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#1 Cheater

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Posted 15 November 2020 - 09:50 AM

Slotblog member Russ Toy found this slightly acid-stained set of printed 1970 NCC rules in his stash, scanned them, and posted them to Facebook where I snagged them to re-post here.

 

Edit: Rick Thigpen pointed me to some better scans without acid stains that he had posted and I have also cleaned them up a bit. Am replacing Russ Toy's scans of these rules with Rick's copies.

 

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Posted 15 November 2020 - 10:39 AM

Thanks... nice reading, used to have a set of these rules myself... no telling where they are... LOL LOL.



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Posted 15 November 2020 - 11:05 AM

Here's a link to an unstained copy of the NCC rules I posted a while back:

 

1970 Pro Stock Car - Bill Steube/Lee Gilbert inspired


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Posted 15 November 2020 - 11:26 AM

Thanks, Rick. I didn't remember that you had posted those rules in that thread.

 

I've saved your scans out and when I have time, I think I can clean them up even more and will replace Russ's copies with yours and also credit you.


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Posted 15 November 2020 - 12:05 PM

Who were the last four on the rules committee? The others are quite familiar!


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Posted 15 November 2020 - 01:20 PM

I've been wondering lately: Has there ever been a time or a rulesset that allowed 3-1/4" across the wheels? 


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Posted 15 November 2020 - 01:44 PM

IMO that is a pretty good rule set.

 

Make adjustments for current motors and those rules would work just fine today.  


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Posted 15 November 2020 - 01:47 PM

I've been wondering lately: Has there ever been a time or a rulesset that allowed 3-1/4" across the wheels?


Jim, I'm thinking 3-1/4" track didn't come along until the Flexi-Kar and subsequent chassis. Perhaps someone else has a more accuarte opinion.
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Posted 15 November 2020 - 02:31 PM

In the early '70s, USRA East went to 3-1/16". I still have a Champion red tech tool I modified for the new width.

 

I raced NCC Grp. 20 in 1970 using the above rules on an American orange. A trade a few years back with Manta Ray got me another Ferrari body if I ever decide to rebuild it.  


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Posted 15 November 2020 - 03:04 PM

I’m sure we ended up at 3-1/8" track with 3-1/4" overall width.


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Posted 15 November 2020 - 03:31 PM

In the early '70s, USRA East went to 3-1/16". I still have a Champion red tech tool I modified for the new width.

 

I still use my red Champion tech tool with 3" & 3-1/4" widths.


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Posted 15 November 2020 - 03:49 PM

I’m sure we ended up at 3-1/8" track with 3-1/4" overall width.

 

The USRA rules published in the July 1971 issue of Miniature Auto Racing newsletter lists those very track and overall widths, Tony.


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Posted 15 November 2020 - 05:09 PM

Isn't it interesting that there were more rules for the body than for the running gear?  Reading the magazines of the late '60s, there was a continuing attempt to maintain slot cars as scale model race cars – there's even an interesting letter to the editor polling the major drivers of the era about whether to stay with 7/8" rear tires or return to 1". It seems the NCC rules were a last gasp at semi-scale rules, as well as a last gasp to control costs so the average Joe or Jane could be competitive, at least at their home track. 

 

What is nice to see today is that from Retro to hardbody to oval track to drag, and some flexi classes, a majority of 1/24 slot cars racing today look more like 1:1 race cars than the doorstops we had for a long time (and, of course, the 1/32 cars are miniature works of automotive art).

 

And the interesting thing is that, with the exception of flexi racing (birthed by Parma), a lot of this came from the bottom up, created by racers.

 

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Posted 15 November 2020 - 05:14 PM

Thanks for posting, Cheater. Steve Okeefe posted that in Independent Scratchbuilder in 2013 but yours (Russ') is slightly crisper quality

 

http://slotblog.net/...ncc-rules-1970/

 

Very cool rules; I use them all the time when building vintage  :)


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Posted 15 November 2020 - 10:26 PM

Thanks for posting, Cheater. Steve Okeefe posted that in Independent Scratchbuilder in 2013 but yours (Russ') is slightly crisper quality.

 

You should see the original pages i scanned from - it's a really dirty yellow. my canon copier did a good job of scanning them, but i did touch up pages 3 & 4 to get rid of the acid stains.


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Posted 15 November 2020 - 10:42 PM

I have several copies of these rules printed on an odd colored paper- without the stains. They are in a box somewhere in storage with all my other worldly possessions.


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