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Old 06-12-2012, 11:19 PM
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Yep Craig Baird is still racing...... He was nigh on impossible to beat in the 996s and 997s in NZ and Australia a few years back
He was darn quick in the SATCC BMW too in the early '90s.


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Paul Radisich
He's the one - some pretty good youtube video's involving him too....

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Old 06-12-2012, 11:27 PM
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not to bash anyones idea . please maurizio do not do these cars . save that build $ for the much needed current/updated 2D . let the guys who have to have those cars , use an hrs2 . thank you !

jer

by the by , and , come-on , what would you race the beer wagon against , the munster mobile ?
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Why the Paddy Wagon of course
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Old 06-13-2012, 02:17 AM
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Ok, i'm kinda lost, now, in this thread! hopefully, the original post-person, has some answers/justification to his question about 'muscle-cars'., about Slot.it Fans.~~ Thank you.. next question?
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Old 06-13-2012, 10:54 AM
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Nam Vet, yea I race at my local track and I race in 6 different classes. The classes are Trans Am (Camaros, Mustangs or any 60,70 on up so called muscle car then theres Touring , Classic, Lmp, and womp and a few 1/24 scale. I run Slot It in Classic and LMP and have to run Scalextric in Trans am and Touring . I would be thrilled to have a camaro,,,,,,,, to run. I WASN'T bashing was hoping.
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Old 06-13-2012, 11:53 AM
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His brother Chris Radisich who resides in USA can be found here http://www.imca-slotracing.com/PG_01.htm on the third row of the list of 300 best slot racers of all time.

Chris R. won many titles at the HMMRC slot racing club in Auckland from whence area the Radisich family hails.
http://www.hmmrc.nzsca.co.nz/HMMRC/The_Club.html
We got the privilege of racing against Chris a few years back in the Plafit Pan-Am championship, and yeah, he's an outstanding driver. All the fast teams used the lightweight Tamiya body in this race, we used the heavy Carrera Corvette body, and somehow we managed to finish two spots below the team of Chris R. and Fred Hood. The only team ahead of Chris and Fred was the Plafit Works team, and Chris and Fred gave them a heck of a run. We felt pretty good about our first attempt at Plafit racing, and it was a real thrill to race with those guys.

Chris has some interesting stories about racing, that's for sure, and apparently the Radisich family also had a hand in racing engine development with Mazda, eventually leading to the 787b's win at Le Mans.
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Old 06-23-2012, 06:25 PM
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Hi there.
Thanks for the suggestion... Actually I can't comment too much on future cars, but consider that our classics are so far Italian, or US made (GT40, 2E), and the next one will be probably well received in the USA too...

As for US muscle cars, currently no plans. We can't fight on too many fronts, and we have got already 4 product lines (Classics, Gr.Cs, 90's GTs, modern LMPs)

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Maurizio
Maurizio,

Thanks !

I am from the "land of Amurrican Muscle ", Built it in factories, on both the Union and Management sides ...

I have 2 cars , A Toyota (22 yrs old and still a blast to drive) ... and a 13 year old Subaru (for nasty weather) Almost did not buy the Subaru,when I found it was assembled ...in the US of A !

Please keep your focus , as it . Group C and historical prototype (we still need a Slot.it Porsche 917 )

And newer prototype ... Like the Peugeot 908 last rev (looked cool for a Batmobile LMP)

And maybe tweak your Audi R18 tooling ... to get the
e-Tron down ...
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Old 06-23-2012, 07:48 PM
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Chris has some interesting stories about racing, that's for sure, and apparently the Radisich family also had a hand in racing engine development with Mazda, eventually leading to the 787b's win at Le Mans.
I didn't know that.

The Radisich family have some kind of specialised oil/lube business here, and rotaries were pretty big here they were rallied a fair bit, so perhaps it was along the lines of the lube and reliability area under extreme conditions.
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Old 06-24-2012, 06:24 AM
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Make them yourself. I have a Mclaren Slot it chassis that needed a body...It was my first and fastest, but I trashed the body learning and trying to go fast....So I have a 962 body from another slot car company, and I mated them. I had to glue in some posts in for the screws and I got those from the donor Mclaren. I trimmed a little off the nose of the chassis and there ya go. I was just lucky the wheel base was the same. I liked doing it and may buy a chassis just to rebody.....I was thinking of the hot Mustangs or a 2011 Camaro....But I'm retired and can remember when I didn't have time to scratch my behind, and now I look for stuff to do. I'd put a pic in my gallery but I have picture program problems right now.

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Old 06-25-2012, 07:12 AM
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I didn't know that.

The Radisich family have some kind of specialised oil/lube business here, and rotaries were pretty big here they were rallied a fair bit, so perhaps it was along the lines of the lube and reliability area under extreme conditions.
That was probably part of it. I do remember Chris saying that they had something to do with the port locations on the block. Mazda supplied plenty of blocks (I think he said they had as many as 11 at one time) and they experimented by drilling holes at various locations for the ports. Apparently the port locations made a big difference, and moving the ports by half an inch could change the output by 20 hp or more. This conversation was 4 years ago, so I'm not 100% sure on the exact numbers, ie, half an inch and/or 20 hp. It may have been an inch and 50 hp, I just don't recall.
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