Official Blackwall Blitz 2017

Sunday, February 5th, 2017
Traction-Event Tuesday, 11/22/2016

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I would like to see a race of the mid 70’s-early 90’s cars. They still produce these “Blackwall” wheels today, but let’s race some vintage cars here!!! These wheels were built for looks over speed. Dig through your collection, or dig one up on ebay and see if you can coax some speed out of a vintage car. You’ll have two shots to win, and two tracks to compete on. The first race would be for the stock,un-drilled vintage Blackwall car. Second race is for you Modified racers, take your vintage Blackwall car and upgrade the wheels/alxes to 5SP


Original blackwall cars had these wheels

produced from 1977-1997. 

Rules & Restrictions

        Weight: zero to 75g maximum
    • Size restrictions: length 3-1/8 and height must fit Drag tracks finish line 1.3in high.

    • Cars per entrant: one car per class

    • Brand, Hot Wheels, Blackwall wheels 1975-1995

    • Wheel limitations, requirements; No FTEs, wheels or axles. 

    • Cars allowed:            1st car, truck van stock/un-drilled blackwall , dry lubes only, 75g max weight, these wheels seen below

    • Cars allowed: Must be drilled rivits:            2nd car, truck, van Drilled original black wall casting, NO FTE axles, or wheels. 5sp wheels/axles only as seen below

    • Dry lubes only both classes

    • Misc requirements, In the spirit of the race, let’s find and race vintage cars from the mid 70’s-early 90’s. Please pick a casting that originated in this range.



I will have prizes for 1st in each class, if you want to add to the prize pool, feel free to send them along with your race cars

How to enter

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

If you want your cars returned please provide return shipping fees for your cars. If you win in either class I will return your shipping cost.

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

WANT YOUR CARS BACK?  Provide return shipping... Winners will have shipping $$$ returned

Where to send your cars

Chris Taylor

441 Reeves

Pinckney, MI 48169-9797

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

Entry deadline

All entries must be received by the host before February 3rd 2017

Scoring and Winning

1 pt per win, single elimination for both classes.


Racers honor, I will weigh the cars… but you know what you did….

Tracks & Dates

Single race, single host.

1st track  for “stock Blackwalls” My standard set up seen here

2nd track for “modified Blackwalls” My “low and slow” track set up seen here


I will have team photos, and slo-mo video all the races.


Join in! Play with your cars! 

These fine folks have expressed an interest.


K&O racing


Delta 6


Voxxer racing






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72_Chevy_C10 11/22/16

I'm in, TE!

If you'd like to extend it to another track, I can run them...let me know!

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fordman 11/22/16

had to rifle through 10 boxes, but i found the "huge" black wall tired - shock factor... MOC.... flipped it over, not only does it have a hot rod style base, it has a front bumper... yeh, baby ! ... anyone got pix ?

  • 1997 release coll. #700 — fordman
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Traction-Event 11/22/16

This guy Smitty? I have one...

  • yup... 34 coupe, a-ok, midnite otto, i'll be hogging wheel wells for these babies... — fordman
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Diecast64 11/23/16

Watching a couple of cars on eBay. Hopefully I'll have something to enter.

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Traction-Event 11/23/16

Got a good start on my 2nd track car today... 5SP swap done...

One for each class for TSR.

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72_Chevy_C10 11/25/16

I think I have a candidate for the 5sp race...

And this metal on metal Gen 3 Camaro is fairly speedy, so I might have that one nailed down too...

Or, maybe the Hy-Jacker Pontiac will be my 5sp...I'll have to see what I can come up with :)

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VoxxerRacing 11/25/16

Need clarification .     Rules states  " Black Wall Casting."    Understand .   5 spoke mag for modified race. However, as rules listed, the wheels can be any color.   Thx.   Voxxer Racing Pre - Production Department     

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Traction-Event 11/25/16

@ Voxxer, 

I thought the rules were clear, but I did some cutting and pasting and the outline form seems to not like that.  I do appreciate you checking and asking prior to your build. I have gone back and cleaned up the auto text in the form. but the rules are the same. You are correct I never said the 5SP wheels must be black

I thought for the "modified class" the 5SP black wheel as shown here was most widely used, and modern day replacement for the original Blackwall wheels. Keeping with the spirit of the event, I would suggest black wheels...

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Traction-Event 11/25/16


1st class, stock Blackwall wheels, undrilled casting

2nd class, 5SP wheels/axles drilled rivits, casting that originally came with Blackwalls.

please ask questions... I'm here to help

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aircooled 11/25/16

I do have a question about the type of car,van or truck.  Is this race for just real vehicles and not for any Fantasy/Future cars from that era? 

  • ANY car, truck or van... real or imagined 70's early 90's — Traction-Event
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aircooled 11/26/16

Thanks for the fast reply.  Have a great day.

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