry

Entry deadline

All entries must be received by the host before 12/15/2015 by Christmas....

Scoring and Winning, 

Double Elimination, 

first place 5pts, second place 3pts, third place 2pts, fourth place 1pt... thats it.

Penalties

cars more than 3g over weight will race but be painted pink, and not score any points.

Tracks & Dates

All races will be at one location (my house) over the Christmas-New Years break.

Planning at a minimum two track layouts, my low and slow track, and standard 1/4 mile. (possible 3rd track) 

Winners and Results

Mention the winner, the final results and include a picture of the winning car if available.

FOTF
Those aren't that car's stock wheels pictured, are they?
Traction-Event
nope, that car came to me in pieces

Signed up so far:

C-10

Rally Case

McJiggles

DVB

Delta 6

Smitty

CCRider


on the fence: FOTF, Stroller, CrzyTrkrDude, Delta 6's Neighbor... :)

The Heavy Chevy is weighted, glued and ready to roll...

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/20151118_220935_zpsqqcj6zwc.jpg

...and it's kinda speedy :)

Oh, btw, I like the Pink Paint Penalty...nice touch!

KandORacing
Hahahaha a classic

Sign me up Chris. I know I've been bad about forgetting to get cars out to races lately but this one is very interesting so I'll get them out for sure for this one. 

Nice prize!  Real nice.  Sad I don't have an entry for this one.  Real sad.

72_Chevy_C10
Do you need a Redline? I'm sure that somebody on here could hook you up!

http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj515/majestik9/oldredlines005_zps9e8bd31e.jpg

GRUDGE MATCH!Diecast Cars Hot Wheels Matchbox!!!

Nightstalker
I'll send along the Bird as my entry into the Grudge Race. Anyone?
Nightstalker
Oh yea, guess I'm in.
72_Chevy_C10
Good Ol' NJ grudge match! I'll run my Heavy Chevy against ya, Stalker! :)
Traction-Event
Awesome... return of the Dirty Bird! Be great to see the champ back in action.
fordman
the nasty nightingale... baddest bird in brick !
Nightstalker
Only car i own to have won a overall championship, and I have had it for 48 years.
Nightstalker
OK, now explain Grudge Match.
72_Chevy_C10
Grudge match is just a race where one guy calls out another
Traction-Event
Grudge match, as C-10 said, but I would assume it would be original redline vs a modified car. Bragging rights

Cool! OK C-10, I'm willing to put up eather a 40 Ford coupe (Delta Sonic) or a 57 Bel Air ragtop (Johnny L)

http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj515/majestik9/Grudge%20match%20001_zpsr5rhspm6.jpg

Best 2 outta 3. Don't remember who sent me these cars and kinda hard to let em go. So, whatitbe?

Whoa, this is getting serious...the '57 is pretty Sweet. I'll take a look around and see what I have at home to put up! 

72_Chevy_C10
Oh, and 2 out of 3 sounds good...On TE's normal track, not the low and slow :)
Traction-Event
starting to sound like a street race negotiation... love it
72_Chevy_C10
Yeah, I kinda feel like I'm on 'Street Outlaws" :)

The stock Redline from 1967 should get a 1 carlength handicap over the modded Heavy Chevy. Just to even the playing field, it's only a carlength, right?


Nightstalker
The bird would need the longer drop to get the speed up to match the Chevy's FTE's

If TE can come up with a way to launch them and give you a length, I'll do that, Stalker! (Now I feel like I'm on Pinks!)

72_Chevy_C10
Or TE could a car length in front of the finish line and use the normal start gate?
Nightstalker
yup
Traction-Event
let me see what I can work up for you two...
fordman
drag tracks starting pegs under one cars front axle, rear of the other ?

(not to cut in on y'all... Sorry... But, I won't be entering this one...) 

And now, back to your banter...

Lol

72_Chevy_C10
Bummer! Too busy?
Nightstalker
Doesn't anyone want a crack at the winner?
Nightstalker
Maybe this should have it's own thread.
CrzyTrkrDude
yeah, some things have come up. all is OK though.

Here's what I'll put up...your choice, Stalker...

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/20151120_203334_zpsleufmu2n.jpg

A Foose Firebird or a Studebaker pickup, both by M2...let me know!

And yeah, what Stalker said...we can't be the only ones grudge racing. Who's up for racing the winner...TE, Smitty? Or, does anyone else have any quick original redlines they would like to race?

Traction-Event
i was hoping FOTF would join in the grudge side of this event. I'll post some race bait shortly
72_Chevy_C10
Sweet!
Nightstalker
I'm liking that Foose Firebird
72_Chevy_C10
Okay, Stalker, the bird is the word! It will go in the box!

All the Grudge matches will be in the pre-race video... these races will serve as a primer to the main event. I hope to get my car sorted this weekend...


Grudge match Race bait... you beat my mod... you pick one.

http://i1070.photobucket.com/albums/u495/Squiggy799/IMG_0049.jpg

I have one original that might be quick enough to Challenge... this Lola tips the scales at 52g... anyone? 

http://i1070.photobucket.com/albums/u495/Squiggy799/IMG_0050.jpg

72_Chevy_C10
Awesome!

You're scaring me a bit with the pink rule; I think my 2.204-at-the-LJLRC Noodle Head might be over 57g, if I were to send that; but what color would it come back as? Ha-ha-ha. I'll have to decide whether I dare to mail Jet Threat, if the Noodle Head makes the RIHWC's quarter finals and the Jet Threat doesn't.

I like the idea of putting up prizes for the grudge match! Anyone after any particular cars (so I can send them in with full confidence that they'll be returned in a matter of time)?

Also, what will the dimensions will this track be? I saw some question about that further up.

Traction-Event
Grudge racers are not subject to all race rules... I will not paint your original redlines

I AM IN, who wants some haha!  Grudging is a pastime of mine.


Delta 6's Neighbor...is tempted 

We'll see if I can find time to mod something.

Traction-Event
This makes me smile...


This Bird is getting the full treatment... Engine work, and new sneakers this weekend... Really hated to lose the hood, maybe I can section it to fit around the Huffer???

http://i1070.photobucket.com/albums/u495/Squiggy799/IMG_0055.jpg

72_Chevy_C10
Looking good, TE! Yup, cut out the hood! :)
fordman
Mad Bird...
CrzyTrkrDude
Bird looks downright P'd off!! NICE
CrzyTrkrDude
sneak peak at a "Copper" car in the background eh?
Traction-Event
Yup that cop car is ready for his shift...

I would say that CrzyTrkrDude will have a car in this race...

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/20151123_094503_zpsrq0698yd.jpg

One Demon Racer, coming up!

CrzyTrkrDude
Thanks Bro! I've always liked that casting.

don't know how to post pix without photo bucket... any help Brian ?

 have a hot heap with a top... and a vicky without ???

72_Chevy_C10
You can email to me,if you'd like, Smitty :)

Sorry, Smitty...images have to be hosted somewhere. Here's an old post with some quick-n-dirty image hosting options.

http://www.redlinederby.com/topic/simple-image-hosting-alternative-to-photobucket-others/1601

Just make sure you always copy the "Direct link" web address to paste into your thread.

fordman
photo bucket won't let me hi lite anything for up loading.. no phone #

Smitty's progress shots of his cars...

Hot Heap...

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/heap%20n%20vic%201%20007-1_zpsruupez8y.jpg

Vicky...

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/heap%20n%20vic%201%20002-1_zpsyxn0nzfc.jpg

fordman
thanks, both rods on '34 coupe bases, vic to be trimmed [rear].
Traction-Event
Looking sharp Smitty... great looking builds out of your garage...as usual
CrzyTrkrDude
Dude does love him some Vicky's!!
fordman
like cuttin up '34 packards too !

I acquired a custom 'cuda in barely usable for parts condition that I plan to resurrect for a shot at those hot ones I was admiring.  I won't get to work on it for another week or two so will be cutting it close.  Please clarify entry deadline....I see 15th, Christmas and 31st....

Thanks.

