Being that im a rookie to this hot wheels racing community i do have experience in engineering with aircraft and worked on Harley-Davidsons , so when it comes to drilling and fabrication there is some knowledge i can put to use like aerodynamics and weight displacements. It seems that it can be too serious to some but when you enter into a hobby even though its supposed to be for fun modding these cars can get pretty serious.
I've finally jumped in with both feet and whole body in modification of these hot wheels of ours. And I have to admit the deeper I go into this the more I want to do. So what does it take to build a winning car. Naturally we've all watched 3dbotmaker which exciting commentaires is what drew me into wanting to race.. then other channels like diecast street league, Gravity Throttle and so on.
As I have watched the different races at first I started collecting only certain types of cars, boi how wrong was I, the more I watched what winning cars were the more I had to open up my selections of cars that I collected to race. I ignored even some fantasy cars that were kicking butt so I had to revamp my thinking as to which cars to get to race ????
One of the two first things I learned was lubing and wheel swaps. That is an integral part of the racing setup as I have observed. On wheel farming i just bought certain cars for their ability to smoothly run on the vehicle. Also learned swaps from matchbox or other makers are also a thing and at times can create a winning mix. The past two months i collected as many cars i could. I even collected cars just for the wheel farming. Just in past two weeks I've really have given effort in modding cars for races that I've entered. My first race was stock with lube 4 cars only one won its heat but the time was not fast enough to got to second round.. I looked at alot of the winning cars that moved on to 2nd round and many of them were fantasy cars so that right there cause a change in my attitude towards those particular cars. So what does it take to build a car that can win place or show (a horse betting thang) are some just content with entering a race just for the excitement? Or are others only in it to win it. Does it take spending monies just to farm for the winning wheels or what? As I opened up many a car this ran across my mind. The accompanied picture shows a little picture of what I'm doing. As I'm going thru my steps of finding out what does it take im taking note to see where I can improve I'll see you guys n girls out there on the track.
And to add to this subject big n heavy may not alwayz end inba win. I've seen light cars beat the crap outta heavy cars and when prepping for a race it does make a difference if your straight drag race vs doing a road course race which i love the latter seeing i raced at Willow Springs 2 time vs the drags strip I've been on a few times. I just saw another example of a car I would not have bought beat the crap outta the other vehicles. So yes dont discriminate against what doesn't look good or fit the idea of what a race car is.