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Event Coverage Austin HAMB'ers...this Monday, Austin Die-cast Drags!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Jobe, Apr 27, 2010.

  1. BLAKE
    Joined: Aug 10, 2002
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    Exciting racing action!!!!

     
  2. Tommy R
    Joined: May 18, 2004
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    Picked up a '63 Thunderbolt at the store last night. Might do some portin' & polishin' before the next race so I'll have a chance against some of y'all's rocket ships!
     
  3. moter
    Joined: Jul 9, 2008
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    looks like the left lane won!!
     
  4. senior fried
    Joined: Jul 17, 2007
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    Only the Yay-Hoos would have a photo finish set up ! Way Cool ! Just a regular Monday night in Austin ...
     
  5. drock6570
    Joined: Aug 11, 2006
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    I didn't race but STILL HAD A BLAST!!! Thanks Jobey- Best D&D in awhile. Ill post the phone video I have as soon as i figure out how
     
  6. Jobe
    Joined: Oct 19, 2004
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    Awesome video Blake...

    So anyone here good with electronics? I have a thought about a more accurate finish gate...
     
  7. PUMPKINHEAD
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  8. L.A.W.
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    Not that I am competitive or anything, but it does look like the left lane took it on that one, but it was so close we went again and I am SURE I won that race! ;) hahaha

    -Laura-
     
  9. Jobe
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    Nice signature there Laura! ;-)
     
  10. L.A.W.
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    from Austin

    Hahaha...thanks Bryan. If the shoe fits...
     
  11. Moe
    Joined: Dec 2, 2003
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    Moe

    Hey Guys and .... GALS ..... I was in the left lane .....

    Blake is the instant video replay official of the track … !!
    <O:p

    [​IMG]

    And the winner is .....?
    <O:p
    Let the HAMB ..... Decide … Vote after the video replay .... <O:p
     
  12. Jobe
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    oh man, this is going to get nasty...and going to be the ultimate rematch...
     
  13. BLAKE
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  14. Jobe
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    from Austin, Tx

    Welcome to the world of diecast racing!
     
  15. headhunter
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    Yeah - Jobe and I have been emailing about that stuff. I say he should take a collection and get the blutrack and "The Judge" timer and do this all legit!

     
    Last edited: May 5, 2010
  16. L.A.W.
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    I obviously vote for my speedy little vet because we had a rematch and I obviously took the race! :p If it means that much to you I'll be happy to give you the certificate. :rolleyes:
     
  17. DesignIt
    Joined: Sep 15, 2002
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    You guys are too cool! And Blake is the king of photography and video! I built a track like this back in '01 when there was no plastic track available so I had to make mine out of masonite and plastic trim procured from Home Depot. I used a timer from these guys: http://www.microwizard.com/ Check out the photo and you'll see my "deceleration box" made out of foamcore and foam padding. It worked really well and we had a blast with it until the enthusiam died out and I gave the whole thing away. (I have more confidence in the Yay-Hoos making this a tradition.) Of course the real fun was in modifying the cars for more speed. Hint: Don't waste your time making a car full of lead like I did. It's a lot more important to have good wheels. Well, actually, it's a lot more important to just have fun!
     

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  18. BLAKE
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    Uh-oh... I know it's getting serious when we get DESIGNIT to chime in!!!! How ya been, JOHN?
     
  19. Dead Pan
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    if you can find one of these, its a ringer

    [​IMG]
     
  20. BLAKE
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    Here's how I see it - Laura won the event, but we're still not sure who has the fastest car since, all told, you guys each won 2 of 4 races against each other (including the final 'Winner take all!')... unless I'm missing something...?

    Total grudge match material.
     
  21. 54BOMB
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    I went right from work to the store yesterday and found some of the "dragstrip demons" series Hot Wheels , looks really cool , I wonder how fast they would be with the rubber tires or if the plastic 97 cent versions are better?
     
  22. Jobe
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    Plastic is better...but those are really nice cars!

    I'm going to have to set the track up at home...got the bug to do some racin'!
     
  23. PUMPKINHEAD
    Joined: Dec 16, 2007
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    I ran a '57 Chevy Hot Wheels w/ rubber tires against Laura and lost. From what I read rubber tires don't do that great.
     
  24. 54BOMB
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    I think too much grip would slow it down. Some of the funny cars are a heavy chunk of metal.
     
  25. Devonrod
    Joined: Jul 16, 2007
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    from london uk

    To have REAL Austin die-cast drags you need one of these-

    [​IMG]

    An Austin !!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  26. Now I know the real reason we missed you at "Slots of Doom"... you were getting a car ready for this!


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  27. DesignIt
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    Doin' great. Of course the company you left started suffering immediately after your departure. Now they are completely selling out to the Chinese, but other than that, things are pretty good. Actually, I think I can pinpoint the decline of the Houston area business world to the day you (and your much renown "genius" quality) left for Austin. :)

    John
     
  28. Javier
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    Looks like I had more beers than that camera did:eek::DI never said I was perfect.Hey Moe and L.A.W. guess there needs to be a rematch for sure.Nice video Blake,we watched it over and over but it wasn't that clear Monday night.
     
  29. Javier
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    1. Strugglers C.C.

    oops:eek:
     
  30. Even thought I totally lost in the first round, I will race and probably lose again. I do not care that was a blast!
     

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