Traction-Event
I'll be racing the week between Christmas and New Years... just being safe due to the seasonal shipping rush
Traction-Event
love the Cuda...

Built this in case there are and odd number of cars... redline 5 spokes, trimmed engine cover so you can see that engine, added a Smitty Stripe.  For those thinking I hacked up a "good" vintage car this was a repaint, restore job someone else tried, got it in a package eBay deal.

http://i1070.photobucket.com/albums/u495/Squiggy799/IMG_0056.jpg

72_Chevy_C10
It's like a reverse Racer X car! Looks good, TE!
JDC442
I like the dark olive enamel look with this one. The checkered stripe works well too.
JDC442
That one would be a great prize -how could I win it?
CrzyTrkrDude
sharp looking ride!!
Traction-Event
JDC, I'm sure we can work something out...
72_Chevy_C10
I think JDC and Traction Event need to have a little grudge match for this one, don't ya think? (just stirring the pot a little!)
Tracksurgeon
Could this be 2nd place prize maybe?

So, what do you do when you have a set of redline wheels from a Demon and a small scale "Merle" (from the Walking Dead) figure on your desk?

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/20151125_150321_zpsk5dxejaj.jpg

Yup, a Redline Skateboard riding Merle!  

:)

CrzyTrkrDude
Go Merle! Go!

Car #2 is on it's way...and that one is going to remain my Secret Weapon...not to be revealed until the race! 

If anyone wants a grudge match with that one, feel free. Mind you, I don't even have the car here yet! :)

3 contenders on the bench:

http://i489.photobucket.com/albums/rr253/danielcollick/20151125_211824_zpsncm6kxtj.jpg

delta6
That Fleetside still had the original cover & 2 original surfboards underneath it!
72_Chevy_C10
Awesome!
JDC442
Great bodies there. Should be able to make those top competitors Daniel
Traction-Event
Vintage metal... Dig it
delta6
Not my favorite castings, but all of em have long wide and evenly spaced stances.


Traction ~ of my original redlines, I think this is my fastest.  Do you want to throw something at it for Grudge?

Traction-Event
Sure thing, race my mod Lola? You win... You get Ooh Lola...? How tall is that car, hate to see it hit the finish line... Pretty car
JDC442
Not really what I was thinking. The old redliine is fast, but not sure if it can take a Traction mod??
JDC442
Do you have any stock redlines to race my stock redline?
KandORacing
Cue FOTF!
Traction-Event
ok, got it my Stock Lola from the Beater Burnout?
JDC442
That Lola was pretty fast I do remember -let's do it!
JDC442
If I can get past your stock Lola, I'd be willing to try your mod if beating it meant I could keep it ;)
FOTF
I'll admit, I'd be interested to see if my stock Redlines could take the stock competition here as they have at the RIHWC...


Found two cars to mod for this, then looked up the Ferrari 512S on ebay to see if it was valuable or not.  I thought it might be rare and turns out it kinda is.  Well, I just have one to mod now I guess (the Bugeye) -don't have it in me to tear apart the 1972 edition Ferrari.  I have several original redlines, but either they're too narrow to be good racers, or precious to me to tear apart.

Traction-Event
Fair enough... I'd rather see beater cars re-worked than the "good" originals
cliffordshaw
Hey JDC that bugeye with enamel paint has some value too.
JDC442
You're right. Back to the drawing board I guess.

Nightstalker and C-10,  here is one option for the car length lead...  what do you think? My concern is the car higher up on the ramp will have an advantage...at least in my testing. Maybe the car length lead is the other way around in this case...so for you guys Stalker would launch normally, and C-10 get the "lead". this would give Stalker the height advantage. 

http://i1070.photobucket.com/albums/u495/Squiggy799/IMG_0076.jpg

Using a different starting height does make it a little tricky. How about putting  mark on the track (or something for the car to "hit") one car length back from the finish line and launching the cars from the same height...use the video to determine the winner.

What do you think, Stalker?

Nightstalker
yup, even start with 1 car length marked off before the finish line. making 1 lane 1 length shorter.

Ok, better Idea... like C-10 said at the far end of the track... I will place a foam block = to 1 car length (or whatever is negotiated) the car will hit this block and run it through the finish line. easy on the car and track. 

http://i1070.photobucket.com/albums/u495/Squiggy799/IMG_0077.jpg

72_Chevy_C10
I like it!
72_Chevy_C10
Now, we need to do an RLD Pinks Series! :)
Nightstalker
I like it.
fordman
yup... reliable.

CrzyTrkrDude's Demon, almost ready to go. I just need to get some weight in it...

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/20151129_203132_zpspeawcxex.jpg

CrzyTrkrDude
MUCH APPRECIATED BROTHER!! LOOKS GOOOOD!!! THANK YOU!
CrzyTrkrDude
chop top! ummmmm Luggage rack maybe?? lol
72_Chevy_C10
I'll see what I can do! And I'll test it with the weight added...I'll see if you should joint the grudge match fray!
fordman
crazy trucker demon !

Here is my competing car: The Demon from 1970, nicknamed "Guillaume". Same color as CrzyTrkrDude's Demon. This could be the its long lost brother!

This car was once driven by a skilled drag racer who had once beaten a Noodlehead in 1971. As soon as the racer retired from drag racing, the car was left unloved and was eventually sent to a junkyard to be scrapped along with eleven other Demons (This was actually part of a junkyard lot). Decades later, the cars were discovered and one was revived into a slick drag racer. Weight was added and FTE2 wheels were installed. It also has a low center of gravity. 

CrzyTrkrDude
I had a long lost twin?? mind. blown!
fordman
geez looeez, i may look an see if i have a demon?
CrzyTrkrDude
long lost triplet??

This is gonna be tough competition for a skinny wiggler like the custom barracuda.....the plotting begins

Guillaume just beat every single Redline I own. It even beat a Heavyweight by 3 times its length! I might make a second car that might beat it once I get more FTE wheels.


72_Chevy_C10
I see a van in there...and some potential robber...are you planning on running in some of the upcoming races?
CrzyTrkrDude
is that a Warpath? a red white and blue warpath? from the track set?
72_Chevy_C10
I have a White Warpath at home :)
CrzyTrkrDude
I bought a vintage single lane, 4 speed launch, loop track with a 180* bend
CrzyTrkrDude
in the orig box. orig rubber bands. back in Feb. Only the car is missing. the stars and stripes R,W,Blue Warpath.

I will be sending in a second Demon, nicknamed "Marchal." This car is just as fast as Guillaume (maybe faster by a millimeter. It was from the same junkyard lot. However, the J.B. weld on its axles are weak, and if its axles are going to become loose, then I might choose a different car instead.

Also, I will ship both cars in a plastic first aid kit as well as $4 for return shipping to prevent them from being crushed (I once shipped a Redline lot to someone and they were pancaked when he got them). When they're shipped back, will they be shipped with the plastic case?

fordman
did you use J B Rivets on your axles?
Traction-Event
If you want the cars shipped back in a case, then that's how they'll be returned

Hey CrzyTrkrDude,

Is this what you are missing?

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/20151202_214313_zpsjjpgdrps.jpg

CrzyTrkrDude
looks like the one on the box. yeppers!! that one was my favorite when I was 7/8 years old too. I loved the little opening doors!!!

My Super Van might be used as a secondary car instead of Marchal. It's got a lot of weight but not too much. Since the car can easily be pulled apart without drilling, would I still have to drill its rivets?

Hey TrackSurgeon,  no further drilling required, of it already comes apart, but be sure to JB Weld it before racing. But, check the weight on that van...the limit is 57 grams and those are usually up around 70 stock...I'd hate to see it get painted pink!

Tracksurgeon
I might swap its base to a plastic one from a Ranger Rig if its more than 57 grams.
CrzyTrkrDude
the modern red or white supervan should match right up. they are pretty common now.

Are Hot Wheels with the first type of FTEs still being made? I use them on my second car. FTE2s will cause too much friction.

