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by Speedster
Wed Sep 12, 2018 5:42 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: 2017 Ford Fast Track Races
Replies: 47
Views: 6248

Re: 2017 Ford Fast Track Races

Ya did a GREAT job, Randy. I'm sorry to see it end.
I thought Ford had already given the tracks away. Are they wanting to sell things?
by Speedster
Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: 2017 Ford Fast Track Races
Replies: 47
Views: 6248

Re: 2017 Ford Fast Track Races

I'm sorry to hear it probably will not be continued but happy they did do what they did. What I really would like to see Ford do is teach the science behind what makes a car go fast. I have no doubt Ford would do an excellent job. Ford could set up a program, teach Girl Scout leaders, leaders teach ...
by Speedster
Thu Aug 30, 2018 6:56 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Maximum Velocity's Newsletter
Replies: 2
Views: 171

Maximum Velocity's Newsletter

I received an email from Maximum Velocity telling me I must sign up for the Newsletter again to continue receiving it. He makes it easy by simply clicking on the appropriate line. I can understand why he wants to clean up the list. The 1st issue is coming in October. If you are unaware of this you m...
by Speedster
Thu Jul 26, 2018 6:11 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: BSA wheels
Replies: 7
Views: 975

Re: BSA wheels

Hi there, Byiani, Welcome to Derbytalk. I was not aware that any BSA wheels were made anywhere other then the USA or China and carry an Official BSA stamp. As far as I know, the popular vendors carry only the BSA wheels that read, OFFICIAL BSA MADE IN USA on the inside of the wheel. I checked our "S...
by Speedster
Sun Jul 22, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Maximum Velocity MV wheel
Replies: 4
Views: 930

Re: Maximum Velocity MV wheel

MatthewCox, I think there might be some confusion here and it's probably my fault. The vendor known as "Maximum Velocity" (Randy Davis) makes a derby wheel of his own design and he shows how it is made. How a wheel is made is what I thought the folks would enjoy seeing. If I have confused anyone in ...
by Speedster
Sat Jun 30, 2018 4:28 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Photos
Topic: Coffin Nail Racing - Car Photos
Replies: 33
Views: 3171

Re: Coffin Nail Racing - Car Photos

Thank you, George. I'll email you.
by Speedster
Thu Jun 28, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Photos
Topic: Coffin Nail Racing - Car Photos
Replies: 33
Views: 3171

Re: Coffin Nail Racing - Car Photos

Hi George,
Would you be so kind as to open a new Topic under "Car and Semi-Truck Construction"? I'm interested in learning exactly how "Snake Bite" was built if you are willing to share that information. I have a couple of questions I'd like to ask you. Thank you.
by Speedster
Fri Jun 22, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: BSA wheels
Replies: 7
Views: 975

Re: BSA wheels

Thanks for the pictures. The pictures I originally saw from another vendor appeared much lighter in color and had what I would describe as a "Neon" effect. I was hoping that is what the wheels would look like. After seeing the pictures on Derbytalk I suspect that is probably more close to what the w...
by Speedster
Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: BSA wheels
Replies: 7
Views: 975

BSA wheels

Check out the 4 new colors for BSA wheels. Blacklight Green, Pink, Purple and Glow in the Dark White. They surely are Bright.
by Speedster
Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Photos
Topic: Coffin Nail Racing - Car Photos
Replies: 33
Views: 3171

Re: Coffin Nail Racing - Car Photos

Since the cost of paint was brought up, I'd like to add something a lot of Folks might not know. Automotive Basecoat colors can be purchased in a Rattle Can. Stores servicing Body Shops Will sell you any color plus the cost of the can. The cost of colors vary. The ones I have purchased cost around $...
by Speedster
Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:23 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Red Rocket ?
Replies: 8
Views: 971

Re: Red Rocket ?

Paul, you are apparently correct. I could not find Liquid Glass anywhere. Perhaps they went out of business.
by Speedster
Fri Jun 15, 2018 4:40 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Photos
Topic: Coffin Nail Racing - Car Photos
Replies: 33
Views: 3171

Re: Coffin Nail Racing - Car Photos

Folks, when I write something my intent is to never hurt anyone. It is simply my opinion and it is up to you to decide what you want to do. I hope I have done that. I'm a Senior citizen and will turn 79 years of age in a few months. In my younger years I spent 13 years as an Autobody Repairman and R...
by Speedster
Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Red Rocket ?
Replies: 8
Views: 971

Re: Red Rocket ?

Hi there, paulg. Welcome to Derbytalk. I have Red Rocket but I chose to use Liquid Glass a couple of years back. A pint of Liquid Glass was $20.00 when I bought mine. I'm curious, are you dealing with scouts? Using wax is an extreme in building a fast car. I can understand why you might want to demo...
by Speedster
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Photos
Topic: Coffin Nail Racing - Car Photos
Replies: 33
Views: 3171

Re: Coffin Nail Racing - Car Photos

I invite folks to try something and see how you like it. Let me know your results. Pinewood Derby cars will never be subjected to the elements so I abuse the Filler Primer. Let's paint a piece of 2X4 Black with Red flames. Start with a clean piece of wood. 1 can of Filler Primer from Walmart. This i...
by Speedster
Sat Jun 09, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Photos
Topic: Coffin Nail Racing - Car Photos
Replies: 33
Views: 3171

Re: Coffin Nail Racing - Car Photos

I suspected your Artist Skills played a part in Green Mamba. Beautiful Job !