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The Grand Prix de Montana is an invitational three race proxy event to celebrate the 1½ liter Formula one cars that contested the World Championship from 1961 to 1965. Our hope was that the cars entered will be the finest examples of highly detailed, historically accurate, and skillfully built slot cars. This year's entrants were invited based on their record of scratch building superior cars from this era.

The rules for the event were drafted to promote the building of cars that are both beautiful and fast. Our goal was to encourage building of cars that were accurate to scale and represented the cars as they raced in each of the years of the 1½ liter formula.

Concours judging was included in the event. Points earned in Concours were added to the entrant's overall score and counted the same as one race.

The series began in Montana, has moved to Georgia and will conclude with a race in California next month. I will publish results at the conclusion of the series.

A gallery of the dozen cars in this year's invitational follows. If anyone is interested in information concerning next year's event, please feel free to send me a personal message.

Cheers, Mark


David Lawson's 1965 BRM P261


Chris Wright's 1964 BRP Mk 2


Jim Hansen's 1964 Brabham BT7


Mark Huber's 1964 BRM P261


Jay Hardy's 1965 Honda RA272


Tony Condon's 1963 Lotus 24


Dennis Samson's 1965 Ferrari 1512


Phil Kalbfell's 1962 Brabham BT3


Dave Jones' 1962 BRM P578


Dave Bantoft's 1964 BRP Mk 2


Alan Schwartz's 1962 Porsche 804


Charles Lawrence's 1964 Derrington-Francis
 

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Beautiful Mark!

What a grid...

Don

PS: Mark, just a thought: any idea how one of the vintage F1 cars from the 60s would do against a field like this? I'm mainly thinking of the Monogram Ferrari and Lotus, and the Atlas Ferrari and Brabham of course, which would have been the most competitive of the lot... Purely in race terms of course, they would have had to be super-detailed to stand up in that sense...
 

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Congratulation to Jim Hansen on winning round 1 (Brabham BT 7 #6) and to Jay Hardy on finishing 2nd (Honda RA 272 #11), but especially to Dennis Samson (Ferrari 1512 #14) who came 3rd, with a car built in various hotel rooms while on business trips!

Also to master-builder Chris Wright (Mr Beardog) on winning concours d' elegance with his magnificent BRP Mk 2 and to Dennis on his 2nd place. Lot's of hotel rooms with red spray on the walls, Dennis?

Kind regards,

Russell
 

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Great Looking grid that is Mark.

Well done to the winners looking forward to the next round

Simon
 

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QUOTE (Russell Sheldon @ 5 Nov 2011, 06:52) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Lot's of hotel rooms with red spray on the walls, Dennis?

LOL, fortunately not!

I built parts of the frame in my hotel room in Boise, Idaho, but the spraying was done at home the weekend before the event. I got the car to Montana with one day to spare before the first race. Thanks to all the other entrants for their patience.
 

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Marc,

Even with my less than perfect Graham Hill?
Thank goodness for the skills of the other guys!

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Mark
 

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John

For what its worth this is my very simple chassis in my entry. BRM number 4



David
 

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QUOTE Nice! Can we see the chassis now please?



Phil Kalbfell



Dave Jones



David Lawson



Charles Lawrence



Jim Hansen



Mark Huber



Jay Hardy



Dennis Samson



Alan Schwartz



Tony Condon



Chris Wright



Dave Bantoft

Regards,
Jay
 

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The podium cars from the final race at Dennis' Pebblestone circuit last month:

1: Dennis' Ferrari 1512
2: Jay's Honda RA272
3: Jim's Brabham BT7



Overall results for our series were almost identical: Jay's Honda won the championship. Jim's Brabham and Dennis' Ferrari tied for second place. All the cars have now been returned to their owner or are en route, despite my desire to hold on to a few of them indefinitely!
 

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After asking for chassis photos I missed them being posted. Thank you, a great collection of cars!

Cheers

John
 
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