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#1 Quickcars

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 03:23 PM

It's official, the 2013 Midget proxy is on!!! All cars must be at least loosely based on the Monogram "Hot Shot" model from the 60's. Available car bodies include (but are not limited to) the following:

Original Monogram kit
BigDonkeyResin Midget body kit
EJs Midget kit
Modified AMT Sprint kit
Revell Midget/Offy body kit

Chassis of your choosing, same with motor, tires should be urethane or rubber. The hosts (Jeremy aka Bibbster) and Harry both have very nice oval tracks available for this event. Jeremy even has a road coarse that will also be used to test our creations! The first heats will take place on March 30 @ Jeremy's. All cars should be in the mail no later than March 15th.

Prize: Bragging Rights
Fee: The cost of mailing your lil gem to and from the host track

The participants as of today, 1/31/2013, are:

Harry
Jeremy
Carl
Pete
Tubby
Don
Scott
Tom
Paul (me)

To keep it manageable, we'd like to limit the number of entrants to 12. So we are close to the limit. If you want in, please let us know asap!

I'd like to hear from anyone else who would care to participate and if you have any ideas for rules, body/chassis sources, please share.

I'm presently working on one more source for resin body kits and will keep you posted if this turns out to be a reliable source.

To kick it off, here's a cool build thread I found on a Aussie website: http://www.auslot.com/forums/index.php?

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#2 Paul Jurczyszyn

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 09:01 AM

Witch kit are you using? The old 1/24 or the new just released kit that looks to be 1/32 but is 1/24.
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Posted 01 February 2013 - 08:42 PM

Hi Paul,

 

We are mostly using the original "hot shot" midget bodies and resin repops.  A couple of guys are going to try to use the new kit but I really don't think it's suitable for a conversion.... 

 

It will be interesting to see what they do with it.

 

Paul


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Posted 01 February 2013 - 09:28 PM

I got the kit that is molded in red would that be ok to use if I wanted to enter?
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Posted 02 February 2013 - 11:01 AM

Hi Paul,

 

Are you referring to the original  "hot shot" midget kit from the 60's or the recently reissued 1/18 scale midget racer kit that is all red and doesn't have chrome pieces in the kit.

 

If its the former, that one is considered too large for this 1/24 scale event.  The best choices are the original, the bigdonkey resin kit, EJs kit, the current Revell kit or the AMT sprint car kit which is also available on ebay.


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