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peetbee
15-08-2011, 01:05 PM
After seeing the Audi Quattro that Huw won at the UKMicroX raffle and following nagging/harassment from Si, I thought I would ask everyone what they thought about some rallycross racing at Caldicot.

The idea would be that you could take either a rally car from Carisma/Tamiya/etc OR a cheapo touring car and fit it with suitable tyres and a Quattro/6R4/RS200/Escort/Sierra bodyshell and jack up the suspension so that it could cope with the majority of the features we have on our tracks (ok maybe not big jumps!) and have a rallycross series.

The tracks shouldn't have to be toned down much/if at all so buggy drivers would still have the same fun as normal.

What interest would there be?

Dyna
15-08-2011, 03:15 PM
Tricky one this. I like the idea, but how long would it last ?

I remember back when i started almost 30 years ago, a couple of guys had Audi Quattro bodyshells on their Kyosho Scorpions that raced with the rest of the buggies. Looked great. But the phase didnt last long.

Then their was the Rallycross period in the 90's, which lasted all of about a year or two :bored:

I think you'd have to convert buggies though, rather than tourers... ?

I do have a brand new Parma Porsche 911 Carrera body shell, with full interior & spoiler that would good on a buggy though, subtly cut-down.... :)

c0sie
15-08-2011, 03:34 PM
If it in anyway tones down the tracks then im against it.

Im all for new classes and all that, but a lot of people come to Caldicot for the kind of tracks that are built each week.

Just my 2p worth

mrspeedy
15-08-2011, 04:27 PM
I think Pete has cunningly made rallycross sound a bit crap !! sorry Pete ..

Bit I think it could be a good laugh and a fun alternative to SC10 racing and no need to tone down the tracks either ...

We've raced a similar championship at WORM with mini shells on the micro's and its been a run away success so no real reason it wouldn't work on a slightly bigger scale at Caldicot IMHO ....

have a look at my amateur vid - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TEGJQIgY6lg

All it would need is a cheap TC, and a rally style shell, and there's absolutely loads on ebay and they looks ace ...

Ford RS 200 - http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=170670365806&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT#ht_744wt_896

Metro 6r4 - http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Controlfreax-MG-Metro-6R4-1-10-Lexan-RC-body-shell-kit-/170671186628?pt=UK_ToysGames_RadioControlled_JN&hash=item27bccba2c4#ht_768wt_910

Ford Focus http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1-10th-Ford-Focus-WRC-RC-Car-Bodyshell-Decals-Masks-/220830584350?pt=UK_ToysGames_RadioControlled_JN&hash=item336a874e1e#ht_1975wt_1141

Scooby - http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1-10th-Subaru-Impreza-WRC-RC-Car-Bodyshell-Decals-Masks-/220830584353?pt=UK_ToysGames_RadioControlled_JN&hash=item336a874e21#ht_1975wt_11

Dakar wildcat - http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BOWLER-WILDCAT-1-10-Land-Rover-body-LEXAN-Kamtec-Decal-/310185995354?pt=UK_ToysGames_RadioControlled_JN&hash=item483886ac5a#ht_1536wt_910

Mini's ... http://cache1.bigcartel.com/product_images/24938543/3.jpg

HarlowS
15-08-2011, 04:31 PM
Is it just me or are those cars in the video the penny racers that you used to get ??? Put a penny in the boot, pull em back and watch em go :lol:



I think Pete has cunningly made rallycross sound a bit crap !! sorry Pete ..

Bit I think it could be a good laugh and a fun alternative to SC10 racing and no need to tone down the tracks either ...

We've raced a similar championship at WORM with mini shells on the micro's and its been a run away success so no real reason it wouldn't work on a slightly bigger scale at Caldicot IMHO ....

have a look at my amateur vid - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TEGJQIgY6lg

All it would need is a cheap TC, and a rally style shell, and there's absolutely loads on ebay and they looks ace ...

