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USIC USGT 2016 Motor and Chassis list in qualifing order

TQ A.F. TSR A800
2nd D.J. TeamPowers A800
3rd B.S. TSR A800
4th M.L. TSR A800
5th M.F TeamPowers A800
6th D.J TSR Destiny
7th J.W. Trinity Monster '17 Xray
8th C.V TSR Destiny
9 A.C. TSR A700
10 B.K. R1 v15 A700
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13 J.L. TSR A800
14 M.L. TSR Destiny
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16 J.M. TSR. 15 Xray
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18 R.C. TSR T4
19 M.K. Reedy Powered M3 AE TC7
20 S.J. TSR Destiny
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Old 11-08-2018, 11:27 PM
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I guess I'm in the minority, but to me the thing that makes the GT cars look good is that they look like a car, not like a bar of soap with wheels. I don't care even a little if the car is in fact a scale model of a real car that you can buy or not; I just want it to look like an actual car; real or not. I mean, look how cool that blue Ford GT body posted above looks. What if that car was designed, revealed as a prototype, then [email protected] by Ford and never made, but PROTOform made that body anyway. Would it somehow not look as cool? What if there was no such thing as a real Ford GT at alll, but they came up with that body anyway, is it mysteriously not cool now?

Don't get me wrong, I get it that the class was created for scale cars. I'm just saying that for me it's the car look that I really enjoy; I don't really care if it's actually a scale model of a real life car or not, as long as it looks like something that _could_ be a real car...not a bar of soap.
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Old 11-09-2018, 01:47 PM
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Bar of soap with wheels I love it
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In response to 1/12 scale and slot car body trends, I am used to hearing "doorstop".
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As you can see I'm not into the bars of soap either however I am going to try the r-tek and put about 40 grams of decals and side mirrors and realistic wing and probably a windshield wiper as well on it to make it look awesome I will post pics when done but I'm curious to see how their performance fares to my collection of bodies
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Old 11-10-2018, 09:42 AM
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Originally Posted by NutDriver View Post
In response to 1/12 scale and slot car body trends, I am used to hearing "doorstop".
Even doorstops have more rake than your average 1/12 body
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Old 11-11-2018, 09:24 AM
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nutdriver how does that benz run? was thinking of trying one.....paint looks nice I like how you paint to match the 1-1
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Old 11-11-2018, 07:29 PM
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I know the Protoform is not the latest and greatest, but how does it perform on the track? I was running a Protoform Cadillac ATSV. It seemed to do well, but I'm new to USGT.

Just painted up a PFM10, hence the question.
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Old 11-11-2018, 07:34 PM
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^^^^^ Good stable body. Very susceptible to body tucks.
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Old 11-11-2018, 08:04 PM
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Outstanding collection of GT bodies
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still like mine...2nd Fav...next to the Ford GT
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NSX has several wins on asphalt and carpet and is probably the fastest USGT bodies that I've used. The GTI has one race finished 2nd. Not the fastest, but definitely the sexiest!!
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Seriously? ANYBODY who thinks that MX-Stang is even close to a scale representation of the new Mustangs is willingly deluding themselves because they prefer the performance benefit over the proper looks. A Mustang snout does NOT droop like that...this is pretty much what an IMCA Late Model version (or possibly NHRA Funny Car) of what a Mustang would look like.

Not even.

That said, my body is not on the list. A Datsun 240Z that pays tribute to John Morton's 1971 SCCA C-Production National Champion. I bought two of these on e-Bay a couple years ago but can't find them listed any longer. Some outfit in southern California that seemed to specialize in RC drift stuff. It has more modern flares but is a pretty nice scale representation of a modified Datsun. Wonder if I'd be turned away at a big race somewhere...this is kind of what I'd liked about what USGT before folks started feeling the need to win at any cost...a potential variety of bodies. My first body was going to be a HPI Pantera that I have, a tribute to Warren Tope's Trans Am car. It has REALLY wide flares, but the original USGT rules allowed any offset wheels, 9mm rear and 6mm front wheels with the spec Ride tires made it look GREAT. I'm sure it wouldn't have handled terribly well with that 6mm track width difference F/R, but I'm not that keen on winning. First "bigger" race I was going to, the Mile HIgh Champs in Denver they required pre-mounts...apparently folks just can't leave well enough alone of a GREAT thing...gotta break the rules. That body looked entirely wrong with the standard offset wheels, so I quickly got a Vaterra (HEAVY!!) '71 Corvette and had it painted as a tribute to John Greenwood's 1971 SCCA A-Production National Champion. Everybody loved it when I raced it (only get to run USGT a couple times a year). That said, when I did it there wasn't an approved body list, just some common-sense guidelines. Now that there's a list, it ain't on it either yet it is, again, EXACTLY what I thought the class was intended to encourage. F-ing "racers"...drive me nuts.

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So. Just what is your point? Exactly. More or less.
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