Team NASTE presents the first annual Oregon Rally Championship for 1:32 scale slot cars.
The event will feature three classes of rally cars competing on four different stages (tracks) throughout the day. The winner of each class is determined by lowest combined total time of all the stages.
Contact us if you’d like to attend but need a rally car. We can offer recommendations or supply loaners for the day.
Class 1 (Historic/Vintage)
Cars must have rallied prior to 1975 Motors limited to max 16k @ 12V
Class 2 (Modern)* Cars must have rallied after 1974 Motors limited to max 20.5k @ 12V
Group B (Insane) * Over-powered Group B Rally Cars
(Audi Quattro Sport, Ford RS200, Lancia 037, Lancia Delta S4, Peugeot 205 T16, Rover Metro 6R4, Renault R5 Turbo)
No motor limit! *AWD allowed
Additional rules for all classes/entrants:
No traction magnets
Hard body cars only – no lexan
Rubber/Urethane tires only – no Silicones
Cars must include a driver and co-driver/navigator figure
Maximum two cars per entrant – any class/same class
So in preparing my rally track for both the NASTE CARLO and the upcoming proxy race I wanted to try the SCX Off-Road track to see how it would work. Well, it was a rather dismal result as the track is just too bumpy for anything without a drop arm with random deslots the norm.
So what to do to have a little off-road look to the track?
My first thought was to do with either flour or cocoa. But it is a food product and I'm not sure how I feel about using it first and secondly leaving it out on a table for a few weeks in my garage. Sounds like a way to summon critters more than anything else.
Alas, in my despair I devised a solution using a product that looks exactly like dirt.
Take a look and tell me what you think. And yes, it's glued down nice and solid.
Yes, it's actually dirt from the garden. I used white Elmer's glue painted on to the track surface and then applied crushed, cleaned dirt. We ran about 2-300 laps on it yesterday and it really holds up. I'm quite impressed.
How about a publicity photo.
The NASTE Carlo. Coming to a road near you soon...