72_Chevy_C10
You're looking for 2005-06 FTE's for the best results...the later ones aren't as good
fordman
the FTEIIs can be track edge climbers...
Stroller
You have to file the spokes even with the rims

Tore the roof and windshield off the "hot heap", packed the interior with lead, JB riveted on a pair of polished axle, corvette, FTEs and a '34 convertible grill and mill...

way 2 fast's grill, front mill, low c-gt's polished FTE axles on the vicky's '34 coupe base, needs windshield and lead.................. assembly

still no pic skills

FTE2 wheels will cause too much friction, so I've created Guillaume II, which has FTE wheels instead. I also added a motor from an Ice T by drilling a hole in its engine bay. I might still race the first one, but I might use a different car model such as a Mutt Mobile or a T-Bird.

72_Chevy_C10
Demon cars all over the place! I have one as a 'Robber' car as well! :)
CrzyTrkrDude
Well Gawrsh!! You got yerself a whole junkeryard full o' redliners!!! Dang Skippy!! lol
Tracksurgeon
Guillaume II is much faster than the first despite being lighter.

I'll be sending my cars in next week...and I'll send your Beetles back to you in the same box. I'm looking forward to these races!

Smitty's  rides, ready to head to Michigan. ..

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/heap%20o%20victory%201%20010-1_zps45qtlv6g.jpg

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/heap%20o%20victory%201%20008-1_zpso7d1vnc1.jpg

Traction-Event
digging the gold on gold Vicky

Like the back parts of Redline wheels, would bending the axles outwards reduce friction? I kinda gave Guillaume II some negative camber.

Traction-Event
experimentation will prove out your theory, test it and see. make sure it tracks straight, that will pay big dividends.

IMO... i feel that any camber will transfer weight / friction out to the flared end of the axle or back against the "backing plate"/ base...


Okay, I've found an old redline I'm willing to disassemble.  Hoping to find time tomorrow to set it up with some smooth fte axles and a good supply of lead.

Traction-Event
great casting!
Tracksurgeon
Where do you buy lead for racing?
Traction-Event
Fishing lead weights, cheap and easy.
JDC442
Delta 6 set me up with a local hobby shop that has adhesive lead squares
72_Chevy_C10
I had a gold chrome one of those :)
Stroller
sling shot bullets work well to. 2 sizes target and hunting.

I've found 15 good candidates for my second car while searching through a box of them.


http://i.imgur.com/Rk597ja.jpg

Traction-Event
double check eBay on a few of those before cutting them up... got some good ones there!!!
Traction-Event
That gold Strip Teaser is fantastic!!!! $$$ Better photo please?
72_Chevy_C10
I like the looks of the chrome Heavy Chevy...I'll trade ya for some lead
Traction-Event
like $100 bill rare...
CrzyTrkrDude
I've always thought the Ice Tee would make a cool 5th wheel truck for a custom car hauler or camper of some type.

Is "original redline" meant to mean a car with the caped "bearing" style wheels or just any car with redlines...like are we including most of the 70s?

Tracksurgeon
Any Hot Wheels with bearing, capped, or permanent Redlines I guess...
Traction-Event
That was my original intent, and in the spirit of the event early Redlines should be used... the only wheel restriction is on built cars
JDC442
Only redline I could find with competitve race potential and beat enough for me to tear apart was a '74 Eliminator

The Strip Teaser I have is perfect for my second car! Once I JB weld some FTEs and it's good to go.


http://i.imgur.com/zm814xV.jpg

72_Chevy_C10
I think TE was saying that car us worth quite a but of $...you might want to re-think cutting it up
Tracksurgeon
It's actally one that's been kid painted really well.
JDC442
nice work ;)
Traction-Event
Not the first time I was wrong...

I gave the Strip Teaser some FTEs and put modeling clay inside for weights. Still needs some graphite.


JDC442
Love it.


The guts are all in this little beast.  Pulled the wheels/axles off a testy Blastous.  Now just need to marry the body to the base and I'm in this thing.

Tracksurgeon
Fits perfectly with FTEs!


Well I do not have old beat up well played with redline cars, but I did find these 2 that I picked up from a garage sale I'm thinking.  They are in the spirit of reviving an old beat up ride.  So I am asking permission to enter these 2.  If they are going to be painted pink and gain me no points I won't bother sending them in.  So what do you think can they play?...... Stroller

http://i1305.photobucket.com/albums/s541/StrollerHW/revival_zpsqfnohjui.jpg

BTW I am not painting them.

72_Chevy_C10
Why not use the cut-off date that they used redlines...around 1976, right? Early relines are getting scarce...Hong Kong cars are out there
Traction-Event
Stroller I want to paint something pink in the worst way.... :)
Guys, great looking cars getting built!!! Can't wait to see them in action. As for a shipping DEADLINE... I will run these cars between Christmas and New Year's day on my time off. The Dec 15th date was to help you all avoid the Mail rush this time of year. 


 Stroller, I'm thinking... looking for input from your competitors... Not trying to be dificult...just fair
Stroller
I don't want to cause any bad feelings so I will with draw my enquiry with no ill thoughts. Merry Christmas all !!
Traction-Event
Stroller,you are right... it's Christmas. ..send them in!
Stroller
Well Clayfeat made good point. She told me that I Like to play by the rules so I will not send my cars.
Stroller
But coming soon will be my next series. "Old Beatup DieCast Cars" .....lol it's a little late enter anyway.
Stroller
too late is what I meant..
fordman
stroller musta missed the offer i posted for a once redline neetstreeter... still got it, want it ?
Stroller
I would like it mike but could get here in time for me to work on and send it on??
fordman
try and get it out wednesday

How about using this page as a guide, TE...

http://onlineredlineguide.com/

I know that you wanted the cars to all be the early Redlines, but those cars are getting scarce and expensive. The cars, up to '77 are easier to find...and they are still almost 40 years old! 

Just my 2 cents :)

CrzyTrkrDude
well shoot! I've got more vintage supervans. I saw a date of pre 71 way early on. bummer
Traction-Event
I hate seeing rules changed, prior or during an event... on principal. I also don't want to alienate any racers
Nightstalker
My "Sweet 16" 68 Cougar has allready undergone a unreversable modification. Not the time now to change rules. My 2 cents.

I'm looking forward to this event. I love seeing your rides!!!! As for me, I get home on the 19th. I'll see if I can get a redline modded up and sent before Xmas!!!! I sure hope so. I don't want to miss this event

Traction-Event
We'd love to have you racing with us

Overweight cars could be painted entirely (in pink) like this:

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/ae/0c/54/ae0c5467ce2e738d2ace081421e2b457.jpg

fordman
home made xmas tree orniments... dig it !

stroller, The NEET STREETER was a later release redline... basic wheels with a red line...

i tossed in the base and induction scoop... go rolla go !

Color Shifters have the same nickel plated axles as FTE's to make them waterproof. Also easier to get and less time trying to get their wheels out since their bodies are plastic.


neet streeter headed west... postal perp says saturday ...? go roller go !

Stroller
Thanx Smitty will try to make sumptin fast...lol

The Dirty Bird, and the Cougar Mad Mod on the way with the Grudge wager 57 Chevy.

Nightstalker
On the only test run with both cars, the Bird outran the Cougar. Big time.

We had a windstorm today but not as bad as the one we had 3 weeks ago. Over 800 trees were blown over then and power was knocked out to over 180,000 homes. Anyhow the roof of the mail distribution center was damaged then and damaged more completely today and it is shut down so out going mail could be delayed several days or several weeks. I am unsure about incoming mail.  I will try my best to get my car to you on time..........Stroller.

CrzyTrkrDude
Hang in there man! I'm sure they are gonna be OK! how's go again,? through rain, nor snow... the mail WILL go through... something like that
Tracksurgeon
USPS will always try to get mail in on time even if they have to travel to Mordor in the Middle Earth.

Found a lot of 4 Chaparrals for only $7. They're lightweight but real aerodynamic.

http://i.imgur.com/cd99XQn.jpg

Traction-Event
cool rides there.

Have you guys hears that Gas Monkey Garage is doing a custom job on a Hot Wheels Custom Corvette tonight?

