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About ra7c7er

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  • Birthday 10/31/1983

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  • Scale I Build 1/24, 1/25

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  • Location Shiloh, IL
  • Full Name Robert Roach

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  1. ra7c7er added a post in a topic rant: why do people always show the same car over and over   

    Maybe contests should start having a past winners catagory. And once your build places in that catagory it's done for that show. Shows could also have a non judged past winners catagory so people can just show off what they have built and probably won with before.

    One of the catagories I don't understand is the need for a under construction catagory and why give awards for it. How do you judge a model that isn't done yet?
  2. ra7c7er added a post in a topic Dirt late model project   

    Really cool.
  3. ra7c7er added a post in a topic Six 1/24 IROC Porsche 911 GT3 RSR's   

    That must have been some close racing. Passing must have been a carefull manuver.
  4. ra7c7er added a post in a topic Here are a few of my slot Cars I've built   

    They all look really cool.

    Question. Do you run them front wheels lifted or rolling? Seems like everyone has a different opinion on that.
  5. ra7c7er added a post in a topic rant: why do people always show the same car over and over   

    I think a lot of guys keep entering models because if it wins the first time it should win again and again and again. Why enter something that might not be a winner when you have already built a winner so to speak. It's the afraid to lose mentality. Probably entered by the same guys who if they lost would be in the judges face about being cheated or that winning car shouldn't be in catagory etc etc.

    Exactly what you are talking about happens at our county fair in the photography contest for the last 8 years the same photo has been entered and won catagory and overall several times and every year finishes atleast in the top 2 in catagory. I don't know why it is allowed over and over and from personal experience I can say it is hardly ever the best in catagory much less overall.
  6. ra7c7er added a post in a topic What's the story behind your user name/avatar?   

    Well I used to race cars and my car number was 77 as given to my by BellClair Speedway when I showed up without one the first time I raced myown car. The number stuck.

    My avatar is the wheel from the first racing photo I took that was published. Technically I gave away the rights to the photo (was to young to read the fine print). Since that photo I have had several others published and won several photography contests.
  7. ra7c7er added a post in a topic For those in St Louis   

    Shaffer hobbies, I think thats how it's spelled, has tons of models.
  8. ra7c7er added a post in a topic Inventive way to destroy a race car.   

    If the jet dryers weren't allowed on the track under caution every wreck would be a 30 minute red flag. or there would be track workers out there with brooms under cautions. Just like the old days when people made the joke of "if someone doesn't die it isn't a race".

    Personally I'm ok with the 1/10000000 chance of a someone hitting a jet dryer. It's better than people walking around on the track any day of the week.
  9. ra7c7er added a post in a topic AMT's New 1/25 Scale Slot Cars   

    60 is a bit higher than some of the standard line slot cars Scalextric SCX Carrera all come in around $50 I think the bodies have tabs that slide into the sides of the chassis.

    I don't like slide chassis' but it allows one chassis to fit different bodies
  10. ra7c7er added a post in a topic Another great deal on Ebay   

    LightiningLane.com a Johnny Lighting collector price guide only values the truck at 400-600 dollars. Perhaps the seller doesn't realize it only takes a 30 second google search to find the value of it.
  11. ra7c7er added a post in a topic LUNCH TRUCKS--THE NEW RAGE--ARE YOU HUNGRY?   

    One of the Asian model brands makes several styles of roach coach in both 1/24 and 1/32. I think it is fujimi. It's whatever brand comes out with the kits with the anime chicks on them.
  12. ra7c7er added a post in a topic Proposed new forum topic   

    Why not make a never ending CBP for the General Lee? Isn' that what a CBP is for.
  13. ra7c7er added a post in a topic 2011 GTR NNL in Crystal Lake Illinois   

    Some great looking cars and trucks
  14. ra7c7er added a post in a topic forty-niner   

    Cool. They look good together.