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Hello All

I've created this thread as a "One Stop Shop" for the Heart of England Classic F1 GP Championship 2012 (Formula One Grand Prix Cars 1970 - 1980).

In this thread you'll be able to access:

1, Event Information (Dates, venues etc).

2, Information on any cars regulation changes.

3, Results and Championship Tables.

4, Links to other information resources in slot forum and on the world wide web.

There is plenty of interest in the championship at the moment so watch this space for further details.

Please feel free to post comments and opinion
 

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Bulletin 1: Heart of England F1 Calendar 2012 finalised.

I'm happy to report that following successful negotiations with Wolverhampton Slot Car Club, Oaklands Park Model Car Club and Great Barr Slot Car Club the Championship Calendar 2012 is as follows:

Launch/Test/Non Championship Race day, Bearwood Scalextric Club. Sunday 19th February 2012. (Doors open at 10:30).
See Link to Calendar for entry list and further details etc

The purpose of the day is to allow potential championship competitors to test their cars (Grand Prix Slot Cars 1970-80) followed up by a friendly/social non championship race day to assess the viability of the "Johnson Formula" and levels of interest.

See Link: HADLEY STADIUM, BEARWOOD, WEST MIDLANDS

Minimal entry cost of £4.00 per entrant (fees raised will purchase Trophies for Rounds 1&2).

Rounds 1 & 2. Wolverhampton Slot Car Club. Sunday 25th March 2012. (Doors open at 10:00).
See Link to Calendar for Entry list and further details etc.

Round 1 (Morning Session) : Wolverhampton Aldersley Circuit. 6 lane 88ft (29m) polyurethane surface, copper tape, slotmaster control, 13.7v 25amp PSU.

Round 2 (Afternoon Session) : Wolverhampton International Circuit. 4 lane 100ft (33m) sandtex surface, copper tape, slotmaster control, 13.7v 25amp, PSU.

See Link: Claregate Centre, Aldersley Leisure Village, Aldersley Stadium, Aldersley Road, Wolverhampton, West Midlands, WV6 9NW.

Rounds 3 & 4. Bearwood Scalextric Club. Sunday 6th May 2012. (Doors open at 10:00).
See Link to Calendar for Entry list and further details etc

85ft 4-lane Scalextric classic track

Round 3 (Morning Session Clockwise run)

Round 4 (Afternoon Session Anti-Clockwise Run)

See Link: HADLEY STADIUM, BEARWOOD, WEST MIDLANDS

Rounds 5 & 6. Oaklands Park Model Car Club. Sunday 17th June 2012. (Doors open at 10:00).
See Link to Calendar for Entry list and further details etc

4-lane, 1:24 lane spacing 105' long, gloss surface. Braid rails, Lapmaster race control

Round 5 (Morning Session)

Round 6 (Afternoon Session)

See Link: Harry Mitchell Leisure Centre, Coopers Lane, Smethwick, West Midlands B67 7DH.

Rounds 7 & 8. Great Barr Slot Car Club. Sunday 19th August 2012. (Doors open at 10:00).
See Link to Calendar for entry list and further details etc

6 lane Ninco track, 115ft long, with computerised lap timing

Round 7 (Morning Session Clockwise run)

Round 8 (Afternoon Session Anti-Clockwise Run)

See Link: Collingwood centre, Collingwood drive, Great Barr, Birmingham, B43 7JW
 

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Bulletin 2: Competing Car Regulations (The "Johnson Formula")

Formula Ethos:

• To revisit a golden age of motorsport to celebrate :

o The diversity of car design of Grand Prix Cars of 1970 -80
o Legendary racing drivers.

• To keep the formula:

o Low "tech" but allowing some limited forms of modification.
o Cheap to compete in.
o Fun to race.
o Equal, Honourable and equitable for young/old & inexperienced and experienced alike.
o Relatively low powered and somewhere near the actual scale speed of the 1:1 Grand Prix cars of 1970 - 1980's.
o A framework for the scale modeller to show their skills by allowing scratch built cars and freedom to dress the cars in any livery.

For further details see link to Competing Car Regulations (The "Johnson Formula")
 

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Bulletin 3: Championship Points Scoring System

Best 6 of 8 Rounds to count.

1st = 25pts

2nd = 20pts

3rd = 16pts

4th = 13pts

5th = 11pts

6th = 10pts

7 th = 9pts

8th = 8pts

9th = 7pts

10th = 6pts

11th = 5pts

12th = 4pts

13th = 3pts

14th = 2pts

15th = 1pt

Trophies for 1st, 2nd and 3rd overall will be awarded.
 

