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  1. Peking to Paris Rally CBP

    You are quite welcome. I enjoy doing unusual racing subjects. LSR, Carrera Panamericana. So when I saw these P2P cars, building one was a no-brainer. But when I realized that there would be a real rally next summer I realized I could do a CBP to run concurrently and really make it fun. I've contacted the organization that puts on the rally and I'm hoping to find event coverage that I can add to the build thread to make this one a little more immersive and inspire people to finish by the end of the rally.
  2. Peking to Paris Rally CBP

    Welcome to the Peking to Paris Model Car Rally Community Build. It will begin November 1, 2018 and conclude on July 7th, 2019, which is the last day of the actual rally. Unlike the Cannonball CBP’s there will be no poll, no winner, no losers. This is a race of gentlemen. We will use the same build rules that the actual racers use. I have outlined them below. Please read the rules in their entirety before you post your build as rules change depending on the choice of car. This is a smart man’s race. The person that plans well and drives well, wins. Torque will win over horsepower. Gas mileage will be a concern. Weight, the ability to handle rough roads, water, weather, mud will all be factors. It’s hard to imagine a race were a ’40 Ford with a flattie beats a ’70 Hemi Cuda, but this is the one, I assure you. Only cars of a model type in production prior to 1975 will be eligible. The Organizers may accept cars manufactured after 1975 provided they are a series evolution of the pre-1975 model and do not feature any performance advantage over the original model. Basically said- if a '76 is mechanically the same as a '75, it is good to go. They must be of a type designed to carry passengers with either a saloon or sports bodywork. Estate cars (station wagons) are not acceptable. Commercial or military vehicles such as light trucks, vans, ambulances, pick-ups and utility 4x4 vehicles are not eligible. Cars not capable of sustaining a constant speed of at least 80 kph (50 mph) on a level surface will not be eligible to enter. Entries will be accepted in the following Categories: the Vintageant Category - Cars of a model type in production from 1920 to 1941 the Classic Category - Cars of a model type in production prior to 1975 The following modifications to the cars are NOT permitted: - No conversion of live axle to independent suspension. - No coil springs replacing leaf springs. - No shock absorbers with separate reservoirs. - No changing of the engine make or configuration. Configuration means the engine must be set up just the way it could have been in 19XX but not necessarily stock. If aftermarket speed equipment A and B was available then, it should be good to go. Basically you are restricted to the technology of the year of the car you are driving. - No fuel injection, unless available as original equipment (a standard-showroom production item of the model entered). - No limited slip or torque biasing differential, unless available as original equipment. - No disc brakes on cars in the Vintageant Category. - No engine management systems or crank sensors. - No conversion to rack and pinion or power steering. With this in mind, a small steering wheel might look grand, but in practice would be detrimental to handling. - No body panels of alternative composite materials. No fiberglass or carbon fiber. -No wheel design (or material) that was unavailable when the car was in production. Roof racks are permitted provided they meet the following specification: - They must be of a design available at the time the car was in production - They must be made of metal - They must be no longer or wider than the roof panel - They must have sides no higher than 45 cm (18 inches) - the roof rack and spare wheels must not be covered Trunk racks - only for cars that came with them as a factory option. 1st Gen Camaros, C3 Vettes, etc. All other modifications are permitted. Note: Not all cars were built to take the punishment this rally can dish out. So think about ways to strengthen the vehicle within the rules and without adding a ton of weight. Spliting wishbones, adding shocks, adding an x-frame if your chassis doesn't come with one, add a panhard bar, add gussets where appropriate, etc, etc. Spares There will no limit to the quantity or the range of spares that can be carried in the car but trailers are not permitted. Safety Equipment - Seat Belts: It is strongly recommended that all cars in the Vintageant Category have seat belts fitted and used at all times. Cars in the Classic Category must have full harness seat belts fitted and these must be used at all times. - Rollover Bars: It is strongly recommended that all cars have a roll bar fitted. the minimum requirement being a single hoop and two back stays. - Fire and liquid proof bulkheads separating the passenger compartment from the engine and fuel tank are strongly recommended. - A fire extinguisher of at least 1.75 liters must be securely fitted and within easy reach within the car. - All cars must have mud flaps fitted to all four wheel arches. - All cars must be fitted with a laminated windscreen or aero-screens Two metal rally plates must be fixed to the front and rear of the car in a clearly visible position, but not obscuring the car license plates. The rally plates are the image above. If we have a good decal printer among us, perhaps they would volunteer to do some decals for us. If not, I recommend printing them on good photo paper rather than a decal. In addition, racing numbers on the doors, for each side of the car must be visible. Numbers are first come first served. So when you announce your build, announce whatever number you want. 1 to 99 please. If you use decals like I do, remember a 43 decal can be a 34, a 3 or a 4. A 6 can be a 9. Be creative so that you don’t replicate someone else’s number. I realize that the actual 1:1 cars have magnetic numbers issued. A number in a light or dark circle depending on body color. If you have the ability to do generate a decal of that, rock on. If not, throwing the Intimidators number 3 on there is permissible. Other Items as outlined in section 9.2 of the P2P Regs, such as tents, sleeping bags, first aid kit, spare tires, tow ropes are not required because they could simply be in a closed trunk, but adding them to the build in some way (backseat?) would be very cool. Some useful links. http://www.endurorally.com/ http://peking2paris2013.com/car/ this will show you a lot of modifications that can be done and still be within the rules. Lastly, a Peking to Paris racer Google image search is highly recommended. This will show you what has been raced in the past. There is a team of guys that drive '37 - '39 Chevys and do well every year. As we get into June, I'm going to try to find media from the actual rally and incorporate it into this thread to get us re-motivated to finishing the models. There will be plenty of questions from prospective builders. Let'em fly, I'll answer as best I can. P2P 2016 Regs FINAL.pdf CAR Preparation Guide.Peking to Paris 2019.pdf
  3. 2019 Cannonball run ideas

