Small Truck Tournament

Wednesday, December 16th, 2020
Hosted by WeRaceDiecast
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This is a mail in tournament featuring 4 castings of small trucks:

  • Mazda Repu
  • Datson 620
  • 91 Syclone
  • Volkswagon Caddy

The trucks entered will race in 4 events on 4 tracks:

  • 621 Track
  • There and back Track
  • Extended 621 Outdoor Track
  • Clutch Mountain (In Development)

This will be your chance to show off your painting skills as this is a custom paint only tournament; no other modifications. And YES you can take the truck apart to paint it.


For international racers who are unable to mail in cars, there will be an opportunity to sign up as a driver for one of WeRaceDiecast custom trucks. This will be a random drawing and will take place in the WeRaceDiecast Facebook Group early December. 

Update: We did 8 driver sign ups last night ( 9 November) We will have more sign ups for international soon and we have begun a waiting list. So get over to WeRaceDiecast Facebook Group if you are interested and want to put your name down. Remember the sign ups are for international only who are unable to send in a car do to high costs of shipping.!

Rules & restrictions

  • All trucks must be custom painted. (YOU CAN TAKE THE TRUCK APART TO PAINT)
  • They must look good. (Not showroom quality, but they will be in Youtube videos, so try to make them look decent)
  • 3 car limit per household (different drivers per car)
  • No modifications
  • No glueing axles
  • No lube (all cars will be lubed locally prior to racing)
  • No added weight
  • You can disassemble the vehicle to paint and glue it back together, no other modifications

Dates & deadlines

All entries must be received by the host before Wednesday, 12/9/2020. Racing is scheduled to start Wednesday, 12/16/2020. Results will be posted in a seperate thread (TBD).

How to enter

Mail your trucks to:

David D
7596 Ritchie Hwy #104
Glen Burnie, MD 21060

Do not include shipping money. All trucks recieved will be donated to WeRaceDiecast for racing. A number of trucks will be given to the winner of the tournament.

All trucks will be donated to WeRaceDiecast for future races. With the exception of the top trucks that will be prizes for the winner.

Include the drivers name, team, and country of the cars being sent.

Track

Racing will be on the 621 Track. View track profile and specs

Also racing on:

  • an extended version of the 621 track outdoors
  • a there and back configuration of the 6-lane
  • Clutch Mountain (A custom track in development).

Race format and scoring

The racing format for this tournament is dependent on the number of cars entered in. It will be points based and a bracket tournament as well. We may run more than once on each track. We may do points based, and then top 16 go to a bracket tournament. We will update this as we go.

Penalties/DNF

If a car is modified in any way it will not participate in the event. Just make sure you read the rules.

Prizes

The winner of the tournament will get the top 8 cars from the tournament. There may be prizes for second or third place depending on the number of entries. Also, if one my own cars wins, I will not get the prize lol, the prize will go to the next place competitor. 

RedlineDerby has been gracious enough to sponsor this event and will be donating some RLD swag for the winner of the tournament.

If you are international and you win the tournament, I should be able to ship prize to you as long as shipping costs are not too crazy.


Discussion

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redlinederby 10/30/20
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Oooo...love me them small pickups! Gonna try to find some to ship in for this one. Great job posting the specific castings, shouldn't be any confusion.


  • Yes! would love to get some redlinederby trucks in the mix! and thanks, your site is great for those who don't have a site up and running! — WeRaceDiecast
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Uncle_Elvis 10/31/20

Ooohhh I am digging this and these rules. 


  • thanks! It should be a fun event that has Lots of action! Looking forward to putting it on! — WeRaceDiecast
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SpyDude 11/7/20

So pretty much a rip-and-repaint race .............. I'll have to take a look, see what I have onhand.


  • Yes Sir! I want to keep the field competitive while giving non moder's a chance to race and show off their paint skills! — WeRaceDiecast
  • Was actually considering adding a tonneau cover to the back of the truck, but then it would fall under the modified category. — SpyDude
  • Ya its tempting to make modifications. lol don't do it though haha :) — WeRaceDiecast
  • Is straightening an axle considered "modding"? Not changing wheels or polishing axxles, just one wheel seems to be slightly off-kilter and makes the truck head for the side of the track. — SpyDude
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redlinederby 11/8/20
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My trucks took a stripper bath and are getting ready for paint. 


