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· Gordon Steadman
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I did Don. The last time I raced in December I won the first heat with loads of traction and no deslots at all after a very enjoyable scrap with Chris Chris and then went onto a lane where silicones had been used. Sideways everywhere, no traction at all and came nowhere. They were banned at all the clubs I raced at in the early years.
 

· Slot King
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Silicones are not the instruments of the devil,
I am preparing for the Orpington swapmeet and have been sorting out my stash of silicone tyres, 34 pairs of black ones and 16 pairs of coloured ones.
Not bad considering I don't like them.
Annoyingly, I couldn't find them on time for CM otherwise I could have sold the lot there.


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While it's none of my business, on a matter of motoring history, the 1968 Nurburgring 500km was not one of the main sportscar races in Europe. There was a 'real' Nurburgring 1000km in 1968 which attracted the major works sports car teams and there was also a relatively minor 500km race that was limited by a maximum engine size of 1600cc and included no works teams - the biggest were national equipes such as Ford Germany, who entered lots of Ford Escorts.

If you're going with the big European 1000km sports car races then it makes sense to stick with the four selected together with their 500km prequels but not any others. Mind you, it also makes sense to add in the two BOAC 500 (mile) races of 1967 and 1968, which had international entries at least as good as the contemporary races at Spa, Monza & the Nurburgring.
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· Phil Smith
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So we're now including the Brands Hatch (BOAC) races? As far as I recall this was not mooted last summer when the theme was announced. All my research - and there is a lot, given the timespan and number of circuits - is for Montlhery, Monza, Nuerburg and Spa not some foggy wet circuit stuck on a forlorn island off the west of Europe. Still, foggy and wet often means the 'Ring and Spa-Francorchamps! :ROFLMAO:

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Not wishing to be too controversial, I must point out that including Brands Hatch would make little difference to the choice of cars, whereas including the Ring 500, does.
No skin off my nose, I am doing Montlhery cars. Or was it Monza? Or may be Spa. Or...


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