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Why don't Retro racers use true Retro chassis?


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#51 Brian Cochrane

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Posted 22 February 2018 - 04:27 PM

Retro racing right now is currently in its eleventh year and going strong. This is far longer than slot racing's "heyday" back in the 1960s.

 

The reason is that Retro racing chose a set of rules which uses a scratchbuilding platform similar to the glory days of slot racing and powers the car by a powerplant that is low cost and very equal. Plus the cars look like cars of the late '60s and driving them is similar to the '60s.

 

Retro racing also has a nice mixture of racers from young to old. People who have bad things to say about Retro racing probably never tried racing Retro.


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Posted 11 May 2018 - 01:17 PM

Can someone help me ID this one? It's very similar to the one in the OP but not identical.
 
I picked it up on eBay last week where it was described as NOS but the seller had it listed among at least 100 slot car-related auctions and didn't/couldn't state the manufacturer.
 
Showed it to my local long-time shopowner, a guy named Jim, and he thought it might be an REH.
 
Thanks in advance for help identifying it as well as its approximate year of manufacture.
 
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Posted 11 May 2018 - 01:24 PM

Scott, Jim is correct, the chassis is a REHCo.


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Posted 11 May 2018 - 01:38 PM

Thank you, sir!


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Posted 13 May 2018 - 05:12 PM

I prefer build motors to buying many throw away motors . 

 

Me too, but them's the rules.  Don't like it, don't race 'em.


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Posted 14 May 2018 - 09:52 AM

Retro is kinda "what if" Science Fiction type racing. Like what if Anglewinders had never been tried and new bodies would have been outlawed where would have inline chassis design have progressed?
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