Tagged: 2019 Series Candidates
September 21, 2018 at 1:34 PM #13051
Has anyone been able to compare the performance of the C6 and C7 NSR Corvettes to see if a Corvette race would work?September 24, 2018 at 2:50 PM #13055
I received a ScaleRacing/BRM Trans Am Mustang last week: the number 15 Parnelli Jones car.
I was interested in seeing if some of my static car models could be adapted to run the BRM chassis. I was hoping to build a 1970 Chaparral Camaro but the only ones available are AMT 1/25 cars and they are just too small. This holds for pretty much all the AMT and JoHan 1/25 kits. However, there are 1/24 kits available. I have three or four that look doable, including making a copy of my 1969 GTO. Regardless of whether we decide to run these Trans Ams, next year or later, or whether any alternate bodies would even be allowable, I am proceeding with my first re-body. I will be chronicling the build.September 24, 2018 at 6:54 PM #13057
That Pirelli Jones Mustang looks great. I really like that livery.
I trued the tires on my car and that was all then ran it on Sunday with Jenson. The car is super stable and much more fun to run with trued tires. It hooks up in the corners and is fast enough on the straights. Its a fun car to run and I am sure the competition would be very close. All the replacement parts are available and because Alan is putting them all together there is not much work to be done on them other than truing the tires.
I have some video I am trying to post but need to cut it down before I can post it.September 24, 2018 at 7:04 PM #13059
To Radial T/A’s comment about the NSR Corvetts – We could also run the NSR Porsche 911 GT3 as a cup car series. Stock-ish series, plenty of liveries, easy to find, parts available. Thoughts?September 24, 2018 at 7:05 PM #13060
I was also thinking about the BRM Group C cars. We used to run them every year but have not run them for a few years now. The new anglewinder chassis is perfect and these would be great cars to run. Cars and parts readily available and we know they work. Thoughts?October 1, 2018 at 5:15 PM #13095
I really hope we run the RevoSlot, ThunderSlot and 1/24 ScaleAuto again in 2019. I don’t mind buying cars, but I hate to waste real good cars.October 2, 2018 at 4:04 AM #13097
@TA-Radial – I think we need to revise a few past series, otherwise we are painting ourselves into a corner with the same ‘fun’ series – year after year…
I would rather re-visit RevoSlot, ThunderSlot and 1/24 ScaleAuto again in 2020.
Otherwise – we have only Two series to experiment with.
@917 – I favor BRM in 2019, for 1/24. Group-C Plus 917s …
The 1/24 BRM/132slot TAs look extra-super-cool – but we REALLY need to consider affordability for All members.
@TA-Radial, @917 – I prefer a 1/32 Trans Am Redux with more practical rules (and car choices) this time.
?Why aren’t we even thinking about 1/32 Womps or 1/24 Flexies with RUBBER tires? These are $60 cars with another $15 in wheels and tires. Just Saying it would be a challenge and certainly some technology that could be used in Pflugerville.
... Fire up the willing engine, responding with a roar! Tires spitting gravel, I commit my weekly crime... Rush - Red BarchettaOctober 2, 2018 at 10:14 AM #13102
As many of you probably do, I prefer to race slot cars of my favorite real race cars. However, complications often arise, making problems for some series. These are my thoughts for racing series, listing in order of preference:
Thunderslot-rules as before
ScaleRacing/BRM Trans Am–I love the vintage Trans Am cars and the new ScaleRacing/BRM cars would seem to be raceable and comparable in a basic stock configuration. Compared to a series with 3D chassis, different tires, gears, motors, I do not think they would be that much more expensive.
LeMans 1970 with 3D chassis–a lot of possibilities there
McLaren M8 D/E–A spec class which should mean close competition with minimal set up issues. Only one make but a variety of liveries. I have the Led Zeppelin car but have never run it. I love the Can Am cars and this would seem to be a good solution for the problems with a wider variety of cars where we might end up with a particular slot car being faster than all the others, making it a spec series anyway.
Revo Slot–I would be interested in running this series if we could relax the rules on rear tires so we don’t have to change them out every race.
Scalextric Trans Am–I would love to race this series (Chaparral Camaro for me), but it sounds like there is a problem with narrower Mustang bodies that would be difficult to work around. Too bad.
Group C–This series seems to be a given every year
Rally–I am not sure what series I would prefer here–perhaps the Fly 908/3 or Targa Florio. I would prefer something like that to Renault, Peugeot, Honda, etc.
Scale Auto–I will probably not run my BMW Art Car again and may not want to buy another new car for this seriesOctober 2, 2018 at 2:01 PM #13105October 7, 2018 at 1:16 PM #13131
Daves picks –
Lets use the Rally track more than once. 1. NSR 908/3 spyder i have one its great on the track
2. Scaleauto rally 208 t16 new car I have one coming
will try it before Sat
3. Revo – with different tires and motor
4. BRM 1/24October 8, 2018 at 10:12 PM #13155October 10, 2018 at 11:54 AM #13156
I would like to run the NSR Porsche 908/3 as the rally car and again as a part of a LeMans 1970 on the regular track. It would like to see if the NSR 908/3 could run competitively with the slot.it Alfa Romeo 33/3 and the Slot.it/Policar Ferrari 312S. Those three would be quite a recreation of the 1970 era both as Targa Florio and the track 1000K races.October 11, 2018 at 10:08 AM #13157
I love this idea since I happen to have the Alfa 33/3 and deeply love those cars – we should pit them against each other and see how things shake-out…
--Stabn'SteerOctober 11, 2018 at 7:34 PM #13158
Where are you Herr Porsche 908? The Italian stallions are here to challenge you.
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... Fire up the willing engine, responding with a roar! Tires spitting gravel, I commit my weekly crime... Rush - Red Barchetta
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