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    So incredibly fast out of the box. 1.8141 sec./29.583'
    oval

  • #2
    It's fast because that's not an oval track car. It's going like hell in hopes of finding the exit so it can drive to a road course and into it's natural habitat.

    For an oval you need to be smellin' what strangebrew's been cookin'.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by slothead View Post
      It's fast because that's not an oval track car.

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      you're probably right about that.
      Maybe someday I'll get around to building one like what you posted (awesome)!
      meanwhile I'm looking forward to others posting what their fastest box stock full bodied car is in 1/32
      Just curious.

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      • #4
        NSR Mosler smooth quiet and quick !

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        • #5
          Xr4ti - thanks for being a good sport to an oval racing nutcase such as myself. Next to custom built modified cars like the one by strangebrew I posted, the fastest cars on my oval are Pioneer Chargers or cars with bodies mounted on Pioneer Charger chassis. The Charger below is stock except for decals and Indy Grips silicone rear tires.

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          After a few years racing oval cars I wanted to expand and race Trans Am cars so I built a road course. I now have a Le Mans and a Can-Am series to go with Trans Am. Though there's no consistent top car in Trans Am, it would be fair to say either a Pioneer Camaro or Mustang are likely contender in a field of 4 dozen Scalextric, Pioneer, and SCX cars. All these cars are verified replicas of a car that ran in a SCCA sanctioned race between '66 and '73.

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          I have Scalextric, Fly, Carrera, and MRRC cars in my Le Mans series and they are all either Ferrari's, Ford GT's, Porsche's, Lola's, or Chaparral's also from the same mid 60's to 70's era. All cars are RTR stock except for PG tires and the newest addition Scalextric Ford GT40 is current top qualifier.

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          In the Can-Am series I have Fly, Policar, Slot.It, GB Track, Monogram, CG Slotcars, and HSRR cars. A GB Track Chevron B21 is the current fastest but my favorite to drive is a Fly Porsche 917/10. I like it that they are all different and that I have to modify my driving style to get the most out of each of them.

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          Perhaps most surprising of all is that a HSRR McLaren is also a top performer and is competitive with all the others, including Slot.It cars. The Gurney car is pictured below, but mine is the similar #7 driven by Peter Getin. Check out those massive rear tires.

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          • #6
            Those are massive...what are they? IndyGrips? Good quality tires from PG and others out there. Finding rear grip has never been easier.
            No HSRR here but am familiar somewhat as I drove one on a 4 lane Riverside, Scaley 'Classic' and I was never really impressed with that car. But it was just for a few laps.
            Those Pioneer Chargers must be exceptional. I've never seen one. Picked up some early Pioneer Mustangs, twin packs but need to give them another look.
            Ive recently been driving Corvettes, 27 of them to wade through. Corvettes and lots of Vintage also. Ernie Mosetti's McLaren F1 is a really fun favorite car, Mr SlotCar. His new chassis looks really good, tuneable. I put together a MB Slot Paganni Zonda after it laid around for 7 years. lol.. I'll try and post some picks LATER, now that Harry has made life easier for everyone. THANK YOU!! HRW ROCKS. It's an IL, FK-180. Good driving car but a challenging build.
            Your series of Can-Am, Le Mans, Trans Am are favorites of mine and it's not surprising a Chevron is on top. Something about a short-tailed sidewinder just hooks up well. We used to run the h*** out of those on Scaley 'Classic' 4 lane Catalunya, 20' x 6' with 8' Wide. It was in the shop in Port Angeles. Alan Smith ran a 24 hour Enduro on that track with stock Scalextric Lola's, American Le Mans series cars I think they were, never owned one, ballistic. I declined the invitation. No way I'd of survived that. 24hrs of missles, on a road course, sorry. 3 minute heats is what works for me, maybe 5 on occasion but 50 - 100 laps turning under 3 seconds is all it takes for some quality zone time w/o the burnout.
            It's cool that a Scalextric Ford GT40 dominates Le Mans, ran that car in a 6 hour and won by 1 lap once, never forget that race. That car came out in what...2000 maybe, or was it shortly after 9/11? Long time contender again a SWB SW. Just something about that setup works. The Slot.it Alfa Romeo 33/3 is my favorite Can Am. Sloter Lola T290 is another good one, same setup as their Ferrari. The one that doesn't say Ferrari on the box, #6 Daytona '72 but Chevron's are just so much fun. Overpowered enough just to keep it interesting. I've run the Lucky Strike, livery into the ground.
            So much fun to be had. Thanks for posting all the cool pics, really nice looking track in the HSRR pic.
            Last edited by Xr4ti; October 9, 2019, 11:26 PM.

