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*** Leo A Capaldi ***
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Got a Jaguar I-Pace sitting in a corner? Well here is an opportunity to put it to good use.

A one make/model Proxy Event in a new format. Although slot racing has long been about electrically powered cars, there has been little connection to the 1:1 counterpart, commonly known as EVs (Electrically-powered Vehicles).
The "EV Triathlon" is a proxy event wiith a difference - three racing disciplines. The event takes place on a Rally Stage, a Sprint Circuit and a Drag Strip. Running in mid-May 2021 and near Edinburgh, Scotland you can find more details in the attached file.

A standard car model and fairly simple format means that there is a minimal amount of tuning allowed and so will hopefully attract entrants with a wide range of skills as well as Jaguar enthusiasts.

Leo

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Calling all Jaguar fans!

This is an opportunity to show some love for this well renowned marque. The Jaguar heritage is steeped with competition success and the I-Pace has continued that with the Jaguar eTrophy series and now portrayed in 1:32.

Leo

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Yo Portals/Gordon,
The snowplough/gritter is based upon a Barlux (later Giodi) FIAT truck (1:35) with scratch-built bodywork and Siku blade. The trucks were available in a variety of functions but fairly rare now, especially the Snow-plough version so I had to make my own. Not sure if I osed ictures in the Emergency and Service vehicles thread, but will do later this evening.

If you win one of the top prizes in the EV Triathlon, I could make that a Barlux Truck.

Leo
 

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The black-window cars do not have lights but as Kev says, the weight difference is fairly small. I have tried running a car without the traction magnet and with about 20-25grams weight but decided that the magnet is needed!

They all use the same chassis, in fact my Ecurie Ecosse car is based upon Blue 1 but has the clear windows and chassis from a Group 44 car.

#1 and #2 seem like the best choice but not by much and my drag-strip tests have not shown any particular advantage - they all hit the stop-pillow straight on.

Leo

Edit: The regulations require that the interior tray is kept in place - as the car was manufactured.
 

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Discussion Starter · #12 ·
Exanding the "Heritage Livery" concept, it occurred to me that the Ecurie Ecosse team had a grand history with Jaguar cars and therefore an E-E themed I-Pace was required.

Other fantasy liveries are encouraged!

Leo

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In the regulations I said I would provide pictures of the 3 courses involved so the Sprint Track is below. This is Carrera Exclusiv system track configured with just one crossover section so that it forms one lane. Overall running length is approximately 26 metres.

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Have been asked some questions:

Does a driver have to be fitted to the black window cars? No

Can the chassis edges be cut back to allow body-rock? The body and chassis must not be altered from standard, but the screws can be left slack.

Who is the Judge? Leo Capaldi

How will the overall winner be decided? The times from the three disciplines will be aggregated and the car with the lowest total will be the overall winner.

Leo
 

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Now up to 10 entrants, but room for some more.

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Today brought a nice little parcel - the first entrant's car arrived.

OXO-Cube's Jaguar has been numbered up and will be scrutineered in the next few days. Probably got a while to wait before others arrive, so will put it "somewhere safe".

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Yo Kev,

Yes, I broke a windscreen pillar on my Ecurie-Ecosse version so was ultra careful with this one and the Safety Car. The wheels are from a Range Rover so not EV Triathlon compliant. They are chrome-finish so v bling.

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Hello everybody.

There is still time to obtain and prepare a car. Entries have to be at the start address on or before the 10th May 2021. With the tight regulations, preparation is simple so not too time-consuming. Essentially just true-ing wheels and tyres and replacing the guide if you wish. I cannot claim that this event is any more eco-friendly than other proxy slot-car events but it embraces Electric Vehicles and so is in the right spirit.

Feel free to ask questions here or via personal message.

Leo
 

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A question has arisen about the timing of the event. The regulations state that the vehicles must arrive (PM me for the address) on or before the 10th May 2021

The Sprint and Drag events will be held outdoors, hence the loose arrangement for the schedule.

Scrutineering and Pre-event shakedown will take place by 14th May, with the actual Triathlon events following thereafter.

Leo

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