Hot Wheels 50th challenge

Saturday, December 1st, 2018
Traction-Event Tuesday, 8/28/2018

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Idea to celebrate Hot Wheels 50th anniversary. A race where you must use the wheels and axles pictured below. Looks like there will be 10 cars in the series with these wheels. any car, truck, van, fantasy casting from Hot Wheels 1968-2018... 57g and you are in!

Rules & restrictions

  • Stock and modified entries allowed
  • 57g maximum weight
  • 3.25in. long x 2in. tall x 1.25in. wide
  • Limit 2 entries per household
  • Any Hot Wheels cars or truck 1968-2018... 
  • Retail axles and wheels only. No premium or custom axles allowed.
  • Axle polishing and , wheel sanding is allowed. 
  • Axles must remain uncut. 
  • Dry lube only
  • Must use wheels and axles from a 50th anniversary car

Dates & deadlines

All entries must be received by the host before Saturday, 11/24/2018. Racing is scheduled for Saturday, 12/1/2018. Results will be posted on or after that date as is convenient for the host.

How to enter

Send your entries to: PM me for address

Include $5.00 for return shipping if you want your entries back. Entries not getting returned will be given to the winner as part of the prize.

Please print and include a Race ID slip with your entry

Prizes TBD

Track My home Drag Tracks 1/4 mile 

Race format and scoring

This will be a single-elimination tournament. A car will move on in the bracket only when it wins two races in a row. Cars will alternate lanes between each race.

The car that wins the final race will be declared the winner. Race host has final decision in all races.

Bracket seeding will be random but will try to avoid having an entrant race themselves, especially in the first round.


Cars are given a grace of 2g over the stated weight limit to account for variance in scales.

If a car fails to meet any of the restrictions listed above, the car will not qualify for tournament prizes. Offending cars will still race. Prize will go to the runner-up in the case of penalty car winning.

Cars that fail to run or fit on the track, or that happen to break during racing, will forfeit their matches. Cars that arrive broken will attempt to be repaired before the tournament. Cars that break during the tournament will not be repaired or replaced.


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LeagueofSpeed 8/28/18
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In...two  teams League of Speed and Speed Force.

...looking forward to the racing action!!!

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72_Chevy_C10 8/28/18
Event coordinator

Those dub wheels are going to look silly on a Javelin...but, I'm in!

Question...can the wheels be modified at all? Meaning, sanded, axles polished, all that fun stuff :)

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NDeavers80 8/28/18

I'm in. 

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LeagueofSpeed 8/28/18
Event coordinator

TE...the template always puts the cars due a week before the actual race, so if they can come in after 11/ might want to change already got C10 in the Bare Muscle race.

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Kracon 8/29/18

I would think for the 50th you would only use the 2018 cars that were released.  I know the 50th wheels kinda suck just by my recent racing compares that I have done.    There is plenty of time before this race so maybe I can jump back into this.  ;)

  • So if I understand correctly, you can use any casting but must have 50th anniv blade wheels? — Mopar_Mafia
  • you are correct... — Traction-Event

Starting to tinker

  • That's nasty looking! As if those aren't fast enough you up the ante on the horsepower lol. — Dadvball
  • Holy smokes that looks awesome! — Diecast64
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41-14 9/2/18

So I managed to find a few castings with the 50th Anniversary wheels. I’m going to shoot for 3 teams. Wild Rose, Little Bug and 41-14 looking forward to running against you guys again. 

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Dadvball 9/2/18

I'm in. I have a few to to take the wheels off. Just have to find some good castings to put them on. 

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72_Chevy_C10 9/2/18
Event coordinator

I've got wheels coming...and, I suppose, I can find something to put them on :)

Are Stocks and mods in different divisions?

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72_Chevy_C10 9/7/18
Event coordinator

Well, I ought to be able to make something out of these...

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