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            • #7
              All my road course cars have PG or XPG tires on them. Some of the Can-Am cars have massive rear wheels and thankfully Paul Gage had tires available for all of them. I think the Carrera Porsche 917/30 has the biggest tires, took a bit of doing to get them on properly.

              My trip down Can-Am lane began when someone on HRW was selling a #5 Denny Hume HSRR McLaren for a reasonable price. Once I had that I had to have cars to race with it - that was about 24 cars ago. Some were hard to find and expensive since they were released years ago. Others were very reasonable, such as a Gurney Lola from Victory Lap Hobbies (now closed) for $30. Bought several Monogram Can-Am cars from them at sale prices. The first HSRR car and the Monograms are not 'best in class' runners but are okay with minimal work. I bought 2 pairs of tires for the first HSRR so I broke down and bought the #3 Gethin car and to my surprise it was much more competitive and is a fun car to drive. I like it when cars not supposed to be good runners end up being competitive. Smooth and consistent ultimately wins out over the occasional best lap.

              My 3 GB Track Chevrons are all fast and fun to drive. When I dare do it they can be driven deep into the banked corner at the end of the back straight and manage just fine. I just get a knot in my stomach doing it. The Slot.It Ferraris and Chaparrals are predictably smooth, but not so much so the other brands can't run with them. I was worried about that so I kept stock tires on 2 Chaparrals but have been able to tweak other cars so the Slot.Its on PG tires are not in a class by themselves.

              Now that posting pictures is so much easier I'll show my cars and track more.

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              • #8
                Here's my fastest car: Slot.it Matra Simca 670B.



                I enjoy the stock tires very much.

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                • #9
                  The stock tires on newer cars are much better than in the past. But, even though it's only a slight advantage in some instances once a few cars have silicone or urethane tires on them it's a liability not to upgrade.

                  I've heard good things about the Matra Simca and may go for it at some point. Only problem is, even though it's a Le Mans winning car, I only have closed cockpit cars in my Le Mans class. I'd have to put it with my open cockpit Can-Am cars.

                  It's a great looking car.

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                  • #10
                    For quite a long time my NSR Mosler was my fastest (quickest lap) 1/32 slot car but last year it was superseded by my Thunderslot Lola T70 spyder.

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                    • #11
                      My fastest car out of the box hands down is the Thunderslot M6a, with some tuning the Matra from Slot.it is nearly as fast.

                      If you want to go one step further, the NSR GT cars can be right up there with some work as well, although the Mosler is pretty well regarded as one of the quickest out of the box cars you can buy.

                      Zack

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by slothead View Post
                        All my road course cars have PG or XPG tires on them. Some of the Can-Am cars have massive rear wheels and thankfully Paul Gage had tires available for all of them. I think the Carrera Porsche 917/30 has the biggest tires, took a bit of doing to get them on properly.

                        My trip down Can-Am lane began when someone on HRW was selling a #5 Denny Hume HSRR McLaren for a reasonable price. Once I had that I had to have cars to race with it - that was about 24 cars ago. Some were hard to find and expensive since they were released years ago. Others were very reasonable, such as a Gurney Lola from Victory Lap Hobbies (now closed) for $30. Bought several Monogram Can-Am cars from them at sale prices. The first HSRR car and the Monograms are not 'best in class' runners but are okay with minimal work. I bought 2 pairs of tires for the first HSRR so I broke down and bought the #3 Gethin car and to my surprise it was much more competitive and is a fun car to drive. I like it when cars not supposed to be good runners end up being competitive. Smooth and consistent ultimately wins out over the occasional best lap.

                        My 3 GB Track Chevrons are all fast and fun to drive. When I dare do it they can be driven deep into the banked corner at the end of the back straight and manage just fine. I just get a knot in my stomach doing it. The Slot.It Ferraris and Chaparrals are predictably smooth, but not so much so the other brands can't run with them. I was worried about that so I kept stock tires on 2 Chaparrals but have been able to tweak other cars so the Slot.Its on PG tires are not in a class by themselves.

                        Now that posting pictures is so much easier I'll show my cars and track more.
                        the Matra is a breast!
                        Cincyslots.com

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                        • #13
                          And a beast, too...although some find it's curves rather attractive.....
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                          Timberline Trace International Raceway - SW of Mpls, MN

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