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Bulletin 4: Electronic Controllers use at Bearwood Scalextric Club.

If your controller cannot cope with undetermined / reversed polarity then please do not use it at the Championship Launch on 19/02/2012 or Rounds 3 & 4 on 06/05/2012 at Bearwood Scalextric Club as this may cause damage to your throttle electronics.

Ideally the best controller to use at Bearwood Scalextric Club are standard wire wound resistored
one (eg Parma Economy, etc).
 

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Bulletin 5: Championship Awards (Including an Under 16's Junior Championship).

Overall Championship award trophies will be presented at the conclusion of the championship to 1st, 2nd and 3rd overall.

In addition to the main awards the Heart Of England F1 Championship is proud to promote an Under 16's Juniors Championship.

In parallel to the main Grand Prix championship, points will be awarded to junior drivers (who are aged 16 or under) which will count towards a separate Under 16's Junior Championship.

Points scored in the Under 16's Junior Championship will not count towards the overall championship and will be "ring fenced" to the Under 16's Championship totals only.

Trophies in the Under 16's Junior Championship will be awarded to 1st and 2nd overall only.

To be eligible for this award drivers must be aged 16 or under on Monday 20th August 2012 (the day after the final round of the championship!).

Under 16's Junior Championship contenders are fully eligible for the Overall Championship awards in addition to the Junior Championship awards.

Points for the Under 16's Junior Championship will be awarded as follows:

1st = 10pts

2nd = 8pts

3rd = 6pts

4th = 4pts

5th = 3pts

6th = 2pts

7th = 1pt
 

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Bulletin 6: Launch/Test/Race day at Bearwood Scalextric Club 19/02/2012

Confirmed entrants so far:

1, Ian Howard (Bearwood)
2, Graham Pritchard.(Bearwood)
3, Steve Beach (Bearwood)
4, Dave Parish (Bearwood)
5, Owen Cooper (Oaklands)
6, Eddie (Oaklands)
7, Simon James.
8, Jonathan Davies (Bearwood)
9, James Noake (Bearwood)
10, Will Charlton (Bearwood)
11, Stan Comley (Oaklands)
12, Paul Munro (Great Barr)
13, Simon (Great Barr)
14, Barry Davies

Due to the size of our club rooms we are restricted to a maximum of 25 racers so please contact Ian H to confirm your entry.
 

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Bulletin 7: Oaklands Park Grand Prix under threat.

Recent messages on SlotForum indicate that the Oaklands Park Grand Prix my be under threat following the upsetting news that their building has been condemmed by the landlord.

Oaklands Park is an amazing circuit and its potential loss to the slot racing world will be nothing less than an tragedy.

We are waiting to hear further news at this point. Watch this space for further details.
 

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Bulletin 8: Launch/Test/Race day at Bearwood Scalextric Club 19/02/2012 REMINDER!!!!

Launch/Test/Non Championship Race day, Bearwood Scalextric Club. Sunday 19th February 2012. (Doors open at 10:30).
See Link to Calendar for entry list and further details etc

The purpose of the day is to allow potential championship competitors to test their cars (Grand Prix Slot Cars 1970-80) followed up by a friendly/social non championship race day to assess the viability of the "Johnson Formula" and levels of interest.

See Link: HADLEY STADIUM, BEARWOOD, WEST MIDLANDS

Minimal entry cost of £4.00 per entrant (fees raised will purchase Trophies for Rounds 1&2).

For further details see link to Competing Car Regulations (The "Johnson Formula")

PM me ASAP to confirm your entry!!!!!
 

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Bulletin 9: Launch/Test/Race day at Bearwood Scalextric Club 19/02/2012 REMINDER!!!!


Heart of England Classic Grand Prix F1
19/02/2011
Launch/Test/Race day
at Bearwood Scalextric Club
Doors open at 10:30.




This is a "test race day" for the upcoming Heart Of England Classic Grand Prix Formula One Championship.

Formula Ethos:
To revisit a golden age of motorsport to celebrate :

o The diversity of car design of Grand Prix Cars of 1970 -80
o Legendary racing drivers.

To keep the formula:

o Low "tech" but allowing some limited forms of modification.
o Cheap to compete in.
o Fun to race.
o Equal, Honourable and equitable for young/old & inexperienced and experienced alike.
o Relatively low powered and somewhere near the actual scale speed of the 1:1 Grand Prix cars of 1970 - 1980's.
o A framework for the scale modeller to show their skills by allowing scratch built cars and freedom to dress the cars in any livery.



