1 (edited by Dudefladge 2021-03-27 05:37 AM)

Topic: Can car numbers be canted about 30*..?

So,... our theme is Off-Kilter... I want to cant our car numbers about 30* to the left.

I don’t see a specific rule against it, but don’t want to put them on and not pass tech.

For the roof number do most folks go by the NASCAR type rule and face them toward the left(driver/infield)?

I have good quality 12” black numbers on a white 15” round background.

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2 (edited by OnkelUdo 2021-03-27 12:16 PM)

Re: Can car numbers be canted about 30*..?

You can cant them but be smart...make it bigger than the minimum and folow all the other rules (white on black or black on white).  The SPECIFIC non-written rule is can a 50+ gentleman in a flag stand 75' away read the numbers at 70 mph (the car, not the flag stand)?

For roof numbers, if the guy in the tower can read them, you are good.  All the towers at all the tracks we have been to (7?) the tower is outside the the track, not in the infield.

Re: Can car numbers be canted about 30*..?

The SPECIFIC non-written rule is can a 50+ gentleman in a flag stand 75' away read the numbers at 70 mph.....

That is a fantastic answer

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Re: Can car numbers be canted about 30*..?

I dun it...

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Re: Can car numbers be canted about 30*..?

bobnowoc wrote:

The SPECIFIC non-written rule is can a 50+ gentleman in a flag stand 75' away read the numbers at 70 mph.....

That is a fantastic answer

over 50 here, my problem isn't what is 75' away, It is what is right in front of my face....thank gosh for reading glasses.

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Re: Can car numbers be canted about 30*..?

For roof numbers, most seem to orient them inline with the car. Meaning bottom of number points towards nose, top of number points towards trunk. Not all tracks run the same direction or have the tower in the same place, so if you pick a side, you won't be making it easier for every track.

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