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Dan Guthrie Inactive Member12 Mar 2013 2:24 p.m. PST

Hello. I have been lurking here awhile but this topic TMP link finally made me join up. I am a car gaming fanatic, and I love modifying Hot Wheels for my games!

I started car gaming a long time ago with Car Wars and Auto Duel, but never really cared for them. I thought they were a bit slow and heavy on the math.

Then I found Dark Future and was hooked. Sadly, that game did not last long, though I kept up a collection of vehicles that has grown over the years.

One of the most fun things about Hot Wheels and car gaming are the large number of science fiction vehicles out today.




Dark Future is probably my all time favorite game, but I have not played anything in a long time, and I am now motivated to get back into some death races. Has anyone got any suggestions for other, newer, automobile war games?

Also, nothing sets the mood like background music! Any other suggestions?

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Jape77 Inactive Member12 Mar 2013 3:34 p.m. PST

If I can toot my own car horn here, you may want to try Speed Rally.

It's designed for gamers who think Formula de doesn't have enough guns, and Car Wars doesn't have enough racing and was specifically created to use the kind of wacky, gadget-filled vehicles you referred to. Think Speed Racer, Wacky Races and Death Race.

Jape77 Inactive Member12 Mar 2013 3:36 p.m. PST

Speaking of, here's a recent race report from a gamer who used Speed Rally and his own kit-bashed hot wheels to run a death race:


Personal logo Ed the Two Hour Wargames guy Sponsoring Member of TMP12 Mar 2013 5:18 p.m. PST


Coming soon.

Personal logo capncarp Supporting Member of TMP12 Mar 2013 5:24 p.m. PST

I played Speed Rally in its promo-testing at one of the cons at Gettysburg--it's a load of fun.

evilcartoonist Inactive Member12 Mar 2013 11:07 p.m. PST

Dan, show us some more of your cars :)

Some details on Machinas: Death Races in the Wasteland here: link

And here's my preferred death racing music: YouTube link

ubercommando Inactive Member13 Mar 2013 3:04 a.m. PST

The two car games I've played are Car Wars and Formule De.

Car Wars is the granddaddy of the genre which was originally played with cardboard top-down view cars on roads divided into rectangular spaces but there's been plenty of adaptations using die cast cars and measuring tapes on modelled terrain.

Formule De is a French motor racing game so no weaponry in it. It's played on boards that represent real life tracks. The game comes supplied with chunky plastic formula 1 cars but there were a range of 1/600 (?) pewter models about which you could paint up as either F1 or Indycars.

ETenebrisLux13 Mar 2013 9:22 a.m. PST

Outrider is another set of worthy rules.

Jape77 Inactive Member13 Mar 2013 10:43 p.m. PST

PS Picked up that Sharkruiser recently … hoping to come up with rules for, um, biting cars.

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