Yes I like 1/24 racing.
Many clubs run 1/24 on club nights.
BSCRA has been running its 1/24 British championship every year since the mid 90s
If you really want to get into it seriously there are the annual ISRA World championships
Jim & I from gainsbrough club are just playing around with BRM stuff at the moment, mainly as a side line to 1/32 nsr, slot it etc etc since we have access to the wider/larger routed track at the club.....previously used for BSCRA stuff...that doesn't interest us at the moment.
We plan to use hard bodies on plastic, self made or the scaleauto type chassis.
We considered racing but find locally there isn't much advertised, wondered about holding our own event...so just gauging interest in the forum.
Molesey club have been racing 1/24th BRM's since last years 24hr race, they also participated in an event run at Norwich I think (individual event). This year the BRM's have been run as a class every month and have been very well received I think. Some of us are now moving toward the Scaleauto's, the Jag due out later this year looks fab.
I have also just bought one of the modified cars from Pendle's site, the Aston DBR9, can't wait for it to arrive.
Speaking to Nic at Pendle I think they are also looking to start running the Scaleauto 1/24th's from Jan, so who knows, maybe 1/24th hard bodied racing will take off in this country.
Looking at Niels' cars that they race in Belguim and across Europe, they are gorgeous
That is the best of the BRMs out. great runner and has the snags in the earlier models sorted.
I know they are a pain, but invest a little time truing and oiling the original tyres and they will be fantastic. I trued mine on wet and dry with 3in1 oil to stop them overheating. gently, slowly and carefully.
I am still trying to find the point at which they wear out! I have got some very skinny rears through wear which are still great.
So much so that I am going to try them on my scaleauto porsche when it is finished!
@n9949y - I saw your GT on slotblog - quite an old post I think.
There is a real good community for 1/24th on slotblog, and yeah the cars that Fola, niels, NdW and others produce are stunning.
I hope 24th hardbody does take off over here. I think as has been mentioned the Scaleauto cars may perk up interest.
I am surprised how well the BRM goes (I have an older 956). Considering it is just a hunk of injected plastic, the chassis goes well. Against 'my' TSR chassis'd Sauber C9 the BRM can hold its own. The TSR I think is ultimately the quicker car but mine is too powerful for our track and the BRM is more driveable. The TSR is spinning up a lot. Maybe I will try some wider rears!
88C looks well Pete - we just need to sort out the inserts!
If you're serious about 1:24 cars.................
I'll immigrate to the UK from South Africa.
I've got all the BRM 1:24 scale cars, Tamiya 1:24 scale Porsches and Sauber Mercedes C9 and a variety of 1:28 scale kyosho bodies running on Plafit Chassis.
Cric Crac in Spain keep all the Plafit chassis & hop up parts plus all the ScaleAuto rim & tyre combinations your heart could possibly desire.
To my mind - there is little to beat the spectacle of BRM Porsche and Toyota cars doing battle on either Analogue or Digital tracks.
The ScaleAuto cars on MSC chassis are works of art. Have a look at the 1:24 scale RTR cars you can get from Cric Crac........ they'll make your eyes water.
"He who dies with the most toys..... WINS!!"
But don't take my word for it - ask my friends - even ask Big Al.
Agreed Pete. Yes if only we had the interest here like the UK, Europe, USA etc. It's a sad state of affairs right now, but nothing we can do unless someone wins the Lotto here and sponsors a nice location where I can build a decent track for us 1/24 Scale enthusiasts..
At the Wellingborough club we have two tracks. On the raceway we regularly race BSCRA and D3 retro cars. We also have our annual Double Trouble vintage meeting when we race both 1:32 and 1:24.
CSCRA has developed rules for 1:24 hard body retro cars but we haven't yet organised a meeting. I haven't been able to get to the club for a while due to injury but I'm on the mend. When I do I intend to discuss organising a meeting.
There are links to the club and CSCRA sites below.
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