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Ive been hunting down quick cars on my janky 18 foot track and the following seems to be my top list so far. Most are straight out of the package, no lube or mods unless noted.
1) GMS Chevy Stocker ties pretty consistently with a fresh outta the package Fairmont
2) GMS F40 (sometimes runs heads up with above cars)
3) Dodge Concept Car (Malaysia base)
4) Cool Classics Turbo Mustang (with graphite)
5) Dodge Caravan (has its days. Very moody)
6) GHO white Camaro (with graphite)
Thats kinda my top list thats established winners on my track. If I come across a quicker than normal car I put it against the list and see where it falls. MANY MANY cars fall within the list but I havnt had time to put some passes on them all and see where they shake out.
Speed Fleet F40 (smaller axles with UH wheels), Blue F40, F40 with regular axles and UH's, 8 different Fairmonts of various conditions, MANY FTE's (Italia, Hot Tub, Way2Fast, Lotus, Mustangs gallore etc) MANY GMS (F40's, Solaire, 57 Chevy, Camaro, Jag, Aeroflash (terrible initially, after many runs its almost top 1-2 easy) and Testarosa).
I have some older Speed Fleet and Ultra Hot series cars on the way that I want to test as well.
Eventually Ill do a bigger race and try to form a better list. I wish I had some sort of timing system to help but Im struggling to even get my simple 2 led finish line to work as it sits. One day. Till then my inconsistent janky track will do and then Ill put together something a little more legit and see how it changes things!
Saw the Dodge Caravan mentioned above and thought I'd throw that name into the ring for discussion. I bought one after seeing it fly in a Ghostjerker vid but am yet to run it.
Are all the castings fast? Are the all moody?
Is there a standout?
Bringing this thread back after the, some might say, surprisingly strong performance of one of the cars in Worpex' current tournament:
After another recent win (5-1 record) it's now up to 42 in the rankings. Now, it's never going to beat your fastest cars and it's a relatively new casting. I have the 2018 FE and it performs similarly to Worpex' 2019 one - mine has the scalp of a few FTEs but falls to the faster ones. Given it's newness I'm adding it to the always fast list until a slow one comes along.
I'm going to throw a few more names out there to see what people's experience of them is like and whether they warrant addition:
Bubble Gunner - I've heard this can be a monster metal metal casting. I have an 81 main line version on order but are they all quick?
40s Woodie - never owned one of these. A car I've heard can be quick, but are they all quick?
Aim of this thread is to come up with a list of 50 that are sure fire winners regardless of the casting you pick up - so if you have any more names to throw in the ring please do so
Yes...the Bubbles Gunner can be very fast...the pink one from the 2011-12 Hot Ones is usually the quickest
The Speed Seeker is always a good bet...especially the Ultra Hots version
I was thinking - I mentioned on my initial list Speed Bump.
I go on about this car a lot - especially the Drop Tops FTE version.
Thing is, that's the only version I've ever seen or raced.
What are the others like?
Ok last night I dug out all the Speed Seekers/Speed Machines I could find. Here's what I got.
Two brand new freshly opened White Ice versions, a fresh in the package Ultra Hot and a clapped out POS Ultra Hot that I've been working on getting some speed out of.
Racing went as I expected, the wore out car is only partially through treatment and came dead last. I'm betting with some axle treatment and some lube itll run with the pack no problem. One of the Ice's was a step ahead of the other and it traded wins back and forth with the minty UH car. It got to the point where I was doing slow mo video to see which one won by the biggest gap and out of nowhere the UH car squeaked off a left lane win to beat the Ice car and win it all.
Fun info, both castings weigh nearly the same despite the age difference and changes like thinner axles and opening cockpit on the UH AND they appear to be using the same mold for the chassis just with the Speed Seeker name covered up.
And finally I ran a fresh 40's woodie straight out of the package against the pack and it didn't do so hot. It beat on the beater UH car but stopped there. I cannot for the life of me find my Son's version or my other loose one but one day I'll track em down and do a shootout if I can.