Kinda fits in with this race! :)

CrzyTrkrDude
NICE! But, isn't kinda a slap in the face of whatever company is doing their cars?
CrzyTrkrDude
Greenlight? ( I know G/L has no real vintage stuff per say... but still, it's all about revenue for most.
CrzyTrkrDude
I say, GO MONKEY GO!! BUILD THOSE HOT WHEELS!! Fergit those G/L people! lol

no time... but i dropped a Superfine Turbine body less engine and rear fenders onto a headerless Way 2 Fast Base... added a trimmed '29 Pick Up box... DOWNRIGHT NASTY

Tracksurgeon
It's a Way 2 Fine Turbine

Just so I understand the only change allowed is the wheels and axles.  Wheelbase body and chassis are not modified or changed out. Is that correct?

CrzyTrkrDude
I've been confused on this race since day one myself. I asked that question the day the official race was posted.

OKay, to help clear this up... I forget that we have new racers, and should have been more clear. 

Redline revival race, any original Hot Wheels redline can be entered, 57g max weight, you can modify the car body, or chassis as you see fit. No original bearing type Redline wheels and axles. The race will be double elimination, two different tracks, and only the top 4 cars will score points...


Grudge match race, this is for those of you who do not want to cut up a fast Original Hot Wheels redline car.  If you want to send in a stock car and challenge anyone else who has entered, go ahead. side bets, negotiate car lengths.. have at it I will match these cars up and video these races as sort of a pre-game entertainment to the main race. 


If this is not clear please let me know. 

aircooled
I sent you a PM.

Just finished testing the Eliminator.  Was hoping it would be the fastest car I'd made to date...

Sad to say, I was disappointed.  

Oh well, perhaps it will still take down a few of yous guys ;)


Here's my two best cars: the Strip Teaser (Goldenrod) and a Monte Carlo Stocker (Cassius). Cassius was made in less than ten minutes, has not being given any weight nor does it have FTEs but it's the second fastest car I have.

http://i.imgur.com/srCeeK9.jpg

sent a vic n' heap to pinckney this am... forgot the 2 orange land rovers... next time TE...

Well lookey here....

I picked this up at Salvation Army in a plastic bag of little toys.  I opened the bag in the store and gave everything else to a little boy in the store.

http://i1305.photobucket.com/albums/s541/StrollerHW/demon_zps2jrkkayl.jpg

Please tell me this is a legal entry.....I think it is......Smittys Neet Streeter did not get here today.  I will work on this one and try to send in both.  Is the cut off date the 15th or the 31st?

Tracksurgeon
The cutoff date for entering the race is the 15th.
Traction-Event
As stated before I will race these cars between Christmas and New Years. The 15th date was to help you all with the crazy shipping season
CrzyTrkrDude
does it have "Vintage" stamped into the base?

Well I don't see how I can get a car there in time. So once again I have to withdraw from the series.   Smitty I will return your car to you when it gets here. Thanx..

Traction-Event
If you get it here before Christmas, it will run!
Stroller
Okay thanks I will try.

Delta built an extra car for this race.  I told him I'd enter it under my name -I gave the axles a slight adjustment and buttoned it up.  Now it's a Delta 442.  Thanks Daniel!!!


This is my favorite color -deep burgundy.  Daniel also shot a 442 casting the same color for me -I finally got it built and will post in another thread. http://www.redlinederby.com/topic/a-delta-6-painted-jdc442-olds-442-with-ftes/2628



Traction-Event
I should have Delta paint all my cars... as sweet as that Porsche he did awhile back. Nice teamwork, looking forward to seeing them run!

Strawberry-banana Bubble-iceous anyone?

http://i489.photobucket.com/albums/rr253/danielcollick/20151212_152727_zpsnowmsue0.jpg

Traction-Event
Yeah buddy!
JDC442
This car looks even more amazing in person.
Tracksurgeon
Absolutely amazing

My next candidate will be Canon the Carabo. I hope it will be my fastest car, so I'll paint it root beer to make it stand out well.

http://i.imgur.com/QpweXEZ.jpg

Sadly, the Carabo I have isn't my fastest one so I've created a replacement out of a repainted Monte Carlo Stocker I had for a while. This one is as fast as Goldenrod. Both are ready to race unless if I make one that's faster.

http://i.imgur.com/qAJ9sQH.png

cliffordshaw
Uh oh. Both of those have serious speed potential. Great racing castings
Traction-Event
Regular assembly line at Tracksurgeon's house... keep them coming, they all look great!
JDC442
Great photo! Those two look like a mean pair of racers.

Since I usually race vintage redlines, I decided to do some recycling for this event and cracked open some previous disappointments to try again.  Added some TE speed shop tricks, hope they came out faster and not slower!  Remixed Sand Drifter and Whip Creamer are on the way.

JDC442
Can't wait to see 'em.

1 car on its way tomorrow.  Maybe a second one later.....Stroller


I think I might be having bad luck because my shelf fell over and crushed my competing cars... :(

However, I'm repainting Goldenrod a shinier gold and the Torino Stocker silver.

Here's an update on both of them: their paint's still drying but otherwise they'll be ready to race again once I reassemble them.

http://i.imgur.com/WEAtbaj.jpg

Traction-Event
looking sharp! Gold for 1st place, silver for 2nd??? Time will tell.
Tracksurgeon
Surprisingly both cars became faster after getting squished.
JDC442
Looking good.

Cars are headed your way, TE! Looking forward to watching all these Redlines!

Traction-Event
please clarify the grudge match with Stalker , what track? one car length, etc
Nightstalker
Normal Track, Stalker gets a 1 carlength advantage at the finish line, same drop length with a best 2 outta 3. Sound Bout right?

How bout we have to win in both lanes, could go to 5 rounds? I like it. What bout the C-10 guy? are there any other Grudge Races?

Hey TE,

The Grudge match is on your standard track (one track section drop)...NightStalker's car gets one car length advantage (same drop height, he gets the block of foam at the end of the track). His Redline against my Heavy Chevy, best 2 out of 3. I think I have that right...Nightstalker?

I included the M2 Firebird with my cars...if Nightstalker wins, he gets that Firebird, if I win, he had a '57 Chevy, I believe.

I hope some more grudge matches happen...they should be fun!

Nightstalker
How bout the winning in both lanes thing? Sound good C-10?
Nightstalker
May hafta go 5 runs, Man I love the hype!!!
72_Chevy_C10
If Traction Event is cool with that, it's good with me!
72_Chevy_C10
Yeah, it is pretty fun! I can't believe nobody wants to take on the winner! :)

Ok, I have you two set and ready. C-10 mod Heavy Chevy car vs Stalkers original TnT Bird, Standard track, best 2 out of 3 races. Stalker gets one car length at the end of the track. 

JDC, and I are finalizing our race. My original Lola vs his original Power Pad. 


FOTF? anyone else... 


I got this original, kinda speedy... any takers?

http://i1070.photobucket.com/albums/u495/Squiggy799/IMG_0106.jpg

72_Chevy_C10
CrzyTrkrDude's Demon is on it's way there..but, the grudge racing is up to him :)
CrzyTrkrDude
Sorry, no grudge.
JDC442
My Power Pad's an odd bird -not sure why it's my fastest redline. Doesn't seem like it should be fast.

Have my cars shown up? went out on 12/9.

Traction-Event
Yes sir! safe and sound, packed in Harmonica boxes! Great Idea!
Nightstalker
Boxes are from milling tool bits. Perfect complete with foam. lol

I'll send my cars in this Saturday.

Also, wheels from the 80s and 90s that aren't corroded are as fast as FTEs.

Traction-Event
Ultra Hots?
Tracksurgeon
Ultra Hots from Color Racers (known as Color Changers) are the closest to FTEs in speed.
KandORacing
Probably had nickel plated axles so they wouldn't rust out from water.

Glad to know my C and R cars made it and my Revivals are on their way.  My Demon and a Neeter Streeter that Smitty gave me. 

fordman
go roller go !

How do you get Crazy Glue out from the inside of an FTE wheel without acetone? Will placing the axle in boiling water help?

Also, my Torino Stocker will be painted again.

