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#1 The Sawdust Man

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Posted 09 March 2017 - 08:56 AM

Now that my home track is complete, I continue to go through my stash of slot car stuff that I acquired during the '90s and some of the items are kinda cool.

Back in the '90s when I was selling a ton of slot car boxes, a lot of guys used to trade me stuff for boxes, so I ended up with a fair amount of things that I could not really use at the time, but am now building/fixing to use on my home track.

I got a Parma Womp car, well kinda a Womp, for someone with a pair of brass U channel side pans added. This thing is a blast to drive! It handles so well it's unreal! I don't know if the side pans were a Parma part, or perhaps some other manufacture? They do not appear to be homemade.

Anyone seen one of these before? Anyone know where to get more of these side pans? They would be easy to make, but it would be cool if I could find more.

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Posted 09 March 2017 - 08:01 PM

Very likely Parma Womp "chassis extenders." We had class for them at my track back in the '80s. They worked really well. I still have a couple of pairs on chassis that I ran back them. Parma should bring them back.

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Posted 10 March 2017 - 05:26 PM

It created a "wide Womp" so it was a full 2-1/4" wide with the 3" wheelbase. Parma may have made some wedgy bodies that would fit, but I recall using shortened wing car bodies with and without side dams for some fast Womps. 


Parma also made a shortened version of their 'brass car,'which originally was a full 4" wheelbase car like the Champion Magnum anglewinder brass car.

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Posted 10 March 2017 - 05:43 PM

We used to race that exact Womp chassis with the extenders in the '90s at SpeedZone in Hightstown, NJ.

It was a wing car class that used Group 20 motors. It didn't last very long for reasons I'm sure you can assume.

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Posted 11 March 2017 - 01:08 PM

Haginwood Raceway in Sacramento ran super-Womps in the 1980s. Anglewinder, with extenders, open cockpit GTP bodies with full air control, and Super Wasp motors. They were a blast.

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