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#1 sportblazer350

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Posted 25 November 2018 - 08:14 PM

in 2019 i will try to put together a racing program for 1960's vintage slot cars. I had done this once before and the group of us that raced them had a lot of fun racing real 1960's complete slot cars once again! It was surprising to see just how well and competitive these 50+ year old cars can be. The first class is a basic Dynamic chassis, stock (not any hot or rewinds please!) 12 volt 36d motor, Cheetah, Mustang or Cobra body. We have also raced Lemans type cars, Thingies, Classic brand, and Garvics. We will race rtr/kit cars such as by Monogram, Revell, Cox, Strombecker, K&B, and similar. Not racing scratch builds or similar at this time. trying to keep the racing as it was when a kid purchased a car around 1965-66 and put it on the track for a race. Hard plastic and  butyrate bodied cars, and reproduction bodies as well. All original parts or period correct parts get bonus points!  

 

 

  Racing will be at The Race Place, Rt33, Farmingdale, NJ. If this gets really big, we can add other raceways and tracks to our series.  If interested, please reply and/or send me a pm, and i will send you my cell phone number (pms only). I have a lot of classes to choose from, so the more racers and cars we get, the more racing we can do. This can be done with very basic and still to be found inexpensive cars, so whether you still own them or do not own any vintage cars, you wil be able to race with us. Plenty of cars to be found online and at other places.

 

 

   When i hear from enough racers to get this going again, we can discuss days and times for this series. Thanks to all past and future vintage slot car racers.  


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Posted 25 November 2018 - 08:45 PM

Once people confirm the new track is halfway decent I'd race on it.

If you end up at Doms or Speedzone I'm in.
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Posted 26 November 2018 - 12:25 AM

If you need any input on vintage classes let me know?  I felt like we at a Santa Rosa Raceway (SCR) in northern California had a great selection from Box stock to Iso Pro.

 

I still have my cars happy to share what worked for us.

 

Good luck with this Glenn


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Posted 26 November 2018 - 05:46 AM

Sounds like a great idea...…………….im sure I can talk BUZZY into having a race at Buzz A Rama. He also has plenty of vintage cars and stuff for sale .


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Posted 26 November 2018 - 06:05 PM

Thanks Martin. I was part of a vintage club that raced some years back and we had a lot of classes to choose from, just at the time, did not have enough racers and cars for all of the classes.

 

thanks Nicholas, the vintage club that I am part of visited Buzz a Rama about 10 years ago. We talked about a formal race, but never pursued it. All of this will take a good sized group of racers to make it happen. We did it on a club level at The Race Place here in NJ and it worked for many years. I know that there are a lot of vintage 1/24 scale cars being owned and collected in this area, just a matter of these owners and collectors to be willing to break out some "runners" and enjoy racing them. It is much like 1:1 vintage racing- both for fun and still competitive. I actually enjoy racing vintage 1/24 scale raceway cars more than any other class of slot car that I have ever raced.  


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Posted 27 November 2018 - 07:16 AM

Sounds like a fun event ! Will this be Proxy racing ?  Will period correct controllers be the normal also?


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Posted 27 November 2018 - 08:40 PM

Paul, any controller will be allowed and it will only be racing in person,sorry. 


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Posted 29 November 2018 - 01:28 PM

When would you be racing?


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Posted 06 December 2018 - 09:14 PM

Jim, when I get enough interested racers to get this started. Hopefully early 2019


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Posted 09 December 2018 - 08:14 PM

Glenn,

 

I'll be ready as soon as I get my heads together.

 

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Posted 13 December 2018 - 01:25 PM

I'd like a look under the skirt of the two headed monster . 



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Posted 19 December 2018 - 10:48 AM

i was at Trains N Lanes in Easton, Pa yesterday and was told that there was a vintage race event there in the recent past few years. So if there are any Pa vintage collector/racer enthusiasts out there, please chime in. I am sure that we can make this vintage racing series move around to several different tracks so that all in this area can enjoy it. 


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Posted 19 December 2018 - 11:23 AM

Glenn,

 

I'll be ready as soon as I get my heads together.