Ford RS 200 - http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=170670365806&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT#ht_744wt_896

Metro 6r4 - http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Controlfreax-MG-Metro-6R4-1-10-Lexan-RC-body-shell-kit-/170671186628?pt=UK_ToysGames_RadioControlled_JN&hash=item27bccba2c4#ht_768wt_910

Ford Focus http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1-10th-Ford-Focus-WRC-RC-Car-Bodyshell-Decals-Masks-/220830584350?pt=UK_ToysGames_RadioControlled_JN&hash=item336a874e1e#ht_1975wt_1141

Scooby - http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1-10th-Subaru-Impreza-WRC-RC-Car-Bodyshell-Decals-Masks-/220830584353?pt=UK_ToysGames_RadioControlled_JN&hash=item336a874e21#ht_1975wt_11

Dakar wildcat - http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BOWLER-WILDCAT-1-10-Land-Rover-body-LEXAN-Kamtec-Decal-/310185995354?pt=UK_ToysGames_RadioControlled_JN&hash=item483886ac5a#ht_1536wt_910

Teaboy
15-08-2011, 05:35 PM
Having competed as a navigator on Rallies in a 6R4 and won the welsh championship in an Escort im all for this, but not every week, just as a once a month thing i guess.

Cheers

Rich

hit5005
15-08-2011, 06:05 PM
this would be awsome ill get the audi out the box :thumbsup: and the track was calmed down for the vintage and i think once a month is a good call we could have a championship im well up for this :thumbsup::thumbsup:i do think if we do it once a month it may catch on with the micros with a mini shell wich are awsome it would be a reel good laugh but thats just me i may bring my friday to test it out:thumbsup:

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DCM
15-08-2011, 06:24 PM
So, these go on a 190mm touring car, raise the suspension and put rally tyres on?

mrspeedy
15-08-2011, 06:47 PM
Yup :thumbsup:

DCM
15-08-2011, 07:49 PM
hmmmm!!

peetbee
16-08-2011, 01:01 AM
Sorry Si, I didn't mean to make it sound crap, honest!
i dearly want a computervision 6r4!

my reference to toning the track down did not mean having a touring car track, more that I meant not having a huge jump, but wall rides, table tops and smaller jumps would still be all possible and i'd just like to add that we don't tone the tracks down for vintage.

Our tracks have not been about big jumps or craziness for quite some time.

Clioman_2000
16-08-2011, 09:44 AM
sounds insane! hehe.. would be great fun to watch and probably race in.... would be a different kettle of fish to buggies too so maybe get some different winners too :D

peetbee
20-08-2011, 12:59 AM
Apologies for the poor quality video, but here's Huw taking his Carisma Audi Quattro around for a couple of laps last night:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_6TBJmSxSCA&feature=player_profilepage

anyone tempted now? :)

sunbeam
20-08-2011, 10:53 AM
Sorry Huw, I've had to vote no, as cool as your car looks :(

Club night can get a little tight as it is now with micro, vintage, short course, 2WD and 4WD. Another class would squeeze things still further.

Maybe if the club dropped a class (micro, vintage or short course), and replaced it with the rally cars, that would be cool :thumbsup: . Or start racing at 7pm, but that may be hard for some ?

Rob.

(However, if somebody made a GOOD rally Sunbeam Lotus, I'd HAVE to join in and vote yes !!! )

This is my personal car EWO 310V (bottom of page)
http://sunbeamti.free.fr/TI.htm
Corgi have just made a model of it !!!!!!!!!
http://www.corgi.co.uk/shop/1111/chrysler-sunbeam-ti--moss-green-va11306/?from_categories=cars

peetbee
20-08-2011, 11:56 AM
Rob, we're thinking maybe trying it as a short term series like vintage so it wouldnt be too bad. Only 6 nights a year after all!
In the meantime lets get onto kamtec to do a shell for you. A full heat of these for you?
http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h73/peetbee/trt_tijpg.jpg

c0sie
20-08-2011, 02:18 PM
Sorry Huw, I've had to vote no, as cool as your car looks :(

Club night can get a little tight as it is now with micro, vintage, short course, 2WD and 4WD. Another class would squeeze things still further.

Maybe if the club dropped a class (micro, vintage or short course), and replaced it with the rally cars, that would be cool :thumbsup: . Or start racing at 7pm, but that may be hard for some ?

Rob.

