City Connection

Saturday, April 17th, 2021
Hosted by Redline Derby Racing
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Inspired by the arcade game of the same name, City Connection challenges you to pack as much speed as you can into the tiny '85 Honda City Turbo II casting. They've been all over the pegs so there should be no shortage if you don't have any in your stash already. Tiny car, tiny wheels, big challenge!

Dedicated to Ryu Asada, 1978-2021

In light of the news that the designer of the City Turbo casting, Ryu Asada, passed away recently, the City Connection event has been dedicated to his memory. Join the discussion celebrating Ryu and all the great castings he helped design.

Official entries

  1. The Maker's Box
  2. G4 Diecast Racing
  3. RLo Racing
  4. Kaiju Colorado
  5. PWC Racing
  6. Golden Owl
  7. Mac Racing
  8. Crazy Canuck
  9. Rivera Racing
  10. Fractal Panda
  11. Cash Money Boys
  12. Big Mac
  13. Big Al
  14. Mykemaze
  15. Flip's Racing
  16. Sneaky Bob
  17. Big Poppy
  18. DXP Racing
  19. Uncle Elvis
  20. Dadvball
  21. Ra Sungod
  22. Chief Whapahoo
  23. Too Kay
  24. GhostDriver
  25. Biff Kirby Sr.

I'm doing weekly pickups. This list will get updated as I receive cars.

Rules & restrictions

  • Must use '85 Honda City Turbo II casting
  • Stock and modified entries allowed
  • 57g maximum weight
  • Should keep original size/length of car. Work with what you have.
  • Limit 1 entry per household
  • FTE/NPA axles allowed.
  • Dry lube only
  • Must use small size wheels. You can use different wheels but they must be the same small size that came on the casting.
  • Car should look street legal, meaning it looks like it could in the real world...no crazy add-ons.
  • Custom paint, decals, etc., is allowed. Keep any images/words on livery PG.

Dates & deadlines

All entries must be received by the host before Saturday, 4/15/2021. Racing is scheduled for Saturday, 4/17/2021. Results will be posted on or after that date as is convenient for the host.

How to enter

Send your entries to:
Redline Derby Racing
c/o Brian Vaughn
PO Box 842
Grove City, OH 43123

Include at least $5.00 for return shipping if you want your entries back. Entries not getting returned may be given to the winner as part of the prize. Include cash or use Paypal.

Please include a Race Entry ID slip with your entry

Track

Racing will be on the Redline Derby Speedway. View track profile and specs

Race format and scoring

This will be a single-elimination tournament. A car will move on in the bracket only when it wins two races in a row. Cars will alternate lanes between each race.

The car that wins the final race will be declared the winner. Race host has final decision in all races.

Bracket seeding will be random.

Race format may change depending on the total number of entries. Final raceday format will be posted if changed.

Penalties/DNF

Cars are given a grace of 1g over the stated weight limit to account for variance in scales.

If a car fails to meet any of the restrictions listed above, the car will not qualify for victory. Offending cars will still race. Finish position and any prize will go to the runner-up in the case of the penalty car winning.

Cars that fail to run or fit on the track, or that happen to break during racing, will forfeit their matches. Cars that arrive broken will attempt to be minimally repaired before the racing begins. Cars that break during racing will not be repaired or replaced.

Prizes

The winner will get a Redline Derby Prize Pack that includes:

  • RLD Logo decal sheet
  • Pocket notebook
  • Stickers
  • Random mainline car
  • Shop promo code

Discussion

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redlinederby 12/31/20
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Entries received:

  • TBD
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Mattman213 12/31/20

Heck yeah funky funky little casting so this should be a great challenge.  Count me in!

Matt

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GoldenOwl 1/1/21

That's awesome! Count me in for this one!

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Dadvball 1/1/21

Count me in please.

Count me in!

I'll be sending one.

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RLoRacing 1/1/21

I'm in. Hopefully I can find one soon

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SpyDude 1/1/21

Sounds like fun.  I think I'll join in.  At least there's plenty of time to prepare.

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SpyDude 1/2/21

Silly question, but how far CAN we modify these things?  I have an idea, but I think it would be better suited for the track and not exactly as a city driver.  (Then again, the modification I'm thinkng of has been seen on the street with other different vehicles, so it may still be considered street-legal.)


  • As long as it looks like something that is realistic-ish then it's fine. No body extensions or Mad Max things or Voxxer-like treatments. — redlinederby
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Uncle_Elvis 1/2/21

In. 

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SpyDude 1/2/21

For those of you who are wheel-farming, this might help.  These wheels are the same size as the Honda City Turbo (please add any I have missed)

From the 5-pack circus/carnival set:
-Boom Car (front wheels only)
-Roller coaster car (all wheels)
-Bumper car (all wheels)

-Skull Shaker (front wheels only)
-Manga Tuner (all wheels)


  • New AE86 and there was something else I saw earlier today but now can't remember what it was — Mattman213
  • Morris Mini was the other — Mattman213
  • Mad Manga from the Nightburnerz 5 pack too (front and back) — RLoRacing
  • Sky Boat as well (front only) — GhostDriver
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RLoRacing 1/8/21

Funny, because I saw these all the time until you first posted about the race... Luckily after a week of searching, I found one at Target just now so I'm in


  • They're still all over around here, Kroger and Meijer. Figured it was similar in places where they go through inventory a little slower. — redlinederby

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