Derby day!

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Derby day!

Post by BullFrog » Sat Jan 21, 2017 4:20 pm

Thanks to all who gave us advice. And a special thanks to Vitamin K. He sent us a nice little care package and always answered my PMs. Thank you so much

Speed demon
2nd place in the pack
1st webelos
won fastest looking car
Average time 2.975
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Charizard
pack champion
1st Tiger
Average time 2.968
Image

Black snake moan
1st in adult race
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Track had some real fast spots. Both cars hit 2.8xx on one of the lanes.
I think there is still some time to be cut from this cars with better wheel and Axel prep



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Re: Derby day!

Post by Vitamin K » Sat Jan 21, 2017 6:00 pm

Congratulations! Hope you had some happy kids!



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Re: Derby day!

Post by whodathunkit » Sat Jan 21, 2017 8:22 pm

Congrats BullFrog!
And very sharp looking cars !


What type of automobile can be spelled the same forwards & backwards?

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Re: Derby day!

Post by BullFrog » Sun Jan 22, 2017 10:21 am

Thanks guys. The champ slept with his trophy and medal last night and now he is watching his cartoons with them



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Re: Derby day!

Post by BullFrog » Sun Jan 22, 2017 10:23 am

whodathunkit wrote:Congrats BullFrog!
And very sharp looking cars !
Thanks. We got some cool body skins from the hobby store. I used the black window tint skin from their kits for my car.



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Re: Derby day!

Post by whodathunkit » Sun Jan 22, 2017 7:42 pm

Nothing wrong with using them on you're car's !
Better then trying to do a killer paint job on a car with a paint brush I'd say!


What type of automobile can be spelled the same forwards & backwards?

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Re: Derby day!

Post by kcarchitect » Mon Jan 23, 2017 11:47 am

BullFrog wrote:Thanks to all who gave us advice. And a special thanks to Vitamin K. He sent us a nice little care package and always answered my PMs. Thank you so much

Speed demon
2nd place in the pack
1st webelos
won fastest looking car
Average time 2.975
Image

Charizard
pack champion
1st Tiger
Average time 2.968
Image

Black snake moan
1st in adult race
Image

Track had some real fast spots. Both cars hit 2.8xx on one of the lanes.
I think there is still some time to be cut from this cars with better wheel and Axel prep
Wish I could see your pics!



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Re: Derby day!

Post by BullFrog » Mon Jan 23, 2017 12:28 pm

kcarchitect wrote:
BullFrog wrote:Thanks to all who gave us advice. And a special thanks to Vitamin K. He sent us a nice little care package and always answered my PMs. Thank you so much

Speed demon
2nd place in the pack
1st webelos
won fastest looking car
Average time 2.975
Image

Charizard
pack champion
1st Tiger
Average time 2.968
Image

Black snake moan
1st in adult race
Image

Track had some real fast spots. Both cars hit 2.8xx on one of the lanes.
I think there is still some time to be cut from this cars with better wheel and Axel prep
Wish I could see your pics!
Not sure why you can't



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Re: Derby day!

Post by kcarchitect » Tue Jan 24, 2017 9:21 am

BullFrog wrote:
Not sure why you can't
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Re: Derby day!

Post by Vitamin K » Tue Jan 24, 2017 1:38 pm

The pictures show up for me. Do the individual links work for you, kcarchitect?



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