(However, if somebody made a GOOD rally Sunbeam Lotus, I'd HAVE to join in and vote yes !!! )

This is my personal car EWO 310V (bottom of page)
http://sunbeamti.free.fr/TI.htm
Corgi have just made a model of it !!!!!!!!!
http://www.corgi.co.uk/shop/1111/chrysler-sunbeam-ti--moss-green-va11306/?from_categories=cars:rolleyes:

Yeah drop micros, its not like they bring anything to the club or anything :rolleyes:

sunbeam
20-08-2011, 03:19 PM
That's what I'm talking about !!

I make master moulds of vintage cars and vans for Oxford diecast all day long as a day job, so making an acurate master is no problem for me. But I really can't be bothered to turn my spare time into more of what I do as a day job.

But,

I have the car, if somebody wants to measure it up and produce a mould, game on.

mrspeedy
20-08-2011, 06:11 PM
It's not exactly a Lotus Sunbeam, but could certainly pass as one I reckon -

http://www.rcmart.com/catalog/rc-drift-body-spice-toyota-starlet-kp61-200mm-pi-32201.html?picID=2

and looks pretty cool :thumbsup:

pic-

http://funkyimg.com/u2/803/614/100608062613.jpg

I'm liking the look of this atm ...


http://www.hpieurope.com/graphics/parts/17525/17525_02p.jpg

sunbeam
20-08-2011, 11:04 PM
It's not exactly a Lotus Sunbeam, but could certainly pass as one I reckon -

http://www.rcmart.com/catalog/rc-drift-body-spice-toyota-starlet-kp61-200mm-pi-32201.html?picID=2

and looks pretty cool :thumbsup:

pic-

http://funkyimg.com/u2/803/614/100608062613.jpg

I'm liking the look of this atm ...


http://www.hpieurope.com/graphics/parts/17525/17525_02p.jpg

YUCK !! :thumbdown:

You'll have to work harder than that to get me on board ;) LOL.

mrspeedy
21-08-2011, 04:21 PM
Ok, so how about a Mk2 Escort then ?

http://i1128.photobucket.com/albums/m494/andyaskew/RC%20Mk2/12082011193.jpg

sunbeam
21-08-2011, 04:32 PM
:o:o:o Your suggesting an Escort to a Sunbeam man ! :o:o:o

peetbee
21-08-2011, 06:33 PM
:o:o:o Your suggesting an Escort to a Sunbeam man ! :o:o:o

Quick Si, run away - that's blasphemy in Rob's book!:D

mrspeedy
30-08-2011, 09:43 PM
anyways .... back on track ...

I'm torn between the Scooby above, or maybe a Mcrae style Focus ...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/brgt350/4338843573/in/photostream/

HPI do a very nice version -

http://steliosh.net/rc/losi/kapakia/focus_rear.jpg

peetbee
30-08-2011, 09:56 PM
Nice, although I'm sure John Howe would like one of those shells!

mrspeedy
30-08-2011, 10:04 PM
I'll have a word :thumbsup:

also found this Bluegroove vintage group B Quattro :woot:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/AUDI-QUATTRO-BODY-TOURING-CAR-XRAY-CORALLY-LOSI-/150537459580?pt=Radio_Control_Vehicles&hash=item230cbb577c#ht_500wt_1180

peetbee
30-08-2011, 10:21 PM
:wub

Group B was fabulous

Body Paint
31-08-2011, 12:14 PM
I'll have a word :thumbsup:

also found this Bluegroove vintage group B Quattro :woot:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/AUDI-QUATTRO-BODY-TOURING-CAR-XRAY-CORALLY-LOSI-/150537459580?pt=Radio_Control_Vehicles&hash=item230cbb577c#ht_500wt_1180

Thats AWESOME!!! though it's 70mm to long, and about 12mm to narrow :D

peetbee
31-08-2011, 12:30 PM
getting closer tho, keep looking Si.

Craig, one for your parents here! Although they did rally them back in the 60's if you're tempted!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/KYOSHO-MGB-MK1-BODY-AND-WINDSHIELD-VINTAGE-NOSTALGIC-/150590009456?pt=Radio_Control_Vehicles&hash=item230fdd3070
plus extras
http://www.ebay.com/itm/KYOSHO-MGB-MK1-ACCESSORY-OPTION-HEAD-BUMPERS-GRILL-/150590012290?pt=Radio_Control_Vehicles&hash=item230fdd3b82

mrspeedy
31-08-2011, 01:48 PM
Thats AWESOME!!! though it's 70mm to long, and about 12mm to narrow :D


Craig, have a look here- http://www.ebay.com/itm/TRAXXAS-1-16-RALLY-PORSCHE-959-BODY-/150650662029?_trksid=p5197.m1374&_trkparms=algo%3DPI.WATCH%26otn%3D8%26po%3DLCA%26p s%3D63%26clkid%3D2450372133186343978#ht_500wt_1180

I know its still not right but closer !!! and feckin cool !!

rc ninja setup
31-08-2011, 06:07 PM
Nice, although I'm sure John Howe would like one of those shells!

