Tournaments and RacingFlying Colors Holiday Race

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Dec
23
When: Saturday, December 23, 2017

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Hot Wheels Flying Colors cars were some of my favorite cars when I was a kid...they were produced from 1974-1978 and you can find a list of them here

http://hotwheels.wikia.com/wiki/Hot_Wheels_Flying_Colors

These were some of the first cars that featured tampo-style printing on them

Rules & Restrictions

  • Weight Two classes - 57 gram and 75 gram
  • Size restrictions; must fit on a drag track...no longer than 3"
  • Cars per entrant/household - Maximum of 2 cars per class (so 4 total)
  • Brand, body style, year, make/model requirements - car /trucks to be Hot Wheels, 1978 and older. They don't have to be Flying Colors cars...but, it would be cool if they were :)
  • Wheel limitations, requirements; FTE wheels allowed...no bearings or wheel inserts...must use hot wheels-style axles (no custom axles)...axle tubes are allowed 
  • Must be drilled rivets
  • Dry lubes only
  • Misc requirements, I will run a couple different races during the week between Christmas and New Years...you should have one light (57 gram) and one heavy (75 gram car)...points will be kept per team

Prizes

TBD. I'll find something around here to send to the winner

How to enter

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

Are there any entry or shipping fees? Please include return shipping

Where to send your cars

Chris Raab

9 Sherman Ridge Road 

Sussex, NJ 07461

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

Entry deadline

TBD. All entries must be received by the host before 12/23/2017

Scoring and Winning

Describe how someone wins the tournament. Cars will receive 1 point per win and an extra point for getting into the finals.

Penalties

Outline the penalties if a car fails to meet the requirements - the Traction Event rule stands...if your car is 3 grams or more over, it will get painted pink, raced, but not counted

Tracks & Dates

Right here in Sussex, NJ

Series tracks
  • 12/23 - 12/31, 2017 NJ-72_Chevy_ C10

Winners and Results

Pics and videos will be posted in this space

I'm in.  Haven't had much time between house renovations and moving my father in law in but it's far enough away I have some time. Thanks to the link I see I have several choices in my collection which I didn't know were Flying Colors. 

You may want to correct your spelling on "tampos". I think the auto-correct got ya. 

72_Chevy_C10
Ha! Thanks Bill! I made the correction :)

I'm in for sure.

72_Chevy_C10
Awesome

1969 Redline casting...Classic 57 T-Bird with CS axels and wheels off  (2) 67 CS Camaro...the front axels

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LeagueofSpeed
one of my 57g entries


LeagueofSpeed
...on the way to the Chop Shop...it's FTE package awaits
72_Chevy_C10
Awesome Flying Colors Corvette!

Got an offer in on FC 57 Chevy and watching a FC Super Van.

72_Chevy_C10
My Flying Colors '57 was probably my favorite car as a kid:)

Just put in a bid for a Flying Colors Spoiler Sport.

72_Chevy_C10
Hey Andy! I look forward to seeing how you paint it up!

Scored the 57 Chevy...that and the T-Bird will be my 57 team...year model 57 and 57g weight class.

72_Chevy_C10
Awesome!


LeagueofSpeed
top shot


LeagueofSpeed
under belly of the Beast....hopefully
72_Chevy_C10
I've built several of those...they are a great platform

I see now that you're supposed to enter 2 (or 4).  I've secured one, but need another.  Are there rules as to what is acceptable to add to a car's frame (assuming it is not overweight)?  Specifically, if I bought a Backwoods Bomber and replaced the lost camper that goes over the bed with something I pieced together, would that be on the up and up?

72_Chevy_C10
Whatevery it's hauling is fine
LeagueofSpeed
Well..he hopes it will be hauling A$$ :)

Headed to League of Speed R and D....looking forward to the tear down.

LeagueofSpeed
I'm set...57 T-Bird and Chevy...FC Corvette and the Super Van
72_Chevy_C10
The Super Vans are fun...Flying bricks!

I've got a Jet Threat for the 57g class and I'm still thinking about my 75g class. Could the Jet Threat be entered in both classes if I don't enter in a 75g?

