Tournaments and RacingFifties Fandango...Final Race this Weekend!!

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I am a huge fan of Tri-Five Chevys...and really, just about ANY car built in the 1950's, so I think it will be cool to have a race featuring these cool cars!

Rules & Restrictions

  • One 40 gram car, One 57 Gram car make up a team (2 teams allowed per person)
  • Size restrictions; 3-1/8" long (no way2fast frames) Orange track wide 
  • Cars per entrant/household - 2, 2-car teams allowed per person
  • Brand, body style, year, make/model requirements - Only American made production cars, produced from 1950 - 1959
  • Wheel limitations, requirements; FTEs allowed - stock style axles
  • Must be drilled rivets
  • Dry lubes only
  • Misc requirements - Not required, but, it would be cool if the teams were painted in 'team colors'...it makes it easy to indentify the cars in the videos

Prizes

TBD. 

How to enter

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

If you wish to receive your car back, please include return shipping $ - Thanks!

Where to send your cars

Chris Raab

9 Sherman Ridge Road

Sussex, NJ   07461

Don't forget to print an ID card with your entry

Entry deadline

TBD. All entries must be received by the host before 11/5/2016

Scoring and Winning

One point per win, with and extra point for making the finals...no points awarded for 'win to get in' races

Penalties

I will be enforcing the Traction Event Rule...any car that is over 3 gram over the weight limit will be painted pink, raced and will not get any points

Tracks & Dates

I will host the first and last races...I will need hosts for the other races...let me know if you would like to host

Series tracks
  • 11/05/16, NJ - 72_Chevy_C10
  • 11/13/16, RI - LJLRC
  • 11/19/16, State - Gtaman
  • Date, State - Host username
  • Date, State - Host username

Winners and Results

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

Is this a WTA (Winner Take All)

72_Chevy_C10
Nope
Eastbound357
Just wanted to clarify early on. I will try to get 2 teams together for this race as well!
72_Chevy_C10
No problem :)

Voxxer's cars for the upcoming race...the 'before' pics...

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/20161010_194429_zpswyqyatif.jpg

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/2016101095194404_zps1lkbkfp4.jpg

gtaman
Just curious why you post voxxer's stuff? Does he not post anymore? Cool race BTW
72_Chevy_C10
Voxxer can't post from his phone, so he just texted me the pics and I post it for him
gtaman
Ahh cool

The Lincoln Johnny Lightning Race Club will host Sunday November 13th.

72_Chevy_C10
Cool...I put you down for the 13th! Thanks!

Voxxer's 40 gram car...

https://youtu.be/sOXzw9he02U

Just bumping this one to the top...it's coming g up quick, Guys!


Maybe...

http://i1070.photobucket.com/albums/u495/Squiggy799/IMG_0024_1.jpg

72_Chevy_C10
Teal!


72_Chevy_C10
Looking good, Smitty!
CrzyTrkrDude
Likeing that one!! Yep!!
Traction-Event
riding high... nice stance.

Dumb question... but are trucks allowed?


72_Chevy_C10
No such thing as a dumb question...just cars in this one
CrzyTrkrDude
Ohhhhhh, you'd be surprised at some of the questions i've typed then deleted... i beg to differ Sir!! LOL
fordman
The only dumb question is the one that is asked twice...

Voxxer's 57 gram '57...

https://youtu.be/7C9jQ3_O8YE

Ghost Racing Inc. we'll have two teams. GRI & GRIjr...

I plan on sending something.  Getting some 50s stuff together.


In and effort to get myself back into racing, and supporting the site and members. I plan on answering the bell for this race... My track is not set up, and can't this weekend... so in Smitty's fashion I'll be sending in un-tested cars.  



http://i1070.photobucket.com/albums/u495/Squiggy799/92fbe056-730b-4ea9-a027-f9cd6f45445a.jpg

72_Chevy_C10
Co! Send them in!
fordman
thinkin' Bellin'am orange for the sloppies
72_Chevy_C10
Awesome!

bummer... i just reread the rules looking for where to ship the '58 n' 59 racers... only to realize that only one is 57 grams... i made both 57 Gs... too late to mess with them... i'll send them and if we can race one... cool... the other goes into the prize pool... dang !

72_Chevy_C10
Okay, Smitty..I'll race them off...or, if I get them early enough, I can try to lighten one of them for ya

any team out there that has got [2] 40 gram cars that wants to team up with the Sloppies ? ..one of your 40's and one of my 57's each... let c10 know ASAP ...