I have two allready + a escort wrc

peetbee
31-08-2011, 06:27 PM
I have two allready + a escort wrc
Showoff!:p
So can we add you to the list of those interested to run a suitable car?:D

JACKOR33
31-08-2011, 10:06 PM
If it in anyway tones down the tracks then im against it.

Im all for new classes and all that, but a lot of people come to Caldicot for the kind of tracks that are built each week.

Just my 2p worth


For the people who think they couldnt handle a caldicot style track :

http://www.youtube.com/norcalhobbiesrc#p/a/u/0/-FxJFeNg6K0

running on a short course outdoor track without problems....:thumbsup:

JACKOR33
01-09-2011, 01:23 PM
Been reading up online about these for durability etc, there are quite a few tamiyas versions of these that would qualify as vintage aswell :thumbsup:

My choice of car is a lancia delta integrale in martini colours :wubQuick pete say yes or no about this series as i'm about to hit " buy it now" if we can race em:woot::woot:

DCM
01-09-2011, 01:26 PM
Jack, we can have our own series to!

JACKOR33
01-09-2011, 01:30 PM
Jack, we can have our own series to!

I know that;) but Better still we could scrap the wrca winter series and have an Inter club rallycross winter series lol:p:p

peetbee
01-09-2011, 01:30 PM
I saw that Integrale shell as well, very nice! Buy it Dave, buy it!!
If everyone that has voted yes on here turns up with a car then that's more than enough for a race :thumbsup:

I like the idea of a heat of these on your astro track!

JACKOR33
01-09-2011, 01:32 PM
I saw that Integrale shell as well, very nice! Buy it Dave, buy it!!
If everyone that has voted yes on here turns up with a car then that's more than enough for a race :thumbsup:

I like the idea of a heat of these on your astro track!



So do we pete think it'll put some fun back into racing and people watching will love it:thumbsup:

mrspeedy
01-09-2011, 03:46 PM
That was kinda the idea really ...

We have run the Mini's at WORM with a summer rally championship, and it's been ace ! Lots of fun, peeps laughing as they get elbowed off track .... full contact racing but no nasty stuff .... just close and personal :)

And hopefully 10th scale can be better, lots of cheap retro bodies on ebay and cheap TC ...

Almost like a British version of SC racing :woot: and thats gotta be a good thing !

Steven Forster
01-09-2011, 05:21 PM
anyways .... back on track ...

I'm torn between the Scooby above, or maybe a Mcrae style Focus ...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/brgt350/4338843573/in/photostream/

HPI do a very nice version -

http://steliosh.net/rc/losi/kapakia/focus_rear.jpg

Ive got..........

Pro painted ford focus as above (just added decals)

Pro painted Mitsuibishi Evo 4 or 5 (just added decals

and a blue subaru imprezza also just added decals and all fit my HPI RS4 Rally car with long travel suspension (better than touring car)

have fun :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:

Pappisavage
01-09-2011, 07:19 PM
I have a team associate Touring car TC4 can this be converted to rally?

Clioman_2000
01-09-2011, 07:21 PM
I have a team associate Touring car TC4 can this be converted to rally?

Ive got myself a cheap TL-01 chassis too..... hopefully delivered tomorrow so when i do come down i'll be running in this too!!!:p

mrspeedy
01-09-2011, 07:58 PM
I have a team associate Touring car TC4 can this be converted to rally?

I would think so, :thumbsup: just add a rally shell and soften up the suspension a bit, and a set of rally style tyres :thumbsup: not sure what we will be running yet but Schumacher rally blocks are readily available ....

DCM
01-09-2011, 08:13 PM
CML do a really cheap set of rally tyres.

