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  • #10870
    Wild Weasel
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    Hi All!

    Are there rules about where the car numbers need to be on the car? I know they need to be 6″ tall, but I’m wondering whether they need to be on the doors or if they can be on the front fenders just in front of the doors.

    It matters because the fenders are steel while the doors are aluminum. So if I want to use magnetic numbers… my options are limited. 🙂

    #10871
    John Adam
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    It really doesn’t matter WHERE they are. as long as we can tell WHO you are when on the track.

    #10874
    Wild Weasel
    Participant

    Perfect. Magnetic it is!!

    #10987
    Wild Weasel
    Participant

    Crap. Numbers are too big for the fenders. 🙂

    Live and learn. Might just tape them to the doors…

    #10993
    Centripetal
    Participant

    This is very timely topic.

    Does anyone have a good source for numbers? I would like a soft adhesive material (vinyl?) rather than magnetic since I’ve heard stories of magnetic number flying off a car and doing damage.

    I would try masking tape, but that may not work well since each of my assigned numbers are full of curves.

    Thanks.

    #11031
    Wayne Spiegelberg
    Participant

    If convenient for you, give Derek at Mantis Racing in Oakville a call……..905-844-6219.

    #11032
    Wild Weasel
    Participant

    For what it’s worth… the shape of the numbers probably won’t matter much. My magnetic one, and the reusable vinyl ones from the same maker, come as an oval with the numbers on it. So all you’re attaching to the car is the oval.

    #11034
    Paul
    Participant

    I have ordered reusable vinyl numbers from http://www.soloperformance.com. They have lasted me two seasons and just ordered my second set.

    #11039
    Wild Weasel
    Participant

    Incidentally… now that I’ve got a number on my profile… do I keep this number forever with PCA or could someone poach it from me next year? 🙂

    #11041
    andy wright
    Participant

    Our UCR DE Registrar will normally re-use the same assigned car number each time you register for an event. If you did not participate for a while (e.g. a couple of years or more) then your number might be re-assigned. If you go to DE events in other Regions, you may still be able to use your number if it is not already taken, but usually if it is, the local Registrar will add a 1 before or after so you can easily tape the extra digit alongside your usual number.

    #11043
    Wild Weasel
    Participant

    Excellent!! So it’s reasonably permanent so long as we stay involved. I just wanted to make sure they don’t start fresh each spring and assign new numbers. 🙂

    #11049
    Centripetal
    Participant

    Thank you for the suggestion of Mantis Racing, Wayne, and for soloperformance.com, PFerrf1. I’ll check them out.

    #11052
    Centripetal
    Participant

    I found a place in Mississauga to do my numbers in vinyl. They can do magnetic too. Global Printing Enterprises. I haven’t seen final product yet, but the proofs look good, and I’ll get them well in time for DE Aug. 15-16. They’re located in the Dixie and Britannia area. 905 670 5930 – http://www.globalprinting.ca

    #11174
    paulneto
    Participant

    A couple other sources for numbers are

    http://www.trackdecals.com or http://www.rennline.com though warning that the rennline numbers are huge if you have 3 numbers.

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