Traction-Event
I sent in a "spare" 40g 55 gasser... I think it's 40g...built it months ago
fordman
hmmm. new team... Sloppy Traction ?
72_Chevy_C10
I'll sort them out when they get here. ..Sloppy Traction...love it !

Sloppy Traction... sounds dangerous.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2fWr6CBARMw

I have four cars that I was unable to get in the mail today... :(  They are complete and ready to go. If I have them in the mail tomorrow morning will they get there in time?  Shipping from Maryland.

Traction-Event
USPS priority... best bet...

2 heavies went out in today's mail... said because it was after noon, they won't land till friday...

72_Chevy_C10
Cool...thanks Smitty!

I am not gonna make this one, however I would host if you want another....

I ran out of time.

72_Chevy_C10
Could you host on the 19th?
gtaman
Sure! Should not be a problem, pm for address/phone
72_Chevy_C10
Send a PM to kylejake with your address...he will send the cars to you after he runs them...thank!
gtaman
Wv is my state for the first post

I'm going to have to slap some cars together for this one...I been distracted by the full-scale stuff. Here is a pic of the '53 Ford F100 and the frame that it will be going on...

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/IMG_20161031_215739_zpslryjql9s.jpg

That is a '77 Nova front clip on there and, as you can see, it has already been c-channeled over the rear.

The first race will be a Saturday night shootout...so, check in Saturday afternoon and I'll have pics posted and I'll now better when the racing will start :)

Traction-Event
Killer project. thanks for taking the time to host and put this event together.
72_Chevy_C10
Thanks TE...it should be a cool old truck...in a couple years!
fordman
not much hurts and feels as good as a day of knuckle busting !
72_Chevy_C10
I hear ya, Smitty! I love seeing a vehicle come together...and spending the weekend getting greasy and dirty!

I slapped these two together tonight...

40 gram...

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/20161103_203526_zpslvmad50r.jpg

57 gram...

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/20161103_203602_zpszwbpciuu.jpg

Voxxer01
Sweet

I have packages from Voxxer, Traction Event and Fordman...GTAman's cars should be here tomorrow. Look for pis tomorrow afternoon and racing action tomorrow night :)

gtaman
Huh, i didnt send any, just hosting on this one
72_Chevy_C10
Sorry, I meant Goolz11

Best of luck racers... looking forward team photos, and everyone's builds. 

Team shots...the 57 gramare on the left, 40 gram cars are on the right...

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/1478362717189_zpspzlquud6.jpg

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/1478362753697_zpsx3ley8v8.jpg

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/1478362790362_zps534fcpwc.jpg

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/1478362822676_zpsoyhmhqwj.jpg

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/1478362852115_zpsgnk33irg.jpg

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/1478362884167_zpsdvzrwcx9.jpg

Brackets will be a little later...and probably a weigh-in video...stay tuned

Traction-Event
Great looking builds all around...

Brackets...

40 gram...

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/20161105_130458_zpssaayx8xe.jpg

57 gram...

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/20161105_130521_zpsju7uaxjd.jpg

fordman
rock n' roll c10... sahdy nite shootout... peanuts - popcorn

May the Schwartz be with you all!!????

Round One

40 gram

https://youtu.be/FOaEnAb8qu4

57 gram

https://youtu.be/gAokWuwwjUI

fordman
wow a sloppy traction win... dig it !
fordman
double wow... 2 oh dem...
Traction-Event
my 57 is loose at the big end of the track... lol. Rental car did alright

Round 2

40g

https://youtu.be/na-ZeTCHKco

57 g

https://youtu.be/gAokWuwwjUI

Finals and 3rd Place races

40g

https://youtu.be/EdjRxQGDHhs

57g

https://youtu.be/g9ONIuxzZ30

Voxxer01
Great racing !!

Solid racing, some closer than others. Small field of quality cars this series. Looking forward to the next round and new match ups.

Congrats to the winner, chasing your tail lights this round. 

72_Chevy_C10
Agreed...a good bunch of cars...good racing!
fordman
ditto on the tail light watch...

Cars are on their way to RI

Tracking #

9505 5162 9796 6312 0299 44

Sounds good I'll let you know when I get them.

The cars are out for delivery, so you should have them today. There are 6 57 gram cars and 6 40 gram cars....the 57 gram cars are marked and they all have the names on them.