LeagueofSpeed
Is that the one that took the Redline Revival 2 at GTAMans track?
72_Chevy_C10
Are Jet Threats under 3" overall length? I could run it in both, if you don't come up with a 75 gram car
Tracksurgeon
It's 3.125 inches long to be exact.
72_Chevy_C10
The maximum length is 3"...I'm limiting the length to keep the racing close
Tracksurgeon
I might sand down the exhaust tips to keep the car flush and under 3 inches.

My 75g entries...the Van a breeze...going to get creative getting the Vette up to weight, or close.

https://www.redlinederby.com/media/img/45598fdf.jpg

LeagueofSpeed
already got there FTE packages ready to go

I have a Roger Dodger coming...already have a couple Super Vans...I have some well-played-with '57 Chevys. I'm lookin work ard to building them :)


LeagueofSpeed
Was strongly considering the Steam Roller...still may pick this car up
72_Chevy_C10
I had a few of those...cool cars
Traction-Event
always loved this car... great shape this one
LeagueofSpeed
It's developing a gravitational pull to my bill fold :)

Got this one ... think it'll be my 57g

https://www.redlinederby.com/media/img/8b736414.jpg

72_Chevy_C10
Sweet Z-Whiz
Traction-Event
I have 3 nice ones, and this beater
LeagueofSpeed
Lady of Speed approves...been driving them since her first a 240Z
LeagueofSpeed
She drives a showroom 96 300ZX ak the Z32 now...going to ease her into a 370Z eventually, bit she LOVES her 96
72_Chevy_C10
You know me...I like the 'much-loved' toys like this one!

https://www.redlinederby.com/media/img/5200c8df.jpg

I might do a build thread on this one...I've been playing around with some cool stuff...and I want to show you guys.

Traction-Event
wheels look decent, let me know if you save the axles... and great paint!!!
72_Chevy_C10
Will do...the wheels are really nice

Isn't the Rodger Dodger a mashup between the 1973 Dodge Charger with triple opera side windows and the 1970 Dodge Challenger?

Think I found my heavy car...

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72_Chevy_C10
Is it still going to have 6 wheels when you are done?
Traction-Event
I sure hope so
Finkle
This is amazing. What is the casting called?
Traction-Event
GMC Motorhome

Is there a grace for the weights? My car is at some number between 57 and 58 grams.

72_Chevy_C10
I'll give you up to 3 grams...so, on a 57 gram car, you are good up to 60 grams

Goldenrod II will be a double runner. The weight was reduced and the length was shortened to 3 inches. Doesn't the Jet Threat kinda resemble a 1989 Batmobile?

http://i.imgur.com/ubgCyC1.jpg

Gonna try to have an entry in this one too. At least one car. Two of time allows. 

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72_Chevy_C10
Awesome!

Going to start my builds tomorrow/Saturday 12/2.....I've got everything lined up donor car wise...now the Quest for Speed begins in hopes of building my first Champion.

Sacrifices

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72_Chevy_C10
3rd Gen Camaro...cool!

https://www.redlinederby.com/media/img/a8517ea2.jpg

I might need more Chrysler 300's, but I can get started now!

I'll be doing a build-up thread...probably on Roger Doger. I learned a couple little things with my truck builds for the Muscle Truck race that I'd like to pass along...hopefully, good info for ya!

I'll be off (I hope) the week between Christmas and New Years, so, I'm hoping to run a couple races that week with these Flying Colors cars and trucks!

LeagueofSpeed
Looks like the Thor Van already has some FTE's

The Quest for Holiday Speed has begun in earnest across the RLD workshops...good luck to All...and may all be of Good Cheer!!! 

....Happy Holidays and Good Will to All....but I'm going to try and Blow Your Diecast Doors Off!!! :)

Got the Super Van torn down...donor rear wheels sanded and the chassis sanded smooth 

https://www.redlinederby.com/media/img/f6d7ec02.jpg

The other Steam Roller went for more than I was willing to pay...and in retrospect, was probably to nice to drill and modify...but paid half the price for this one than the nicer one went for, and if it get's here fast enough and I have enough time to modify it, it will replace the 57 T-Bird as one of my 57g entries.

