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Bourne, Lincolnshire, England, home of former F1 team British Racing Motors (BRM), will again, as in 1999 be closing its streets to celebrate its Grand Prix heritage. To commemorate 50 years since Graham Hill won the F1 World Championship for BRM there will again be F1 cars pounding through the streets of this small market town. More details can be found at www.brmday.co.uk



The event is particularly close to my heart as my father John Sismey was part of Graham's team in East London, South Africa when he clinched his first F1 title. He, along with other members of the organising committee are busy finalising the day which sounds like it will surpass the previous event 13 years ago. Damon Hill has promised to attend despite his F1 Sky commitments and there are more developments to come between now and 7Oct12.

We will be running a 10-Lane replica of the East London track in the Conservative Club on North Street, where the F1 cars will be entering the braking zone to turn round and make the return journey. The Donington Grand Prix Collection has kindly offered free passes as prizes to both Adult and Junior winners of the event.



The track should look something like this…



I hope many SlotForum Members will be able to attend what promises to be a superb day

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Nick Sismey
 
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Weather is looking reasonable for Sunday, Alan Bullock, Paul Levers and I will be arriving in Bourne at 1700 hours on Saturday to set up the track.

Speaking to my dad today he was rather excited as being part of the organising committee he has been tasked with chaperoning Jackie Stewart for the day on Sunday. "Steer him towards our track!" I encouraged him. Time will tell.....

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Alan Bullock, Paul Levers and I spent this evening setting up a ten lane version of the East London circuit in the Conservative Club, Bourne in Lincolnshire.

It was like arriving at a racing circuit this evening with all of the signage up as you approach the town. With the number of park and ride sites they are certainly expecting a large crowd. Hope so!







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What a fabulous day was had by all in Bourne today, with wonderful weather, huge crowds and very loud historic racing machinery.

Alan Bullock, Paul Levers and I arrived just after 0730 hours where our Vehicle pass got us onto the main route the F1 cars would be using later in the day. We made our way past the temporary grandstands……



……in between the safety barriers through the centre of the town……



…to the Conservative Club where we had built our track.



Within minutes Paul had convinced our first Customer to have a go!



Soon the room was buzzing……



…..whether it was one car was racing or all ten.



BBC Radio even had a go



Outside the street were filling up in both directions





Before long the first BRMs were screaming past



Fellow DHORC Members, son Jamie and Martin Allsopp helped marshal during the exceptionally busy lunch time period



Folk were certainly enjoying themselves



The sound of the V16 BRM had us running outside with our cameras



DHORC Member Geoff Peach was there for the main event but popped in to help later in the day……



…which was ideal as we were still rushed off our feet.



For once the Juniors beat the Adults come the final reckoning.



The track came down and the room reverted back to normal within the hour. We were heading home by 1800 hours.



Thanks to all at DHORC and all on the BRM Day Committee it was a day we would not forget in a long time.

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Nick
 

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Well done on another success at these events. Like the track look as well. Hmmm give me an idea, Classic F1 HO Championship using replicas of classic F1 tracks. Probably just a pipe dream
 

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Wow!
What a great looking event, I thought It would be a handful of cars under a temporary shelter.

Always seem to miss the good stuff.
 

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Congratulations, guys, this is the way to promote our hobby, it does not matter the scale !
Only passion can explain all the work you had to project the track, bring the parts, put them together and then disassemble everything.

Very best regards !

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Thanks SplitRim,
It certainly was and being from Bourne originally and so many family and friends being involved in organising the day it made me feel very proud of our small town

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Thanks very much Andre, having only seen the room once in early June previously below there was much head scratching on Saturday night on how we could best represent the East London track with the corner angles we had with the shape of the room and the different size tables. We were pleased with what we came up with when we headed home for a well earned meal at 2130 hours even though it had taken us nearly four hours to build!



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Cracking stuff.

QUOTE (DERBY (UK) HO RACING CLUB @ 7 Oct 2012, 22:00) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>For once the Juniors beat the Adults come the final reckoning.

No surprise to me. Do you know who John Gooding is? Unless there are two, we are talking about a very talented lad who drives 1/32nd scale metal missiles. His Dad is a legend too.
 

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Great job on fitting a really good looking 10 lane (!) track into a very challenging space - and drawing people in off the streets when there were such awesome 1:1 cars outside. I bet you had to nail your feet to the floor hearing all those F1 cars screaming past.
I can understand everyone breaking ranks when the V16 went by though
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Thanks Doug, there was a lot of head scratching while we were building it. Using the ends of the soft seating to separate the area where the general public could stand helped greatly with marshalling. We flooded the outside of the building with posters and that certainly worked. Where we were located along the route was also indicated in the Programme which helped

When ever we could we popped outside to watch what was flashing by, as you said we couldn't miss out on the V16. Jamie could not believe the noise as well as feeling the exhaust efflux as the car flew past!

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Nick
 
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