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Hawthorne Park Trans Am 2012

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Following on from the great event at Hawthorne Park Slot Car Club last year and the Pendle Slot Racing event, I am pleased to announce the confirmed rules and date for the 2nd Hawthorne Park Slot Car Club Pony car wars Trans Am Series event

Event Info

This event will take place at Hawthorne Park Slot Car Club, St Monicas Parish Centre, Bootle, Liverpool, Merseyside L20 9JD.
Practice will be on Friday Night from 7pm and Saturday Morning commencing from 9am. Practice sessions will be 10 minutes long and then you will change with another driver. This is in order to make the amount of practice fair to each driver
There will be food and drink to buy on the day from the club. A selection of drinks, snacks and lunch meals will be available on the Saturday.

Juniors £5.00
Seniors £8.00

Cars must be accurate 1/32nd scale cars which competed in the Trans-Am series between 1966 and 1972.
Entries should represent an actual Trans-Am livery of the period and carry the race numbers positioned where they appear on the actual car on which it is based.
Cars with incorrect liveries will NOT be permitted to run

Over 2 Litre class
Maximum width including wheel arches of 64mm.
Front wheels and tyres: Min diameter 18mm. Min overall width 6mm
Rear wheels and tyres: Min diameter 19mm. Max overall width 9mm (not contact patch)
Minimum ground clearance of the chassis and body between the wheels is 2mm.

Under 2 Litre class.
Maximum body width of 54mm including arches.
Front wheels and tyres: Min diameter 15mm. Min overall width 4mm
Rear wheels and tyres: Min diameter 15 mm. Max overall width 9mm (not contact patch)
Minimum ground clearance of the chassis and body between the wheels is 1.5mm.

Hard bodies only, made from Rigid Plastic, Resin, Glass Fibre or Wood.
Lexan or flexible vacuum formed bodies are not permitted.
In all cases where wide arches are used proof of them on the real car may be required and arches may not extend more than 2mm either side of the main bodywork and may not exceed the maximum width allowed for the class.
All cars must have clear window glass etc fitted where it appears on the prototype. Vacuum formed windows and headlight covers are permitted.
All cars must have an interior consisting of either rigid plastic or vacuum formed plastic and have a 3 dimensional representation of a driver consisting of at least a head, shoulders, arms, hands and the upper part of a steering wheel. The interior must fill the cockpit area of the car so that the chassis is not visible when looking through the windows of the car.
Bodies must be attached to the chassis securely. I.e. must not be held together with cellotape.

The chief race controller has come to the decision that NO cars with incorrect liveries will be allowed to enter the concours OR the race.
Upon entering the race, you agree that your car will meet the required liveries from the list of eligible cars

The chassis, wheels and tyres, motor, running gear and guide assembly (when centralised) must not be visible from directly above or through the interior.
Wheelbase is to be as accurate as possible to the car it is based upon and the wheels must sit in the centre of the arches when looking from the side of the car.
Wheels must be representative of the real wheels and have appropriate inserts fitted
Chassis can be made from any material but must be of an inline configuration only.
Weight may be added inside the car only and must be securely fixed.
This is a non magnet event. Traction magnets are NOT allowed.

Only one motor is allowed to be mounted into the chassis.
Only motors available from the Slot it, NSR, Slotting Plus and Scaleauto range are eligible for use and must be identifiable.
Motors must remain sealed and un-opened; any evidence of cans being opened will be viewed as tampering with the motor and is illegal. (No Neodium Magnets)
Motor must be positioned the correct way up in the chassis as intended and must not be positioned on its sides to aid magnetic grip.

Rear tyres must be of a rubber compound. No Sponge, Silicones or Ortmanns.
Tyres may be glued to the wheels, trued and treated but must feel dry to touch at the start of a race.
Tyre goops are NOT allowed.
Front tyres must be of a rubber compound and may be clear varnished.

Entrants can enter two cars each through scrutinising and may only race those cars he or she has had scrutinised for themselves.
Competitors may not share or borrow other competitors cars once scrutinising has closed and is not permitted.
Only the cars that have been scrutinised are allowed to be used during the meeting, if a part breaks or fails during a heat, the car can be repaired but needs to be scrutinized before commencing the next heat.
No change of car is allowed during a heat.
Random scrutinising will also take place at any time during a meeting. This will be carried out at the beginning of any heat or heats. All the cars in the chosen heat will be checked, if a car is found to be illegal at any point during the meeting that competitor's points will be scrubbed for the meeting.
Cars will be checked to ensure all parts used are eligible and all rules are adhered to.
Chief Scrutiniser's decision is final.

