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The home of Scalextric, is hoisting this years event on 22nd September, at the Havant leisure centre PO9 2AY. This year we will be holding the Swapmeet mini Rally, with prizes to be won, a large selection of all makes of slotcars, the Havant factory display, with some new editions, the history of Scalextric on screen, and a Scalextric quiz in aid of our normal charity. All for the entry fee of £1 for over 16's, and under 16's free. On site parking for a £1 all day. Hope to see everyone there.
 

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Excellent. Thoroughly enjoyed last year's event and the swapmeet rally was a blast.
 

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Where is it being hoisted to?
 
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Just confirmed, thanks to Steve Ainscow the Havant slot rally is on again this year, prizes for under 16's and over 16's.
 

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Two questions that I should, probably, ask elsewhere but I feel this thread needs a promotional bump: are dogs allowed in the hall and do we think the Bowlextic people will be opening their doors in the afternoon as I recall they once did, too let folk play with their new toys?
 

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...:are dogs allowed in the hall...?
Do dogs and Scalextric play well together? I had an ebay seller cancel a purchase one time, his excuse being that his dog ate the cars I had just bought. He claimed that dogs liked to eat Scalextic cars - no I'm not joking.
 

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I'm not sure if dogs would be allowed in, but I'll check with the Leisure centre on monday and get back to you. On the question of will Bolwextric will be open to try you new purchases out, on the sunday afternoon again I'll speak with Tony and find out, but there will of course be varied tracks at the swapmeet to try your cars on anyway, as we will be holding the Havant Scalextric Rally competition again this year.
 

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Bolwextric isn't going to be open on the afternoon of the Havant swapmeet, but as previously mentioned there will be tracks open at the event to try any new purchases.
 

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#sadface

Still looking forward to it, mind. I have a shopping list. ;o)
 

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Nah, I have enough genuine dog chews to entertain her, ta.
 

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Well, dogs were not allowed and Scaleautos, there were none. Not entirely true, I did spot one white kit. But it was an Audi and definitely not on the list. Uh, uh.

I don't gotta say it but I'm gonna, I felt there was an extraordinary dearth of anything non-Scalextric this year. I know the clue may have been in the event's title but a couple of years back I recall picking up a Slot It, NSR, SCX (and I don't mean some old vintage Technitoys offering - of which there still seems to be plenty!) and some Scalextric fare. A dealer rocking up with some alternatives might make a killing. Maybe.
 

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^ Seemed to me, most punters wanted new in box Scalextric stuff.. guess it's down to the type of people that attend these events.. of all the people Iv met racing at clubs over the last 4yrs, I saw maybe 4, 3 of which race box standard run of the mill stuff.
So, in a nut shell, the traders that had loads of Scalextric stacked high, selling cheap, did well. Everyone else probably less so..
I actually sold more to a trader before the doors opened than the whole rest of the day.. And, I sold almost as much on eBay while I was stood there..
It was very quiet compaired to the last time I went, bit disappointing, the rubbish weather was probably a contributing factor..
 

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...the traders that had loads of Scalextric stacked high, selling cheap, did well.
Do you know that for a fact? Good for them, if so; that's an important positive.

I did about three laps of the stalls and thought, 'Really? How many of these soggy punters are actually in the market for an old and unboxed Mexican dragster or a new boxed Scaley at £35?' That's all that registered with me.

If, like me, you were damp and wanted something with a little exotic Continental accent, you were in the wrong place.

I had, mistakenly, seen the meet as a chance to gawp at some foreign shizzle in the flesh, as opposed to trying to weigh up a car from a website image.

I'm now also annoyed I didn't see you! Where was your pitch, then?
 

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There was actually more people through the door this year than last year 189 compared to 178, not a massive increase but it is at least going in the right direction. I few people said they felt it was quite compared to last year, but that may have been partly down to the fact we opened the whole room up and spread ourselves out a bit making it fell a bit more empty. Any suggestions as to how to fill the whole hall for 2020 would be greatly appropriated.
 
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