Sock Hop Slam

Monday, March 1st, 2021
Hosted by Indiana Diecast Racing
IndianaDiecastRacing Saturday, 10/24/2020

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Thanks to Josh Pauffler of Rust Belt Diecast Racing for the sweet tournament logo!

This tournament celebrates the '57 Chevy and the great American cars of that decade. Any 1950s American vehicle casting is welcome (trucks included). Competition will take place on the "Tricky Triangle" road course over the months of March & April. Custom paint schemes are highly encouraged!

Rules & restrictions

  • Stock and modified entries allowed
  • 50g maximum weight
  • 3.25in. long x 2in. tall x 1.25in. wide
  • Limit Unlimited entries per household
  • Retail axles and wheels only. No FTE/NPA axles.
  • Dry lube only
  • 1950s era American vehicle castings only (cars or trucks)
    • Shoe Box, 8 Crate, 49 Mercury, and Nomad are approved

Dates & deadlines

All entries must be received by the host before Monday, 3/1/2021. Racing is scheduled for at least March & April.  Results will be posted as is convenient for the host.

How to enter

Contact the tournament host to get the shipping address for entry.

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

Include a Race Entry ID slip with your entry


Racing will be on the Tricky Triangle. View track profile and specs

Race format and scoring

Group seeding will be decided by a series of head to head run-offs.
Cars will run in groups of 4, earning points depending on lap position (1st = 4, 2nd = 3, 3rd = 2, 4th = 1, DNF* = 0)
Top 2 cars in points from each group advance to the next round.

*DNF means departed track or not on all 4 wheels while completely on track.


Cars are given a grace of 1g 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 victory. Offending cars will still race. Finish position and any prize will go to the runner-up in the case of the 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 minimally repaired before the racing begins. Cars that break during racing will not be repaired or replaced.


Homemade trophy for the winner.


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CrazyEights 10/24/20

You know it. I'm in.

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Uncle_Elvis 10/24/20


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redlinederby 10/24/20
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A lot can change between now and March but I'd like to try this's on my calendar. Happy it's a general '50s theme rather than just the '57s. 

  • I'm thinking of opening it to any classic 50s era American car — IndianaDiecastRacing
  • Might be worth considering...opens it up a bit. How many 50s Chevy trucks are there anyway? — redlinederby
  • whatever you decide is cool. I have the Chevy's, but if you open it up there's a man in Cincinnati with some cool 50s era cars. — CrazyEights
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RAGTAG_JIM 10/26/20

Totally in!!!! I have a few 57s to work with..... Also others as WELL.....

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I am in......

Although it's not technically a real car, "Shoe Box" is approved for entry since it very much looks like a 50s era American car.

  • I think it’s totally cool and if course it should be included because it was heavily modified in the 50s by car customizers but I think the shoeboxes technically a 49 Ford Ford — GoldenOwl
  • Shoeboxes are completely a real car. Every cop car in the early 50s was made from a '49 Shoebox Ford. — GenX_VintageRacing
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SpyDude 11/17/20

Sounds like fun. I've got an old '55 Chevy that I might be able to put in.

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GoldenOwl 11/17/20

I'm in!

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Uncle_Elvis 11/18/20

Just in case I did not say this earlier, I am definitely in

I've got a '55 Chevy that will hopefully make it to the tricky triangle this March 

Sounds awesome!

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Uncle_Elvis 11/21/20

We sticking with an American Graffiti type them (road cars/street customs)or whatever as long as it is 50s (race cars, rat rods, etc.)?

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