    Great choice Tom. All of the above is correct. Most any production minivan, with seats or without, would be legal. The Stang-Van, Vette-Van, Pinto-Van, Vega-Van and any other car based phantoms are right out. Folks there really are a lot of options. You just gotta look for them. Lots of resin. Jimmy Flintstone offers a panel truck body for the recent '66 Suburban. Just Google resin delivery van. Lots of ideas there. I will be doing a panel truck myself. Not really a van guy per se, and I was leaning towards sitting out this next CBR, but my wife came up with a very cool idea and I'm gonna run with it.
  4. 2018 Cannonball CBP - WINNER!

    I think being insprired and pushed to better work is one of the stong points of the Cannonball CBP. The supportive culture within the CBP even though it is a contest, is outstanding. For a long while, I've been a proponent that being eye catching at a contest, is just as important as build quality, when it comes to bringing home the trophys. Just looking at the past winners shows that innovation and out-of-the-box thinking will win when combined with quality workmanship. Ashley, outstanding work. The win is well deserved. Gotta thank Oldmopars too as he's unwittingly inspired (along with Dom Delouise and my wife) my Vannonball build. Expect a commercial vehicle from L&R Motorsports next year.
  5. 2018 Cannonball CBP - WINNER!

    I'd like to congratulate DA_ASHMAN, aka Ashley Jones, on winning this years Cannonball Run. His remarkable and unique model pulled a record setting 39% of the votes. It's easy to see why. Please check out his Under Glass thread for more of this outstanding model. Congrats to Oldmopars for the most unusual Cannonballer yet built, his SD White Freightliner Septic truck in second place, and Fat Brian for his '77 Mustang II, in third place. Overall we had a great field of models, as diverse and unique as can be. Each worthy of an award. Well done.
  6. 1956 road racer.

    Very nice. I like it a lot.
  7. 2019 Cannonball run ideas

    Very often kit manufacturers mis-label cars. For instance, this is NOT a van. As for the Thames, I don't know if it's a panel truck or sedan delivery. I'm not gonna research every questionable kit. I'm gonna leave it to YOU to prove that it is in fact truck based and not sedan based. Do the research , come up with some facts, and tell us whether it's allowed or not.
  8. 2018 Cannonball Run

    I have announced the winner of this years CBR in the Under Glass section. Congrats to everyone who participated. Looking forward to seeing what everyone brings next year.
  9. 2018 Cannonball Run

