UPDATE, Jan 2, 06
I will be adding links to any "World Rally Tracks" here....so far we have Jack in N. Vancouver, Colleen in
Update MAY 30...Well, it was a nice idea, but shipping costs made it impractical
I'll make some to sell locally (someone bought my finished prototype) and if anyone is interested,
and has access to a CNC router, I can sell you all the electrical bits and the CAD file for $250US. I
believe the CAD file is compatible with other computer routers.
You'll get 2 rolls of copper tape, 2 terminal boxes (with reversing switches), 2 power supplies, 2 lap timing
sensors ready to plug into a computer, TrackMate lap counting/timing software, the CAD file and a CD with
instructions on how to get up and running and some scenery tips.
If you mostly race alone, don't have much space for a track, or don't want to rout your own, we
have a deal for you!
It's a 26ft, two lane Rally track, about 6 sec laps, or, if you swap in the cross-over section, a 52ft, 12 sec lap,
all on one 48" x 96" unit. The roadway is CNC routed, cut out, painted and mounted on a plywood base. Every
track will be identical, so you'll be able to compete against other track owners.
You'll need to lay the copper tape, solder 4 wires and do the scenery.
Box stock Ninco Rally cars with rubber tires work the best, so you don't need to spend time fiddling with
cars...unless you're a fiddler. A good test for a car and driver is to set the computer for 10 laps. I can get a
stock Ninco Clio around in 2:04.000 and I've done a 1:56.597 in a SCX Corolla tuned by Duke.
When no one is looking, it's a blast to see what you can do with an F1 car with silicones (approx
2:24.000)...hey, it is a Rally track.
It would also be a great challenge track for a club or store
This is what you'll get...a plywood base, 1x6 sides and the MDF track routed, cut out, mounted and painted.
Included will be 2 rolls of copper tape, 2 terminal boxes (with reversing switches), 2 power supplies, 2 lap
timing sensors ready to plug into a computer, TrackMate lap counting/timing software, a crossover section and
a CD with instructions on how to get up and running and some scenery tips.
The price will be $450US plus applicable taxes. Shipping will be extra
Because of shipping costs, I'm talking to some friends in Norway about building them for any European
If you have any questions, please email me... firstname.lastname@example.org
This is how we ship it (above) and how our track looks after the scenery is done (below)
April 4...I've built the first CNC prototype and got it running today...I'm keeping this one and have started on
the scenery. It's a blast to race on and will be a great track for photos
April 10...Finished it and spent the day taking pictures and video
These videos are from the finished production track...
An airial view with the cross-over section in place...2.3mb
The Ninco Clio in SloMotion...4.3mb
The Clio at 20%, 30% and 40% SloMo and at full speed...3.4mb
A Fly 908/3 with worn rubber tires...3.8mb
The Hummer gets some air...4.9mb
Racing clockwise, two lanes...5.2mb
Racing counterclockwise, two lanes...5mb
You can choose the screwpost terminal box or the 1/4" jack version, both include the reversing switch