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OK - so now that Summer is over and an autumnal chill is accompanying the misty mornings, dewy grass and epidemic of slugs on the lawn - it is time to turn our thoughts to 2013 - the first proper season of our new club.

2012 has been a warm-up allowing us to settle two classes and get to know each other.

I personally would like 2013 to remain fun with a hint of friendly competition.

I take full responsibility for the rather haphazard race card to date. I think if we were to agree classes, competitions and publish our diary for 2013 in advance then people who can't make it every week can choose which class they want to campaign in during 2013.

We seem to have settled on GTs and American Muscle as our first two classes. Rules are on the website - please suggest any amendments by 31st October - after that point the rules will be fixed for the whole of 2013 subject to (changes as allowed for within the rules themselves).

As we run weekly and there are probably going to be around 50 weeks available to us we could run 5 classes if we wanted.

I have been discussing this with Alan and we would like to offer a "starter for ten" as follows:

Class 3: Le Mans - any car that has run at Le Mans. Digital (unmodified Scalextric SSD chip), magless, any make, any non-silicone tyre, any motor drawing 1 amp or less at full tilt under load. Shallow guide (deep guides knock the sensors off which will pee me off greatly!). Pretty much anything goes as far as running gear, braids etc. Any motor configuration. Alan has suggested a gentlemen's agreement of a limit of £60 spent on the car to stop this getting out of hand.

Class 4: Scalextric Classics - any vintage Scalextric car from the list, digital (unmodified Scalextric SSD chip), magless, any non silicone tyre, original guide, original chassis, standard Scalextric mabuchi (18k) or period motor. 3rd party motor mounts/spacers can be used to put a mabuchi into a johnson car etc. Replacement axles, bushes, pinions and gears allowed. Plastic wheels only and these must be in keeping with the car and in proportion, no tyre visible from above the car please. I realise that mounting the chips will be tricky but I will help with this - if I can chip a Chelsea Tractor I can chip most things! Cars that qualify as Scalextric Classics will be drawn from the list in the back of James May's "The Scalextric Handbook" - I have a copy. I am thinking most saloon or road going production sports car model first produced before 1990 and numbered C400 or lower (I realise some went on beyond 1990 but as long as the "C" number on the chassis was first produced before 1990 that's OK).

Class 5: Analogue rally cars to Slot Rally GB rules for 2013. As there are 4 (?) classes in Slot Rally GB do we want to run all classes or just pick a couple?

Examples of the sort of cars I hope we can agree on for class 4:
ALL WITH "C" Numbers below 400 - Mini Cooper, Ford Escort Mexico, Datsun 260Z, Mini 1275GT Clubman, Porsche 911/935, BMW 3.0CSL, Triumph TR7, Ford Capri 3L, Rover 3500, MG Metro, Ford Escort XR3i, BMW M1, Audi Quattro, Lancia L037, Pontiac Firebird (go on I dare somebody!), Ferrari GTO. No Le Mans cars, SRS cars or F1 cars - their COG is too low to be fair and the F1 cars would be virtually impossible to chip.
If in doubt - check with me. If you have trouble sourcing cars from ebay or elsewhere - talk to me; I have some spare cars my wife would love me to sell!!!
 

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Just a few thoughts about next years classes

Class 3 I agree with the anything run at Le Mans criteria. But I would suggest we allow one other cat (Moslers). Why you may ask. Everyone makes a Mosler.

Class 4 Seems a good option rulewise. However might be fun to also allow totally free rest axles including the wheels

Class 5 How about an open wheel class.

That would be five classes. Rolling programme of ten rounds each class with eight best scores counting
 

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Can you get alloy replacements for the small wheels that wear small superslix?

Open wheel class - would that work in digital racing? I imagine that would be very expensive in terms of replacement wings and spoilers.

If we run 5 classes how do we fit in rallying?

Not being negative by the way - trying to be practical.
 

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More thoughts.

I agree on the Mosler. We can still call the class Le Mans because the Mosler was actually homologated for Le Mans in 2007 (but didn't make the cut).

I also agree on free wheels for the classic Scalextric BUT should still look good on the car - how about ruling that the overall wheel/tyre diameter should be as original +- 10% ? That will let me get rid of the massive weight of large superslix on the front of my Porsche!
If we go open wheel - should it be modern or vintage (1:1 not slot age)? It would be fun to have some 1950s open wheelers rather than super-fragile modern F1.
 

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I propose we run with the classic class rules as suggested by Richard with the free rear axles.

As for open Wheelers.......................why not go for the most popular era as voted for by members.
Personally I would go for either 1950a or pre 1968.

How about running a rally stage monthly with cumulative times over the year. We could take turns to provide a stahe
 
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