Traction-Event
between the wheel and axle? no good way, but you could try to Spin it free with a polishing bit and a dremel tool?
fordman
why do you think they call it CRAZY GLUE ?
72_Chevy_C10
I try to keep CA glue as far away from these cars as possible

I put one in the mail today.

I've got a second Torino Stocker for the race instead of the first one since its wheels got messed up. The first one will probably be used in another race.

http://i.imgur.com/OZu34gv.jpg

My rides were not tested at all so they will be the ones run against for an easy win.....lol .......or how to put a target on your back with out winning a single race......

fordman
test ? ? ? ..whazat ???

Hoping to start seeing some cars show up trackside, Stalker is here...making final tire pressure adjustments. The tech inspection shed is open and awaiting racers...

video production has started, waiting on team shots, and specs.


72_Chevy_C10
Mine went out Tuesday, so they should be there in the the next couple days!
Tracksurgeon
Still working on my contestants but they will be shipped on saturday or monday.

And there off!

Tracking: 9505500024095351001019

Maybe Monday.

Traction-Event
yes! watching the box

Sorry TE but time caught up to me on this series. I had a car to run but never found the time to work on it. 

Traction-Event
No sweat, it's a busy time of year... we'll miss having you, but there is always the next race.
Tracksurgeon
The next race could be non-redlines turned into redlines.

These guys are on their way - tracking # 9505 5110 4301 5352 5282 55 - Hope they get there in time. Aside from new sneakers and new upholstery I left them in all their "played with" glory.  Not going to talk much trash as I think I might need a Christmas miracle to win. ;)

http://i1284.photobucket.com/albums/a563/Robby_Comeford/AF545EF2-5A27-46BF-87FE-8DB7B0355FC2_zpsxbqw...



72_Chevy_C10
Love the 'played with' look!
Traction-Event
Digging the Firebird!
CrzyTrkrDude
LOVE the honest look. lol.
JDC442
Perfect!
Tracksurgeon
Played with makes them bold.

JDC's cars have arrived, safe and sound. 


YES!!!

Traction-Event
lol...

Goldenrod and Polaris are ready to roll. Aerodynamic (except for the giant engine), trained daily, lubricated with graphite, and polymer clay for weight. I tested these cars on my drag track over 30 times against other modified Redlines and 80's color changing cars. I'll send them out tomorrow unless if I happen to make one even quicker... a Prowler I have seems to have potential.

http://i.imgur.com/WtVO4DH.jpg

Redlines!!!


Picture courtesy of the National Toy Hall of Fame in Rochester New York

Postman delivered C-10, Sloppy Jalopies, and Stroller...all look to be in good order. 



72_Chevy_C10
Cool, glad they got there :)

Ok, for pre-race entertainment there will be two extra races, with pride, and prizes on the line. 

Nightstalker vs C-10, this will be a battle of old school vs new school Redlines, original speed vs modified. standard track 1/4 mile layout, stalker gets one car length at the far end of the track. 

Car specs: Custom T Bird, 44g, ASW.   Heavy Chevy, 53g, AMW, FTE

http://i1070.photobucket.com/albums/u495/Squiggy799/IMG_0130.jpg


JDC vs Traction Event, old school veterans will do battle with original redlines, straight up, standard track 1/4 mile layout. 

Car specs: Lola GT 70, 52g, ASW.  Power Pad, 45g AMW

http://i1070.photobucket.com/albums/u495/Squiggy799/IMG_0129.jpg

72_Chevy_C10
Awesome! When are these races happening, TE?
Nightstalker
Good clean street racing. Don't get no better than this!
JDC442
Yes!
Traction-Event
@ C-10 I was hoping for a few more original Reds to show up... but these will race same day as everyone else, but will show up on video 1st
72_Chevy_C10
Okay, cool...I didn't know if you were running these earlier or not :)

Okay, I'm going to show that I'm not a collector again...what do ASW and AMW stand for? For those of us that don't speak 'Hot Wheels'? :)

JDC442
All Small Wheels and All Medium Wheels?
Traction-Event
ding ding... JDC guessed correct.
72_Chevy_C10
It's a different language :)

I forgot to take a finished photo, but this is what I started with.  The portion of the car behind opening hood was missing.  I cut that portion out of the donor car you see.  Also took the front and rear "glass".  Ended up leaving out the seats as they didn't fit right once I'd made the mods, hogged wheel wells, and repairs.

http://i744.photobucket.com/albums/xx86/smackpixi/image_47.jpeg

CrzyTrkrDude
CU-DA... CU-DA... CU-DA!!!! I just Loves me some 'Cuda's!!!!
Tracksurgeon
How did you remove the bearing axles from the chassis
fordman
note the lumps on the base, they pinched the double z bent axles from diff. angles.
MoHasAFastCar
I ground/cut one of the posts for each axle and then pulled, yanked, twisted and cut the wires till they came out. Brute force method.
Traction-Event
Redline recyling

Polaris was too slow after the final tests proved Goldenrod and Alga (rebuild of Guillaume II) the fastest in my collection. Axles loaded with graphite, rigged with weight (around 50 grams), and tested 100 times this morning, these two are ready to race. I'll mail them either today or tomorrow in a small cardboard box.

http://i.imgur.com/SdeCBRM.jpg

Traction-Event
hope to see them soon...

Delta 6, your cars are here... along with a pile of prize cars!

Tracksurgeon
Sounds nice for a second place prize.

my entries went out on the 14th and usps tracking has an expected delivery date of 12/17.  Clearly that did not happen as they remain "in transit" with no update since the 15th. I hope they make it....

Traction-Event
Me too, I was hoping I'd have all the entries by Christmas... Post office is busy. I will make sure all cars are here before any racing

Where will the video be posted? Can't wait to see these cars run. 

72_Chevy_C10
Yeah, TE does a great job with his videos!
Traction-Event
I will post a link or embed the video in this thread.
CrzyTrkrDude
if I may ask a favor, please? is it possible to make them, short and sweet?
CrzyTrkrDude
all these slo-mo videos, are eating up my family plan data. lol
CrzyTrkrDude
I keep going over my gig's. THANKS. ;)

Mail check: CCRider, and MoHasAFastCar are in the house


16cars total... so far..

9505500037065356000113

Both cars will be there possibly a day after Christmas. 

JDC442
Should have given 'em to Santa, he'd have them there Christmas morning ;)
Tracksurgeon
I tried chasing him when he was in a fire truck but he just waved hi and the firemen drove away.

You guys getting ready? Anticipation is building...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ze12Xxy624U

72_Chevy_C10
Nice!
CCRider
Sweet!
JDC442
Dude!
JDC442
Great Spencer Davis Group track there.
delta6
That's cool man.
cliffordshaw
Great teaser! As of today, my redlines are listed at the PO in Midland. In only 12 days!

Looks like the video crew is primed and ready out there in Pinckney! And CrzyTrkrDude might have to add some extra data to his phone's plan this month! 

Looks cool, TE! I got a 1970 Mattel catalog  with one of the Fat tracks...I'll have to post the pics of it!

Both cars have been delivered.

Traction-Event
Yes sir the DR. is in!...

Those should be the last entrants, let's run this!

Guys, I think all we are waiting on is Rally Case. I would like to give the USPS a few days to sort it out and deliver his cars. I think we'd all like to see him be able to compete. Trust me I'm just as eager as you are to kick this race off!