  • Nice! Can't wait to get them in and show them off! — WeRaceDiecast

Mine is ready and hopefully will get in the mail this week.....along with my 621 entries!


  • You have SIX HUNDRED AND TWENTY-ONE entries for a single race???? Dude going to be in second, third, seventh through forty-fifth .... :P. — SpyDude
  • Oh, wait .... 621 is the NAME of the race .... my bad. — SpyDude
  • lol Could you imagine! 621 cars haha that tournament would take forever!!! And sounds good Indiana looking forward to it, and looking forward to modding my party wagons when I get them soon! — WeRaceDiecast
  • It would look like this: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=L28gizAC07Y — SpyDude
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SpyDude 11/10/20

Question:
Is straightening axles considered 'modding'? The truck I pulled out of the package earlier has a bent axle, just enough to nose it into the wall instead of rolling straight.  I have no intention of modding anything other than the paint, but I would like the truck to at least roll straight before i sent it in.


  • If you can straighten the axle without cutting it out, then ya that is okay. But no glueing the axle in place. Hope that helps. — WeRaceDiecast
  • That's all I needed to know. And yes, I can do that. — SpyDude

Fresh coat of paint for my Datsun!  It will be in the mail tomorrow.  Looking forward to this small truck race! 


  • I see a Party Wagon in the background! — SpyDude
  • Yes! It will be in the Party Wagon race! — G4DiecastRacing
  • Nice catch on the Party Wagon in the back. I need to get on mine! — WeRaceDiecast

All ready to be shipped!  This was fun because the first vehicle I owned in high school was a Datsun. Except my was brown.  Lol! 


  • Looks good. I like the lights details as well. This would be a nice working truck for sure. My first vehicle was an 88 Ford Ranger. Needed the small truck to back up under garage doors with a rack on the truck. Love the purple paint and can't wait to get it in! Will show it off in our Facebook group when it shows up! — WeRaceDiecast
  • Great paint job! — SpyDude
  • Wow, love the details! — IndianaDiecastRacing
  • Thanks! I'm having so much fun with this new hobby! — G4DiecastRacing
  • Beautiful — redlinederby
  • Got yours today! Posted it up in the album on Facebook. — WeRaceDiecast
  • Looks Killer! — GoldenOwl

Sadly, the only small trucks that I have on hand are Matchbox castings: 1982 Nissan Junior and 1961 Ford Falcon Ranchero.  I love the idea of the event, but will be sitting this one out.


  • No Worries Kit! We will see you on the next one, or the 621! :) — WeRaceDiecast
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Uncle_Elvis 11/19/20

Hitting the post office Saturday 


  • Great work! I like the Playboy pinup truck (mostly because I collect pinup art). — SpyDude
  • Nice! Looking good and looking forward to getting those in! The Playboy one is definitely a stand out haha. — WeRaceDiecast
  • Cool stuff! — G4DiecastRacing
  • Thanks everyone. Usually my paint jobs are trash. Was actually proud of these — Uncle_Elvis
  • Hey, really like the style on that orange and blue truck. What technique did you use to achieve that look? I'm completely ignorant of painting, and as much as I like the way a lot of my "base color, then dust with another color" results, I could really use some other abilities in the old toolbox. — SamusThemanus
  • I am super, dooper bad at it but I think it is called hydro-dip? Small bucket of water, spray paint into the water-a couple of colors, then submerge the item into the water. When you pull it out, the spray paint will cling to the item — Uncle_Elvis
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redlinederby 11/19/20
Site manager

Mine will be shipping out soon as well. Finished up their sad paint and decals today. Been a long time since I painted...lots of rust. 


  • Look good from here, and they will look good on film, so get them on over and lets get it going! I got 29 trucks right now (mostly mine I gave out to international folks for driver signups), but got a lot coming, this is going to be a large tourney! Trying to decide how I"m going to run them, a lot of content will come out with these trucks for sure! — WeRaceDiecast
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SamusThemanus 11/20/20

Team DRT3K entries heading out in the mail tomorrow, gotta make it all the way across the country, but should be there on time.  Thanks for all the work you do, and looking forward to the race!  


  • Ya you should be good. I've gotten packages from Cali in 2 days. Looking forward to getting them! — WeRaceDiecast

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