Gotham City Rush

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Race postponed

This was race has been postponed indefinitely due to a flooded basement at RLD HQ.

Holy FTE, Batman! There is no shortage of Batmobile castings out in the world. You have some in your collection and there are even plenty on the pegs if you're fresh out. Find yourself one of the many variations of the Dark Knight's supercar and send it in to find out which version is up to the task of saving Gotham.

This is a stock-only race.

BTW, the 1989 Batmobile is the best one, just sayin'

Rules & restrictions

  • All brands allowed
  • Stock entries only
  • 60g maximum weight
  • 3.25in. long x 2in. tall x 1.25in. wide
  • Limit 1 entry per household
  • FTEs allowed
  • Dry lube only allowed

Dates & deadlines

All entries must be received by the host before Saturday, 5/15/2020. Racing is scheduled for Tuesday, 4/14/2020. 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 $5 for return shipping if you want your entries back. Entries not getting returned will be given to the winner as part of the prize.

Please print and include a Race ID slip with your entry

Prizes

TBD + Some Redline Derby swag

Track

Races will be run on the Redline Derby Speedway track.

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 but will try to avoid having an entrant race themselves, especially in the first round.

Limited entry format: Should the entry count be 10 or less, we'll use a round robin format instead of an elimination bracket.

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 tournament prizes. Offending cars will still race. Prize will go to the runner-up in the case of 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 repaired before the tournament. Cars that break during the tournament will not be repaired or replaced.


Discussion

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Holy drag race Batman, I'm in!

  • Thunderbat...nice, LOL. — redlinederby
  • I remember when Bill Elliott ran this car to promote Batman Forever. As a kid and a Batman fan I was freaking out! — RustBeltRacing
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Mattman213 3/2/20

HA im pretty sure I only have one as I only really like the original but Ill send one in!

Matt

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redlinederby 3/2/20
Site manager

Bonus points and mad respect go to anyone that does not send in the '66 Batmobile FTE. It's a safe bet for sure, but a field full of them will be pretty meh. And I'm pretty sure it's not the only Batmobile casting that can hold its own on the track.

  • Only one I got. Well no I have 3 different of the same casting, one with FTE's another without and a grey one. I know a local guy who has a ton of batmobiles of different guys so Ill go raid his stash to try and shake it up some. — Mattman213
  • As far as racing, if you only have one Batmobile this is probably the one to have — redlinederby
  • First FTE car I ever bought and it ripped on Luke's track sets. Cool little casting but Im gonna try and find something else if possible just to add to the challenge. — Mattman213

In for this - Bruno

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LeagueofSpeed 3/2/20
Event coordinator

I'm in....FTE Batmobile you say....

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Dadvball 3/2/20

I'll have to see what I have.  And yes the FTE has been very fast on the LJLRC track. I know I don't have that one lol. 

EAGLE PRIME IS IN I AM NOT

Count Me IN........

What are the chances, I just bougth a Batmobile FTE and the swapmeet for $2 last week!

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Just_Will 3/5/20

I know it's a stock race, but just figured it would be the best thread to share the just released images of the newest batmobile for the next movie.

  • I've been watching those come out and I dunno...but I think a lot of my reaction to it is just, "another Batman, really?" And after several gritty Batman movies, it might be time we get back to a little more fantastic stuff. — redlinederby
  • But I guess it's safe to say we'll see that Batmobile in a HW casting next year! — redlinederby
  • Its really cool but I cant help but think...Bat Max? The Bat and the Furious? Wtf now DC? — Mattman213
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Mattman213 3/6/20

Just to clarify for everyone (or just myself) but Im reading this to be a BATMOBILE only race, not Batman related car, but ones labeled as actual Batmobiles right?  There are a ton of actual Batmobile labeled cars and 3 times as many Batman related cars, cars with batman logos or some sort of Batman theme but arent really Batmobiles.  This is limited to only Batmobiles right?

Matt

  • Yes, Batmobile. Just Batmobile. Not Batman's truck, or the Joker's car...just the Batmobile. — redlinederby
  • If you're not sure, you can post, or just ask yourself, "did Batman drive this?" If the answer is Yes, then you're good to go. — redlinederby
  • Yeah I figured as much but didnt want anyone to send in the wrong thing and miss out. I actually found a really slick looking casting in the pile that was Batman THEMED but does not appear to have ever been an actual Batmobile or labeled as one at any time so its out. I stumbled across a couple 2017 castings labeled as Batmobiles and happily snagged them for further testing tho. There are PLENTY out there! — Mattman213

So... did Batman drive this?

  • That would be a Fat man... Homer J Simpson lol — Mattman213
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redlinederby 3/19/20
Site manager

Pushing this back to mid-May. The Redline Rumble got pushed back another week so figured I'd move this one as well. I know it's stock so it doesn't need as much prep time but just trying to keep things sane too. Sorry for any inconvenience.


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