I'll start getting some team shots and car specs up in this thread... All cars have been weighed and numbered. Have any cars been painted pink?



delta6
If the "hot pink" on my Jet Threat got any hotter you'd need gloves! Lol
MoHasAFastCar
Didn't know there was still one in limbo.
CrzyTrkrDude
Yep. Wait for Rally. Good luck everyone. And to C10, THANKS AGAIN for the Proxy Runner

Cars are headed through tech inspection, numbering, and the burnout pit... Fishtail helped with photos.

http://i1070.photobucket.com/albums/u495/Squiggy799/IMG_0148_1.jpg

http://i1070.photobucket.com/albums/u495/Squiggy799/IMG_0149.jpg

http://i1070.photobucket.com/albums/u495/Squiggy799/IMG_0150.jpg

http://i1070.photobucket.com/albums/u495/Squiggy799/IMG_0151_1.jpg

http://i1070.photobucket.com/albums/u495/Squiggy799/IMG_0152_1.jpg

http://i1070.photobucket.com/albums/u495/Squiggy799/IMG_0153.jpg

http://i1070.photobucket.com/albums/u495/Squiggy799/IMG_0154.jpg

http://i1070.photobucket.com/albums/u495/Squiggy799/IMG_0155.jpg

http://i1070.photobucket.com/albums/u495/Squiggy799/IMG_0156_1.jpg

http://i1070.photobucket.com/albums/u495/Squiggy799/IMG_0157.jpg

http://i1070.photobucket.com/albums/u495/Squiggy799/IMG_0158.jpg

http://i1070.photobucket.com/albums/u495/Squiggy799/IMG_0159_1.jpg

http://i1070.photobucket.com/albums/u495/Squiggy799/IMG_0160_1.jpg

http://i1070.photobucket.com/albums/u495/Squiggy799/IMG_0161_1.jpg

http://i1070.photobucket.com/albums/u495/Squiggy799/IMG_0162.jpg

http://i1070.photobucket.com/albums/u495/Squiggy799/IMG_0163_1.jpg

http://i1070.photobucket.com/albums/u495/Squiggy799/IMG_0164.jpg

http://i1070.photobucket.com/albums/u495/Squiggy799/IMG_0165.jpg

Based on the tire smoke, Stalker's the one to beat :)

Stroller
That could mean Stalker has bad traction...lol...Nice pictures...
Traction-Event
Fishtail said the photo set up was idea he saw from Stalker...so he got the biggest smoke show!
Nightstalker
I like your stands shot better than Tha "Jerser Shore"

Great Pics, TE and Fishtail! I'm looking forward to this one, whenever you run them! I hope Rally Case's cars get there okay!

Good luck to everyone...the cars look GREAT!

fordman
be worth the wait... thanks Pinckney !

Seeing the above pics reminded me that I had a 1970 Hot Wheels/Sizzlers catalog (that came with one of the Fat Tracks). And TE's pics looked pretty similar (only better)...

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/20151226_171508_zps0kfpbfee.jpg

Tracksurgeon
Odd how they used a Matchbox/Hot Wheels hybrid for the Rolls royce.

Are there second and third place prizes?

MoHasAFastCar
Second place is a set of steak knives, third? You're fired!
72_Chevy_C10
How about a Popeil's Pocket Fisherman? :)
fordman
Mr. Microphone ?
CrzyTrkrDude
Flip down tinted sunvisor maybe??
Tracksurgeon
A cinder block for second and face wash for third?
delta6
1 month membership to the jelly of the month club! Lol!
Nightstalker
A chance in winning a brand new Yugo.
Traction-Event
Rough crowd here... :) 1-5 places will be rewarded... maybe more.

I think I'll run the grudge races today... I have some time. Video should be posted tonight sometime... 


72_Chevy_C10
Cool!
Nightstalker
Will be checkin' in.
fordman
lites, camera, action ... go TE go ...

USPS says my cars arrived in Allen park, mi on 12/24, then Midland, MI on 12/26 and today they are back in Allen Park, MI.  This is only their 13th day on the road!

CrzyTrkrDude
did they require a signature? that happened to someone last year.
Traction-Event
I hope to see them Monday, or Tuesday. not sure why they got to Midland...well North of me.
MoHasAFastCar
A Christmas adventure :)
CrzyTrkrDude
maybe Santa fell 'sleep, and missed the turnoff?
cliffordshaw
It's back in Allen park - today could be the day. No signature required

Stalker Vs C-10... Me vs JDC... 

3 dark cars in the video...tough to see, sorry.  Good racing today, some tighter than others...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ae3bBPnB0bs

Nightstalker
Very Cool and congrats to C-10 on the win.
Traction-Event
His car is quick...one to watch in the main event.
72_Chevy_C10
Thanks Stalker! I'm sure there will be chances for a rematch! I like the grudge races!
JDC442
Now that was a tight race with the original redlines.
Traction-Event
JDC, came from behind the second race... very close racing. Good win!

Great job with the video, TE! Congrats to JDC!

TE, throw that Foose Firebird on the prize pile...sweeten the pot a little more!

Traction-Event
will do!

Will the prizes list be updated?

Traction-Event
sure, I'll snap a shot...

I regret to inform the racers... No cars in the mail today... Maybe tomorrow...


Here is a shot of the prizes so far, I have a few additional things I plan on tossing in as well. 

Best of luck.


http://i1070.photobucket.com/albums/u495/Squiggy799/IMG_0172_1.jpg

Tracksurgeon
Which prizes are for which places?
Traction-Event
all i know is 1st place gets the Speed pack of Hot ones... sort the rest out when the dust settles on race days...got your eye on something?
Tracksurgeon
The Fat Fendered 40 looks great.
JDC442
I want the Speed Pack -tough field to beat though
MoHasAFastCar
Is that a Lumina Stocker in the top right? On the off chance I don't win it all, I'd take that, never raced one before
MoHasAFastCar
Props to whoever controlled themselves from opening it and donated.
Nightstalker
I like the blue shipper up top. lol
CrzyTrkrDude
I'm a fan of the passion and the dodge100.
Tracksurgeon
Looks like most are going home with something. :)

Can't wait for the race tomorrow. I might make Goldenrod II an Ice 'T' that was in a box of beaters for another race.

Traction-Event
still waiting on cars from Rally Case. I too hope to see them tomorrow
MoHasAFastCar
Well if they do arrive tomorrow, you were planning on being up late making a video for me to watch New Years morning weren't you ;)
Traction-Event
Actually... yes

Is this a. WTA tournament ? I thought it was now I can't find it.....Stroller

Chopper
What is WTA?
MoHasAFastCar
Winner take all. No, it is not. You must be thinking of cops & robbers.
Stroller
Yeah that must be it. Thanx Mo.

Hey TE,

Thanks for holding out for my entries to arrive but I don't think you should wait any longer.  usps tracking says they left Allen park (Detroit) 4 days ago.  Who knows where they are.  So it's ok with me if you go ahead and thanks again for your consideration.  It's been 16 days since I shipped them first class.  



Traction-Event
Yeah nothing in the mail again today... serious bummer. So the 18 car field is set...

Bracket is set. Random draw, double elimination. 

http://i1070.photobucket.com/albums/u495/Squiggy799/IMG_0176.jpg

CrzyTrkrDude
and the pits are a mess of activity. techs working well together. everyone is concentrating on their task at hand...
CrzyTrkrDude
will the weather cooperate on this, the final race of the year? let's hope so...
CrzyTrkrDude
( can't ya just feel the tension??). lol
fordman
roll 'em TE !
Tracksurgeon
Jet Threat vs. Strip Teaser. This will be a tough one.
72_Chevy_C10
Roll'em! When are they running?
JDC442
Like that you're doing double elimination. Gives those with tough 1st round match ups another chance to show their mettle.
Stroller
I did win a venue after losing my first race once in double elim...
Tracksurgeon
Goldenrod and Alga are ready to show their glory!

Can't wait for the results tomorrow!

1st race is run, slow motion+double elimination = 30min video... Youtube is still struggling process it. Great action, and some back and forth battles. Tight field of cars, very tight. 

Normal race rules, win two in a row to move on, alternating lanes, double elimination. 

The second race will be taped at normal speed. It's a slower track so it should be fine. 

I'll reserve any further comments till the video is up (hopefully soon)

Happy New Year! Lets kick it off with some racing! Video lighting was tough, my thumb got in the way on some, but I captured all the action...some battles lasted 7 races...a number of these cars are super close in performance...well built cars all around. Thanks for tuning and building your cars... It's been great racing with you all last year!

