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72_Chevy_C10 1/29/15
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TTT (to the top)

I'd like to get some thoughts on the 'theme' for this race...what would you guys like to race? Muscle Cars? "50's Cars? Corvettes? (I'm just throwing out ideas).

Please feel free to speak up, if you have a preference!

Or, we could run an 'anything goes' race...as long as they meet the size and weight?

Let me know!


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model40fan 1/29/15

Well, if this race is for the new guys to get their feet wet perhaps one should let them modd whatever they already have on the shelf... As opposed to buying an FTE car for the axles and then having to buy a certain car to meet the rules... [variable axle widths]  After the race, the racers should let one know what they liked and didn't for the next series...

Sloppy Opinion Only.

  • Yup...it could be whatever...just trying to get opinions :) — 72_Chevy_C10

I'm good on any theme. I also think we should just let it be open as long as it meets size and weight...maybe limit wheels for the guys that don't have fte wheels. 

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HappyCamper 1/29/15

I am really looking forward to this and hope I can get something ready.  I am also in the camp of as long as size and weight are met then we are good.  It opens the door to some creativity among the noobs (like me).

My 18 month old son and 4 year old daughter recently got me back into hot wheels.  I was able to make some good purchases on Craigslist for some storage bins full of track and some bins full of cars.  I would be in favor of limiting the wheels as I don't have any FTE cars at the moment but I do want to drill the rivets to see what I can do with modding. I do have a question about wheels though.  I looked up 5 spoke wheels on the Hot wheels wiki.  When 72_Chevy_C10 recommended "5 spoke" wheels does that only refer to "open spoked" or is that any wheel with five spokes?  If I missed a post explaining this just refer me there please. 

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72_Chevy_C10 1/29/15
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5-spokes sounds like a good idea to me. Here is the definition of a '5-Spoke'

http://hotwheels.wikia.com/wiki/5_Spoke

I'll wait for some more input before it becomes official...but, any body style, 5-spokes, 57 gram, sounds like a plan!

Thanks for the input, Guys! It's cool to have some new faces!


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72_Chevy_C10 1/29/15
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I think I have a kinda cool idea, for something to make this even a little cooler.

I ran two 'Series' events over the last year

http://www.redlinederby.com/topic/hot-wheels-workshop-series-mail-in-tournament/1823

http://www.redlinederby.com/topic/city-series-mailin/1876

And, I think it might be a good time to run another one in conjunction with this race. And I'm thinking that it will be a Workshop Series race (I really like the Workshop series cars!).

This would give all of the 'regulars' something to watch, as well as the Rookie Race!

And, for a date, I'm thing April 4th, 2015.

Let me know what you think



  • I think the themed carded races are a great idea, like the City Series, etc. — redlinederby
  • Great way for the Rookie or Lurker to jump on in and have a chance of winning it all. — Nightstalker
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72_Chevy_C10 1/30/15
Event coordinator

I think that there are enough new racers on here to make this an official event...we'll start it April 4th. And I'll run a 'Rip and Race' Workshop series race along with it also!


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72_Chevy_C10 1/30/15
Event coordinator

I added some dates and hosts to the first post...does that work for you guys, K&O, Delta 6 and Rusty. Let me know if those dates are okay for you guys. If anyone else would like to host, give me a shout...I can host the last race.

Thanks Guys!


Chris

  • The date you have me for will work. If anything comes up that gets in the way I'll let you know — KandORacing
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HappyCamper 2/2/15

Hopefully not stupid questions from a impending rookie:

When we submit our two cars by April 4 to 72_Chevy_C10 does he then send them on to the next track? 

Do we need to send in postage for him to send them along?  I am aware of the ID card required.

This is my first time doing anything like this so excuse my ignorance.


  • welcome aboard HC... the finals host needs the postage $, sending it along with the cars isn't the greatest... — model40fan
  • Yup...what they said! :) You send the cars to the first host...and they send them along — 72_Chevy_C10

Happy Camper, you ship your cars to the first host. The first host will box all the cars and ship them to the next host...and so it goes till the series finale. Then the final host usually needs return shipping if you want you cars back.

To host you need to take on some financial responsibility. Run a fair race, document the results, and move the cars to the next venue in a timely manner.

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MattCat 2/5/15

Hey guys! I guess you could say I'm pretty new! You probably know me, though. Seeing as I live in Australia, I cannot race (well, I could but crazy expensive shipping prices are the only barrier), if I lived in the US I would have probably entered in all the races but oh well. What I'm asking is, has anyone got a fast rental car that I could use in this? I really want to race, and this seems like a perfect race to do it, because possible helpers don't have to go out and buy cars to put together just for me. Does anyone have some considerably fast mods that are just lying around? I don't know. I guess it would cost you money to ship a car across the U.S. to a host, so I'm fine if you can't do it. Help a fellow racer out?

-Matt

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72_Chevy_C10 2/5/15
Event coordinator

Hey Matt,

I hope that we can come up with a way for you to race! I don't really have any old racers laying around that fit this race (I haven't done much 5-Spoke racing), and I'm not really a rookie here.

Since, I will be hosting the first race, I will make sure that you have a car in this race! I'll post pics of your car here so everyone will see it...I don't want anyone to think I'm giving you an unfair advantage.

If any of the new racers would like to build a car for Matt, please chime in...but, if not, I'll make sure there is a MattCat car in the race!

Sound good?


Chris

  • can a non rookie step up ? . i will leave the stock 5 spokes alone, just a body modd, put me in if needed — model40fan
  • Thanks Smitty! — 72_Chevy_C10
  • Thanks C10, that's really nice of you! — MattCat

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