Bob Pigford | 2 Nov 19:30 2005

Looking for info on F500 car builders

I am new to this forum, and interested in learning more about the
manufacturers/builders who make F500 cars for sale.  I see names like
KBS, Red Devil, and others, but I cannot find anything about these
manufacturers on the web.  Where can I find more about these, and other
F500 builders?  Thank you for your help.
Bob Pigford
Newark, DE

jeff.grabowski | 2 Nov 21:13 2005
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Re: Looking for info on F500 car builders

Bob,
Brian Novak wrote this years ago.  Most still applies.  There have been new
additions to the list, but most of the players are still the same.  You
won't find very elaborate web pages for F500 builders.  Most do this as a
passion, not a full time job.  You will get the best advice talking to
owners and people on this list.  Find a car in your price range, sit in it
and see if it is comfortable.  Looking at the results of the runoffs race
and qualifying, most builders are still represented at the sharp end of the
grid.

Good luck
Jeff

Here is a link to the archives.
http://www.f500.org/modules.php?op=modload&name=PostWrap&file=index&page=archives

Bill,
>
> The KBS is the most popular car in the class, but, in my opinion, is not
the
> fastest car in the class.  It is rather fast because it has lots of
> development time under it's belt, and many of the hot drivers and teams
> behind it.  Many people have bought the cars because of the help you can
get
> with them, because there is always another guy at the track with a KBS
who
> is willing to help you.  If you wanna buy a used car, this is the way to
go.
>
> The Red Devil in its newest style seems to work pretty good.  The aero
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Sheldon Lemoine | 2 Nov 23:12 2005
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RE: Looking for info on F500 car builders

I'm currently putting together a website for QRE.  The initial phase should be ready for public consumption
in the next week or two but it will be fairly basic.  We do have plans to expand the site to include a full parts
catalog, FAQ, and more as time permits.

Sheldon

----- Original Message -----
From: jeff.grabowski@...
Date: Wednesday, November 2, 2005 12:13 pm
Subject: Re: [F500] Looking for info on F500 car builders

> Bob,
> Brian Novak wrote this years ago.  Most still applies.  There have 
> been new
> additions to the list, but most of the players are still the same. 
> You
> won't find very elaborate web pages for F500 builders.  Most do 
> this as a
> passion, not a full time job.  You will get the best advice 
> talking to
> owners and people on this list.  Find a car in your price range, 
> sit in it
> and see if it is comfortable.  Looking at the results of the 
> runoffs race
> and qualifying, most builders are still represented at the sharp 
> end of the
> grid.
> 
> Good luck
> Jeff
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Chris Reinhardt | 3 Nov 00:12 2005
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Re: Looking for info on F500 car builders

 Bob, switching from enduro karts???  I don't blame you, I think the F500's are cheaper to run than the 125's or
the 250's....
 Theres' only really 2 choices, QRE Mike Quadrinni in New York, or Novakar Jay Novak in the Detroit area.
 How many years in a row has the KBS or the QRE won the run offs???

Chris Reinhardt....

Bob Pigford <bob@...> wrote:
I am new to this forum, and interested in learning more about the
manufacturers/builders who make F500 cars for sale. I see names like
KBS, Red Devil, and others, but I cannot find anything about these
manufacturers on the web. Where can I find more about these, and other
F500 builders? Thank you for your help.
Bob Pigford
Newark, DE
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Michael Moench | 3 Nov 00:06 2005
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Re: Looking for info on F500 car builders

  Look us up at Sidewinderracing.com, give us a call, or drop us a E-mail
off line , welcme to F-500, Sidewinder Jeff  <at>  jbimport.jb@... (day
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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Bob Pigford" <bob@...>
To: <f500@...>
Sent: Wednesday, November 02, 2005 1:30 PM
Subject: [F500] Looking for info on F500 car builders

> I am new to this forum, and interested in learning more about the
> manufacturers/builders who make F500 cars for sale.  I see names like
> KBS, Red Devil, and others, but I cannot find anything about these
> manufacturers on the web.  Where can I find more about these, and other
> F500 builders?  Thank you for your help.
> Bob Pigford
> Newark, DE
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Bob Pigford | 3 Nov 01:46 2005

RE: Looking for info on F500 car builders

Chris,

Good to hear from you.  Yes, I am looking at the F500 cars.  Looks like
a fun, fast ride.  I think you are right about the overall cost of an
F500 comparing favorably to the 125s and 250s.

