B*ll*cks! Talk about frustration - finally managed a free Thursday - got to the other side of the Robin Hood r/about and just past the Kingston turn-off, and then big flashing sign - 'Accident on Kingston bypass'. Crawl for 20 minutes - 500 yds - to Rayners Lane turn-off (ETA arrival Liphook 5 hours), turn off there and get home by 8.40 p.m. because all the side roads are also snarled up. 1 hour 40 mins to do 15 miles - the joys of living in London. Will try in a fortnight but by then everybody else's slot cars will probably be a bit better tuned, and I'll be on a hiding to nothing.
We could have done with you there as the numbers have been a bit low. Usual summer holiday leisure time battle. Plus Les & Keith having car trouble and Trigger changing work patterns.
Only 5 of us and all the classes seemed to have great variety in them.
Specifically Group B was made up of
Audi Quattro & BMW M1 from Fly
SCX Ferrari GTO & Porsche 959
Hornby Ferrari 308
The Flys dominated taking all the wins.
Also I realised yesterday that I have messed up the schedule for the rest of the year. If you look on the handout sheet (and the post on here before yours) I have listed the 30th September and the 6th October. Obviously these are only a week apart.
So the revised schedule is;
For 1st, 15th & 29th September + 13th October the classes will be
Group B Rally
For 27th October, 10th & 24th November + 8th & 22nd December the classes will be
SCX 4wd Rally
Note this means that there will only be four meetings (3 to go) of these current classes instead of five. We decided last night that we would keep the last set of classes to five meetings as they were the ones including the class with the highest number of votes. Leaving the best till last!
I'll print out a new schedule (and new voting slips for next year) and bring them along next club night.
The Group B line up is good news - won't need to buy an MSC then, though I'm getting a bit bored of the M1s. I'll see if my Spirit Peugeot 206 and Teamslot R5 can't shake things up. Low numbers are bad for the club but good for my beauty sleep. Is the tunnel open under Hindhead - having seen May morph into July I presume July has morphed into October.
Tunnel did open in July. Just. Apparently there were a few last minute computer problems.
It's made an amazing difference, but there is still a bit of a problem with the novelty of it all. I'm getting regularly frustrated when going through in my truck at it's regulated 56 mph. People will overtake me just before the tunnel, and then pull in front and drop to 45-50 so they can have a good old gawp as they go through.
Went through it today on my new moto: amazing, made me feel as though I was in Europe again. You're right though, everybody slows down - the limit's 70 and they were all doing 45 - do the British have tunnel-phobia? Maybe they should have some Italian instructors to show them how it should be done It must be extra annoying for you.
Hopefully I'll make the next meet and will be able to tell how much time it saves.
I didn't think of the Kellison, but yes, as it's just a variation on the Corvette theme.
The Daytona Prototypes are also allowed - that's why it didn't just get called LMP.
Interesting that the previous post on this thread was just over 2 years ago. And I think I found the reason for the "tunnel phobia" only a few weeks ago. It's the damn " I own a sat nav, so I can disengage brain" brigade. The out of date software has a hissy fit and it takes most of the tunnel for the brain to re-boot.
So they spend their time trying to reboot the satnav as they think it's kaput! Why you need satnav between Hindhead and Thursley is anyone's guess.
Here's the list I left on the way out last night.
Choices, in descending order, I.e. most preferred first.
LMP 2000+ though this should really be 'Prototypes' like last night for the Daytona jobbies.
1970s Saloons (e.g. Spirit BMW 635s et al). No Racer Capris!
Open 50s GP (FTC), including scratchbuilds
60s F1 Open/FTC
Presumably you can just cut and paste the above list into your orgasmotron or whatever black box is being used to work out total votes, saving you the need to type them all out. It is amazing that no-one has used this site for 2 years! Presumably that would make it NSA-proof as they'd think it's a dead site.
I have already sorted out what the classes are, just got to organise them into dates and nicely varied groups of 6. I will have the "official" sheet from you if you have got it. Then I can bring them all along to show my working out method.
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