Great to hear that Oaklands will be back in business soon.
We haven't had an 'American Trophy' event for a couple of years now.
The driving position at Rockingham will be a little different.
We don't have room for a rostrum so driving will be from floor level.
White and Blue positions will be the same but Red and Yellow will be moved to the left.
This is necessary in order to be able to marshal the bridge.
I'll post some pictures as soon as it's done.
Your entries have been noted. Thank you for your support.
Don. The 'Big Bird' event is 1/24th scale.
Gerald. We are not expecting a huge entry for the 'Big Bird' event on the Saturday so we are happy to accept double entries.
If the entry turns out to be much bigger than expected then we may ask you to choose on the day.
I'm not even sure what format of racing John has planned for these cars yet.
There must be a fish and chip shop in Corby somewhere.
Every English town has at least one, we just haven't found it yet, and it's certainly not within walking distance.
David and Angela's food is always very good and is probably a lot more healthy.
Don't forget that there will be a race on Saturday afternoon as well.
For 1/24th scale pre 1965 Grand Prix Cars.
Two classes one for cars built with vintage parts and one for cars to CSCRA GP rules.
All will run together in the heats.
Separate finals if the entry in each class is big enough.
Ortmann tyres only for all classes over the weekend.
John doesn't seem to be watching this thread at the moment.
We will of course be delighted to see you at Rockingham.
To all entrants,
Just a thought about the 1/24th scale Big Birds on Saturday.
The original idea was to race 1950's GP cars only and on the small track.
This seems to have expanded to allow 1 1/2 litre F1 cars and now Indy cars as well.
I'm not sure that it will be possible to run these bigger cars on the small track. They may be too wide.
We will look at it on the day, but may have to switch to the Raceway.
I also note from the Bordo' thread that silcone tyres are used there.
Can I just remind everyone that 'Big Birds' and 'Double Trouble' are 'Ortmann tyres only' events.
I hope that's OK with everyone.
The Model Cars Scrutineers Handbook gives the following dimensions for the Shelby King Cobra.
Track Front & Rear 56"
It doesn't give an overall length and width unfortunately.
It's John's decision on the Concours scoring system.
Actually we have had very few tied scores over the years.
In the event of a tie when combining the results of concours and racing it's the concours result that is the tie breaker.
Actually I believe that the quoted measurements are for the car you are talking about.
This is the 1967 car designed for Shelby by Len Terry and not the earlier 1963/4 modified Cooper version.
The car modeled by Monogram and called a King Cobra is in reality a Cooper Monaco T61 with a Ford V8 stuffed in the back.
All the Cooper Monaco T61s*, either Climax or Ford powered, had a wheelbase of 91".
The Ford engine, being a V8, was virtually the same length as the 2.5 or 2.7 litre inline 4 cylinder Climax engine.
Details of the Cooper T61M Shelby King Cobra can be found at Ultimate Car Page.com and is also listed in the Scrutineers Handbook under Cooper.
The dates for each of these cars in the Scrutineers Handbook also tie in correctly with the dates of the real cars.
*The one exception is the Maserati engined car which had a longer wheelbase.
It's Tony Condon's Mercedes with the sidewinder Pittman.
It was quick enough to finish 2nd in the race. We raced these cars on the small track.
Interestingly the top four in the race were all 1950's cars and the other three all had open frame motors.
Top placed can powered car was Joel Thura in 5th place.
The 1/32 track has been repainted twice since we moved, the first surface was not a success.
The track also had to be modified in one area to make it fit into the new clubroom.
We took the opportunity to make a couple of other alterations as well.
The track is now much faster on our normal NSR tyres.
Not sure about the Ortmanns though.
One of my cars had plenty of grip the other none at all.
I guess it depends which Ortmann tyres you have.
It will be Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th April.
(That's the weekend before Easter).
We will open on the Saturday for practice and again run a race for Big Bird cars on the small track in the afternoon.
We are planning a slightly different format for Big Birds but it will again be for 1/24 1950-65 Grand Prix Cars.
Double Trouble will as usual take place on the Sunday.
Please do not post entries for next year here.
We will start a new thread for 2014 later in the year.
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