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Post  Mark Diedrichs on Mon Nov 26, 2018 5:23 pm

Howz about a Cox car contest? Just say'n, Mark
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Post  Cribbs74 on Mon Nov 26, 2018 6:34 pm

Mark Diedrichs wrote:Howz about a Cox car contest? Just say'n, Mark

How would it be done?

Display or running?

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Post  NEW222 on Mon Nov 26, 2018 6:56 pm

ACtual Cox cars, or anything on wheels powered by a Cox engine? The latter I would definately be in, but when the white stuff is all gone....
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Post  crankbndr on Mon Nov 26, 2018 7:03 pm

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Post  Mark Diedrichs on Mon Nov 26, 2018 7:10 pm

For show and go.. Mark
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Post  Cribbs74 on Mon Nov 26, 2018 7:55 pm

That brings up a lot of questions. The show is easy, but the go is a little different.

Are we talking Bugs, Blasters, vans and Buggies?

Or Gurney, Corvettes, Riviera’s etc Mercedes prop rod, shrike?

We would have to nail it down to tethers or free-run. And then we get in to modified or unmodified.

I would love to see it happen, I can’t participate, but would be glad to CD the event.

I really like the idea, it’s something new.
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Post  rsv1cox on Tue Nov 27, 2018 7:21 am

All for it!

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Post  Mark Diedrichs on Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:47 pm

What do you all think? Should we narrow it down to only Cox/TD production models? Mark
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Post  Cribbs74 on Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:52 pm

I think the problem with that is it really limits the playing field. Not many have production models and even less would be willing to run them.
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Post  OVERLORD on Wed Nov 28, 2018 2:34 am

As a starting point, I suggest the following:



1) Gas powered by a Cox engine (from .010 TD to .15 Conquest)

2) Propeller driven or axle driven

3) 3 categories:

 -  Vehicles sold under the name of Cox or Thimble Drome (let's say sold in a box bearing those logos)

 -  Vehicles produced by other makes using a Cox engine.

 -  Self made vehicles  with a Cox engine.



No other categories or subdivisions.

Static or running or both???


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Post  Mark Diedrichs on Wed Nov 28, 2018 4:49 pm

Should we have the contest 3 or 4 times a year? Show or run or both? Submit either videos/pictures with back stories about the car, owner and where the picture was taken. This would be a part of the contest equation as our members are worldwide...Mark
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Post  OVERLORD on Fri Nov 30, 2018 2:00 am

Mark Diedrichs wrote:Should we have the contest 3 or 4 times a year? Show or run or both? Submit either videos/pictures with back stories about the car, owner and where the picture was taken. This would be a part of the contest equation as our members are worldwide...Mark

I think to start with one contest. A picture is enough to compete. However a video of the running model is a bonus and can make the difference. The additional story is a good idea, why not!
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Post  Mark Diedrichs on Fri Nov 30, 2018 5:48 pm

I agree with you about the contest, let's see how it goes. How do we proceed? Another question, is that a tatra t87 you have pictured? Mark
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Post  Oldenginerod on Fri Nov 30, 2018 8:55 pm

Mark Diedrichs wrote:I agree with you about the contest, let's see how it goes. How do we proceed?

Well, the best way to proceed would probably be to take Ron Cribbs up on his offer to be Contest Director a couple of posts back. You can work it out between you. I'd suggest that the two or you set things up in a private conversation so that we don't have suggestion after suggestion from other members cluttering up this post. Settle the rules between yourselves and once they are published, "no further correspondence will be entered into."

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Post  OVERLORD on Sat Dec 01, 2018 4:13 pm

Mark Diedrichs wrote:I agree with you about the contest, let's see how it goes. How do we proceed? Another question, is that a tatra t87 you have pictured? Mark

It's a T77a. I'll send you a pm about rules and delay. That's for Sunday. It's bedtime for me now.
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