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#51 Mach9

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Posted 11 December 2016 - 12:45 PM

Although I've never had the opportunity to race Retro, I love the class, the cars, and the whole idea. And I'm sure one of the biggest reasons is the inline motor.

 

I hope Retro makes its way to my area some time in the future.


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Posted 11 December 2016 - 01:01 PM

Long live Retro.

 

Flexi cars are boring. What a joke showing a flexi car podium! Everyone racing the same damned carl! In Retro everyone is running a different car and they all run fast, but it takes more to get them to work, which is the good part.

 

To hell with sidewinders, they are too easy to drive.


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Posted 11 December 2016 - 01:32 PM

The best part of Retro is bringing a very diverse group of old farts and newbies together to race relatively cheap, fun cars!!!

 

I love the building part of it as well as driving and tuning!! I hated building motors and apparently a lot of people  feel like that so it's brought a whole breed of people back to the track and we're having fun again!! Retro has done that for us.

 

Thank you  to the original designers – Mike Stuebe, Bryan Warmack, Philipe, Dennis Samson, and Paul Sterrett. Those guys really had NO IDEA how popular this form of racing would become, but their ideas have really taken hold and strengthened under the guidance of the SCRRA and IRRA® as well as other organizations that have popped up utilizing these principals and rules!  

 

Thank you to all who spend their time helping and supporting this little hobby – Slotblog, etc., also has been a great place to communicate around the country and the whole world, making our little hobby interconnected with like-minded twisted/perverted slot heads!!!  

 

Merry Christmas to you all!!! Keep racing!!


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Posted 11 December 2016 - 03:07 PM

Tim, I could not have said it any better... :)


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Posted 11 December 2016 - 03:11 PM

Retro is fun and sometimes funny:

 

At yesterday's Retro East race at Port Jeff, in the F1 C Main, race director Chubby said, "It looks like the move ups are Sam and Dave"

 

The entire drivers panel, while racing, started singing "I'm a soul man, I'm a soul man..."

 

I love Retro racers and Retro racing.

 

Cheers.


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Posted 11 December 2016 - 03:43 PM

I think think these guys sang it better:

 

 

You guys ain't seen nothin' yet.


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Posted 11 December 2016 - 04:19 PM

Yea Bill, that was pretty funny, but I can tell ya some better not lose their day jobs. :laugh2:


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Posted 11 December 2016 - 04:57 PM

What are you trying to say Charlie? :unknw:

 

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When the only tool you have is a hammer, everything is a nail.
Support your local raceway, or you won't have one.
Slot cars are quad-pods.
Support your "Local Racer."
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Posted 11 December 2016 - 06:54 PM

Although I've never had the opportunity to race Retro, I love the class, the cars, and the whole idea. And I'm sure one of the biggest reasons is the inline motor.

 

I hope Retro makes its way to my area some time in the future.

 

The fastest way to get Retro into your area is to buy one of the many top notch cars or chassis that come up for sale here. Some absolute steals. Run the car around the track and watch how many guys ask. " \What is that?"


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When the only tool you have is a hammer, everything is a nail.
Support your local raceway, or you won't have one.
Slot cars are quad-pods.
Support your "Local Racer."
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Posted 11 December 2016 - 09:48 PM

Belushi and Akroyd rocked this song for the Blues Brothers!!  Of course the original is the best!! :)


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Posted 11 December 2016 - 09:59 PM

The fastest way to get Retro into your area is to buy one of the many top notch cars or chassis that come up for sale here. Some absolute steals. Run the car around the track and watch how many guys ask " What is that? ".

 

I actually did buy a used roller from somebody a while back. Needs a few minor repairs, a motor and body. As soon as  a local track opens, I'll do just that!


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Posted 12 December 2016 - 09:38 AM

Retro was not intended to be "wing racing"!! It's about building chassis/tuning and making them work! If you really can't drive, then go to flexi racing or wing racing...


If you think guys that run flexy and/or wing cars can't drive or don't have to put considerable energy into building you are sorely mistaken.


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