Beater Trucks and Fat Fendered Hot Rods series

Saturday, May 9th, 2015
72_Chevy_C10 Sunday, 2/1/2015
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The Crew Chief Challenge race is in the books and was a lot of fun! There were first time winners and creative builds all throughout the field. And, I'd like to do something similar this May...Beater Trucks hauling Fat Fendered Hot Rods!

Rules & Restrictions

  • Truck and Rods both 57 grams
  • 1.3" high, 3.5 " long, orange track wide
  • Two 'teams' allowed per person - Each racer may enter 2 trucks and 2 Rods
  • Trucks can be of any era, but need yo be 'well worn or played with'. Cars are to be from 1935 to 1949...the Fat Fender era and can be in any condition...they don't have to be beaters
  • FTEs are allowed, but you can run whatever wheels you want
  • Must be drilled rivets
  • Dry lubes only
  • I'm thinking of having a 'Coolest Team' award, as well as a 'Spirit of the Event' award and maybe a 'People's Choice' focus some attention on the builds, as well as how fast they go! I am also going to give an award for the highest placing Rookie!



How to enter

Just let me know in this pics if you want to...and just send them in come race time

Where to send your cars


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

Entry deadline

May 9th, 2015

Send your cars to:

Chris Raab
9 Sherman Ridge Road
Sussex, NJ  07461

Scoring and Winning

Will be a random draw, single elimination tournament


A Racer will be notified if something is wrong with their entry and the host will try to correct the problem, if possible

Tracks & Dates


Series tracks
  • May 9th, 2015 - NJ - 72_Chevy_C10
  • May 16th, 2015, OH - 2Seven
  • May 23, 2015 -  ME - Model40Fan
  • May 30, 2015, NJ - 72_Chevy_C10

Winners and Results

Videos and photos:


Fat Fendered

Beater Trucks


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72_Chevy_C10 2/1/15
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And, if that doesn't get you thinking, here are a few more pics...

I love the Larry's Towing Chevy and the '41 Willys is a great casting!

The patina on this '56 Ford makes it a very cool Beater Truck and what's not to like about a '40 Ford Coupe!

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model40fan 2/1/15

this series will be far enough into spring [warm] for me to race in the garage attic...

pencil me in for 2 pair, and somewhere in the middle of the series dates as a host... unless one of the new guys wants to run that heet...

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72_Chevy_C10 2/2/15
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As much I could use this snow plow today, I think this is the next candidate to be a Beater Truck...

It's a little heavy right now, but it has a metal chassis... which will soon be a plastic one!

  • save those wheels they are killer on an older hot rod with blackwall fronts... — model40fan
  • will do, Smitty! — 72_Chevy_C10
  • I need to look out for this truck. Can't pass up a car with my name on it! — redlinederby
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72_Chevy_C10 2/2/15
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I mean, since I'm pretty well snowed in today, it's not like this old Chevy truck has the same wheelbase as a Chrysler 300 fte, or anything...

Oh well, here I go to drill rivets!

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72_Chevy_C10 2/2/15
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It will take a little bit of tinkering (not much, really), and this one will be ready...

The old, metal chassis weighed 32 grams by itself (toys were build a little stronger back in the '70's!), with the 300 frame under it, this truck is only weighing about 32 grams! Going to have to add weight!

Had this on my bench for some time...just needed a ruling on wheels axles. Ready for the track. Still need to decide on a fatty...

  • That's awesome, TE! I look forward to seeing the Fat Fender! — 72_Chevy_C10
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72_Chevy_C10 2/3/15
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There is so much AWESOME in this video, I can't even begin to describe it...

Think of this series as...'the race car and their tow/push vehicle' Super cool stuff in here...there's even your 'Thunderbolt' car, TE!

Just a little inspiration for ya!

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model40fan 2/3/15

I see a killer red '34 5 window #7 FLY...BY...BY ...

and if you look close you can see HW "sweet 16 II's" cockpit mounted on a purple T bucket rail's body...

 hmmm... ever wonder where the HW lab rats get some of their ideas ? ..... thanks C10

  • No many cool cars in that video! — 72_Chevy_C10

That did not look like Linda Vaughn to me???






  • You're supposed to be looking at the cars! :) (But, I don't think it was Linda Vaughn!) — 72_Chevy_C10
  • some things never go out of, girls, money... — Traction-Event
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72_Chevy_C10 2/4/15
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My current Beater Truck is progressing a little...

I glued in the bed, the windshield and the grill (I had to carefully cut the grill off the chassis). And I just put a plastic block on the bottom bottom of the bed to raise the back of the truck up a little

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72_Chevy_C10 2/5/15
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Just updating this Beater...lead (50 caliber shot hammered flat), JB Welded into the frame...

Almost ready...

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