Glad you picked up the box Bill! Even though the flowers aren't my style it "dates" the box very well with the plaques which is cool.

Amazing to think that at one time there was enough people slot racing to keep that many tracks going! People need to get back to "real" hobbies.

Zack

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(9 replies, posted in Cars)

Here is some work he posted today. McLaren M7a. I really like the style of using a mostly the model kit as the structure and then just adding the basic chassis underneath it.

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Zack

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(9 replies, posted in Cars)

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Zack

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(9 replies, posted in Cars)

I am sure you have seen Niemas around at this point. He builds some of the best 1/24 scale slot cars I have seen. Usually using pricey fiber glass body kits.

Many of his completed cars sell for 1500 dollars or more. This one though is is a "full detail" car he did ta while back. He did a fantastic job getting the drivetrain in this car without killing the scale realism of the car.

Just thought some of you would find it cool!

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Zack

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(44 replies, posted in Rapid Raceway)

reek455 wrote:

I had a good time as well. Thanks again Howie for letting us race.  God help us all if your car wasn’t that good and you still kicked our tails. I was reasonably happy with my car for a rushed effort. It should be better next time.

Rico

After that first run in white I was pretty sure Marty or Beau had my number!

The car started coming in well toward the end, but she was a little spicy in the beginning.

Zack

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(44 replies, posted in Rapid Raceway)

It was a fun race. I enjoy these cars for this type of race.

My car wasn't particularly good, but I was able to get it better as the day went on.

For those who were asking about my motor and gearing. The motor is better than some others, however I did end up running 8/27 gearing which I think is quite a bit higher than many were running.

This is due to the fact that we are running 9.5v, so to achieve similar wheel rpm you have to gear considerably lower to reach this speed. Something to try for next year!

Zack

I am happy to be back hanging out with friends, even though my performances the last couple weeks have left something to be desired!

Zack

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(18 replies, posted in Events)

I got one to run, I know mitch and rico do as well.

Zack

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(18 replies, posted in Events)

I was able to repair my Lola I think, and the Avant is a solid runner.

I also ran the GT3 and Carrera motors in alcohol and re-oiled them, hopefully that helps with their lackluster performance!

Zack

Was a very fun race, and my best ever finish at a OSCAR NASCAR event!

We will have to get you out next time Matt!

Zack

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(12 replies, posted in Rapid Raceway)

I thought I set the TA2 record again at 4.60 last time out?

Zack

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(18 replies, posted in Cars)

Great documentation of the build!

Zack

I'm gonna have to put one of my World Championship proxy rejects back together for that one!

Zack

The more the merrier. One track I never need to visit though!

Zack

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(4 replies, posted in Cars)

This is the last one I built that inspired this guy to have me do one for him. I have sold it and a guy in Texas now enjoys it regularly.

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Zack

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(4 replies, posted in Cars)

I was contacted through HRW forum a little while back about building some Short-track style sportsman cars for a guys collection.

He had a decent selection of cool bodies, and ended up sending 6 of them that I am going to do. The first he wanted was a 67 Fairlane similar to the one I had built before.

Pretty simple chassis design to keep it lightweight, using .032 brass on the front and sides, a JK Can-am motor bracket, WRP guide tongue and a Samson classics guide tube.

Using the guide tongue and tube setup make the chassis very simple to put together, as those are usually the most time consuming parts of the build for me.

The guy will be doing his own paint and body work, but he wanted me to mockup an interior for him. So I built one from styrene sheet and recycled many of the parts from the stock Monogram interior.

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I will post up the other cars, of which I am just doing chassis and body mounts. I should get around to them soon!

Zack

962 is a bit too early for LMP I think. But they can be very fast indeed.

My Lola "was" my best car. But in testing it at the house I broke the guide mount. So a new chassis in en route and I hope it is the same car when I'm done.

Zack

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(18 replies, posted in Cars)

These are very interesting indeed. I think there are some really good ideas here, and some things are too complicated or overlooked.

Sounds like a fun project to play with! My suggestion is to go with a lexan Bluegroove body, only because I think that will give you the best shot at having it work well!

Zack

We will see how she goes. I'm in the process of fixing my Lola...

Zack

I got some work do on this stupid car!

Zack

wb0s wrote:

YES! Congrats to Ted!

We're gonna miss him!....................SHUT UP!..............

You did really well yourself Mr.Bill. Next season you might be up on the big trophy!

Zack

Awesome that Ted got to win the championship in his last race with us!

Zack

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(31 replies, posted in Cars)

Great looking cars!

Zack

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(40 replies, posted in Rapid Raceway)

Many of you have seen it on Facebook. I thought I would post the pictures here as well for those who venture later.

This is my new TA2 car. 2NASTE chassis, Tamiya Gt350 body. The inserts are 1/24 Hasegawa BBS sanded down to fit.

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Zack

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(26 replies, posted in NASTE)

reek455 wrote:

I work until 5:00 and will get there ASAP

Sounds good Rico, if we have enough we will start if not we can wait up!

Address is three four one six NE View Ave, Gresham Or, 97030.

Contrary to the name I do not have a view.

Zack