I appreciate your message.  I was wondering about the various builders,
and I had noticed which cars won the Runoffs for the past several years.
Mike Quadrinni is nearby in Mamaroneck, NY (about a 2 hour drive for
me).  With your recommendation, I think I will go see him this fall.

Do you have an F500 car?  

Thanks again,

	Bob

-----Original Message-----
From: f500-bounces+bob=pigford.org@...
[mailto:f500-bounces+bob=pigford.org@...] On Behalf Of Chris
Reinhardt
Sent: Wednesday, November 02, 2005 6:13 PM
To: f500@...
Subject: Re: [F500] Looking for info on F500 car builders

 Bob, switching from enduro karts???  I don't blame you, I think the
F500's are cheaper to run than the 125's or the 250's....  Theres' only
really 2 choices, QRE Mike Quadrinni in New York, or Novakar Jay Novak
in the Detroit area.  How many years in a row has the KBS or the QRE won
the run offs???
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Cory McLeod | 3 Nov 01:50 2005
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Re: Looking for info on F500 car builders

Bob,

If you look at the results of the Runoffs, you'll see why many of us disagree with Chris's assessment.  All the
current manufacturers make great cars, and with the right driver and prep, any of the current models could
win the Runoffs.

My personal preference is Red Devil.  For the performance, manufacturer support, and overall cost of
keeping the car on the track, I don't think you could beat Red Devil.  Don Hanley has been making these cars
for 20+ years, and he is always willing to help.  You can call him at 406-494-8245.

Best of luck and welcome to the class!  Even though we all have our opinions and don't always agree, you won't
find a better group of people to race with.

Cory McLeod

Chris Reinhardt <ny_racer_xxx@...> wrote:
Bob, switching from enduro karts??? I don't blame you, I think the F500's are cheaper to run than the 125's or
the 250's....
Theres' only really 2 choices, QRE Mike Quadrinni in New York, or Novakar Jay Novak in the Detroit area.
How many years in a row has the KBS or the QRE won the run offs???

Chris Reinhardt....

Bob Pigford wrote:
I am new to this forum, and interested in learning more about the
manufacturers/builders who make F500 cars for sale. I see names like
KBS, Red Devil, and others, but I cannot find anything about these
manufacturers on the web. Where can I find more about these, and other
F500 builders? Thank you for your help.
Bob Pigford
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Dave Riddle | 6 Nov 00:58 2005
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Wow... Wheel to wheel contact to the extreme

I would never have thought that touching wheels could launch an a formula 
car this high.  It's like from that scene in the movie Freejack where Emilo 
Estevez get's launched into the bridge.

http://www.strangevehicles.com/content/item/110986.html

Gene Bennett | 6 Nov 06:33 2005
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Re: Wow... Wheel to wheel contact to the extreme

I like the SC sign coming out on the flag stand - Ya
Think?

Gene near Seattle

--- Dave Riddle <dave@...> wrote:

> I would never have thought that touching wheels
> could launch an a formula 
> car this high.  It's like from that scene in the
> movie Freejack where Emilo 
> Estevez get's launched into the bridge.
> 
>
http://www.strangevehicles.com/content/item/110986.html
> 

	
		
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McAbee, Chuck | 6 Nov 06:47 2005

RE: Wow... Wheel to wheel contact to the extreme

Gene - 

Haven't seen the clip....however, in my first year or two of racing at Summit Point, Chris Berns (Kamikaze
Wild Child - always wore a 'Rising Sun' head band) touched wheels front/back with someone entering Turn 1
at the start of the race.....when I went underneath Chris his car was about 12 feet in the air .... upside
down....somehow it continued it's flip and landed back on it's wheels...too damaged to continue the
race, but fortunately no injuries to the driver.

There is a tremendous amount of 'launching power' with sticky race tires meeting in counter rotating
directions....a function of speed and the amount of tire that actually touches.

Up, UP and away!

Chuck McAbee
SEDIV #16

-----Original Message-----
From: f500-bounces+chuck_mcabee=csx.com@...
[mailto:f500-bounces+chuck_mcabee=csx.com@...]On Behalf Of Gene
Bennett
Sent: Sunday, November 06, 2005 00:33
To: f500@...
Subject: Re: [F500] Wow... Wheel to wheel contact to the extreme

I like the SC sign coming out on the flag stand - Ya
Think?

Gene near Seattle

--- Dave Riddle <dave@...> wrote:
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