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The Southend Slot Racing Club held its annual vintage race meeting yesterday, this was for slot cars built before 1972.

It is called the Summer Classic and fortunately for most of the day the sunny weather lived up to the title although we did have thunder, lightning and a monsoon during the afternoon, pity poor John Roache who had to ride 80 miles home on his motorbike afterwards.

There were races for vintage 1/32 and 1/24 scale GT and sports cars and a retro race for pre-1961 Grand Prix cars built to Wolves Earlybirds regulations. There was some great close racing, good company and a nice surprise when Noel Taylor, a Southend Club member from years ago, turned up and joined us for the racing.

Here are some pictures of the day.


The track in the lovely old club building.


Making the most of the morning sunshine


Very hard working club stalwart Colin Nicholls and Lewis Nicholls ran the meeting


Joel Thura's, Pete Shepherd's and John Roache's cars in the pit area.


32nd scale "A" Final line up


32nd scale "A" Final drivers - L to R Mark Nicholson, Joel Thura, Vic Bettell and Alan Shawe


Joel receives the trophy from Mark for the 32nd scale win


24th Scale "A" Final cars


24th scale "A" Final drivers - L to R Joel Thura, Pete Shepherd, David Lawson and Alan Shawe


Joel collects more silverware for his 24th scale win


Pre 1961 Grand Prix (Earlybirds) "A" Final cars


Earlybirds "A" final drivers - L to R Colin Spark, David Lawson, Lewis Nicholls and Alan Shawe


Mark presents the Earlybirds trophy to David.

Pete Shepherd is going to post the full results later on.

David
 

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Thanks for a really good laid back days racing, or trundling round at the back in my case. I'm quite race rusty but hope fully that'll improve when Rockinhams tracks are up and running. The day had a great atmosphere with plenty of time for chat and banter.

My ride home wasn't too bad, a real downpour with very poor visibilty as far as Chelmsford but that was boring dual carraiigeway. It dried up in time for the proper country roads.


See you ll soon.

Cheers

John
 

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I'm glad you had a good run home John.

Here are some pictures of the 1/32 scale cars, as you can see they're the usual selection of Revell and Monogram with some scratchbuilt thrown in.











I'll post some pictures of the 1/24 scale cars later.

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Here are some of the 1/24th scale cars we raced - mainly Cox, Monogram, Revell and Russkit


Vic Bettell


Pete Shepherd


Mark Nicholson


Joel Thura


David Lawson


Colin and Lewis Nicholls


Colin Spark


John Roche's 1/24 Ferrari with his 1/32 version accompanying it.


Vic Bettell brought along a pair of 1/24 grand prix cars (Big birds) to test. They both have a great look which this picture doesn't capture, you have to see them in the flesh.

David
 

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Thanks for the great pictures David, it was a very enjoyable days racing. I will post the race results on Wednesday evening.

Thanks,

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A bit later than advertised but here are the results -

Giotto Bizzarrini Cup for GT cars - vintage 1/32

Heats

Joel Thura 67.18 laps
Vic Bettall 63.07
Mark Nicholson 62.20
Colin Spark 62.19
Alan Shawe 61.19
Lewis Nichols 58.35
Colin Nichols 57.31
Pete Shepherd 57.02
John Roche 55.23
David Lawson 54.32

C Final
David Lawson 1st
Pete Shepherd
Colin Nichols
John Roche

B Final
Alan Shawe 1st
David Lawson
Colin Spark
Lewis Nichols

A Final
Joel Thura 1st
Alan Shawe
Vic Bettall
Mark Nicholson

Colin Chapman Trophy for Sports and GT cars - Vintage 1/24

Heats

Pete Shepherd 67.03
David Lawson 65.03
Joel Thura 64.10
Alan Shawe 63.08
Colin Spark 62.25
Vic Bettall 62.24
Colin Nicholls 60.11
John Roche 60.02
Lewis Nicholls 59.30
Mark Nicholson 59.11

C Final
Colin Nicholls 1st
John Roche
Mark Nicholson
Lewis Nicholls

B Final
Alan Shawe 1st
Colin Spark
Vic Bettall
Colin Nicholls

A Final
Joel Thura 1st
Alan Shawe
Pete Shepherd

David Lawson

Early Birds

Heats

David Lawson 70.08
Lewis Nicholls 68.27
Colin Spark 65.18
Alan Shawe 63.19
Colin Nicholls 63.14
Vic Bettall 63.11
Joel Thura 63.08
Pete Shepherd 62.09
Mark Nicholson 59.27
John Roche 56.04
Noel 52.28

D Final
John Roche 1st
Noel

C Final
Pete Shepherd 1st
Joel Thura
Mark Nicholson
John Roche

B Final
Alan Shawe 1st
Pete Shepherd
Vic Bettall
Colin Nicholls

A Final
David Lawson 1st
Lewis Nichols
Colin Spark
Alan Shawe
 
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