Steven Forster
01-09-2011, 08:18 PM
I have a team associate Touring car TC4 can this be converted to rally?

The TC3 had a rally kit what you buy seperatley to turn into a rally car, not sure about a kit for the TC4..............

Clioman_2000
01-09-2011, 08:20 PM
anyone got any ideas about the TL-01?? Is that easy enough to convert too??

Steven Forster
01-09-2011, 08:33 PM
anyone got any ideas about the TL-01?? Is that easy enough to convert too??

Got one and think there pretty good, simple design easy to fix and cheap for spares :)

peetbee
01-09-2011, 08:57 PM
CML do a really cheap set of rally tyres.

About 8.50 for a set of 4 on wheels!

mrspeedy
02-09-2011, 12:20 PM
Just bought myself a Xray T1r in good nick for 50 :woot:

and a HPI Focus shell to sit on it .....

Just gotta dig out my old SC10 radio gear and my Tekin 10.5 motor and we're ready to rumble ..... :thumbsup:

peetbee
02-09-2011, 12:30 PM
Well my 6r4 shell appears to have got lost in the post :cry:

JACKOR33
02-09-2011, 12:57 PM
Well my 6r4 shell appears to have got lost in the post :cry:

Gutted that woulda been awesome pete:o

My new weapon is en route, its an escort cosworth lol:woot::woot:
Just need to order some rallyblock tyres for the tl01 chassis and were good to go:D
Was gonna get the lancia shelll to go on it then saw the price...... 50 :wtf:

Whens the first round then:thumbsup:

peetbee
02-09-2011, 03:48 PM
I think we may be able to trial it once we are guaranteed a decent heatful, but we can have a chat tonight

hit5005
02-09-2011, 11:40 PM
run my tto1 tonight with worn white rally blocks was ok cleared the jump with ease when i hit it right:woot:
27243

Clioman_2000
03-09-2011, 04:42 PM
on the tl-01 chassis then.... ive got the original mechanical speed controller. please tell me this is removable and can be replaced with an esc!!! the motor on the car is fine and the battery is fine too.. just need to get myself a handset now and i'll be ready to rumblee the next time im able to come down there!!!

hit5005
04-09-2011, 05:05 PM
yes u can remove the old esc what shell u runing? 27353

peetbee
05-09-2011, 01:50 PM
i'll be ready to rumblee the next time im able to come down there!!!
No one's running rallycross yet I'm afraid!

Not sure when we're going to be ready to trial this at the moment as the majority of people are just starting to get organised.
Quick role call of interested people seems to be:
hit5005 - Audi Quattro
peetbee - Metro 6R4
jackor33 - Escort Cosworth
John Howe?? - Focus WRC
Royston - mk1 Escort
mrspeedy - Focus WRC/Impreza
Dyna ?? - 911
Teaboy ?? - Escort
matisse - Impreza
sunbeam - once we get someone to produce a sunbeam shell! :D

I think we should have some rules for this - how about:
1) car must resemble a rally car - no touring car shells!
2) tyres - rally style so that we can have a bit of sideways action!
(Fastrax FAST0074W rally tyres are only 8.50ish for a set of 4 on wheels
http://www.cmldistribution.co.uk/cml_product.php?productId=0000006205 (http://www.cmldistribution.co.uk/cml_product.php?productId=0000006205))

Also dependent on how many racers we have, you may or may not be able to run in other classes on the same night as the rallycross trial night - I'd like to maintain a minimum of 3 rounds of qually plus finals for everyone at club. If we have too many heats it makes it difficult to achieve. Hope you all understamd and are happy with this.

Clioman_2000
05-09-2011, 05:59 PM
so would there be a limit on motor size too?? the use of lipo's etc..... or is it just a free for all as long as the shell is a rallycross type?

peetbee
05-09-2011, 08:21 PM
Let's keep it simple, it's only for fun after all!
Apart from rules above it's a free for all!

Clioman_2000
06-09-2011, 11:22 AM
pete,

you can take me off the list for the time being fella.... i cant see me getting down there for a considerable time now as i just never seem to have the time anymore....

i'll do my best and will have to see what hapens but cant promise anyhing and cant commit to anything either..

ta!

but good luck with everything and i hav to admit the rallyx does look and sound awesome...

just one other suggeston though... maybe you could be on the lookout for some additional track surfaces for the rallycross series... something easy to lay down over the top of the carpet/flooring just for the rallycross event.... like some old felt from a shed roof or something like that.... just for the added fell of multiple surfaces....

just my 2p worth though...

peetbee
06-09-2011, 12:06 PM
cheers for update, hopefully you'll be able to race with us sometime in the future.
I think everyone would agree that we have enough changes of surface on our standard tracks!

