The Firecracker 40 - '32-'34...The Finals!

Saturday, July 2nd, 2016
72_Chevy_C10 Monday, 3/14/2016
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The original thread is located here...

I really have to credit Smitty for the inspiration for this race...he and I have tossed around this idea for a couple years now. And I think the time is right for it. 

The concept is pretty straightforward. You can use one of two frames...the Dumpin' A/'32 Ford Pickup frame or the '34 Ford Frame...and one of about 8-10 '32-'34 bodies (I'll list them below) to build your cars. This race  will  begin as the Bare Muscle 3 race ends over the Fourth of July weekend, so the 'Summer Nationals' will also take place, combining the two series.

Rules & Restrictions

  • Weight 57 gram max
  • Size restrictions; 3" long, orange track wide
  • Cars per entrant 2 cars per entrant max
  • Cars must use a 32 Ford pickup/Dumpin' A chassis or a '34 Ford Chassis and one of these bodies:
  • dumpin A, '32 delivery, '32 3 window, duece roadster, street rodder, mid mill, midnight otto, '32 pick up, '32 5 window, '32 vicky, '32 vicky, demon, way 2 fast,

    '34 3 window, '34 convertible, '34 delivery [small], '34 sedan, '34 delivery [big], '34 roadster [small], '34 5 window, sooo fast,

    '34 dodge humpback panel,

  • Wheel limitations, requirements Fte's allowed
  • Must be drilled rivets
  • Dry lubes only
  • Misc requirements, one per line


TBD I'm sure Smitty and I can come up with some prize cars for this

How to enter

Post a pic of your car in this thread or jyst send them in

Shipping fees...please try to include return shipping unless you would like your car to go onto the prize pile

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

July 1st, 2016

Scoring and Winning

As of right now, thus is a one-shot race, but if people are interested in hosting, it can turn into a series


I will enforce the Traction Event Rule...if your car is over 3 grams overweight, it will be painted pink, raced, but not counted

Tracks & Dates

As of now, it is a one-shot race, but if people would like to host, it can be turn into a series

Series tracks
  • July 2nd - NJ - 72 Chevy C10 
  • July 9th -  ME - Fordman
  • July 16th, KS - Wizardof Oz
  • July 23rd, NJ - 72 Chevy C10
  • Date, State - Host username

Winners and Results

TBD. Mention the winner, the final results and include a picture of the winning car if available.


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The '37 Bugatti is 3 inches long after I tore off the front bumper and spare tire. Could this be entered for the race?

  • The cars ar listed Bugattis. Sorry, but there's a nice selection of cool cars on the list — 72_Chevy_C10

Here's a picture of it atop a Jenga block:

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72_Chevy_C10 3/14/16
Event coordinator

Yup, that's a Bugatti on a Jenga  block :)

This race is for classic American Hot Rods...a Bugatti, though it has similar styling to a '33-'34  Ford...dramatic lines and flowing fenders...a Bugatti was a European, rich man's toy. They were an exotic car, even in the '30's. 

American Hot Rodders...mostly GIs returning after WWII, took the very simple, Model A Fords that were build before the war and they went racing. That's what this race is about...working with a simple platform, the cars from '32-'34 listed above, and putting them all on similar chassis to keep things fair...and going racing. The cars listed above are cool cars and there are lots of them out there.

Can the Paddy Wagon body be used?

  • Paddy Wagon is an earlier Ford...around 1918, I think. Sorry, just the bodies and chassis listed above :) — 72_Chevy_C10
  • 1912... — fordman
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72_Chevy_C10 4/6/16
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Also bumping this one to the top!

This will be a fun race as well! The common chassis will make for good, close racing...and the bodies available will make for some cool looking cars rolling down the track!

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fordman 4/6/16

3 to get 2  hot rods for the "Firecracker 40" ...

Midnite Otto ;

Nutha One ;

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72_Chevy_C10 4/12/16
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I've had this Maisto hot rod around for a came with a cool COE hauler. The scale of the car is a little too big to race with, but the engine is about the right size.

The engine is held in with a screw, so I took it out and it is in two pieces (3, counting the pipes). So, I'll be molding these up if anyone is in need of a cool 3x2 carb setup!

  • yes sir on the 3 duece moulding... — fordman
  • I'll get you some, Smitty...I think it is a "Speed King" manifold! :) — 72_Chevy_C10
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72_Chevy_C10 4/12/16
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Oh, and Smitty said that he would like to run these cars, so this is no longer a single race.

If anyone else would like to host, let me know :)

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fordman 5/22/16

JULY 2nd race ;

  i'll be using a Sloppy Starter, a long shallow pitch, [no transfer], with only [8] 20" Expert Racers track sections running through a MICRO-WIZZARD timing system...

  may try my flip video recorder...

 if so, it may only be the finals as i don't know how to run the electronic stuff...

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72_Chevy_C10 6/6/16
Event coordinator

I haven't been very good about promoting this race...the Bare Muscle Race has had my attention. I'm pretty sure I can get some cars together for this race and I know Smitty's cars are ready...and I think Voxxer will be running. 

Anyone else planning on running in this one?

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fordman 6/6/16

Son don't ya know your gonna drive me from drinking,

 if ya keep on racing those HOT ROD "hot wheels"... go c10 go !

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WizardofOZ 6/9/16

I'm building a ride for this race.

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