Please keep your comments on the winners till after all have seen the video, remember we have East, and West coast represented. No spoilers for those just tuning in. 

https://youtu.be/wgEk6t8e90A

72_Chevy_C10
Great video!
fordman
fantastic video... some mirror to mirror racing.. thanks pinckney...
MoHasAFastCar
I win.....a try again next time loser sign on my back. Buh.
MoHasAFastCar
I get confused who's who sometimes, but pretty much all the green cars made for dramatic races.
Tracksurgeon
Goldenrod looks amazing on the thumbnail!
delta6
:-)
aircooled
Talk about some close racing that is great. Super video, like the slow motion.
CCRider
Great job on the race and the video. Super fun to watch!

And thanks TE for giving me a reason to be drunk by noon.

Traction-Event
You are welcome. I'll mark the pre race pics better in the next video.

Goldenrod is better a drag queen than a drag racer. Lol

Traction-Event
Gotta start somewhere, lots of fast cars in this race. You have good builds, keep it up
fordman
like real racing ...looking good losing is part of the game.

Hey TE,

Something to think about, maybe putting some 1/8" light-colored tape down the centered of each lane...out of the grooves...just to give the cars something to show up against? 

Just a thought :)

Stroller
Ya know I was thinking exactly the same thing, C10.
Traction-Event
I know the black track and dark cars don't match. it's a pain in the videos, sorry
CrzyTrkrDude
dollar general has glittery super thin duct tape. or even white out tape might work?

Don't be sorry, TE...I have the same problem with my Drag Track. That's why I have Christmas tree lights running along side my track, to try to make the cars more visible. With slow motion really sucks up the light.

Since your track is on the floor, and you are shooting down at them, if you had some 1/8" tape running right down the middle of each lane, it wouldn't effect the cars, and you could see their positions on the track a little better.

I'll grab a roll of 1/8" masking taoe, the next time I'm in Napa, and play around a little

i'm shipping [3] 20" sections of "expert racers" track... it is the drag track's grand dad, it is the same as D T  but is "yellow"...

  they are going to TE and FISHTAIL for the last 60" before the finishline for future videos... go pinckney go !

Traction-Event
Let me try the tape first... Thanks for the gesture.

Here is the Low N Slow Track pairings... Again random draw, Double elimination here as well. Might run these tomorrow... need to work on lighting and such. 

http://i1070.photobucket.com/albums/u495/Squiggy799/IMG_0177.jpg

Found the perfect car for Goldenrod II: a Jet Threat. One of Larry Wood's greatest downhill racing designs:

http://i.imgur.com/rjSXtC8.jpg

Traction-Event
sweet car and backdrop

Ok, here is a lighting test... first  race slo-mo on iPhone,  second race recorded at regular speed, then slowed down 50%, and the 3rd race is normal speed.... Personally the Slo-Mo is the best, but it turns a 5 sec video into 30sec....

As for lighting... Better, adequate?  I made sure to use dark cars. Not sure it will get much better for this event. maybe some pinstripe tape from the auto parts store tomorrow? 


https://youtu.be/AB-O1YY2ypE

72_Chevy_C10
I think the middle path...50% slows the cars enough to enjoy the race
CrzyTrkrDude
middle. shows the action and the wiggley wall rubbing just enough. yeah... middle is just right.

You can put the Batman signal lights shining down and it won't make no difference on two black cars racing on Drag Track.

There's nothing wrong with your videos, I'm sorry if implied such when I said I'm not sure who's who earlier.  Only meant I hadn't studied such before the races.


Traction-Event
none taken, just trying to put out a better product.

Unless yo do close ups of the races, the best way to tell near identical cars apart would be pre race shots of the cars in the starting gate.


When I'm really organized (which only happens a out half the time), I try to shoot the match up pics with the cars on the side of the track that they will be starting on...on my track, the car on the left starts in the near lane, the one on the right, the far....yours would be flipped (running the other way)

Here's a preview of a nifty car I built in 45 minutes: Goldenrod de Triomphe. It's weighs 57 grams from the fishing weights that look like two warheads and a grenade in the back. Being windowless, less air molecules have to be pushed away from the car. I still have to put some graphite in its axles. Could it be used to replace Alga in the revamped race (if it can be shipped on time before changes are made to the next race)?

http://i.imgur.com/FNPNcy7.jpg

72_Chevy_C10
The next race has either already happened or will be happening today

@ Tracksurgeon, if this were a normal series where the cars are shipped to a new track each weekend... this would be possible. But this is a one stop race, save the car and the shipping for another event. I understand the want to improve, but my timing does not allow for another week. 

C-10 is correct the race will happen today, and with luck the video will be done late tonight or tomorrow. 

Ok, some 1st race notes from me... All the cars look amazing, this is what I had envisioned when this idea was born. 

Look at all the cars that took one win from #77 Demon and that car came in second... very tight field. JDC's rides had epic back and forth battles with C-10 and CCrider. CCrider has a fast hot rod...just could not catch a break. 

@Delta6, YES! Huge congrats!!! Your car was consistent all day, solid runs. We are all chasing you. 


The low and slow track will showcase the cars that roll well, weight not as big a factor here to keep the cars rolling. smooth, low friction cars will rise to the top. 

Current points are as follows

#52, 5pts

#77, 3pts

#85, 2pts

#7 , 1pt

The rest of us are looking up at the podium...wishing we were there. 

Will we crown a champ today?, a race off? 



72_Chevy_C10
Awesome! Congrats Delta 6! I much deserved win!
fordman
congrats delta 6... that podium sure is TALL...
Tracksurgeon
Can't wait to see the race.
delta6
1st win...well maybe. We'll see.
CrzyTrkrDude
CONGRATS 6!! SOLID BUILD!
JDC442
YES DELTA!! The Prettiest and the Fastest so far. Very Impressive!!
JDC442
TE, that video was a BLAST to watch my friend. Thanks for throwing the song Jane into the mix.

Video is processing...40+ min... Slo-motion is the best..You'll need your own sound track, turn on the radio. 




Ok, here is the finale of the Revival race... I''l have some comments, and wrap up tomorrow. Due to the video length...Youtube would not upload it in HD... so i tried for a few hours to sort that out and could not. Sorry the quality is not better. I did add more lighting, and white dots on the roof's of the dark cars. 

Thanks for racing with me and Redline Derby the home of Modified racing!. 

Good tight racing today, Congrats to the winners...and those who scored points in this tough field. I was on the outside looking in, but it was a great show!


https://youtu.be/7PUM0JMAtbY

Tracksurgeon
Goldenrod seems to make odd rattling at certain speeds such as 7:00. I wonder if something's loose in it.
Traction-Event
Trunk, Hood was loose.

Cheering on our firebird and our slow poke!

http://i1284.photobucket.com/albums/a563/Robby_Comeford/209A896C-13B7-4E6B-8797-9392972E410B_zpsyxpe...

http://i1284.photobucket.com/albums/a563/Robby_Comeford/A624027F-3677-4AF8-B89E-3B9DEC670843_zpsjlc1...

JDC442
Fun!
JDC442
Your Firebird did very well.
72_Chevy_C10
Good racing, CCRider! Your Firebird and my Camaro were battling all weekend!
fordman
racers CCR and Jr. ..... fun family racing... keep those pix... priceless !
Traction-Event
Great having a horse in the race, Firebird was a runner.

Congats Delta, you did it man!!!  That car is going to have to go into a special display case ;)


JDC442
Bet that third semifinal race with the two Jet Threats bout gave you a heart attack -super close.
JDC442
Crazy Track Dude's Demon was very impressive -we had some super tight races.

Sweet! It must be the pink.

Tracksurgeon
Pink is the new gold.
72_Chevy_C10
Congrats Delta!

ditto on the delta 6 grats... loved the "pinks" race... bunch of tight races... great video TE the extra light and white dots worked fine... i dig the light base at halfway as it gave me an idea if one of the cars had enough track left to come back...

 the sloppy jalopies cars faded quick, but the sloppy stopper seemed to work good, thanks for the pub, and the fun TE...

... go pinckney go !

Traction-Event
Stopper works great!