Matisse
06-09-2011, 12:08 PM
2006 wrc subaru be alright? or is it not vintage enough? :)

peetbee
06-09-2011, 12:12 PM
2006 wrc subaru be alright? or is it not vintage enough? :)
No rules about it having to be a vintage rally car, so that'd be perfect!:thumbsup:

BTW my shell has arrived!

mrspeedy
06-09-2011, 01:25 PM
BTW my shell has arrived!

:o cool ....

are you having it pro painted ? and what like ?

just noticed ... the poll now reads 12 for and 12 against !!!! that's pretty much a win for rallycross then !!

I'd also like to add that the Mini bodied Sharks are also eligable for this ....

peetbee
06-09-2011, 04:12 PM
It's with DCM to be painted Computervision style, always liked Tony Pond plus the decals that are supplied are for that car!!:lol:

Hey it'll look good on the shelf whilst it's not being run

evilbert
06-09-2011, 07:45 PM
13 people for.... now lets see how many actually race :p

peetbee
06-09-2011, 09:28 PM
3 probably Bill! :(
Still we can always share track time with the trucks:o

mrspeedy
07-09-2011, 10:33 AM
Mines built and ready to go...... so that 2 of us :thumbsup:

Just need to make a battery strap, or might just use tape like usual :p

Then just need my bodyshell, think it's the same guy delivering as Pete's shell !!!!

JACKOR33
07-09-2011, 10:53 AM
Mines built and ready to go...... so that 2 of us :thumbsup:

Just need to make a battery strap, or might just use tape like usual :p

Then just need my bodyshell, think it's the same guy delivering as Pete's shell !!!!


Mines arrived today just need to check it all over and give it a shakedown run friday maybe:thumbsup:
So we are up to 3 deffos and a load of maybes lol:p:woot:

JACKOR33
07-09-2011, 12:01 PM
Lol just tried out the beast and was amazed at the LACK of performance:eh?:

So with full peaked 3000 nimhs, the mtroniks viper esc endpoints reset and matching 15x2 motor cleaned and brushes checked the get up and go is somewhat lacking last place here i come!!! pmsl:lol::lol:

Hmm maybe the 10.5 or 13.5 brushless setup needs to go in it otherwise i may not clear the jumps:p

peetbee
07-09-2011, 01:01 PM
Excellent, I love the idea of these all struggling round on brushed motors! It's looking good there Dave :thumbsup:
Mine will be running an old LRP speedo (I don't think reverse will turn off!) plus some elderly 19t brushed motors!
I still haven't built my car yet tho, I think Steve will have finished the shell before I get chance!:o

What shell did you go for in the End Si?

Dyna
07-09-2011, 01:45 PM
I just remembered i have one or two brand new TA02 touring chassis in the loft, fully kitted out with period TRF parts... that would do as a chassis... :thumbsup:

That mint, new 911 bodyshell i have is the old 'converted buggy' type and is very wide.... too wide for converted tourers...

So i need a new shell.

I do remember, years back, that someone did a MK3 Escort RS Turbo/XR3i shell that fitted 1/10 tourers... and as ive always owned Mk3 Escorts and still own three, i really ought to track one of these old shells down to use...

Can anyone remember who made them, and if anyones got one still kicking around ?

JACKOR33
07-09-2011, 01:49 PM
I just remembered i have one or two brand new TA02 touring chassis in the loft, fully kitted out with period TRF parts... that would do as a chassis... :thumbsup:

That mint, new 911 bodyshell i have is the old 'converted buggy' type and is very wide.... too wide for converted tourers...

So i need a new shell.

I do remember, years back, that someone did a MK3 Escort RS Turbo/XR3i shell that fitted 1/10 tourers... and as ive always owned Mk3 Escorts and still own three, i really ought to track one of these old shells down to use...

Can anyone remember who made them, and if anyones got one still kicking around ?