 


LeagueofSpeed
Wonder what she weighs stock???

Team Green is ready...

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72_Chevy_C10
Sweet!
LeagueofSpeed
Gold Medal Speed package on the Z?
Traction-Event
You are correct...
LeagueofSpeed
Nicely done Brother!!!

Rebirth of the Super Van is imminent 

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LeagueofSpeed
I'll get my cars sent off on the 15th or16th via priority mail
LeagueofSpeed
Had to cut down the rear wheel wells in order to put it in the jig
LeagueofSpeed
Letting it setup slow with JBWELD

First fitting of everything. Test runs are...okay. Not a lot of expectations with this one but maybe when my kid gives it a paint job it'll get faster :) I suck at axle/wheel replacements. I should probably stick with stock.

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LeagueofSpeed
Keep plugging...keep trying...heck, I've been at this still less than a year..
LeagueofSpeed
..the Quest for Speed is Eternal
Traction-Event
dig it!

Super Van ready for the Graphite Bay 

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LeagueofSpeed
Super Van is 76.5g

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Steam Roller weighs 53.9 stock...it's going to get an FTE package and try to add a little more weight.

It looks like the Low C-GT will be the donor car for the Steam Roller...I believe the front wheel wells will accept the bigger FTE wheel.

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LeagueofSpeed
If not...the fronts off a Ford Shelby GR-1 Concept will fit.

My cars should ship tomorrow... dreading a post office visit this time of year

Traction-Event
my cars have been delivered... made it through the Holiday rush.

FC Corvette getting jiggy with it 

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LeagueofSpeed
Finish it up today...57 Chevy is next
Traction-Event
FTE's?
LeagueofSpeed
Yes indeed

The FC Corvette chassis...from 39.4g to 70.9g...got it close to 75g

https://www.redlinederby.com/media/img/5853b52b.jpg

Traction-Event
Machined wheels? or just sanded... looking stout
LeagueofSpeed
My by hand technique...400grit then 800grit

The chassis of the FC 57 Chevy had built in holes for my first Smitty rivets :)

https://www.redlinederby.com/media/img/648bf1b8.jpg

FC 57 Chevy...donor car Corvette Grand Sport...now to get it up to weight and speed testing 

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LeagueofSpeed
My scales are showing 59.5g...needed that variance

Getting ready to set the axels on the Steam Roller...finish it up today. Tomorrow will be final graphite and speed testing...ship my team out on Friday 12/15 via priority mail.

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LeagueofSpeed
Great casting...will be getting more in the future to modify

https://www.redlinederby.com/media/img/279bae60.jpg

72_Chevy_C10
Looking pretty Awesome! I've built a bunch of '57's just like that one...great casting!
LeagueofSpeed
It was fun bringing them back to life for sure

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rlsa1vd_Be0

The 57 Chevy in the Graphite Bay 

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Cars are on their way to NJ....supposed Monday arrival. Looking forward to the competition....Good Luck to All...Thanks for hosting a race over the Holidays C10.

Gonna ship out my cars this weekend, hopefully. The police car is at 56g and I'm gonna see if an old Super Van mod I made a few years ago is within the limits. If for some reason my entries don't arrive before the deadline, no need to wait for them to race.

redlinederby
On its way to NJ. #9500100030607350000429

Get those cars sent in, if you haven't already...this week is happening next week! 

LeagueofSpeed
Is that like a time travel thing????

Mine are showing as delivered.

Traction Event and League of Speed's cars got delivered today!

LeagueofSpeed
Awesome!!!

I'll have my car mailed tomorrow. Single car for TSR.

72_Chevy_C10
Cool...I'll keep an eye out!

Had every intention of entering but things got crazy the past couple of weeks.  Will be sitting this one out.  Sorry.  I do hope to get back involved soon though.  Thanks for hosting, Chris!  Look forward to seeing the video.