DELTA 6 is the Redline Revival Champ. 1st series win...and a tough one to earn in this competitive field. The low track let a few cars get close to Delta's pink Jet threat, even showing him a few losses. But in the end his car was too strong for us and left the rest of us in his wake on the way to the top. Double elimination made for some long videos, I'll need to accept for that next time around. Need to improve on final quality. 

The rest of us have been put on notice as those West Coast boys put on a show, Only C-10 representing the East Coast built cars that could score points against them. 

Final points 

1st place #52 Delta 6, 10pts

2nd place #85 JDC442, 5pts

3rd place #77 CrzyTrkrDude, 4pts

4th place #86 JDC442, 2pts

5th place #7 C-10, 1pt


Thanks to all for helping make this event what it was. 

Again congrats to Delta 6!!! 

I'll be shipping out cars and prize packs in the next week or so. 


http://i1070.photobucket.com/albums/u495/Squiggy799/targeted.jpg

CrzyTrkrDude
lol. RUUUUN DELTA RUUUUUUUUNNNN!!! CONGRATS! JOB WELL DONE

can you toss the 2 sloppies in with ccr's cars for his boy's collection ?

Traction-Event
yes sir... will do
Stroller
Do the same for my two cars....
CCRider
Thanks guys! He'll be pumped!????

TE, do you have any used Redline parts for a Jack Rabbit Special such as a medium cap wheel?

Traction-Event
I'll look
Traction-Event
I do not, sorry
Tracksurgeon
Any capped wheels, possibly?
delta6
I'll look in my stash tomorrow if you're still in need?
Tracksurgeon
@delta6 A beater Redline or two will be good.

I just wanted to say "Thanks" to Traction Event for putting this event together and running them over the holidays! 

I had fun putting together my Heavy Chevy and CTD's Demon...but this one was all Delta's! Great job on your first win!

These cars are getting scarce, so you hate to see them them getting cut up for racing. But, when they pretty far gone, it's nice to see them get a second lease on life!

Thanks again, TE!

CrzyTrkrDude
I agree 100%. And THANKS TE, and C10! WAY TO GO DELTA6!!

Thanks Chris for the kind words, back at you guys. 


JDC442, and Delta 6, can I combine shipping for you two? If not no big deal. 


Everyone else is packed up and ready to go. 

JDC442
You can send them to Delta if you have his address. I'm sure he's eager to get them back
delta6
Yep, no problem.

First: thanks to Traction Event for having loads of patience for running the race and the video. And, also to all the entrants for taking time to bring some life back into some cars that were likely considered garbage to just about...anybody else.

Second: thanks to ALL of you who continue to welcome new racers and help everyone along with tips & how-to's. JDC442 invited me here where I found out my interest in these little toy cars can be enjoyed MORE than just displaying them on a shelf.

Lastly, a word of encouragement. It's been something like 2 years of learning, from you guys here, and trying techniques used by others that I'm able to enjoy a win finally. I'm sure we all race for fun, but there's no doubt we all race to win too. Otherwise, it'd be known as redlinederby...driving, right?

Anyways, sorry for the long read but I wanted to take advantage of the win to thank everyone, including Brian, that keep the tires turn'n 'round here on the site.

See ya in the next race!

Nice Job, fun for us losers too. LOL Great job and at slow motion I can see the Cougar rubbing the rail most of the way down. Maybe had a chance if it went straight. Again LOL.

Tracksurgeon
The drivers of my cars must've drank too much eggnog.
fordman
sloppies must have had someone switch their WOUND TITE coffee for DECAF...

Here are some of the characteristics that most likely made Delta's Jet Threat extremely fast:

1. Aerodynamic body; less air friction.

2. Flat body and wide wheelbase; increases stability and balance.

3. FTEs; less friction than standard axles.

4. Long car body and weight concentrated on rear; more potential energy.

5. Higher clearance; prevents friction from the nose scraping the track after rolling downhill.

fordman
recipe for winning... go delta go !
CrzyTrkrDude
6. Super Cool paint color. Causes others to underestimate ones oponent
Tracksurgeon
Surprisingly, he didn't have to add any weight to the car. The Jet Threat I have weighs 53 grams like his.
delta6
As well as the Jet Threat I built for JDC442: 53g

Ok everybody, I'll be mailing out the final package tomorrow... to those who wanted their cars back. Please let me know when you get them. Smitty and Stroller's cars got sent to CCRider with a few extras for his son. Everyone, got an extra or two in their packages...I sent out some heavy boxes...so due to weight everything was sent Priority. You guys should all have your cars by the weekend.  Thanks for racing! 

Delta 6, you and JDC are combined... anything not marked JDC...is yours enjoy the spoils of war!

@ Cliffordshaw, no sign of your cars...

cliffordshaw
Just got a text from usps saying that the package arrived in Pinckney PO this morning. There is $ inside for return shipping.
cliffordshaw
Hopefully the trip back will be less than the 17 business days it took to get there

Well... better late than never...

http://i1070.photobucket.com/albums/u495/Squiggy799/IMG_0181.jpg


These two took a few trips down the strip before I box em back up and send them home. http://i1070.photobucket.com/albums/u495/Squiggy799/IMG_0182.jpg


72_Chevy_C10
Well, at least they got to do a few burn-outs!
cliffordshaw
Ah that's nice TE. I coulda been somebody!
JDC442
Dang, would have loved to see those two in the mix. Sorry the post didn't come thru for you cliffordshaw
fordman
you coulda been.... champion of the world !
Tracksurgeon
That Sand Drifter would have conquered the entire Roman army.
CrzyTrkrDude
well shoot. dang USPS! at least they are safe.

Both of my entries arrived in the mail but as soon as I grabbed the box I knew there was a Christmas morning in there. Several FTE cars and the Fat Fendered 40 I yearned for came out of the box first then both of the entries in a blister pack, TE had said I would find FTEs.

A huge thank you for your amazing generosity, TE!


http://i.imgur.com/Nfqu3t4.jpg

JDC442
Batman FTE? Lucky!!!
Traction-Event
Used to have a pile of those Batman cars... 13 at one time... glad you like the cars!.
CrzyTrkrDude
ohhhh, that Caddy might be quick AS IS. And those axles on the bat mobile are about the longest ever made.
Tracksurgeon
The Caddy is the fastest one of the set. Long wheelbase, long body, large wheels, somewhat heavy.
CrzyTrkrDude
yep. the caddy is a proven winner.

I got my car back today and a whole lot more.  Thanks TE, it was a great end to a rotten week (clogged main sewer line...then had to pull up a toilet and discovered I needed to do much more than put in a new wax ring...then discovered I needed to cut a hole in a brand new tile wall I did...all, oddly, unrelated).

Anyway, some cool cars I've wanted to try running.

Tip though TE, you should wrap the flat rate boxes when they're light, not when they're full and heavy ;)

A big thanks to Stroller, Smitty, and TE. My boy was so excited about the extra cars! He even shared a few with his little sister. :)

It didn't take him long to get them on the track.

http://i1284.photobucket.com/albums/a563/Robby_Comeford/35E1C9F4-A3C3-4CFA-925A-A95FC9B5165F_zpsxbtn...

Anyone interested in entering Oldie But A Goodie? It's a single race with stock Redlines, Ultra Hots, Hot Ones, and Blackwalls. Prizes have been added and the track is almost done:

http://redlinederby.com/topic/oldie-but-a-goodie-stock-race/2686

Cars arrived safe and sound. Thanks again for a fun time.


just sent a "sloppy" parcel out to "CAL's DIECAST RACING",

a sloppy starter, some track, some cars, some mini stickers... he's gonna have SOME fun ! ... dad will post the pix when it lands... go cal go !

JDC442
Can't wait!

Just got a mega prize pack return from TE - and I didn't even make the race!  

Thanks...

Me too! Boy was I sure surprised THANKS TE AND C10!!

Now, I just need to get my rear end home (and out of the dang -10* feels like -27* temps) so I can play with all the cool stuff!! 

Friday is too far away!!

THANKS AGAIN!!

The custom Lola GT at it's new home.  Thanks Traction Event!!!


Traction-Event
wish it was faster for ya!.... Love the display!

Will there be a second Redline Revival in the future?

I certainly hope so!

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