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#1 slotbaker

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Posted 22 February 2018 - 05:31 AM



Steve,

 

  Couldn't find any coverage of Retro down under. Could you post some pics and future reports here: http://slotblog.net/...r-retro-racing/

In response to Samiam in another thread, there is a website here, that I maintained for a few years, and when I had a few personal dramas that took me off the slot car scene for a while, I was unable to put the time back into it when things got better for me, so it now languishes out of date.

So, that website is good for the first few years, showing our retro history.

 

The current portal for our Aussie Retro is Australian Slot Car Racers Association - Aussie Retro

Unfortunately, our numbers have dwindled to only a handful of regulars, but there could be up to around 20 starters if everyone got interested again. I'm also guilty of not competing as often as I'd like, and keep hoping that I will get back into it.

I just hope it keeps going long enough for that to happen.


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Posted 23 February 2018 - 01:46 AM

Hi guy's I thought I might add to Steve's post.
I race retro at Mr Slot Car in hallam Victoria we had our first race of the year last saturday night we run a stocker class (appendix J)based on 50's & early 60's sedans that raced in that class back in the 60s brass & wire chassis with a plafit fox power plant.
Then we have F1 very similar to the cars you run but with a plafit cheetah motor.
After that is Can Am again similar to what you guys are running but with the cheetah motor.
& last but not least is our muscle car class based on flattened & stretched aussie muscle cars from about 67 to 76 that raced in the touring car classes from that era.These cars run an angle winder chassis with a proslot 16d power plant.
They have also just started a new jalopy hard body class down where we race I will post a couple of photos of some jalopies & of my Ti22 canam car my 56 FJ Holden appendix j car & my aussie valiant charger muscle car (I don't have an F1 or a jalopy yet)I built the FJ but the Can Am & muscle car were built by the talented Pete D atMr Slot Car.
Thanks Tom
I will try & take pics & report at some of our upcoming races.

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Posted 23 February 2018 - 08:04 AM

Nice looking cars Tom
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Posted 23 February 2018 - 08:28 AM

Looks like these cars provide some fun racing, Tom. I recognize a Parma brass nose tongue  used on your muscle car's anglewinder. What body is that used on this car? By all means, provide some photos of your future races.


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Posted 23 February 2018 - 07:54 PM

Hi Bill yes they are fun to race.
The body on my muscle car is based on the australian built Valiant Charger
https://en.m.wikiped...Valiant_Charger
if you want to know who made the body I'm not sure but I can find out.
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Posted 23 February 2018 - 08:03 PM

I learned to drive on my parent's '61 Plymouth Valiant. It had a slant-6 engine & 3-speed on the floor, but it wasn't much of a muscle car. :sarcastic_hand:


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Posted 23 February 2018 - 08:15 PM

My first car was a 63 Valiant with a warm slant six with a 4 barrel & push button auto.
The Valiant Charger had an R/T model that had a 300hp 265 hemi 6(more a canted valve crossflow set up like a bb chev or boss 302 rather than a hemi)but it was a powerful car for it's day.
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