72_Chevy_C10
No problem! I'm sure I'll be hosting more in 2018!

I suppose I should really start building my cars! Nothing like putting it off til the last minute, huh?

I'm not sure when I'll be running the race/races. I have off next week, so you'll probably be seeing a couple different races happen during the week.

Stay tuned, and I'll figure out what I'm going to run! Thanks in as dance for racing!

12/23... You got those cars built yet? 

72_Chevy_C10
Ha! No, not yet! Putting an all new exhaust system on the '73 ALL DAY today!

Hey Guys!

Sorry for not running the race today...I know I listed the event for today. But, I wasn't sure that I would be able to get next week off at that time. So, I will be running several races next week, with the final one happenine next weekend.

I was all day today, working on a new exhaust system for my '73 Chevy C20...that's taking the old, original exhaust off and going engine back with a dual exhaust. It's about done...I'll have to post a 'rumble' video when it's finished.


Tracksurgeon
It gives time for my cars to arrive.
72_Chevy_C10
Your car got here the other day, TS

Okay, I'm finally getting tge ball rolling on this race. Here are the team shots...

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LeagueofSpeed
75g are Super Van and Corvette...57g are 57 Chevy and Steam Roller
Traction-Event
Good looking teams, RLD bringing the paint! nice job on those

Racing action will start this afternoon...with the Finals happening tonight! 

Good luck, Everyone! 

LeagueofSpeed
See Below
LeagueofSpeed
My teams are mixed up :)
72_Chevy_C10
Okay, I'm on it! :)

Corvette and Super Van are my 75g and 57 Chevy and Steam Roller are my 57g entries.

The 57 Chevy weighed in at 59.5g on my scales.

72_Chevy_C10
Okay, I'm considering a "team" to be one 57 gram car and one 75 gram car...are the teams paired up okay? Or should the Vette be with the 57?
LeagueofSpeed
Okay...that's fine then, sorry thought it was two cars per class
LeagueofSpeed
Those pairings are fine by me

Let's go Green!!!!


Traction-Event
agreed, that green team looks good... I appreciate the support. Ha!
LeagueofSpeed
Touche
Traction-Event
all in good spirit...
LeagueofSpeed
Always my Brother

The Brackets...

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72_Chevy_C10
I have to charge my phone up...and then, it's Race Time!!

Round One...

https://youtu.be/DKF3XW4dXUU

Round Two...

https://youtu.be/Gcvf20_xrfU

Round Three...Finals...

https://youtu.be/mg5v8MhVNko

Nicely done C10...nice to have some racing to close out the year. Thanks for hosting!!!

...won't talk any results just yet...no spoilers here :)

Agreed, great way to close out the year. Thanks for hosting C-10, small but solid field. Some very close races.... 

LeagueofSpeed
Quality builds TE...see ya in 2018

Congtats to the winner! Good racing going on here!

Thanks Guys! I'm going to see the new Star Wars movie today, so, no racing planned. I'll probably run these cars on a little different track on Friday. And, I'm planning on a random-draw, 32-car field (I'll throw in 5 fillers) race with these cars and the Muscle Trucks on Saturday...just for braggin' rights!


That sounds like a nice Serendipity race to close out the racing calendar!!!!

...also, fast builds TE to take out my Super Van and 57 Chevy, as those were some quick cars....apparently not quick enough for the Green Team....nice work my Brother!!!

Traction-Event
I knew the Z was fast, but the Motherhome surprised me... 3 axle speed

Day 2

Round 1...57g and 75g...

https://youtu.be/1UFqUteZd10

Traction-Event
All cars in one bracket? same track layout...?
72_Chevy_C10
The cars were still in separate brackets...yeah, I was lazy, I left the track the same
Traction-Event
Got it,

Day 2

Round 2...

https://youtu.be/YzoDKOte4nk

Day 2

Round 3...Finals...

https://youtu.be/b6UAJ7jL0fs

LeagueofSpeed
Solid builds TE...quicker than mine this go round
Traction-Event
That Motorhome is a straight shooter... compared to everything else on the track even my Z car moves around on track quite a bit.
72_Chevy_C10
Congrats again...and again, good, close racing!

