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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.

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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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