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Vintage racing, where does it happen these days?


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#1 slotbaker

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Posted 06 November 2017 - 10:42 PM

Not wanting to hijack John's thread "True Vintage racing is (not so) slowly becoming impossible", I figured I'd start a new one triggered by Pablo's question.
 

 

John, where is this "vintage racing" going on you speak of?

 

Here's one place...

There is a group of guys racing 'vintage' style cars in Adelaide, Australia, and they just run this year's Adelaide Grand Prix.

 

I wasn't allowed to post individual images on this forum.

 

If interested, click >here< for the photo's and videos.
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The "SteveK" in the results lists is not me, unfortunately.  I'd love to be part of that.


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Posted 06 November 2017 - 11:40 PM

Those are great photos Steve, with lots of neat looking cars. I don't know of anything like that going on in the US. The closest might be the hard body clubs at BPR & that in Oregon. Various classes are run by each, but both use contemporary chassis & motors.


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Posted 07 November 2017 - 12:07 AM

Watch it over again.  Some of the pictures are videos!  Nice group of cars.  Loved seeing the Dynamics with the 26Ds, on my to-do-list!


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Posted 07 November 2017 - 01:21 AM

The track looks pretty vintage too!

 

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Posted 07 November 2017 - 01:36 AM

Dinky-di and Ridgy-didge ... too right, all of them. and so many. :good:   


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Posted 07 November 2017 - 08:59 AM

That is vintage. Great cars, I could get into that if someone was doing it locally.

 

On the other hand the motors are vintage but the chassis are hardly the late 60s pro style cars Steve Okeefe and John were talking about.

 

Like I said I can see me running these cars if they were run locally. My problem is my budget will not allow me to run many cars so I need to pick and choose what to run.


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Posted 07 November 2017 - 09:32 AM

Slot car heaven :heart:


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Posted 07 November 2017 - 02:20 PM

Those cars are all so nice!

 

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Posted 07 November 2017 - 06:02 PM

We had a vintage day at Trains and Lanes last January.  Had a Manta Ray race, a Cox race, a 36D race (including a Batmobile) and a run-what you-brung.  Even before it's refinishing it was a blast to run those old cars on the 220 ft. Altec.  We ran 2 minute heats to keep motor strain to a minimum.  Everybody had fun, though I did (as John suggested) toast a Classic 26D.  A couple of our younger racers even went on eBay just to take part.  Unfortunately we have not been able to get a second event going, but we probably will try again this winter.  If I could figure out how to post pics I have a few.


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