Back To School Race - Buses

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As August comes to a close so does summer and you know what that means...back to school.  Our feature race for August is our Back to School race.  The theme of this race is buses.  Your entry for this race needs to be a bus.  School buses, city buses, double decker buses are all ok.  No VW buses or drag buses though.  The main color of the buses must be yellow.  Either painted or stock. You can add flames, racing stripes, etc. You can also customize them for looks - big engines, spoilers, etc.  Make these things look good!

Buses will race on a straight downhill gravity track. It will be the shelf track used for Hot Wheels Pick'em.

Weight : 100 grams or under.
Length: must be 4 inches or less
Height: must be 2 inches or less
Width: must fit on Hot Wheels orange track. (However, they will be racing on a Dragtracks track which is just a touch wider, but if something goes wrong, orange track is my back-up)
Dry lubes only

Racers may enter up to 2 buses. There will be a $1 entrance fee per car.  If you are a member of the Diecast 64 club the entrance fee will be waived for yourself, friends, and family, for up to 6 cars.

Races will be videoed and posted online.

Cars due August 19th, 2017.  Racing will start the following week. Results and video will be posted the following Saturday, August 26th.

This race is part of the 2017 Diecast 64 points series.

Mail-in cars should be sent with return postage if the racer wants them back.  Mail-in cars should also be accompanied with an entry form.

Mail cars to

Robby C
P.O. Box 156
Washington, Utah


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redlinederby 7/18/17
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Cool. A bus race has been on my list for a while. Hoping I can send one in.

Does it absolutely...positively have to be yellow???

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Dadvball 7/18/17

Anything decided on wheels & axles?

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Diecast64 7/19/17

No restrictions on wheels and axles. 

I thought about the yellow thing and decided to stick with it as it plays into the back to school theme. At least for the main color, but if you want to do stripes, flames, fades, graphics etc. on top of the yellow that kind of stuff would be cool.

I'm asking for a waiver on this bus, it's the only one I own....and it's called The Surf'in School Bus...and the paint is to cool to with building Bootleg Run I need all the breaks I can get and still race as well.

  • Maybe just slap a "Jefferson High School" sticker on the sides and a picture of Richie Cunningham in one of the windows and you should be in — Just_Will
  • the clear — Just_Will
  • YELLOW TAPE/STICKERS.... Ha-ha. Provided it won't peel the paint or leave sticky stuff, if you're concerned about that. — FOTF
  • You could even write stuff on it that way, though I wouldn't use anything that could sink through to the paint. — FOTF

Yeah, I might put a yellow racing stripe down the roof...out of tape. I want to modify it, but love the paint job.

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JackC 7/24/17

How can I do dry lubes on a bus?

The heck with it...I'll strip it.

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Diecast64 7/24/17

The Hot Wheels High bus is part of the mainline collection this year and is on the shelfs right now. It should be easily accessible for anybody looking for a bus to mod. I picked up a few last week at Walmart.

  • have not seen it...nor the ccm...tough in my parts — LeagueofSpeed
  • Rats! Was hoping this would be an easy one for everybody to join in on. — Diecast64

Going to drill the rivets soon and strip the paint thereafter, I've only got 1 to mod but will be sending in the rest of my cars with it as well.

Getting ready to strip the paint and modify this beast!!!

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