I'm thinking aloud here and also testing the waters a little bit.
Would there be any interest in a meeting run to CSCRA-type regs for modern
(By modern, I mean probably sports/prototype/GT from say, Group C to the current day. In other words, large prototype-type cars and contemporary GTs. Porsche 956s to Audi R18s, Porsche 930s to Porsche 997s etc.)
My thinking behind this is that CSCRA is an excellent and successful set of rules, mainly because they are so minimal - effectively only dimensional regulations and the insistence upon hard bodies and rubber tyres. They are "free chassis" - hinged/not-hinged, steel, brass, plastic. Motors, gears, again all free.
To the best of my knowledge, there is no similar "nationwide" scene for modern-style cars - The Slot.It challenge is almost a spec series and CSCRA events are all a bit Goodwood revival in that they have an arbitary cut-off date and that will remain frozen in amber until the Day of Judgement or until baby boomer racers are all too senile to remember what to do with their thumbs (whichever comes first).
The downside of CSCRA (and by extension similar types of regs such as Wolverhampton) is that there is something of an incongruous discord between the 1:1 cars and their slotcar forms. We have fantastically engineered modern chassis in play but under old bodyshells. Something in this irritates me
Why don't we do the same chassis but with modern LMPs and GTs and in doing so, model something much closer to motorsport as it is practised in the real world right now and indeed go back somewhat to the spirit of 60s slotracing in that contemporary bodyshells are used with free chassis regs.
There's 40 years of motorsport being ignored here which I'm not sure is an entirely healthy state of affairs for slotracing to be in. It would be nice for there to be a slotracing scene for open-design chassis but without the somewhat artificial constraints of slavish devotion to a period that seems to be picked mainly in order to appeal to the baby boomer demographic.