Got 2 cars iching to race. The '70 Buick GSX, and my '70 Plymouth Superbird
Are you going to race in my tourney
Try to get other people interested.
You have time for that HWL88...patience
Most are not going to commit to a July race just yet
Ive loved it since i was talking. (4 months). I will never stop loving hot wheels. Its how i came to love racing and cars. Over the years ive collected around 6-700 cars and theyre still coming. Not much of a fan for modding though. Ive always felt that true speed can only be discovered by not worrying about looks just raw potential, some weight taped on and some good old fashioned graphite. But to truely use those techinques you must put your heart and sole into a car. If you just mod a car to be top three of just enough to win you will nerver unlock its full speed. Especially if you just mod it for a 1 and done and move to some thing "bigger and better" the other car might be faster but you will never know b/c you never gave it the right chance. Top speeds can always beat no matter how fast your cars go. Test the limits, destroy the competition, and even if you come in 2nd place as long as you tried you won. Thats what i believe racing is, and thats what i want to do in this tourney.
Ive changed it from july to February
Also now mods are allowed i decided i might try to add a mod into the tourney
I'm new 2day. But my '41 Willy's is ready 2 go
A 2017 casting of a 79 camaro is legal
I had to edit the track check out the new description.
I like the enthusiasm I see here...I raced my Hot Wheels A LOT when I was a kid. I always had my 'Top 32' cars across the top of my roll-top desk (that desk is still my workbench...some things never change). So, if this site had existed when I was your age, I would have been all over it!
That being said, I'd like to offer some 'words of wisdom' for hosting a race. First of all, treat the cars very carefully...people have spent a lot of time making these cars fast...dropping them, or mishandling them can undo hours of work. So, please be careful with the cars.
Having a fair track is really important. You don't see me setting up my track before a race, or checking it. I leave my track up at all times, but I still check it over very carefully before each event. If one lane is faster than the other, it makes it very hard to have a fair race. You should also have very fair start and finish lines. The 3D Bot Maker stuff is really nice.
In order to win a race, I feel that a car has to win 2 races in a row on alternating lanes...no matter how many races that takes. This goes back to keeping the lanes accurate. If the track isn't dead straight and you have two cars that are really close, it can take 20 races to determine a winner...and that's no fun to watch.
And, lastly (and then, I'll get off my soapbox), you should have a good system to record videos. My track is on table and well lit, which makes it much easier for me to shoot pretty decent coverage of the races. I do it all on my phone and I shoot at 1/4 speed for the slo-mo.
I'm really happy to see new faces on here, and I wish you luck with your racing. Sorry for going on about the rules and such...I just want to be sure that all the racing is as fair as possible (I used to be the 'official' race director on here...I'm not sure, I might still be).
See ya in lane 2!
Well thanks fo the advice but i dont have a big enough table but i asure you it will be well lit. Also im usin the outside to lanes so the dont get stuck on the start. The lanes r 1 and 4. If the lanes rnt fair what do u suggest doing?
Just work on calibrating your track as best you can. Take 2 of the same casting and roll them and just make sure they're close and consistent when you switch lanes.
As far as what to try to get them close...check the transition, that's where I've always found the problem to be. One lane is curved just a bit different than the other so one lane has better run off than the other. Just keep at it, trial-n-error, my friend.
I too second the 2 lanes in a row winning while alternating, it's fair even if it can take a long time (which is why I've switched to single elimination). Plus that's motivation to get the track fair as you can.
Also, you'll know if one lane is dominant, it's easy to tell.
The bend is pretty even considering im using the 4 lane race way.
Are you planning to video your race?
I might have to change up the track a bit (it will still be a 25.5' drag) but ill have elevate the track, b/c the 4lane isnt getting the cars far enough so ill just put up a long piece of wood and use that as my drop
Also since it is straight itll be single elimination
If you post photos of your track set up I am sure that some folks will be glad to give you some pointers that would be helpful.
I'm considering entering this, though I do have a couple questions....
1) Do you have any pictures of your track and catchbox? Showing what the catchbox looks like is helpful (which I say since I know you're new here) since it shows people what their cars will be hitting/landing on/in at the end of the track.
2) Would the following casting of Thunderbird NASCAR count? I'm not entirely sure what year it's from. It looks like it raced in the 1990's, but the car itself may actually be from the 80's ... if you have time, feel free to look it up and make an objective decision:
Also, I take it that the stock and modified cars will NOT be racing against each other? Or are they grouped together?
I will say that I like the idea of racing for cash! We should do that more often!
First i would put pics on here but i cant figure it out they will be taking there anger out on my pillow, itll be secured. The nascar works but i would hold off bc im going 2 b doing a nascar event later this year. Date&name,tbd. The stocks and mods will race seperate. Therell be a winner for both then the winners will race each other. So if you entwr 1 of each car u can win all 3 prizes.
I’ll PM you some stuff about posting pics. You using your phone camera?
Thank you for the info!
For me, posting pictures is actually pretty easy. If you're on Facebook, you should be able to just message them to yourself, "Copy" the images after you have them up on your screen, and "Paste" them to the text box here. I don't know if it's that easy for everyone else.
Also, this event is NOT winner-takes-all-the-cars, right? Meaning I could enter the NASCAR in both even if I lose the first one with it?
Good tip for photo sharing! Little risk of FB going away :)
Ha-ha, thanks! Even if it were to be wiped off the virtual face of the Earth, though, it might not delete the pictures on here.
Exactly I know I would HATE it if it were winner take all and i didnt get my cars back. Just send about $2 if you want you car back or since you want to enter it in both i could just keep it for the time being that way we arent just swndi back&forth the same things 5million times also if i keep it you would only have to pay 1 time, the nascar race will be in the summer some time when i have more time to do things.
I’d probably send more than that, since I’ve been known to use a lot of packing even for just one car, ha-ha! I’ll probably just have you ship it (another version of the one pictured—by the way, that picture was pulled from Facebook) back, though, because I’ll have other uses for it around here.
Before I mail in, though, I’m just wondering—how many entrants are you expecting? I’m entering in the hopes of winning some money, but I don’t see many who have signed up. I just want to make sure I would win substantially more than I would pay on shipping.
I've got to leave early in the morning to take care of some business with some rental properties on the coast, so I'm out for this one....have fun all who enter.
No I forgot to change it it is the race weekend whan i created it i put the race for the 30 then decided to changeit for the weekend bc it worked better for me
Seeding will be determined by fastest time on a shortened version of the track.
Wasnt feeling well yesterday so the green is postponed until next week