It was an amazing year for diecast racing

redlinederby Tuesday, 12/22/2020
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It's been a heck of a year. There were a lot of things from this past year that were not cool...but this year saw more people get hip to the diecast racing scene than ever before, and that's because we were all stuck a home looking for entertainment. More tracks, more channels, more cars...more fun. I'm not sure what 2021 will bring but I know it will continue to bring us together to enjoy racing these silly toy cars.

I want to thank everyone in the diecast racing community for making things fun and entertaining during some emotionally trying times. To all the hosts that let us into their house. To all the racers that gave us cars to root for. To all the visitors that shared their stories, their photos, and their fun. THANK YOU.

There was more diecast racing this year than ever before - be proud of that - you were a part of it.

I hope everyone has safe, happy, and fun holidays. Be smart and be kind.

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays from Redline Derby Racing



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redlinederby 12/22/20
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I also want to give out some personal thanks to a few folks that really helped me out this year and helped make Redline Derby what it is through all this. Matt Allen, Kit Kayem/DRR, David Currin, and the guys over at Chas Canyon. Y'all helped put Redline Derby on the map this year with your support and efforts.

Thanks to all the folks that thought enough of Redline Derby to add the logo somewhere on your track. That support means a lot and it's a reminder that what we do here is worth it and making a difference somehow. There's an old story in pro wrestling that you can get people to watch your show and buy a ticket, but you can't make them bring a sign. You know you're doing something right if they bring a sign to show their support.

All the regular know who you are and I can't list all of you. There are thousands people stopping by every month but a only small handful are here almost daily, sharing their knowledge, ideas, and fun. You guys have made this place like Cheers and that's always a good feeling.

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Mattman213 12/22/20

Thank YOU Brian for giving us a cool, friendly place to learn, grow and compete in this interestingly childish (to other) yet entirely obsessive hobby that allows grownups to again in a sense.  You nailed it tho for sure, with the odd times and spending more time at home, diecast racing became the perfect distraction and entertainment and helped me keep my mind positive and keep busy through it all.  Keep it up and I look forward to seeing what 2021 holds for this place and its many awesome members.  Thanks to everyone who created, planned, hosted and raced at the many great races this year and despite the setbacks at not one, but two of the top host tracks, others stepped in and made it happen in a big way and now I look forward to racing at their tracks soon as well!!!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Years!


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gstackert 12/22/20

Redline Derby racing gave me something to do this year since the pandemic began, and apart from re-introducing me to the diecast racing hobby/obsession, has been an outlet for me to learn, compete, and ease the loneliness Covid has gave me. Their are too many people to count that I would like to thank for bringing me this hobby, but they include though are not limited to: Brian, Jim D, Ghostjerker Youtube channel, 3dBotmaker, Red Pill racing, and Chaos Canyon. Though I have never made it past the first round in a RLDRL race, I feel like I am getting somewhat towards the end of the ultra steep learning curve, and some day, I will laugh at how I sent a stock Sesto Elemento to Red Pill Hill. 

Merry Christmas and a happy New Year!!


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Gunslinger 12/22/20

Thank you Brian for your hard work on this page. You are doing great things for the Diecast Community 

Happy Holidays 

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redlinederby 12/22/20
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I totally forgot to give a big thankful shout out to 3DBotMaker! I mean, c'mon, his channel has done more for getting eyeballs on this hobby than anyone in the past decade. The lockdown sent people to YouTube and they found his awesome racing...which got them thinking, "I can do this," and so they started down that road and inevitably end up here to learn and get ideas.

It's a story I heard all too often this year and starts with, "saw 3DBM on YouTube and then..." and the rest is history. His inspiration and motivation should not be understated...and Redline Derby is lucky enough to ride in the wake of some of that success. I mean, hell, I got interviewed by a news station to essentially talk about him.

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BlueLineRacing 12/22/20

3dbotmaker got me interested in the hobby but this site gave me a place to get started. Thank you, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

  • Yep same here. Stumbled on his channel and thought "that would be fun" and the resulting research led me here! — Mattman213

Man I'm thankful and proud to be a part of this website and comunity. Thank you for the effort you've put into this and have a merry Christmas and a happy new year.

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Peter_Bee 12/23/20

I re-discovered the hobby, and the world of diecast racing on YouTube, while laid up recovering from a month long hospital stay. I entered my first race, the May/June RLDL doube header, and haven't looked back since. It has brought new life to my inactive YT channel, and in January I am starting a daily diecast racing series. 

I want to Thank Redline Derby, and especially Brian, for your dedication and promotion of the hobby. While most of my racing has been average to disastrous, I did grab 1 podium at the October RLDL, and that was a huge thrill for me. I am looking forward to much more diecast fun in 2021.

Take care everyone and see ya at the races!

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GoldenOwl 12/23/20

Thank you Brian for creating this awesome space for all of us! I may have found out that diecast racing exists through 3D, but finding your site is how I actually became a racer. Thank you for all the you provide for the diecast community. Have a great holiday and an safe, healthy, and sanitized new year!!!


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Chaos_Canyon 12/23/20

Hey Brian,

Thanks for providing such a great resource for people that are new to the hobby (and those more experieinced).

When I saw 3D's videos in Feb and it got me interested in diecast racing again, I struggled to find anything other than his channel at the time, until I found your site. The information and page with all the different YouTube channels listed on it was a real eye-opener and that's why we wanted to work with you in terms of the DSPN reports to try and help get that info to as many people as possible.

You've built a great website and community here, hopefully it continues to grow with the plethora of tracks that seem to pop up every week :)

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WillyMaykit 12/24/20

I want to thank the whole diecast community for keeping me sane this year by reintroducing me to my HotWheels and the fun they are! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all!!

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Big_Al 12/26/20

I'm like a lot of you it sounds like.  Last winter I found 3D's channel and really wanted to get involved and see my cars on the mountain.  I sent in a couple entries but only one got to race.  It was a Fire Eater II that had shown to be the best roller out of the dozen or so cars we just had lying around.  I figured as long as you put a lot of weight in there you'd be fine.  Boy was I wrong.  I was lucky to make it down the mountain the one time it did.  After that I found Chris Raab's videos on moddong cars and I wanted to find more races. 

I found D64 first and, I'm not gonna lie, it was intimidating.  There are so many races and different classes and the points and that.  It was a bit overwhelming.  But then I found RLD and it has given me a much smoother entry into the hobby.  As a rookie, I need other rookies to race against but I've also found a place where I am able to learn and participate at my speed.  It's great to see what other people are doing and its amazing to see how this has grown.

I can't wait to see what 2021 will bring to the sport.  I plan on greatly increasing my pool of cars and to start making cars that I can fine tune and send to multiple races.  I'm also hoping to finish the Thunderwheel and maybe a more traditional track as well.  I am not a consistent person and life often takes me away from my hobbies so don't be surprised to see my come and go, but I'm sure I'll never be gone long. 

Thank you to everyone who helped build this community over the past year!  And an even bigger thanks to those of you who were doing this years ahead of the curve!  

  • Another rookie here ...... see you in Lane Two, amigo. — SpyDude

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