Thanks for running the cars!

We are going to race them on our 2 lane track and Ron Fletcher is bringing the portable track from his club (New Jersey Diecast Collectors Club) to race them on at the end of the day on Sunday. 

Cars made it in today here in Lincoln RI

Thanks for running the cars, Guys! I'm sure you'll do a great job! Please remember to post pics of the final brackets so that I can do the points!

Thanks!


Chrls

Chris I will send you the pictures of the brackets so you can post them on here. Also I will post them on our LJLRC Modified Racing Facebook page.

The final brackets from today's race...

40 gram

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20161113_184210_zpsfshtzn...

50 - Voxxer

51 - Goolz 1

52 - Goolz 2

53 - Sloppy Traction

54 - Traction Event

55 - C10

57 gram

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20161113_184214_zpsoauyix...

60 - Voxxer

61 - Goolz 1

62 - Goolz 2

63 - Sloppy Traction

64 - Traction Event

65 - C10

gtaman
I assume you guys are running a scale quarter mile, those times are really close to my track

I just had a minute to sit down all look at the brackets....it doesn't really matter because Voxxer's cars won both....but, ummm, you guys had the two different weight class intermixed. The 50-55 cars were one class (40 gram) and the 60-65 were the other  (57 gram)

fordman
congrats voxxer... well done !
Traction-Event
Yes, congrats to Voxxer... class of the field/s
Voxxer01
Thanks !!

Time of todays race ??


gtaman
Sorry, I have the cars will try and race today

I heard from gtaman...the race will be run tomorrow night...and then, the cars will be coming back to NJ.

Brackets...

http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x220/gtamanbucket/EFA1CD5E-D88C-4A72-8593-F3AE6549D2AC_zpsl8wjyzj...

http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x220/gtamanbucket/E375A50B-AB41-4D96-AE12-6FA20DCFE362_zpspaflih6...



gtaman
I will have video soon
fordman
thanks for the loaner TE... it done good... go voxer !
Traction-Event
Shake up in the 40g class... Congrats winners!!! looking forward to the video on how it played out
gtaman
Best time all night was 2.389 on the TractionEvent car.

Congrats to the winners! Looking forward to the video (even though I didn't get out of the first round)! 

The cars will be back in NJ and I'll run them when I get them for the final round!

Thanks for running the cars!

gtaman
I had a problem w/ voxxer's 40g car, axle came out
gtaman
You may be able to fix in NJ
72_Chevy_C10
Okay...I'll see if I can fix it up
Traction-Event
well that explains the shake up... cars need to be fast & durable...
Voxxer01
Uggh !!! All good. Such is racing...

Cars were mailed back to RI this morning.

72_Chevy_C10
They should be coming to NJ :)
gtaman
Sorry about that, it is not my best week :(

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XFjAqxm4Lg4&feature=em-upload_owner

Traction-Event
Voxxer blew the wheels off that nomad...too fast

No problem! Can someone please send me the shipping cost and I will ship them to New Jersey when I get them in. 

gtaman
Pm me your paypal

The cars shipped yesterday and will be in Sussex New Jersey on Thursday.

gtaman
Check was mailed Wednesday to reimburse

The Finals will probably be a Saturday Night Showdown!

fordman
beans n' dogs, and a saturday night showdown... priceless !

The racing will happen tonight...Voxxer's 40g car will be back in the mix (I repaired that last night).

Look for the brackets in the late afternoon/supper time...and the first videos will probably be around 7:00.


Traction-Event
thanks for hosting and keeping the racing rolling...
Voxxer01
Thanks for the repairs !!
gtaman
Woot!

The Brackets for the Final Round...

40 Gram

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/20161203_180007_zpsx9xubyi2.jpg

57 Gram

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/20161203_180000_zpspeciojwc.jpg

Round 1

40g

https://youtu.be/5SyFVd-xoT8

57g

https://youtu.be/i4Tsg3a2t-o

Round 2

40g

https://youtu.be/RR-08GzRlPc

57g

https://youtu.be/tDhtzUtzE7M

Round 3

40g

https://youtu.be/RkX6BzCnWCg

57g

https://youtu.be/qjAYZNFn8Bk

Traction-Event
Good tight racing to wrap this series up...

to the winner, winner... chicken dinners ....

 good racing...  big thanks to all our hosts...

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