Tournaments and RacingFlying Colors Holiday Race

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When: Saturday, December 23, 2017

Hot Wheels Flying Colors cars were some of my favorite cars when I was a kid...they were produced from 1974-1978 and you can find a list of them here

These were some of the first cars that featured tampo-style printing on them

Rules & Restrictions

  • Weight Two classes - 57 gram and 75 gram
  • Size restrictions; must fit on a drag longer than 3"
  • Cars per entrant/household - Maximum of 2 cars per class (so 4 total)
  • Brand, body style, year, make/model requirements - car /trucks to be Hot Wheels, 1978 and older. They don't have to be Flying Colors cars...but, it would be cool if they were :)
  • Wheel limitations, requirements; FTE wheels bearings or wheel inserts...must use hot wheels-style axles (no custom axles)...axle tubes are allowed 
  • Must be drilled rivets
  • Dry lubes only
  • Misc requirements, I will run a couple different races during the week between Christmas and New should have one light (57 gram) and one heavy (75 gram car)...points will be kept per team


TBD. I'll find something around here to send to the winner

How to enter

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

Are there any entry or shipping fees? Please include return shipping

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 12/23/2017

Scoring and Winning

Describe how someone wins the tournament. Cars will receive 1 point per win and an extra point for getting into the finals.


Outline the penalties if a car fails to meet the requirements - the Traction Event rule stands...if your car is 3 grams or more over, it will get painted pink, raced, but not counted

Tracks & Dates

Right here in Sussex, NJ

Series tracks
  • 12/23 - 12/31, 2017 NJ-72_Chevy_ C10

Winners and Results

Pics and videos will be posted in this space

I'm in.  Haven't had much time between house renovations and moving my father in law in but it's far enough away I have some time. Thanks to the link I see I have several choices in my collection which I didn't know were Flying Colors. 

You may want to correct your spelling on "tampos". I think the auto-correct got ya. 

Ha! Thanks Bill! I made the correction :)

I'm in for sure.


1969 Redline casting...Classic 57 T-Bird with CS axels and wheels off  (2) 67 CS Camaro...the front axels

one of my 57g entries

...on the way to the Chop's FTE package awaits
Awesome Flying Colors Corvette!

Got an offer in on FC 57 Chevy and watching a FC Super Van.

My Flying Colors '57 was probably my favorite car as a kid:)

Just put in a bid for a Flying Colors Spoiler Sport.

Hey Andy! I look forward to seeing how you paint it up!

Scored the 57 Chevy...that and the T-Bird will be my 57 team...year model 57 and 57g weight class.


top shot

under belly of the Beast....hopefully
I've built several of those...they are a great platform

I see now that you're supposed to enter 2 (or 4).  I've secured one, but need another.  Are there rules as to what is acceptable to add to a car's frame (assuming it is not overweight)?  Specifically, if I bought a Backwoods Bomber and replaced the lost camper that goes over the bed with something I pieced together, would that be on the up and up?

Whatevery it's hauling is fine
Well..he hopes it will be hauling A$$ :)

Headed to League of Speed R and D....looking forward to the tear down.

I'm set...57 T-Bird and Chevy...FC Corvette and the Super Van
The Super Vans are fun...Flying bricks!

I've got a Jet Threat for the 57g class and I'm still thinking about my 75g class. Could the Jet Threat be entered in both classes if I don't enter in a 75g?

Is that the one that took the Redline Revival 2 at GTAMans track?
Are Jet Threats under 3" overall length? I could run it in both, if you don't come up with a 75 gram car
It's 3.125 inches long to be exact.
The maximum length is 3"...I'm limiting the length to keep the racing close

My 75g entries...the Van a breeze...going to get creative getting the Vette up to weight, or close.

already got there FTE packages ready to go

I have a Roger Dodger coming...already have a couple Super Vans...I have some well-played-with '57 Chevys. I'm lookin work ard to building them :)

Was strongly considering the Steam Roller...still may pick this car up
I had a few of cars
always loved this car... great shape this one
It's developing a gravitational pull to my bill fold :)

Got this one ... think it'll be my 57g

Sweet Z-Whiz
I have 3 nice ones, and this beater
Lady of Speed approves...been driving them since her first a 240Z
She drives a showroom 96 300ZX ak the Z32 now...going to ease her into a 370Z eventually, bit she LOVES her 96
You know me...I like the 'much-loved' toys like this one!

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