Auto World Racing Rig Twin Pack – Release 7

I found an older Racing Rigs two-pack featuring a 4Gear NHRA Funny Car of Ron Capps and a matching Semi Hauler for the NAPA Auto Parts Funny Car Team on eBay last month. I finally have some time to take a few photos and share. I have yet to open it but will do so eventually and do some test runs down my 1000′ scale track.

This is from the Racing Rigs release #7, the other twin pack in this release is a Richard Petty stock car and semi hauler.

Auto World Racing Rigs Ron Capps Funny Car
Racing Rigs Ron Capps NAPA Auto Parts Funny Car

4Gear Release 3 NHRA Auto World Slot Cars

The 4Gear Release 3 was the first release of licensed NHRA Funny Cars and Pro Stocks based on my research. I found a PDF “Sell Sheet” for this release listing all eight cars. There are six NHRA Funny Cars and 2 NHRA Pro Stocks in this release. The sell sheet is┬ádated January 27th, 2011.

Surprisingly this sell sheet listed one of the Funny Cars as being the Canidae Funny Car with driver Paul Lee. The Canidae car was not one of the five cars featured on the sell sheet though. I have not been able to find any images of an Auto World Canidae slot car so I assume it was scrapped and the Auto Club Funny Car of Robert Hight was added to the set. Also, you will notice that the Tony Pedregon Funny Car shown on sell sheet ended up being a Pro Stock instead. One last observation I have made is on the two Castrol sponsored Funny Cars of John Force and Ashley Force Hood you do not see the Simpson Decal on the side right before the window starts, but on the actual cars there is a Simpson decal. You will see this for the John Force Racing Dragstrip set as well. Fine print does state “Design and vehicles subject to change.”

Check out the sell sheet below, as well as the group and individual images of the actual slot cars in the 4Gear Release 3.

4Gear Release 3

4Gear Release 3 Sell Sheet Listing the Canidae Paul Lee Car

4Gear Release 3

4Gear Release 3 – Actual Slot Cars Released

Ashley Force Hood - Castrol - Funny Car

Ashley Force Hood – Castrol – Funny Car

Ron Capps - NAPA - Funny Car

Ron Capps – NAPA – Funny Car

Jack Beckman - Valvoline - Funny Car

Jack Beckman – Valvoline – Funny Car

Robert Hight - Auto Club - Funny Car

Robert Hight – Auto Club – Funny Car

John Force - Castrol - Funny Car

John Force – Castrol – Funny Car

Jeg Coughlin Jr - Jegs - Pro Stock

Jeg Coughlin Jr – Jegs – Pro Stock

Greg Anderson - Summit - Pro Stock

Greg Anderson – Summit – Pro Stock

Tony Pedregon - NitroFish - Pro Stock

Tony Pedregon – NitroFish – Pro Stock