I had a parma sierra rs500 in castrol livery on my converted optima mid custom way back in the day:thumbsup: god i loved the huge whaletail on it aswell:wub

Dyna
07-09-2011, 01:56 PM
Yes, my 911 is the original 80's Parma shell and i remember the RS500 shell too :wub

I still want to run a Mk3 escort shell though... :D

mrspeedy
07-09-2011, 03:28 PM
I used to have a mk3 shell in black :woot: on a Sand Scorcher chassis ...

But I can't flippin' remember who made !!!

Clioman_2000
08-09-2011, 08:37 AM
im still determined to get something sorted..... just trying to sort our a base car first then get something sorted shellwise....

waiting for a few people to get back to me with offers...

sounds awesome what everyone has got..... i reckon you should put some pics up to show us what you got... and maybe encourage a few more people....

peetbee
08-09-2011, 09:47 AM
Shell's painted:woot:
Just got to collect it and sort the car out!

Matt, I think that you may struggle with that one - I do like the way that it is no surprise to people that you have cars in the attic that you've forgotten about! Just how many cars do you have?!

DCM
08-09-2011, 09:59 AM
Me and the kids will be doing some RallyX at COBRA, Tamiya TA05's and a TB03 will be in use, team paint jobs, may well be Subaru route...

Dyna
08-09-2011, 10:08 AM
Just how many cars do you have?!

A lot.... God alone knows what else is up in the loft ive forgotton about as well :blush:

Now, i still need a Mk3 escort shell... if not, something a bit different....

rc ninja setup
08-09-2011, 10:24 AM
Just dug out my old yokomo mr_4 rally but the rear diff dead.

peetbee
08-09-2011, 10:39 AM
John, I spotted someone on MSUK selling one of those posted for 25, could be worth it for spares?

LOL @ Matt - you need to take a look up there, you may find a suitable shell!

Steven Forster
08-09-2011, 10:45 AM
John, I spotted someone on MSUK selling one of those posted for 25, could be worth it for spares?

LOL @ Matt - you need to take a look up there, you may find a suitable shell!

ch!EF here on oople

http://www.oople.com/forums/showthread.php?t=79688&highlight=rally

also danclement84

http://www.oople.com/forums/showthread.php?t=79914&highlight=rally
:thumbsup:

peetbee
08-09-2011, 11:00 AM
Me and the kids will be doing some RallyX at COBRA, Tamiya TA05's and a TB03 will be in use, team paint jobs, may well be Subaru route...

Ace!

Clioman_2000
14-09-2011, 09:41 AM
The time is getting closer now folks...

lets see your wheels!!!! ive managed to source a schumacher mi3.5 that will hopefully be converted to rallyx soon, just need to source a shell for it now too!

mrspeedy
14-09-2011, 12:55 PM
My Focus shell has arrived at last :thumbsup: HPI have certainly made a good job of it, nice detail and a decent sized rear wing might help with the jumps ...

Just gotta slap a Mcrae paint job on it and we ready to go .....

Just noticed the Poll has more 'for' than 'against' at last !!!

Dyna
15-09-2011, 05:22 PM
My entry has just arrived.... came with a free car too :woot:

Bodyshell is genuine 80's rally car, however the paint job on it is shocking - i might have to do a quick outside blow-over to hide the worst of it... Im not going crazy with it though, i have a feeling there will be enough 'rubbing' as it is :P

I need some stickers as well.... help cover up the sprayjob :lol:

JACKOR33
15-09-2011, 07:53 PM
My entry has just arrived.... came with a free car too :woot:

Bodyshell is genuine 80's rally car, however the paint job on it is shocking - i might have to do a quick outside blow-over to hide the worst of it... Im not going crazy with it though, i have a feeling there will be enough 'rubbing' as it is :P

I need some stickers as well.... help cover up the sprayjob :lol:


OOOO what ya got matt?

My early 90's ford rally car is ready for a test run friday, if it behaves it may get another shell in fact one of its predecessor's.....one of the last great group b rally cars ;)

peetbee
15-09-2011, 10:44 PM
Matt, bring it with you, we are intrigued. I guess that the TA02s will be staying in the attic a bit longer!

