House Cup

Friday, October 8th, 2021
Hosted by Indiana Diecast Racing
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This is a Harry Potter themed race for charity.

$5 per car entered (plus shipping).
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 and their associated houses:

Hufflepuff (yellow):

Griffindor (red): Pilots and Paws

Slytherin (green): Adopt-a-Pit 

Ravenclaw (blue): Mikeroweworks

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


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

Race host has final decision in all races.

Group seeding TBD.


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.


Homemade trophy for 1st.


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Uncle_Elvis 10/31/20

Minis not allowed, but Fords are encouraged. Ironic. 

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? 

  • I gotta say no to this one, sorry! — IndianaDiecastRacing
  • Booooo. — Uncle_Elvis
  • I think I've changed my mind on this one, considering how hilarious it might be — IndianaDiecastRacing
  • "What's that?!" "Oh don't worry Harry, he's helping out while we repair the Hogwarts Express." — pupulesurfer
  • I did the same thing... hotrod hogwarts express — MadMike
  • I have a feeling we're gonna have a lot of trains in this one, haha! — IndianaDiecastRacing
  • See? Y'all made fun of me when I first posted this but now it's like the greatest idea ever — Uncle_Elvis
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CrazyEights 11/1/20

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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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pupulesurfer 2/10/21

I'm sad Mini's aren't allowed and I have nearly every casting of them lol! I don't have any other British one's so guess I'm off to see what I can find!

  • Actually, I have a Ford Escort RS1600 - wasn't that the Anglia replacement? Would that qualify? — pupulesurfer
  • I'm glad you asked cos I was wondering the same thing — Spirit_Of_64
  • I'd prefer something else.....that casting gets a lot of track time already — IndianaDiecastRacing
  • That being said I won't ban it — IndianaDiecastRacing
  • You got it, I'll do my best! — pupulesurfer
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Spirit_Of_64 2/11/21

How about fantasy cars based on specific real world ones, such as the Fish'd & Chip'd(Jaguar Mark X) and Cockney Cab II(Austin FX4)?

  • Fish'd & Chipd is not a fantasy casting. As much as I complained about it being allowed in the American Muscle Lowrider event, that is a British car. It is customized but it is not fantasy like a tooned casting or animal looking one. All that said, I am not the Host and in a side note, no way would I send a Lowrider down that track. Have you watched the turtle van races? — Uncle_Elvis
  • I'd want to review on a case by case basis, but yeah I'm good with those two — IndianaDiecastRacing
  • Did you see how my Cadillac did? Might want to rethink a low rider lol — NDeavers80
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Coopdevil 2/11/21

I've never entered a race before and looking at my collection found out a Bentley Continental GT3 which tops the scales at 39.52g. But it is very low when it comes to ground clearance would that be a problem? Am I better off looking for another casting?

(Also I assume the Mini ban bans MINIs - the BMW ones - as well?)


  • Yes, you have a picture of the mini bmw? — IndianaDiecastRacing
  • It is just the Mini Cooper we see today, made by BMW. — pupulesurfer
  • Yes probably the Bentley is too low or yes probably the modern MINI is banned? :) — Coopdevil
  • It's probably a moot point now anyway, as I just got back from my local supermarket and they had the 2021 Exotics 5-pack in stock so now I have an Esprit, a Vantage, and an F-Type Project 7. — Coopdevil
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pupulesurfer 2/15/21

Just saw your Gold Anglia custom - me thinks I'm sensing a trend in your races vs your customs! lol

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Coopdevil 2/18/21

Looks like I might be in danger of having a car I can send in for this! Lotus Esprit Series 4 V8. Got her up to 49.23g with ballast on the underside of the interior tray. Stripped the paint and painted her matt olive drab with the lights detailed in - I didn't know until Googling it that this era of Esprits used Toyota AE86 rear light clusters.

Next stage is the graphite.

(Mismatched wheels are because I accidentally glued an original wheel to it's axle while gluing into the chassis)

The cars behind that are the fall back option in case this goes horribly wrong.



  • nice! I'm guessing by the color this is an entry for Slytherin? — IndianaDiecastRacing
  • Probably. I don't really know Harry Potter so no idea of the house colours although green would make sense I guess. — Coopdevil
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Coopdevil 4/9/21

It did go horribly wrong. Remarkably I actually managed to lose the Lotus having placed it "somewhere safe for safe keeping".

So quickly did a TR6 up because it was already green. I added a tonneau cover made from painted cardboard to hide the ballast that's sitting underneath it.

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Crazy_Canuck 4/28/21

I can only assume no MINIs cud of the wheelbase on the tricky triangle...

im in though

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