House Cup

Friday, October 8th, 2021
Hosted by Indiana Diecast Racing
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This is a Harry Potter themed race for charity.
British cars (no minis) only! Anglias are highly encouraged!
Vehicles must be one of 4 colors (to match the houses of HP): Red, Green, Blue, or Yellow.
Each house will be associated with a different charity; houses will earn points based on race outcomes.  The house that wins will determine which charity receives the donation.

Charities for consideration (ongoing compilation):

beaglesrusrescue.com

Mikeroweworks

Boy Scouts of America, Crossroads of America Council

Humane Society for Hamilton County

Adopt-a-Pit 

Pilots and Paws

Rules & restrictions

  • Stock and modified entries allowed
  • 50g maximum weight
  • 3.25in. long x 2in. tall x 1.25in. wide
  • Limit No Limit entries per household
  • Retail axles and wheels only. No FTE/NPA axles.
  • Dry lube only
  • British cars only (no minis)
  • Must be primarily one of 4 colors: Red, Green, Blue, or Yellow

Dates & deadlines

All entries must be received by the host before Friday, 10/1/2021. Racing is scheduled for Friday, 10/8/2021. Results will be posted on or after that date as is convenient for the host.

How to enter

Contact the tournament host to get the shipping address for entry.

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

Include a Race Entry ID slip with your entry

Track

Racing will be on the Tricky Triangle. View track profile and specs

Race format and scoring

Cars will race in 4-car groups, with the top 2 advancing.

1st: 4pts, 2nd: 3pts, 3rd: 2pts, 4th: 1pt, DNF: 0pts

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.

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

Homemade trophy for 1st.


Discussion

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Uncle_Elvis 10/31/20

Minis not allowed, but Fords are encouraged. Ironic. 


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MikeDoolzinski 10/31/20

Do they make British hot wheels?


  • Jaguar for one, Rolls Royce...just off the top of my head — redlinederby

Do we get bonus points for actually British cars (Corgi, Husky, vintage Matchbox, etc)?


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Uncle_Elvis 11/1/20

Need a ruling. Yay or nay? 


hotwheels.fandom.com/wiki/Category:British_Cars


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Xanthippe 1/14/21

Hi IDR! I hate to be that guy, but one more oddball request: is a Power Surge ok?  It's a HW original casting, so not based off of a real-world British car, but when working on it today I noticed that it is constructed for left-side traffic.  Basically, I find myself with a car in want of a race and - since the design I've made seemed to fit this race best - I figured it couldn't hurt to ask :) 

Reference photo is of car before custom paint job (though in the end she's still a Gryffindor).


  • Thanks for asking, I'm excited to see you thinking about it so far ahead! I waited most of the day b/c I wanted to think it over, and unfortunately I have to say no. I'd really like to keep this British themed, and I think allowing this casting would open it open to pretty much anything, getting away from the theme I'm trying for. Also, Go Slytherin! — IndianaDiecastRacing
  • Thanks for thinking about it. :) I knew it was a longshot. As a Slytherin, I'm sure you can respect the hustle. ;) Also, I just came up with a theme for my submissions... Looks like I need to dig out some British cars and get started! October will be here... Soon? :D — Xanthippe
  • indeed it will! — IndianaDiecastRacing
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