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Post  Cribbs74 Tue Dec 11, 2018 6:03 pm

This is something new and I am excited about it. I can’t take any credit for the idea as it was Mark Diedrichs and Lieven (Overlord) that came up with it.

Cox cars! Dust them off!!! I will be facilitating this contest. You have time, let’s see max participation!

Rules to follow shortly...

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Post  Cribbs74 Tue Dec 11, 2018 6:07 pm



Below the rules as discussed between Mark and Lieven:

1) vehicle driving on land and gas powered by a Cox engine (from .010 TD to .15 Conquest)

2) Propeller driven or axle driven

3) 3 categories:

Stock - Cox production cars w/accessories i.e. Cox gas powered car track, fuel cans, packaging etc.

Modified - Cox production cars with customized body/engine. with Cox engine power.

Open class - home built, scratch built, other makes than Cox with Cox engine power.

4) One entry and category submitted per contestant. All categories are show or run. One winner per category by voting.

5) I set a delay at 6 months. That means that entries will be posted on a thread opened on let's say 1 June 2019.

6) Each entry consists of 2 pictures: 1 of the car and 1 of the chassis and engine. For prop driven cars, where the engine is in most cases exposed, the second picture can be a different angle or detail. A video with the car running is a bonus. A back story about the car, owner and where the picture was taken can be added.

There could be a building or restoration thread during wintertime.


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Post  NEW222 Tue Dec 11, 2018 6:22 pm

Oh, this sounds like fun. This gives me time to finish up my car. Thanks for taking this on, and I will be participating! Thumbs Up
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Post  getback Wed Dec 12, 2018 7:56 am

I am in for some fun and have a couple i need to run !! Jeep Head Bang
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Post  rsv1cox Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:50 am

I like the rules, but the first of June 2019?

Remember I'm going on 82 and have one foot on banana peel and the other in a deep hole. Nah, 1 June is fine, where ever I am I will be watching and maybe even participating. ...........

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Post  Cribbs74 Fri Dec 14, 2018 2:10 pm

So I see two who plan to enter. Is that all? I’ll give it another week or so, we really need 10 or so participants to make this an actual contest. Especially if I solicit for prizes.
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Post  rsv1cox Fri Dec 14, 2018 2:34 pm

@Cribbs74 wrote:So I see two who plan to enter. Is that all? I’ll give it another week or so, we really need 10 or so participants to make this an actual contest. Especially if I solicit for prizes.

I agree, I hope it doesn't end up like The International PT-19 fly 'em if ya got 'em day.  Only two or three participants around that particular day.  

I'm as guilty as the rest only managing to get a Cox Corsair in the air briefly while my son did yeomens work actually getting dizzy with the same plane.

Not a bad start though Eric, Chancey, and me. Three down seven or more to go.

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Post  OVERLORD Fri Dec 14, 2018 3:11 pm

I participate. I didn't know we had to sign in.
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Post  Jason_WI Fri Dec 14, 2018 3:29 pm

I can enter in my GTP Nissan I got new in ‘89. I will need a few days to get it together and a few pics taken.
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Post  Marleysky Fri Dec 14, 2018 4:24 pm

@OVERLORD wrote:I participate. I didn't know we had to sign in.

Yup, me too. Now that I’ve said that, I’ve committed to run something.., even if its just my old flintstone mobile Log roller with a BB on top!! 1st of June will be here before you know it.
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Post  Mark Diedrichs Fri Dec 14, 2018 4:51 pm

Chill out everybody, let's not draw conclusions. The contest & entries start June 1st. So get your wheels ready! There's still plenty of time. Cox cars rock & roll!!! Mark
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Post  Cribbs74 Fri Dec 14, 2018 6:23 pm

I probably should have worded my original post better. I apologize as I did not mention signing in.

So, that said I would like to include prizes, but if it’s not required that’s ok.

I would like to see how many people plan to enter. So if you could let me know on this thread or via PM it would be much appreciated.
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Post  batjac Fri Dec 14, 2018 8:49 pm

I've got mine already built, I just need to make stickers for it. It'll probably be a bust, as I tried to do a direct drive .049. But it was a fun couple of evenings. So, I'm in.

The Night Patrol Mark
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Post  Mark Diedrichs Fri Dec 14, 2018 10:03 pm

Ron, Thanks for all your help with the contest. I'll admit I'm not sure I understand all I know about this process.
However, regarding the early turnout for the contest, maybe need to start a new car contest blog/registration thread.
As for prizes, I don't have a clue...   Please call me if you have questions. Mark
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Post  OVERLORD Sat Dec 15, 2018 7:38 am

As an appetizer and to illustrate the rules, below some examples of cars that can be entered in the 3 categories;

CATEGORY 1

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The Cars are the Stars Contest. Kgrhqn10

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CATEGORY 2

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CATEGORY 3

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Post  rsv1cox Sat Dec 15, 2018 7:54 am

@OVERLORD wrote:As an appetizer and to illustrate the rules, below some examples of cars that can be entered in the 3 categories;

CATEGORY 1



CATEGORY 2

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I think I have category 2 wrapped up. Smile

Another honorable mention:

The Cars are the Stars Contest. Cox_me61


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Post  getback Sat Dec 15, 2018 9:11 am

O it show and tell .. got this not long ago and hope to get it running for the event The Cars are the Stars Contest. Ptdc0058
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Post  Kim Sat Dec 15, 2018 9:29 am

Does anyone know the length of the tether/cable supplied with the cox Shrike?
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Post  Cribbs74 Sat Dec 15, 2018 10:00 am

The only thing I found online is 15ft. Maybe someone has an instruction sheet that has the suggested length.

I say go 5 ft. Let’s see how fast that puppy goes!

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Post  Kim Sat Dec 15, 2018 10:11 am

@Cribbs74 wrote:The only thing I found online is 15ft. Maybe someone has an instruction sheet that has the suggested length.

I say go 5 ft. Let’s see how fast that puppy goes!


Shocked !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Post  rsv1cox Sat Dec 15, 2018 10:17 am

@Kim wrote:Does anyone know the length of the tether/cable supplied with the cox Shrike?

Would it look like this?:

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From the Cox Mercedes. 15' maybe they standardized it.
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Post  Kim Sat Dec 15, 2018 11:15 am

Could be. I got this from Bernie's PDF:

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Got no experience with cars, but always liked the look of the Shrike, so used this contest as excuse to buy one!

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Post  crankbndr Sat Dec 15, 2018 12:06 pm

This one looks to be on a 15 foot dia. or so cable




this one is larger


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Post  Kim Sat Dec 15, 2018 12:19 pm

Man that looks fast. Wonder if it would do OK on 30' of spiderwire....
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Post  Davenz13 Sun Dec 16, 2018 7:29 pm

I'm in.
I'll enter Modified - Cox production cars with customized body/engine. with Cox engine power.

I have a Shrike I've been planning on re-powering with multi Cox engines.

Better start building now as it takes me a while. lol!
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