Redline Revival official entry thread

Thursday, December 31st, 2015
Traction-Event Wednesday, 11/18/2015

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Idea is to take a stock "well played with" original Redline Hotwheel and race them.

Here is my twist to the event... (sacrilege to some)  DRILL IT, and you have to replace the wheels/axles. My idea is to take an original Redline and refresh the performance. FTE's, 5 spokes, black walls, you name it anything but the original bearing type wheels and axles. ALL racing and Grudge matches will be videoed...

Rules & Restrictions

  • Weight 57g max
  • Size restrictions; length and height The usual sizes - 1.3" high, 3.5" wide and orange track wide
  • Cars per entrant one or two cars
  • Brand, body style, year, make/model requirements, etc.
  • Wheel limitations, requirements; No Redline wheels and bearing type axles
  • Stock cars allowed GRUDGE MATCH ONLY, non-points  side bets only...  I will sort out a prize here as well.
  • Must be drilled rivets, RACERS
  • Dry lubes only

  • Prizes  Oh you want this, you don't know it yet... but you do.

Hot Wheels "The Hot Ones"  Speed Pack 1, with all chase cars

How to enter

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

Want your car/s back? $4 shipping. Winner 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 12/15/2015 by Christmas....

Scoring and Winning, 

Double Elimination, 

first place 5pts, second place 3pts, third place 2pts, fourth place 1pt... thats it.


cars more than 3g over weight will race but be painted pink, and not score any points.

Tracks & Dates

All races will be at one location (my house) over the Christmas-New Years break.

Planning at a minimum two track layouts, my low and slow track, and standard 1/4 mile. (possible 3rd track) 

Winners and Results

Mention the winner, the final results and include a picture of the winning car if available.


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Traction-Event 11/18/15

Signed up so far:


Rally Case



Delta 6



on the fence: FOTF, Stroller, CrzyTrkrDude, Delta 6's Neighbor... :)

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72_Chevy_C10 11/18/15
Event coordinator

The Heavy Chevy is weighted, glued and ready to roll...

...and it's kinda speedy :)

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72_Chevy_C10 11/18/15
Event coordinator

Oh, btw, I like the Pink Paint Penalty...nice touch!

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KandORacing 11/18/15

Sign me up Chris. I know I've been bad about forgetting to get cars out to races lately but this one is very interesting so I'll get them out for sure for this one. 

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MoHasAFastCar 11/19/15

Nice prize!  Real nice.  Sad I don't have an entry for this one.  Real sad.

  • Do you need a Redline? I'm sure that somebody on here could hook you up! — 72_Chevy_C10
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Nightstalker 11/19/15

GRUDGE MATCH!Diecast Cars Hot Wheels Matchbox!!!

  • I'll send along the Bird as my entry into the Grudge Race. Anyone? — Nightstalker
  • Oh yea, guess I'm in. — Nightstalker
  • Good Ol' NJ grudge match! I'll run my Heavy Chevy against ya, Stalker! :) — 72_Chevy_C10
  • Awesome... return of the Dirty Bird! Be great to see the champ back in action. — Traction-Event
  • the nasty nightingale... baddest bird in brick ! — fordman
  • Only car i own to have won a overall championship, and I have had it for 48 years. — Nightstalker
  • OK, now explain Grudge Match. — Nightstalker
  • Grudge match is just a race where one guy calls out another — 72_Chevy_C10
  • Grudge match, as C-10 said, but I would assume it would be original redline vs a modified car. Bragging rights — Traction-Event
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Nightstalker 11/20/15

Cool! OK C-10, I'm willing to put up eather a 40 Ford coupe (Delta Sonic) or a 57 Bel Air ragtop (Johnny L)

Best 2 outta 3. Don't remember who sent me these cars and kinda hard to let em go. So, whatitbe?

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72_Chevy_C10 11/20/15
Event coordinator

Whoa, this is getting serious...the '57 is pretty Sweet. I'll take a look around and see what I have at home to put up! 

  • Oh, and 2 out of 3 sounds good...On TE's normal track, not the low and slow :) — 72_Chevy_C10
  • starting to sound like a street race negotiation... love it — Traction-Event
  • Yeah, I kinda feel like I'm on 'Street Outlaws" :) — 72_Chevy_C10
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Nightstalker 11/20/15

The stock Redline from 1967 should get a 1 carlength handicap over the modded Heavy Chevy. Just to even the playing field, it's only a carlength, right?

  • The bird would need the longer drop to get the speed up to match the Chevy's FTE's — Nightstalker
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72_Chevy_C10 11/20/15
Event coordinator

If TE can come up with a way to launch them and give you a length, I'll do that, Stalker! (Now I feel like I'm on Pinks!)

  • Or TE could a car length in front of the finish line and use the normal start gate? — 72_Chevy_C10
  • yup — Nightstalker
  • let me see what I can work up for you two... — Traction-Event
  • drag tracks starting pegs under one cars front axle, rear of the other ? — fordman
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CrzyTrkrDude 11/20/15

(not to cut in on y'all... Sorry... But, I won't be entering this one...) 

And now, back to your banter...


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72_Chevy_C10 11/20/15
Event coordinator

Here's what I'll put up...your choice, Stalker...

A Foose Firebird or a Studebaker pickup, both by M2...let me know!

And yeah, what Stalker said...we can't be the only ones grudge racing. Who's up for racing the winner...TE, Smitty? Or, does anyone else have any quick original redlines they would like to race?

  • i was hoping FOTF would join in the grudge side of this event. I'll post some race bait shortly — Traction-Event
  • Sweet! — 72_Chevy_C10
  • I'm liking that Foose Firebird — Nightstalker
  • Okay, Stalker, the bird is the word! It will go in the box! — 72_Chevy_C10

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