There will be 3 classes, Over 2L, Standard and Under 2L (if there is enough interest)There also will be a special award to the top finishing PCS chassied car
Each driver will race once on each lane. The heats will be raced over a time of 3 minutes. At the end of each race the laps & footages are recorded. All race scores are then totalled to give you your qualifying position for the finals. Any disputes regarding the race, marshalling or anything else should be made to the race controller.
All drivers are required to Marshall the heat which after they have raced on their designated marshalling posts.

Concours cars must compete in at least one qualifying race.
Only 1 car may be entered into Concours.
Concours will be judged by peoples vote. Each person will be given a voting slip to vote for their top three cars. Votes will then be totalled and the results given at the end of the meeting during the presentation.

Presentations will take place as soon as the results have been confirmed
Trophies will be awarded for the top 3 finishers in each class and a trophy for the highest placed PCS chassis car in each class.

If It's not mentioned above then it's illegal!
By registering for this event you are accepting the rules above and agree to abide by the organisers, scrutinisers & race controllers decisions which are final.
All drivers have the right to appeal against decisions from any of the officials to the officials committee where a joint decision will be made.
Drivers appeals should be made within 30 minutes of the infraction occurring.
Chief race controller: Jake D'Arcy
Scruitineer: Phil Clayton
Scruitineer: John Kellaway

Eligible Cars
Over 2 Litre

Ford Mustang Notchback (1964-1968)
Ford Boss Mustang Fastback (1969-1970)
Plymouth Barracuda
Chevrolet Corvair
Ford Falcon (1963)

Ford Falcon (1964)
Dodge Dart (1965-1966)
Chevrolet Camaro
Mercury Cougar
AMC Javelin
Pontiac Firebird
Dodge Challenger
Chevy II Nova
Pontiac Tempest GTO (1964)

Under 2 Litre
Alfa Romeo GTA
Alfa Romeo GTV
BMW 2002Ti
BMW 1800 Ti-SA
BMW 1600
Fiat Abarth 1000
Mini 850, Cooper and Cooper S
Saab 96 and 850
Honda 600
Renault R8 Gordini
Renault Dauphine 1093
Opel Kadett
Ford Anglia
Lotus Cortina MkI
Ford Cortina GT MkI
Ford Escort Twin Cam MkI
Ford Capri 2000 MkI
VW Beetle
VW Super Beetle
Simca 1000
Hino Contessa
NSU TTS 1000 and Prinz
Porsche 911
Lancia Fulvia
Sunbeam Imp
Volvo 122S
Volvo 544
Volvo 142
Datsun 510
Ford Pinto
Triumph Vitesse
Toyota 1600
Opel Rallye
Fiat 124
Fiat 124 Sport Coupe
Chevrolet Vega

Anyone who is interested, please PM me, reply to this thread or e-mail: [email protected] - Numbers will be limited

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Could well be up for this now....need U2l tho!
Provisionally James Robertson and Archie Davis re- group discount for premier inn.

Will confirm early in the week.
Any feedback on the premier inns as to which might be in the quietest not next door to a nightclub or local boy racers hang out...?!


(gettin on you know...need my sleep!)
In standard class, do we need to keep the scaley braids/guide?
Thanks.....I can remember a question being asked about one of the standard cars wiring or something and it was said it was ok to alter as would improve reliability.

Can I add any braid then when it wears out or do I need to buy scaley stuff?
Thanks Jake!

Ian I think the plan is for the West Darby Premier Inn - the one next to the Deaf Society, so should be nice and quiet, unless the staff have the radios on full blast.
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Thanks for the updates! Just my camaro decals to sort!
As above

A lot of people are rooting for our friends The B's at this time.
James Robertson - all 3
Archie Davis -U2l and O2l


Looking forward to this!
Thanks Jake. We are staying in that Premier Inn but also will be coming down queens drive to get to the club....doh!
Hi Ian, practice went well. Its a great track. You can really get into a flow.

cars going pretty well but we have a surfeit of grip and the cars are tipping out if pushed too hard! Getting some decent times though, not much between the three of us!

Oh and I want a 24th Scaleauto!
Interesting trip back via Warrington to avoid crash on M62, and through Mancs to avoid a shut M60!.....Doh!

What a fantastic weekend, well done and many thanks to our hosts at Hawthorne Park.

A great track I must say, one you can really 'get into'! Lee, Archie and myself really enjoyed it.

We hope to reciprocate with a round of Trans Am at Gainsboro on our soon to be completed 'big track' this space!

The racing was great, very close! I think we did the Gainsboro club proud but there were good performances from all the participants.....well done everybody.

Roll on the next event at Hawthorne!
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