    Welcome race fans, to the 11th annual running of the Model Car Cannonball Run. This year’s run is shaping up to be especially memorable as the racers will have to leave their beloved V8’s at home! That’s right, the only allowed power plants are in-liners of any variety. So expect some serious mad scientist engineering as our race teams are going to strive for every last possible horsepower. There is no shortage of in-line power plants available, both foreign and domestic. So which engine gets chosen and why will be of particular interest. The rules: The theme is in-line engines. Your build must feature an engine or engines with all cylinders in a row, of any variety. 1. The build can be either a new or started kit up to 25% complete. A rebuilder or parts box special is okay too. 1/24 or 1/25. If you absolutely must do a 1/20 model we’ll likely bend the rules as we have before, but that’s the limit. EXCEPTION TO RULE 1. If you have a previously started racer from a previous running of the Cannonball (SA or MCM) 50% complete or less, they are eligible to run this year as long as they meet the theme requirement. All of our previous runs are still available on either of the two forums. If you are going to do this, please be certain it was involved in a previous run. I’ve decided to continue this rule from last year, as the goal of this CBP was always to get people building and finishing models. 2. Before starting please post a photo of your kit(s) or pile o’ parts. No limitation on type of vehicle or technology used. I have a feeling we’re gonna see some weird stuff this year. 3. The car must appear to be street legal. Headlights, tail lights, license plate etc. 4. As always, have fun and watch out for two priests in a red Ferrari. That’s it for rules. The following is just FYI. - You may start a separate build thread for your build if you wish, but please keep the CBP thread updated. - The car can be as eye catching or non-descript as you wish. Bright colors and/or racing livery will make you more noticeable to local law enforcement, but that’s your problem. - Build time begins on January 1st, 2018, local time and ends at 11:59PM on December 1st, 2018, local time. That’s 11 months’ folks. - After the finish, we will create a poll and we’ll have the “race”, a public vote. - A few weeks prior I’ll start a completed builds thread, for posting up your work and we’ll work the poll from that thread. Take some GOOD PHOTOS! I cannot emphasize this enough, good photos are essential. No one has won this with crappy photos in poor lighting. - You may build as many models as you wish for this CBP but only one can be entered in the public voting poll after Dec. 2. - You can enter this CBP at any time up to 48 hours before the end date.
  10. 2018 Cannonball CBP - WINNER!

    See you next year for the 2019 running of the Cannonball Run CBP. Our theme is Vans/Panel Trucks. I hope to see some new faces.
  11. 2018 Cannonball CBP - WINNER!

    I think this is also a great time to revisit past winners of this CBP.
  12. Soviet Silvia S13 - Cannonball 2018

    Like I told Mike earlier, when I saw that wicked paint job start to take shape, I knew we were in trouble for the Cannonball. A tremendous build.
  13. Peking To Paris 41 Plymouth Rally Car

    That really came out nice. Well done sir.
  14. 2019 Cannonball run ideas

    Just FYI, I will opening the thread for the 2019 Cannonball or Friday, Dec 21. The start date remains Jan. 1st, but this allows those chomping at the bit to get their plans out there, post their starting kit, and chat over the holidays.
  15. WINNERS POLL for Cannonball Run 2018 CBP

    Final Bump. This years competition ends tonight. I will announce the winner tomorrow morning. A big thanks to the excellent builders that participate in this CBP and make it so fun every year. Thanks also to the people that voted. This year we had the most voters of any run to date and it is greatly appreciated.
  16. Peking to Paris Rally CBP

    Well that's a horse of a different color, isn't it? Not to start an argument with you, but if I had to take a swag on the reason for this modification, I'd say that it's because of the roof rack disrupting the flow of air into the air vent on the engine cover. This modification sort of creates a ram air effect, to maximize air into the engine at the comparably low speeds of the P2P. With the added benefit, as you point out, of keeping the intake well away from any water. On a side note. This car should point out that a car does not need raised suspension and truck tires to compete in this rally. This car did finish the race. 41st of 49 in it's class. When you figure the race is 5500 miles over 33 days, it's still something to brag about. If the raised ride height seems to be bothering you, as it is me to a certain extent, don't sweat it. Build it how you want to.
  17. John based on the age of the bike wouldn't the can have a pull tab?
  18. Peking to Paris Rally CBP

    To the best of my knowledge there is no high water fording. I've not seen any racers with this modification.
  19. Cannonball - 41 Willys turbo-slant 6

    Thanks very much Niko, Oliver.
  20. Built for this years Cannonball Run with our in-liners theme. Revell Goodguys 41Willys. It's got a turbo'd and efi'd slant six from the Lindberg Dodge 330, with a Mopar five speed tranny. Please note that I am NOT a mechanic. I know there are probably better ways to do the turbo, but I did the best I could with limited knowledge and Google. I wanted it to be unusual and eye catching, but look functional. As always comments, criticisms, and questions are welcome.
  21. Peking to Paris Rally CBP

    Nope. You are doing the '64 Plymouth right? What number are you going to use?
  22. 1952 Hudson Hornet

    Hand painted lettering. Very cool. I like it Chuck.
  23. Cannonball - 41 Willys turbo-slant 6

    I thought I'd bump this one to support the Cannonball Run CBP and the builders. Next year will be our 12th annual running of this CBP.
  24. Bugatti Royale Phaeton - Cannonball 2018

    Fred doesn't do anything usual that's for sure. Really well thought out and executed.