Got 2 cars iching to race. The '70 Buick GSX, and my '70 Plymouth Superbird
Lots of racing goes on each month...check out racehotwheels.com and look at the 2018 schedule...may find some races you'd be interested in...Peace - LoS.
Are you going to race in my tourney
July is a ways off on the racing calender...but I don't see why I wouldn't...lots of us are taking the family vacation around that time, so something to keep in mind...but as of December 2017 I will say I'd be up to race in your tourney.
Also...I think you mean 7/4/2018...most don't want their cars away for a month
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
Serious question...how old are you?
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.
I love the attitude and commitment, but this is the site where speed lives...I still race in stock divisions/classes and love it, but to create speed...elite speed modifying is the way to go...with modification you can turn a sled into a contender...stick around and enter some races, as I said racehotwheels.com...CC Rider's site has monthly races each month and Open Stock is one of them and some of the Feature Races pit stock vs modified....be sure to check his site out...I'm sure you'll find some races you'd like to join.
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
Clarification...do you mean Hot Wheels castings 1990 and older or car types 1990 and older.
Example....a 2017 casting of a 79 Camaro would be legal.
A 2017 casting of a 79 camaro is legal
I had to edit the track check out the new description.
If you're going to allow Mods, then you need to change the "no FTE" rule, as most mods have FTE'S on them....then again, most are over 45g as well.
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