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Slotting Car Proxy Club
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Wavegreen Good Evening,

now with the Summer Grand Prix out the way, and the EIS Proxy starting in October.

It is time to think about next year  Sun

I circulated a questionnaire to our loyal band of entrants who have supported the American Road Race and Summer Grand Prix Proxy's this year.
And asked a number of searching questions in regard to their interest in continuing this activity into next year and if so which themes they would most likely to participate in.

I am delighted that everyone I contacted wanted me to carry on next year with organising them, I also asked if we should repeat the Triple Crown concept of 3 related Proxy series, I sensed there was some degree of "Proxy Fatigue" creeping in (including my own), so next year we will downsize to two main Themes, one starting in Spring and the other in Autumn. there will not be a 3rd main Proxy series (of my planning). Although we may well do another Extreme Slotting series if there's still the interest in doing it.
In doing this I came to the conclusion that in principal we attract a regular number of loyal entrants and hosts and in effect could declare ourselves as a Proxy Club to which I have now titled this thread, which we can use next year to manage our activities on Slotracer online and on our Facebook page.

The number of Rounds was also questioned and mostly the current format of 8-10 rounds was preferred. This of course mostly depends on the number of willing hosts, and I hope that the current group of individuals and Clubs can be counted on to participate next year, but it is not assumed.

The Rules were seen in general to be reasonably understandable, but I will try to use a simpler method next year, so that less errors of judgement are made by entrants who participate. Some of the entrants believed however that I am too accommodating with "rules infringements" and would like greater policing. So I will introduce Scrutineering Penalties to those "performance enhancing infringements" next year.

I decided that as a "Club" we should jointly decide on the themes for next year, so I proposed 7 possible Series Themes and carried out a vote on those listed as below.

       

The two which was most popular being 
    
   


So we will run the "Rally Cars Slotting" in the Spring starting on or around the beginning of March 2023

Rules to be posted in the next few days
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Sounds good to me Graham  Thumbup
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Sounds GREAT!

I know I haven't joined yet but the intention is to do so and these two sound absolutely perfect.

As a club secretary who has to sift through rules etc. regarding eligibility for Rally, what proof are you going to require for obscure cars? The 'I have photo proof' to me isn't proof, I want to see a listing of the other entrants and there's plenty of websites with Rally data.

...or are you going to let people rally any car as long as it's not an open wheeler?

Life is like a box of Slot cars... Cool Drinkingcheers
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(9th-Aug-22, 10:27 PM)Kevan Wrote:  Sounds GREAT!

I know I haven't joined yet but the intention is to do so and these two sound absolutely perfect.

As a club secretary who has to sift through rules etc. regarding eligibility for Rally, what proof are you going to require for obscure cars? The 'I have photo proof' to me isn't proof, I want to see a listing of the other entrants and there's plenty of websites with Rally data.

...or are you going to let people rally any car as long as it's not an open wheeler?

I will be posting car lists, mostly (taken from reputable sources on the internet) if anyone wants to use a different car they will need to point to an alternative website source  to justify their entry.
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Those are two great classes. Chances for some normally non-competative cars to have a run out?

Please assure me that a GT40 never entered the Monte!!!

I love puttering with gears
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Wavegreen Good Morning

We will be using a different  General format for the Slotting Club Proxy Series in 2023

I have changed the 4 "Class" Era Category's to 4 "Event" Era Category's.

This is to allow me to designate the cars into Classes as Below

Class A - Standard RTR Car (Scalex, SCX, Ninco, Fly, Policar) No modifications allowed apart from braids, guides and tyres.
Class B - Modified Cars - any Class A Car which has been modified in any way in addition to the allowances made in Class A. Scratch build cars will also be allowed into this class, but no Class C modified cars (cars with Class C body shell or Chassis)
Class C - Pro RTR or modified Class C cars  (Team Slot, Avant, SRC, NSR, MSC, Scaleauto, Slot it, or Powerslot) 

The Proxy Series will therefore contain  "4 Events" into which you will be allowed to enter 2 of them entering either a Class A, B or C car (depending on which Class is permitted in each event), but only one car in any Event.

Each Event will have its Event winner which could be from any of the Car Classes permitted, and each of the car Classes would qualify for an award for  Class fastest Car in an Event (unless it is the Event winner of course).

The "Best Team" award will go to the combined Placings of both cars at the end of the Series.

 Fastest lap points can be used to determine the eventual Event winner should there be a tie for the "Event winners position" or the "Best Team" at the end of the Series.

Best Presented Car "George Turner Award" can be voted on by the entrants/hosts, the cars nominated by the RoadRace Administrator (me)

As we are running two main events, I will make a award at the end of next year for " Slotting Car Club Winner 23" for the combined results ( Event, Fastest Laps, Best Presented).

The Series Fees
I am hoping (like the government) that inflation might stabilize  next year or maybe not, so I would like to think that we could carry over the £15 charge per Series into next year, but it is mostly out of my hands and I don't propose to subsidise these events out of my own pocket more than I do now , neither do I expect to make any " excessive pocket money" out of it either. This year inter host costs are around £11 per transfer depending on if it is a direct door to door or not, and return postage costs are £3.50 per entrant Nationally. In addition I do like to award Medals for each Series which cost around £40 currently, and I am spending more now on packaging as I value the cars which are entered and trying the best to ensure they get from place to place undamaged. 
So if you do the sums, there ain't much left over if at all if you get only 10 entrants per series, if you get more the probability of making a few bob improves, but of course we limit the number of entrants to 20 max (or 40 cars). So whilst we get 15 or more entrants, running theses Proxy series covers all my costs at this moment in time.
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(10th-Aug-22, 08:53 AM)BARacer Wrote:  Those are two great classes. Chances for some normally non-competative cars to have a run out?

Please assure me that a GT40 never entered the Monte!!!

That's sounds like a challenge  Bigsmile I bet there will be a lot of googling to try to justify a GT40, but it is not and will not be appearing on my list!
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(10th-Aug-22, 08:53 AM)BARacer Wrote:  Those are two great classes. Chances for some normally non-competative cars to have a run out?

Please assure me that a GT40 never entered the Monte!!!

Not exactly the Monte but nonetheless...

   

   




...we had Slot Rally last week, a GT40 was one of the entrants.  We had this discussion recently, proof is hard to find, a couple of pics and a video of a modern historic Rally

Life is like a box of Slot cars... Cool Drinkingcheers
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...Ferrari F40 and AC Cobra are two other unlikely examples that see our Slot Rally nights, but evidence is out there they did Rally.

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(10th-Aug-22, 11:34 AM)Kevan Wrote:  ...Ferrari F40 and AC Cobra are two other unlikely examples that see our Slot Rally nights, but evidence is out there they did Rally.

There are also not on my list of Monte Carlo entrees.
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