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Thread: Racing for $$$ Why only Drag Racing?

  1. #91
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    Different strokes for different folks Mike, something for everyone in our little hobby. it's all good.
    There are "Racers" and there are "Talkers".....which one are you?

  2. #92
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    Wink

    Where's the dang Like Button?


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    I'd close down before I pay people to play with toy cars.
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    Keep on Keeping On

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ID:	16460 We are paying $1000.00 cash for a Can-am Retro Race
    Tracy Brown, Owner of:
    Go Fast Products - Slot Cars-R-Us "The Track"
    Visit Go Fast HERE!
    Visit our NEW Slot Cars-R-Us "The Track"!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.GoFast View Post
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ID:	16460 We are paying $1000.00 cash for a Can-am Retro Race

    Mike, I've asked you nicely to stop with your crap, perhaps it's time for you to take a break.

    rk
    Last edited by RomanK; 12-30-2015 at 02:28 PM. Reason: Rude post outside the rules and spirit of OWH

  5. #95
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    Having Fun

    Having fun is not what this is all about? Thanks Roman and all the slot racers that have help me in the last three years in this Hobbie.

  6. #96
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    Quote Originally Posted by La Cucaracha View Post
    Why would you even allow trash like retro cars on that nice new track.
    They'll beat down the walls with those top heavy, tilting piles.
    I'm (sort of) surprised you would waste your time with outrageous statements like the above.

    It just makes you look like a crackpot, not to be taken seriously, when you do post something worthwhile.

    If you had a tilting Retro car, you must of been running way too light, or 1/8" ground clearance.

    If your assessment of Retro cars was correct, the guys who promote it, would have to be magicians, or hypnotists, to get as many people to do it, as they do.
    "Get Yourself Retrofied"
    Chicagoland Raceway
    17B West Ogden Ave.
    Westmont,Il. 60559
    Phone-708-203-8003
    mikeswiss86@hotmail.com

    Check out Chicagoland Raceway on facebook.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swiss View Post
    I'm (sort of) surprised you would waste your time with outrageous statements like the above.

    It just makes you look like a crackpot, not to be taken seriously, when you do post something worthwhile.

    If you had a tilting Retro car, you must of been running way too light, or 1/8" ground clearance.

    If your assessment of Retro cars was correct, the guys who promote it, would have to be magicians, or hypnotists, to get as many people to do it, as they do.
    No Mike, I truly believe what I said about retro cars.
    I had cars from some of the best builders and they all drove like crap because they are top heavy and narrow.
    Bartos, Hansen, Crutchfield, Henry, and others.
    I raced retro on several different tracks and never had fun with these cars.
    I love racing slot cars but I find these things absolutely lame.

    There are lots of guys building nice looking chassis to terribly flawed rules that make these cars drive the way they do.
    Instead they are nothing more than $200 cars that drive like 4 1/2 inch flexi's with truck bodies.

    So good luck with your retro bucks race Tracy Brown, the cash prize you offer is very generous and the winner might even pay his tire and motor bill with it. All that to go about as fast as a $70 RTR JK Flexi.

  8. #98
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    This is getting old. So I'll just paste and copy a previous comment made a while back.

    I just can't bring myself to be a hater and a troll and post negative comments about other peoples fun. So have fun racing "YOUR" fun and the rest of us will race ours. Your constant whining about how "My toy race cars are better then your toy race cars" does nothing to promote this great hobby. If you don't have anything positive to post....don't post anything at all. You have brought all this attention on you by your constant whining about Retro and before that PARMA. And your whine don't get better with age. So go racing and smile once in a while. We are closer to death than we are to birth. Use your time wisely.

    Obviously it takes talent and skill to race and win in Retro. If you have neither, then race some old crappy "Ghetto Junk" and have fun.

    Happy New Year To All

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    Figures the troll would chime in.

    No whining, just stating facts about retro.
    Expensive cars that handle worse than cheap cars because of the rules.

    Parma is where it is because of the owner, not because of his suppliers.
    We actually race with Parma bodies, by the way, troll.


    My crappy ghetto cars are faster than your retro stuff and they cost about $60.
    If you don't believe me, get on the Thruway and try racing with us.

    But I don't think you even race, you just troll.
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    Quote Originally Posted by La Cucaracha View Post
    My crappy ghetto cars are faster than your retro stuff and they cost about $60.
    If you don't believe me, get on the Thruway and try racing with us.
    Mike,
    You better not ever look into a 1/32 F1 Eurosport.

    Your head will explode.

    If it's all maxfast for minbucks, go with an E-Bay $40, 1990's, wing car.

    And when you quote approx. $60 for your ghetto blasters, not unless you already have some of the parts.

    You can't build any 1/24 cars from scratch for $60.

    Not with decent parts a racer would use.

    Maybe if you use an 80 cent Parma press-on pinion.

    Well anyway, I guess you don't find it odd that the "Vocal Retro Hater Society" only has 1 member. LOL

    PS-just curious, when you raced retro, did you ever podium in a race with top flight competition?
    "Get Yourself Retrofied"
    Chicagoland Raceway
    17B West Ogden Ave.
    Westmont,Il. 60559
    Phone-708-203-8003
    mikeswiss86@hotmail.com

    Check out Chicagoland Raceway on facebook.

  11. #101
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    Only time I ever ran retro at a big race I gave my best car to my friend who has cancer to run.
    He made the A with it.

    I honestly think it's a totally lame type of racing
    Otherwise I would have devoted the time, trouble, and money to it.
    I'm sure I could be as competitive in retro as I am in real slots if I liked it.

    I've raced with lots of guys who are considered "good at retro".
    I use quotation marks because I consider that an oxymoron.

  12. #102
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    You can buy a Champion Chassis kit for $36

    Motor $14
    Body. $6
    Interior $3
    Pinion$4

    You do the math.

    Most guys already had everything but motor and body
    That's why we run them.

    Maybe we'll have a Bucks Race in 2016

  13. #103
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    Painted body : $25
    Painted interior: $10
    Tires and gear: $20+
    Axle & Bushings: $10
    Basic frame and flag: $25+
    Motor & lead wires: $20

    Many $60 RTR can cost you $100+ to make a READY TO RACE slot car from scratch or to update.
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  14. #104
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    Is champion owned by Parma?
    KellyRacing

  15. #105
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    While I don't detest Retro as much as Mike I have had my misgivings about racing Retro especially during the "Puppy Dog fiasco". Ram Mike is using the T-Flex kit offered by PCH and then just adding to it what is necessary. It's hard to put together a sub $100 Retro car that would be competitive and that doesn't include the money needed to do a top 2% motor search. I've read a few threads on the slot car sites and it not uncommon to have a motor selection of 40-50 motors alone. That's what makes Retro costly not to mention the chassis builder $150+ chassis or the built kits that go for $50. Then there's the axle bearings (yes the $1 bearings work), ball bearing fronts, Kelly rears, and the list grows ever larger and more expensive. Retro racing is not for the financially strapped or retired guys like me, all thought I do have some Retro stuff. Maybe I'll get a chance to race it sometime. The Ghetto race car is real. As for that press on pinion, just get a small rat tail file and enlarge the bore then solder it on. I've been doing that since the late 80s.
    I've done so much with so little for so long it seems like I can do anything with nothing at all.

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