Beetle Bash....VW Race..Final Results

72_Chevy_C10 Wednesday, 9/9/2015
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I took a little poll a while ago, and quite a few people wanted a VW Beetle race. So, here it is! There are quite a few Beetle castings, so it should make for a fun race. I would like to invite anyone that either has or is building an Open Track, to take a shot at hosting a heat! The idea of these Beetles tumbling down an Open Track is kinda fun! So, hopefully, they will race on both Straight Drag-style tracks and Open track!

Rules & Restrictions

  • Weight 57 grams
  • Size restrictions - The usual sizes - 1.3" high, 3.5" wide and orange track wide
  • Cars per entrant/household - 2 cars per entrant max
  • Brand, body style, year, make/model - VW Beeltles only
  • Wheel limitations, requirements - FTE allowed
  • Must be drilled rivets
  • Dry lubes only
  • Misc requirements - If you want to do team colors, that always makes for some good looking race cars!

Prizes

TBD. 

How to enter

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

Are there any entry or shipping fees? If not, delete this line.

Where to send your cars

Chris Taylor

441 Reeves

Pinckney, MI 48169-9797

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

Entry deadline

First Race to be Nov 6th, 2015

Scoring and Winning

the usual  points system...1 point per win, with and extra point awarded for getting into the Final

Penalties

Cars to be weighed before they are raced and should meet requirements

Tracks & Dates

TBD. Is this a series or single tournament? Describe how shipping will be handled between hosts, responsibilities, instructions, etc.

Series tracks
  • Nov 7th, MI - Traction Event
  • Nov 14th, OH - 2Seven
  • Nov 21st, WA - Stroller
  • Nov 26th - Happy Thanksgiving- no race
  • Dec 4th, NJ - Chevy C10

Winners and Results

Final Points

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/18oXgGFp6jEeSLC0Ms_AYnns7fVwlaDrfLuyLUGRtT8A/edit

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/1449504646643_zpsdijfqjfv.jpg


Discussion

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2seven 9/9/15

I can race 11/14 at Park Place Raceway

1131 Park Place Raceway

West Carrollton, OH 45449


2seven

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JDC442 9/9/15

Would a Baja Bug qualify?

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Eastbound357 9/10/15

Count me in on this one, I'll be sending in two cars (my wife found out about this one and suddenly she thinks my hot wheels obsession is ok.) 

  • I'm glad that she approves! :) — 72_Chevy_C10
  • My wife has a nice little collection of beetle and baja bugs — JDC442
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72_Chevy_C10 9/14/15
Event coordinator

Just stirring the pot on this one...

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/20150914_104931_zpsomfxukw9.jpg

This will be getting some new sneakers soon

You would not believe the amount of Dremel work to get these wheels to fit...

http://i1070.photobucket.com/albums/u495/Squiggy799/IMG_0188.jpg

Bug II in the shop... V8 Pipes! Why not. Need a set of wheels, but the body is now sized and ready. 

http://i1070.photobucket.com/albums/u495/Squiggy799/IMG_0190.jpg

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delta6 9/17/15

Cool, here we go!

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72_Chevy_C10 9/17/15
Event coordinator

I'm still looking for some more hosts on this one. As I said in the first post, if anyone has an open track that they would like to run these guys, let me know! I think it would be cool to see these on an open track


  • Open track! yikes short wheelbase spell disaster... I like it! — Traction-Event
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72_Chevy_C10 9/17/15
Event coordinator

I'm not sure where I'm going with this one, but, it should be fun...

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/20150917_093650_zpso1bzik5m.jpg

Metal chassis and body...I like it!

  • I have another version of this same car with an opening engine cover... good start C10 — Traction-Event
  • I might pick up a Herbie, for car #2 :) — 72_Chevy_C10

Not sure if this one is a racer... but the Yoda Star Wars car engine has found a home...

http://i1070.photobucket.com/albums/u495/Squiggy799/IMG_0193.jpg

http://i1070.photobucket.com/albums/u495/Squiggy799/IMG_0194.jpg

  • That is awesome! It's going to hit the transition and pull the front wheels with that engine hanging back there! — 72_Chevy_C10
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72_Chevy_C10 9/22/15
Event coordinator

Okay, Guys, I just pulled the trigger on some Fat Track (the 'Big O' layout)! So, I will be running these Beetles on an open track for one of my races...should be good fun!

So, be sure to build your cars with this in mind...there might be a little beating and banging going on!

  • oh Boy!... too late my rides are built... bring on the chaos — Traction-Event
  • Probably set it up with 2 180 degree turns...see how much time I have to tinker with it before race time! — 72_Chevy_C10
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72_Chevy_C10 9/24/15
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Okay, I'm back in business...

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/20150924_073258_zpsncqmy0j3.jpg

For a few races anyway!


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