 

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Albert, I knew that I could count on you Can you put a car together for our first race class?: Cobra, Cheetah or Mustang body, Dynamic 36d stock motor, similar to the kits sold up to the '90s by REH. I plan to track test cars at the C.A.R.S. club meetings starting in January. Hope to see you there.  

 


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Posted 30 January 2019 - 02:46 PM

Glenn, I replied in your other thread .....
 


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Posted 30 January 2019 - 04:28 PM

Glenn, 

 

Where's Farmingdale in relation to NYC? This may be a long shot, but we come to New York on vacation occasionally, and if I could combine the two it might tempt me... is it reachable by public transport? 

 

Don 


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Posted 31 January 2019 - 04:29 PM

Hi Don, i am approx 45 minutes to 1 hour from NYC, near the New Jersey Turnpike and you could get close to me via bus or train. From me it is another 40 minutes to The Race Place. Anytime you wish to make this trip just send me a pm and i'll hook you up with transportation, cars, etc. It would be my pleasure sir!!!


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Posted 10 February 2019 - 12:19 AM

see current updates in the Race Announcement forum, Find pictures of examples of cars and rules there. Exact race dates and times will be posted next week. Racing will be at The Race Place and Dom's Raceway. I have a list of 9-10 racers so far. 


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Posted 10 February 2019 - 11:28 PM

update: first race scheduled for Thursday Feb21 at The Race Place, Rt 33, Farmingdale, NJ. Raceway opens at 6pm, closes at 10pm. 2 races, 36d powered, one with Dynamic chassis, second race- any brand chassis. Also bring along 36d powered Sportsman kit cars sold by American Line (RehCo). More information in th eRace Announcements forum. 


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Posted 13 February 2019 - 07:32 PM

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Posted 22 February 2019 - 09:54 PM

Albert, great car, perfect for our 36D class. Race results post in the race announcements forum.

 

btw- never saw a Garvic with a belt drive before? How does it perform on the track? 


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Posted 05 April 2019 - 07:25 PM

Our next Vintage Race will be Thursday April 18 at The Race Place, 1151 Rt 33, Farmingdale, NJ. Raceway open from 6-10 pm, first race at 7pm. $5 race fee on The Red Lightning track. 2 classes: mid 1960's era production chassis inline 36D powered cars, second class is the American Line Sportsman/hot rod kit cars, also 36D K&B motors. See more details posted in the Race Announcements forum.


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Posted 14 April 2019 - 08:56 PM

worked on a few of my cars this week. The yellow Porsche got  new olilites and crown gear, as the factory nylon bushings were worn and the Cox crown was warped, and the car was really noisy when i raced it at Dom's Raceway last month. The AMT Mercury Marauder has a new AMT brass chassis and i just finished body detailing and chassis tuning- maybe i will race it on Thursday?! 

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Posted 16 April 2019 - 07:15 PM

so- what else does one do after the above two cars are done being worked on? that's right- work on more cars! So out comes another old dusty runner: a Cox LaCucaracha. Original rears were once sanded and cleaned, but again are now hard and too worn down to sand anymore. So i am trying a used pair of ProTrack Retro Jaildoor rears, crammed in tight near the rear wheel arches. A track test will prove if these will work or not. And since a few of our NJ Vintage racers have these cars, and yes- they were once a series at The Race Place back in the 90's maybe?- we may once again race them.  Have to ask Pete at our next race.

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Posted 16 April 2019 - 09:25 PM

Take some stick-on lead with you Glen.  Hard to handle with out it. I also ran tape across the chassis to limit the Iso.

Have hope this helps.


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Posted 20 April 2019 - 06:17 PM

thanks for the tips Martin. You were correct- this car does not stay in the slot with this much rear tire grip, and the rears are still too big, as they did rub the inside of the body around corners. So back to the workbench. 

 

 The yellow Porsche surprisingly did horrible even after all of the tuning work i did. Still too much rear tire grip, and these are the thinnest rears i have. Also th rear end is now hopping like mad, and i trued both rear tires together, so once again- back to the workbench.

 

The green AMt Mercury Merauder did well, but needs weight to the front of the chassis if i want to race it. With silicone coated rears and not pushing too hard it is consistant to run, but with foam rears, i can push the rear end out a bit around turns, then the front end comes out, so weight is needed. 


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