Does anyone make a decent looking F1 or Indy body for the womp chassis?
Womp Indy cars
Posted 29 May 2015 - 09:48 PM
Riggen used to have a decent looking F1 body that fit womps. I question if it is still available. If anyone has them, my guess would be REHCO in Cincinnati.
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Posted 30 May 2015 - 07:09 AM
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Posted 30 May 2015 - 04:46 PM
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Posted 31 May 2015 - 03:24 AM
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Posted 08 August 2015 - 07:42 PM
In the mid '70's I liked to use the Parma Brabham F1 body for Womp races, painted up like an IndyCar. At Phase III Raceways in Farmingdale (Long Island), NY, on an original American Raceways "Hillclimb" track, raceway owner Roy Crawley would let us run any available Parma Womp body. Open wheel, sports car, street car, hot rod, truck, ect. bodies all ran heads up in the weekly Womp races, which was kinda cool to do. We lost Roy a few years ago, and I have to say I had a lot of fun running in those races at Phase III, from Womps to USRA GP27 (amateur class). He called the races live over the PA from the director's booth and made it interesting and fair for everyone. Roy's son Pete runs Crawley Distributing in Florida to this day.
I also did up a pair of the Parma Lancia Stratos bodies for myself and my younger brother to race with. Still have those, in very good condition! In the late 1980's, I had Parma make 50 each of the Pinto and Gremlin NASCAR Modified Womp bodies for our oval track series on our 8 lane, Hasse Nilsson built Pocono Tri-Oval replica at Islip Miniature Speedway in Holbrook, Long Island. We also had a local guy make us a modern (for the times) Chevy Cavalier Modified body. The late Dan Delude (a guy I was proud to have as a friend) of the Model Car Shop in RI (later in MA) created an entire Womp NASCAR Modified series, using a Cavalier body he had created with a spec chassis set up and rulebook. With his permission, he allowed us to run a duplicate series here on the Island, provided we did not directly copy his body design. That was a lot of fun driving up there with a car load of guys to compete with the local new Englanders on an even playing field! I've still got a box of cool Womp stuff, and every once in a while I'll take some out and go on "Slot Car Surfari" for a day and have some fun at one of the NY Metro area's commercial raceways.
Sorry to say that I'm "digitally challenged" and couldn't post photos if I tried. Womps are still cool! Enjoy... Ernie :>)
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Posted 08 August 2015 - 08:22 PM
Mobile Raceways in Melbourne,Australia has 3 types of F1 bodies to suit womps for sale,a Ferrari.a Lotus and a Brabham
Posted 16 August 2015 - 02:58 PM