So an RS200 Dave, cool! :thumbsup:

The chassis is just about ready to roll, but I still haven't had chance to make it up to Steve's to collect my shell :(

DCM
16-09-2011, 06:04 AM
My TB-03 is eyeing your 6R4 up Pete, won't be long...

peetbee
16-09-2011, 08:22 AM
My TB-03 is eyeing your 6R4 up Pete, won't be long...
:o:o:( keep yer ands off it!

DCM
16-09-2011, 08:30 AM
I have had to hide it to stop me looking at it on the car....

Dyna
16-09-2011, 09:56 AM
Nope, will still use the TA01/2 chassis for Rallycross, means i can keep some spares for that & the Top Force. Plus its a vintage chassis, for a vintage Rallycross shell :)

JACKOR33
16-09-2011, 09:57 AM
We need to make sure we get some pictures:drool:, maybe even a video of the rallycross nights if they happen....???

Dyna
16-09-2011, 10:06 AM
Yup, i agree Dave :)

It would be nice if we could get videos on all classes this winter, so put on here to show people what we do.

Has someone got a decent video camera & tripod we could borrow ? Put it in the corner and video away :)

JACKOR33
16-09-2011, 11:00 AM
Anybody fancy chipping in on this rs200:drool:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ford-4x4-RS200-/150594872663?pt=Automobiles_UK&hash=item2310276557

JACKOR33
11-10-2011, 08:44 PM
Whats the deal with tyres pete, we using the rally tyres from CML or going to Yellow rallyblocks like the micro's?
Is there anychance this series will start before christmas:thumbsup:

peetbee
11-10-2011, 10:31 PM
Don't know at the moment Dave, I still need to get my car off DCM!
Focusing on getting the vintage up and running at the moment, but yes hopefully get a round in before christmas!

peetbee
13-10-2011, 09:48 AM
TA05 received from DCM, stripped, cleaned, reassembled, electrics installed & bodyshell cut out. Just waiting on some bodyposts and other odds n ends and it'll be ready to roll :thumbsup:

Dave, I er, now no longer have those fastrax tyres so was going to chuck on a set of rallyblocks off my micro

What tyres is everyone else going to run?

mrspeedy
13-10-2011, 12:33 PM
Good to see you got your going at last Pete .....:thumbsup:

I put new yellow rally blocks on my car but then felt guilty cos of the grip I had compared to everyone else :woot: so they've been replaced with an old knackered set of the same compound for a bit more slippage ..... :woot:

Balders
13-10-2011, 02:24 PM
Its alright pete, we'll just wrap parcel tape round your tyres! :)

peetbee
13-10-2011, 04:02 PM
Its alright pete, we'll just wrap parcel tape round your tyres! :)

:cry:
that actually may help with the way my driving has been the last few weeks!

Matisse
23-10-2011, 05:23 PM
whats the news!

are we on for this or shall i sell my scubaruuuuu! :)

peetbee
23-10-2011, 07:16 PM
It's definitely on, we just need to check everyone's ready to go and then we can arrange a date:thumbsup:

jaysllim
23-10-2011, 07:19 PM
i geuss i wont be able to put a rally shell on my cobra nd join in then

millzy
23-10-2011, 07:32 PM
Its just rally car shells on touring cars Jay, nothing like what we spoke about with the vintage big touring car buggy chassis we spoke about.

S

jaysllim
23-10-2011, 08:49 PM
just spoke to pete and he is happy with us running wohooo

peetbee
23-10-2011, 08:55 PM
Its just rally car shells on touring cars Jay, nothing like what we spoke about with the vintage big touring car buggy chassis we spoke about.

S
I've just sent Jay a PM about this, you can run them as long as they are rally cars!! (ie: WRC or equivalent!)
Trouble is finding a wide shell, that's why most of us have opted for a tourer cos it's cheaper (and easier) to buy the whole chassis and 200mm shell than trying to get a wide shell for a Cobra (or whatever)

JACKOR33
06-11-2011, 10:58 PM
Ok so vintage on friday proved another class can be run successfully along side the 'norm' so when we gonna do the first round of rallycross pete?:D

Be nice to get one in before christmas know what i mean;)

peetbee
06-11-2011, 11:02 PM
yeah yeah, I know!!
We need a heatful to make it work Dave,
Who's cars are actually ready to roll?

Mine will be in two weeks (not there next week!)