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Old 08-13-2013, 09:05 PM   #1
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Welcome to the new WRC Racing 1:8 Pan Car Forum

We are excited to announce the arrival of the multiple Italian Championship winning GT Due Chassis, the race proven platform from WRC Racing. The GT Due chassis and complete parts inventory are now available in the United States at a very competitive price to build the 2wd Pan Car class. Later in the year we will also offer the Evo chassis, and will support both platforms for the 2014 season. This forum will offer support and discussion of the WRC line of pan cars, with set-up information, build tips, and input from the European team. In the coming days we will launch our US website and provide a list of preferred US dealers to support your local clubs and hobby shops. We invite anyone interested in starting a 2wd pan class in their region to contact us about the class, the cars, and how we can help getting you started with the class at your local track.

We will attend the Great Lakes Challenge this month and look forward to supporting the pan car drivers at the race.



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Old 08-13-2013, 09:19 PM   #2
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WRC Racing welcomes Brooklyn Hobbies as a preferred US dealer. Brooklyn Hobbies has GT Due kits in stock and ready to ship throughout the United States. Please contact Richie Siriano to place an order. They will be adding the kits to there website this week! We would like to thank Richie for supporting WRC and Pan car racing in the Northeast!

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Thanks Wanabrc! Yes, truly beautiful, simple design, with 40 years of evolution and still going.
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Old 08-14-2013, 03:18 PM   #5
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Anyone thinking about a new pan car, this is an outstanding car, strong, simple, and neat. While I look at the new car coming, is that very neat looking front end as strong as the present WRC car? So I'm hard to please, give me the old front and the new rear.
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This is big news for me, as I had always hated the fact that Pan Cars died out in R/C racing. I even entered a highly modified pan car (the last time I raced in competition) in 1992 at the Nationals in Las Vegas because I was hoping to generate some interest in reviving the Pan Car. I talked to some of the manufacturers that were present, and some of the other racers, but everyone just wanted to run full suspension. For me, I love the simplicity of maintaining a Pan Car, mainly because I found myself just spending an ungodly amount of time working my full suspension cars... I felt like I might as well be driving real race cars with the time & money I was putting in. But I hope this catches on, then maybe I'll get back into R/C racing again.
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Do 1/8 nitro rules allow the running of a pan car versus 4WD models?
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This is what I want to hear!

We will be happy to help you get a class going in your region. Glad you are interested in coming back to the hobby! One old school racer at a time...

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This is big news for me, as I had always hated the fact that Pan Cars died out in R/C racing. I even entered a highly modified pan car (the last time I raced in competition) in 1992 at the Nationals in Las Vegas because I was hoping to generate some interest in reviving the Pan Car. I talked to some of the manufacturers that were present, and some of the other racers, but everyone just wanted to run full suspension. For me, I love the simplicity of maintaining a Pan Car, mainly because I found myself just spending an ungodly amount of time working my full suspension cars... I felt like I might as well be driving real race cars with the time & money I was putting in. But I hope this catches on, then maybe I'll get back into R/C racing again.
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The folks at the Midwest Series have explored various ideas for integrating the class into their current lineup. We believe its best, if possible, to run in our own class, but they did run their pan cars with the GT Class just until they had enough drivers to do their own class. This may work in your area depending on the openness of the GT drivers. Personally I believe its important not to irritate fellow club members. So, if they don't mind, you could try running together, but I would avoid it if there is backlash.

In the Northeast we are converting some of those disillusioned GT guys who have wrenching fatigue.

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The folks at the Midwest Series have explored various ideas for integrating the class into there current lineup. We believe its best, if possible, to run in our own class, but they did run their pan cars with the GT Class just until they had enough drivers to do their own class. This may work in your area depending on the openness of the GT drivers. Personally I believe its important not to irritate fellow club members. So, if they don't mind, you could try running together, but I would avoid it if there is backlash.

In the Northeast we are converting some of those disillusioned GT guys who have wrenching fatigue.
..Here in Toledo we have combined the GT cars with the pan cars on some club days....it never bothered me much but some guys didn't like it.....helps keep the race duration short when turnout is on the low side.....I suggest if more than 5 show in either class....run them separate...
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What is the price on these kits?
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Kits are $425. We are running Novarossi Sport Competition 5T motors available for about $200, or you can try other 3-5 port motors. My motor offers a ton of power for the car at a great price. With low tire wear, low parts replacement and low price motors, this is a great class for those interested in real 1:8 scale racing.
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What bodies are available for this chassis? Or is it the same body that's being used on the 4wd 1/8 class?
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What bodies are available for this chassis? Or is it the same body that's being used on the 4wd 1/8 class?
Same bodies rob. Most use the 909
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Got my WRC Due just about finished. Just need to pick up a body and tires, and hope somebody can cut them down for me Sunday at Port Jervis.

The kit went together well. There's really not much to it when it comes to screwing it together - it has about a third of the parts as most other kits. That right there should tell you something. I'm running mine with a JP 3 port buggy motor I bought last year and never used (Gimar MIG 3 port). All I did was swap out the big offroad head for an onroad one I had laying around.

So far so good!
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