Okay, so I have the 16 trucks from the Muscle Truck race (15, with one filler), I have the 11 cars from this the Flying Colors race, and I'm adding 5 of my old builds to round out a 32-car field. I re-numbered the FC cars...here's the line-up...

https://youtu.be/ErxjyNHZ05w

It will be a random draw, single elimination race for bragging rights! I'll post the brackets tomorrow morning, run the early rounds during the day, and have a Saturday Night Shoot-Out tomorrow night to determine the winner! 

Who's it gonna be? Can any of the trucks get past that big, green bus? Or, is the Z-Whiz going to take the big prize? No pressure though, TE :)

Traction-Event
Saturday night racing! Plenty of fast builds here, we'll see who's on top when the dust settles

Here is a video of the match ups. ..

https://youtu.be/HIrLeXLm_ZM

And the brackets...

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Let's Go Gr......wait a second, that didn't turn out so well last time!!!! :)

Traction-Event
Race on brother!

Braggin' Rights Race...

Round 1...32 cars...

https://youtu.be/RCwGf7qgi4c

I should say that the filler cars that are running are all older builds and all weight 57 grams...very much, my 'middle of the pack' cars.

Sweet 16 round will happen a little later this afternoon.

Traction-Event
That F1 keeps getting better... 3 in the show!

Round 2...Sweet 16...

https://youtu.be/HhM5JYIWfLY

Traction-Event
Well, so much for that F1...Hate to lose the Z too

Round 3...Great 8...

https://youtu.be/mMIi3aDfEmU

LeagueofSpeed
Nice to have 3 of the 4...but the Big Green Monster is tuff
Traction-Event
MONSTERTHOME
LeagueofSpeed
Great Build....Speed Demon!!!

Round 4...Final 4...

https://youtu.be/8B65OBC8oM8

Finals...

https://youtu.be/1sMC-3nVbT4

LeagueofSpeed
Fantastic Stuff!!! Just glad to win one vs the Green Monster
Traction-Event
thanks for all the extra racing to close out the year... atta boy C-10

Well Done C10 and Congrats to the Champ!!!! Happy New Year my Brethren....see you all in the Fast Lane in 2018!!!

Thanks, Guys! I've had a couple races like this one in the past...where I had a bunch of cars here and raced them all together...and they are really fun to do!

That Green bus was a monster, but the Muscle Trucks and the 57g Flying Colors cars were both well represented! With a slightly larger field, random-draw race, you never really know how things will shake out. But, the cream usually rises to the top!

Thanks for racing with me, Guys. My work will have me buried through February, but I'll get the official Crew Chief Challenge 4 race thread started. So, you can get those builds underway. I'll, probably list a few more races as well...I kinda like this idea of having a couple series race-off in one big tournament-style race.

So, what should the future races be? I'm thinking Way2Whatever...any body on a Way2Fast chassis. Any maybe a Gasser race...any body on a Gasser chassis.

That's the plan for now. I used to try to have races every month...and they were all series races, so it was, literally, racing every week...but, that gets a little crazy. So, for now, I'll plan on 3 races coming up in the Spring...and then, I'll start thinking about some races for the Autumn (Bare Muscle? Cops and Robbers? Sedan Shootout? Beetle Bash?)

I've rambled enough...I'll get your cars packed up and sent out this week. Thanks again!

Dude, fat package at the mailbox today....  Not only did I get my Flying colors cars back... also a very cool 5 pack of Camaro's from Jada. Oh and a pile of old race cars I  had abandoned at C-10's house... 


Many thanks Brother!!!!

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72_Chevy_C10
I forgot to throw those redline wheels from Roger Doger in there...I'll put them in the next pack

Got my cars today as well...and some very nice extras in the box as well...much appreciated Brother!!!

...see you in the Fast Lane!!!

I'm glad you guys got your cars...the rest of the cars are boxed up, but it was been too ridiculously cold to walk to the post office. The rest will go out next week when the balmy 30 drgree is here!

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