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Old 07-06-2007, 10:54 AM   #31
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In Holland / Germany is a PanCar / Le Mans race serie. They visited our track last weekend with 20 cars.





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More info at their website: Rc Le-Mans racing serie (Dutch / German)
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Old 07-06-2007, 12:27 PM   #32
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This is a thread we are watching. Good topic. It will make it to the show.
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Where did you get your car and who currently makes the 235mm cars?
Not quite 235 mm, but you get the idea:

http://www.darksidems.com/viewproducts.php?partnum=460

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Old 07-06-2007, 12:32 PM   #34
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that darkside car is beautiful and if you want to run an orion lipo or any of your regular 6 cell packs, it is designed with the cells down the middle..
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Old 07-06-2007, 03:36 PM   #35
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I have a HPI Wide track and a Narrow track 'on-road' car just sitting waiting for the day I want to start racing 'On-Road' again...plus I still have my original 10L stored away (235mm or wide car) and just recently picked up 3 Protorform Peugot bodies. I'd really like to find some of the old MRP(I believe) TOJ style bodies, I loved those things...

We did run a couple years where we put the OVAL bodied cars on the road courses in the pan cars too - or a couple years with TRANS-AM type bodies - now THAT was a hoot way before TOURING CARS were born.

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Old 07-06-2007, 05:00 PM   #36
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I guess sometimes to move forward you have to look behind.
It may just be time for a 1/10th scale onroad pan car comeback!
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Old 07-06-2007, 05:48 PM   #37
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The way I saw it happen is 1/10th pan car classes got very competitive. You needed a perfect track and all the top equipment to compete against the top guys. TC came along and with 4wd didn't need such a perfect track or top equipment to be competitive. As TC progressed these things became more and more important until they were just as important as they were in pan car...only more expensive because the cars are heavier, break more parts, and more wear and tear. Now that pan cars have started going to 4 cell they are starting to be seen as a less expensive racing class so they are starting to make a come back.
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Old 07-06-2007, 06:09 PM   #38
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I could say I belong to the TC generation, because I got started in this hobby around six years ago. Have tried stock, 19, mod, and lately brushless 10.5 and open.

Last year I bough an AE pan car, some of my friends did it too, and it was awesome. No need of an spectacular motor, winning depended more on driving skills and not on expensive equipment, could run 10 minutes mains easily, extra low maintanance. But AE discontinued this cars, so no more cars were available and spares were hard to find.

I think that with brushless-lipo technology this could be great, but it would help if a major manufacturer produce this cars again. It is true that giving more options to this hobby has proven to be no good, but I am a little tired of electric TC, I dont like nitro, so this could be an alternative to a lot of people that are in the same situation as me, and I know there are a lot.
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with as many companies designing cars around the same general components of the original 10l, spare parts are anythng but hard to come by.. everyone uses almost exactly the same front end, T-plates or links, pod plates and the like.. you can build a brand new car using parts from any of 5 or 6 manufacturers for less than $220, and it can be abona-fide custom.. heck, you can buy complete cars used on ebay for spares for often less than $60.. i couldn't replace the belts and a couple arms on my xray for that..
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the second post of this thread has lists of just about every manufacturere still making pancar parts available here in the states.. there are others abroad.. http://rctech.net/forum/showthread.php?t=127484
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Old 07-07-2007, 12:21 AM   #41
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dont forget.
The 24 hour world record was set with a CRC Pantora (probably spelled it wrong). Me and some of my buddies set the record with this car, and it was super awesome to drive. It was faster than my 19t touring car, and handled better too. i would love to see this as a class.
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Old 07-07-2007, 03:39 AM   #42
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In Holland / Germany is a PanCar / Le Mans race serie. They visited our track last weekend with 20 cars.





For more photo's look here: Team Bulkheads Website

More info at their website: Rc Le-Mans racing serie (Dutch / German)

I organize the RC Le-Mans racing series in the Netherlands and Germany.
The idea is to organize a racing series with minimal rules were people can run stupid fast competetively in a relaxed atmosphere for minimal costs.
We now have 20+ on almost every race and growing.
Here's our website:
http://www.rc-lemans.tk/
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Old 07-07-2007, 06:10 AM   #43
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Stop dreaming guys, this class tried to make a comeback in 2005. We even had a US Pan Car Championship here in San Antonio and NO One but local racers showed up. Since then, everyone here has sold their 1/10 pan cars.

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that us pan car champs was a scam near as i can tell. that fella tried to have one at our track, and he didn't even show up.. you pull your pancars out of the closets, start running them for fun, and watch how many people are interested again..
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that us pan car champs was a scam near as i can tell. that fella tried to have one at our track, and he didn't even show up.. you pull your pancars out of the closets, start running them for fun, and watch how many people are interested again..
Hey Tally, Where in Fl are you moving to?
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