Turin's Vintage Slot Meeting is the most classical and well-known appointment in the vintage slot world. In 2008 the meeting will be the 19th dition (the first was in 1978).
The swapmeet will take place on Saturday (10.00 am -7.00 p.m.) and Sunday morning.
Tables and participation are free and according to tradition the market precedes the actual meeting.
This year's subject will be:
1/24 Russkit: any original cars
1/32 all cars with plastic chassis and closed can type of motor. (i.e. Policar, Fleischman, Eldon, a few Scalextric, etc)
The Meeting is divided into two parts:
The Concours (with the voting of all participants) and the Race. Results in Concours will be awarded with 60% marks in regards to the race.
The spirit of this 19th Vintage Meeting is to gather the most exact and accurate copies of the originals in 1/24 and 1/32 scale. The scratchbuilt models may take part but will suffer a penalty.
1- The presented models will have to be the exact reproductions of model cars built before 31.12.1972.
2- Each competitor is allowed to present one single model for each category (1:24 and 1:32).
3- In order to enter the competition, each competitor will have to show his models before 9:30 on Sunday morning
The entry fee is 10 Euro per driver.
4- Each competitor will be given a voting form with all the models taking part in the Concours.
It's forbidden to vote for one's own models.
5-The vote will have a range from 1 to 9. For every competitor the highest and the lowest vote will be cancelled.
6-The outcome of the Concours will result from the sum of all valid votes.
7-The Contest score will be the following: the 1st 40 points, the 2nd 32 points, the 3rd 28, the 4th 26, the 5th 24, the
6th 22, the 7th 20, the 8th 18, the 9th 16, etc. up to the 16th who will get 2 points. From the 17th onwards 1 point.
8- After the Concours voting, the 1:24 and 1:32 races will take place in 3 minutes heats.
9- The Management will arrange the composition of the heats according to the performance of the models.
10- The final results of the race will get a minor score of the Contest. That is: the 1st 25 points, the 2nd 20 points, the
3rd 17, the 4th 15, the 5th 14, the 6th 13, and so on.
11- The sum of the two different results (Concours and Race), after deducting any possible penalty, will declare the
winner of the Meeting.
12- A Technical Commission will be created with 3 drivers to discuss and solve any type of problems which should
A. The spirit of the meeting consist in having the most faithful models as possible to the originals, with chassis, body and type of engine* of the same brand. Therefore also the models which do not meet the adequate requirements will be allowed to participate but will have to have deducted some penalty points from the total of the final points.
B. All tyres will have to be black. The use of repro tyres is allowed. It is forbidden the use of mou, both on the tyres and on the track.
C. Any kind of magnet on the chassis is forbidden. It is allowed to weight the model only with lead fixed inside the model.
D. It is allowed to lower the body by modifying the fastenings so to make the model look more realistic. The body of the model will not be allowed to be cut or filed. It is allowed only to add parts and not to removed them.
E. The foreseen penalties are the following:
- Chassis / body of different brands - 5 points
- Engine of a different type from the original* - 3 points
- Modified chassis (welding or lightening processes) - 4 points
- Scratch (parts of different brands or self-built) - 8 points
- Scratch Russkit (only if not documentary w/original box) - 3 points
- Russkit 4WD Bizzarrini, Lola T70, Lotus Indy + 3 points bonus
* With regards to "type of engine" it must be understood all motors with closed can in 1/32 (88, 100, 110, D16, etc.)