Race Car Body Classes

Race Car Body Classes
Western Pennsylvania Slot Car Club

Stock T-jet: Popular choices include injection molded plastic bodies from Aurora, Model Motoring, Johnny Lightning/Auto World, and Dash Motorsports.  Resin bodies are permitted in the spirit of including offerings from individual body casters such as MEV, Road Race Replicas, Roger Corrie, Jeff King, and others.
Fray style bodies are not permitted.

Stock T-jet: Vintage Le Mans Sports Cars (Vintage Sports & GT Cars, Pre-1972)
Examples: ’63 Corvette, Jaguar XKE, Ferrari 250 GTO, A.C. Cobra, Ford GT, Cobra GT, Porsche 904, Chaparral, Lola GT, Dino Ferrari, Ford J Car, Elva, and many others.
Note: Mako Shark is not permitted.

Stock T-jet: Vintage Trans Am (Trans Am Series Race Cars, Pre-1972)
Examples: Mustang, Camaro, Cougar, Challenger, Barracuda, Firebird, Javelin, Nova, Corvair, Dart, Falcon, and many others.

Stock T-jet: Vintage NASCAR Stockers (Pre-1972)
Examples: Chevrolet, Ford, Dodge, Plymouth, Mercury, Buick, Olds.
Fairgrounds Stock Cars are a separate class.

Stock T-jet: Fairgrounds Stock Cars
This body style shall be in the spirit of the old fairgrounds stock cars.  Glass and fenders may be removed.  Trim pieces may be added to achieve a look of authenticity: side exhaust pipes, wire mesh or screen for windows, nerf bars, etc.  The front, rear and side windows and front grills may be open, and other limited body openings are permitted.

Stock T-jet: Vintage Muscle Cars (American Muscle Cars, Pre-1972)
Examples: Pontiac GTO, Chevrolet Chevelle SS, Oldsmobile 442, Buick Gran Sport, Ford Torino GT, Ford Talladega, Dodge Charger RT, Plymouth Road Runner, Plymouth GTX, Mercury Cyclone, AMC Machine.

Stock T-jet: Vintage Pony Cars (American Pony Cars, Pre-1972)
Examples: Ford Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro, Plymouth Barracuda, Pontiac Firebird, Mercury Cougar, AMC Javelin, AMC AMX, Dodge Challenger.

Stock T-jet: Vintage Open Cockpit Sports Racers (1952-1972)
Examples: A.C. Cobra, Chaparral, McLaren Elva, Alfa Romeo, a number of MEV GT Racers, and many others.

Stock T-jet: Vintage American Sedans (Pre-1972)
Examples: Galaxie, Fairlane, Falcon, Riviera, Lincoln Continental, Toronado, many MEV selections, and many others.
Note: Race car markings are not permitted.

Stock T-jet: Vintage Haulers
Examples: Station Wagon, Dump Truck, Stake Truck, Wrecker Tow Truck, Pick-up Truck, Panel Truck, Good Humor Truck, and many others.
Note: El Camino is not permitted.

 

AFX Magna-Traction: Offerings from Aurora, Johnny Lightning/Auto World, Dash Motorsports, and some resin casters.

AFX Magna-Traction: Vintage Can-Am Sports Cars:
Examples: Ferrari 612, McLaren XLR, Porsche 917-10K, Lola T-260, Porsche 510K, Shadow.

AFX Magna-Traction: Vintage Le Mans Sports Cars:
Examples: Porsche 917, Ferrari 512M, Corvette AP, Corvette GT, Datsun 240,
Datsun 510, Monza GT, Porsche 934 turbo, Porsche Carrera, BMW 320i Turbo,
BMW M1, Capri.

AFX Magna-Traction: Vintage Trans Am:
Examples: Javelin, Camaro Z28, Challenger, Datsun 510, Firebird, Mustang,
Porsche 911, Datsun 240Z, Corvette, Capri.

AFX Magna-Traction: Vintage NASCAR:
Examples: Daytona Charger, Dodge Charger Stock Car, Plymouth Road Runner Stock Car, Chevelle Stocker, Matador Stock Car, Dodge Magnum stock Car, Thunderbird Stock Car, Mercury Stocker.

 

BSRT G-Jet: Body classes include Lexan G-Jet, Formula Hard Body G-Jet and Full-Width Hard Body G-Jet.  Details can be found on the G-Jet page in the Race Rules section.

 

Best Appearing Race Car Competition

All cars are placed on a foam board made to look like a parking lot with spaces.  All cars entered must be the ones a racer plans to race.

Next to each racer’s name on the race sign-in sheet is a numbered stick pin.  Each racer takes a stick pin and sticks it next to the car on the parking lot as his/her vote.  Each racer is allotted one vote and cannot vote for his/her car.

A count is made of the number of stick pins next to each car.  The one with the most is the winner.

A small prize is awarded to the winner (or award bonus points).  No system for tie breakers.

The best appearing race car competition is just to encourage racers to put a good looking car in the race.  It is not really meant to be a modeler’s competition but, in at least a small way, to reward that part of the hobby.

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