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What racing is the Parma Intl 32 chassis used for?

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#1 mike1972chev


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Posted 01 November 2017 - 11:42 AM

Hey all,  
I have been looking at these Parma International #575 1/32 scale chassis for sale online. I personally have never seen these used in car building. What racing are these used for??? Are the dimensions the same as a Womp chassis???

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Posted 01 November 2017 - 12:03 PM

I'm pretty sure that they typically use them for 1/32 scale racing with non-Womp Womp style bodies.

The competitor to that chassis, and which is probably a little more preferred, is the defunct, Pro Slot Demon.

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Posted 01 November 2017 - 12:07 PM


Since almost everyone refers to this chassis as the Intl 32, I changed your subject line to use that term.

These chassis have been around for a long time. I have a car with that chassis that is well over 25 years old. It's really a nice design, narrower than a Womp (which is essentially a chassis that has a 1/32 wheelbase and a 1/24 width; the Intl 32 chassis is 1/32 all the way).

What is it used for? Well, in the early '90s we raced them here in Atlanta on an American orange for a short while, but I am not aware that many commercial raceways run this chassis as a local class. Lots of them are used in club and home tracks, I think. And I think they're fairly popular overseas on the smaller tracks that are more common there.
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Posted 01 November 2017 - 12:07 PM

Raced them back in the '80s at Raceway Hobby in Amityville, LI, NY. It was a spec class. Had to use the Parma tires, body, motor. Narrow compared to a Womp. I believe it was built to compete in International racing.

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Posted 01 November 2017 - 01:37 PM

We raced these in CASRA and ISRA during the early 2000s with Falcon motors and GTP bodies. On passion we also ran these with Super Wasp motors which were a blast (and at times a handful LOL).

As Mike said, once the Demon came out it became the dominant chassis.
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Posted 01 November 2017 - 01:52 PM

We just ran our first race with the JK 1/32 frames on the four-lane Silky. The cars were excellent! I would recommend  you try them if you are starting a race program.

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