Venue :

BEARWOOD SCALEXTRIC CLUB
Address: HADLEY STADIUM, BEARWOOD, WEST MIDLANDS

The purpose of the day is to allow potential championship
competitors to test their cars (Grand Prix Slot Cars 1970-80)
followed up by a friendly/social non
championship race day to assess the viability of the "Johnson Formula" Car Regulations.
and levels of interest.
Minimal entry cost of £4.00 per entrant (funds raised will go towards trophies for round 1&2 of the championship).

Due to the size of our club rooms we are restricted to a maximum of 25 racers so please Contact: Ian Howard via PM on Slotforum ASAP

Confirmed entrants so far:

1, Ian Howard (Bearwood)
2, Graham Pritchard.(Bearwood)
3, Steve Beach (Bearwood)
4, Dave Parish (Bearwood)
5, Owen Cooper (Oaklands)
6, Eddie (Oaklands)
7, Simon James.
8, Jonathan Davies (Bearwood)
9, James Noake (Bearwood)
10, Will Charlton (Bearwood)
11, Stan Comley (Oaklands)
12, Paul Munro (Great Barr)
13, Simon Young (Great Barr)
14, Barry Davies
15, Gary Wright (Great Barr)
16, Richard Wright (Great Barr)

Please note!!!

Re: Electronic Controllers use at Bearwood Scalextric Club.

If your controller cannot cope with undetermined / reversed polarity then please do not use it as this may cause damage to your throttle electronics.

Ideally the best controller to use at Bearwood Scalextric Club are standard wire wound resistored
one (eg Parma Economy, etc).
 

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Bulletin 10: Johnson E111 Supplier found.


Some exciting news for those of you needing to replace Johnson E111 motors to comply with the "Johnson Formula".

Fellow SlotForum member "scaleslotcars" has very kindly agreed to act as "official engine supplier" to the championship.

Motors cost a very reasonable price as follows:

£3.00 (+ P&P) for motors without heat sinks.

£5.00 (+ P&P) for motors with heat sinks.

Payment can be made via paypal.

Either motor is eligible for the championship regulations.

Please contact "scaleslotcars" directly via this forum to make your purchases.

As you can see he has plenty of stock (+ another box full just like this one!)



Please note that if you wish to source your replacement/repair/spare motors elsewhere you are free to do so.
 

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Just to confirm that if anyone wants motors to PM me.

Also picture below shows the difference between the two types, on the left is the one without heat sinks and on the right with the heat sinks.



I have a limited supply of the motors with heat sinks as probably 90% of what I have is the earlier version.
 

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LOL Phil - so the one on the left has no heat sinks and heat sinks.....

One on right has heat sinks - right?

 

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ok so I made a mistake!


could a mod alter the line to read

"Also picture below shows the difference between the two types, on the left is the one without heat sinks and on the right with the heat sinks."

thanks
 

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Bulletin 11: Revised list of Competitors: Launch/Test/Race day at Bearwood Scalextric Club 19/02/2012.

Due to the size of our club rooms we are restricted to a maximum of 25 racers so please Contact: Ian Howard by PM ASAP
Confirmed entrants so far:

1, Ian Howard (Bearwood)
2, Graham Pritchard.(Bearwood)
3, Steve Beach (Bearwood)
4, Dave Parish (Bearwood)
5, Owen Cooper (Oaklands)
6, Eddie (Oaklands)
7, Simon James.
8, Jonathan Davies (Bearwood)
9, James Noake (Bearwood)
10, Will Charlton (Bearwood)
11, Stan Comley (Oaklands)
12, Paul Munro (Great Barr)
13, Adam Williams (Great Barr)
14, Barry Davies
15, Gary Wright (Great Barr)
16, Richard Wright (Great Barr)
17, Rod Williams (Great Barr)
18, Dale Thursfield (Great Barr
 

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Bulletin 12: Programme of Events and Final Instructions for Launch/Test/Race day at Bearwood Scalextric Club 19/02/2012.


The purpose of the day is to allow potential championship competitors to test their cars (Grand Prix Slot Cars 1970-80)
followed up by a friendly/social non championship race day to assess the viability of the "Johnson Formula" Car Regulations.
and levels of interest.

Doors open at 10:30am on Sunday 19th February 2012.

Please park your vehicles in the main Leisure Centre Car Park at Hadley Stadium. See link for location details and map.

Please use B66 4NL for sat nav directions as the centre entrance is located off Wilson Road, Smethwick.

Report to the main Hadley Stadium leisure centre reception and you will be directed to Bearwood Raceway by the leisure centre staff.

Programme:


Cost: Entry to the test day costs just £4.00 and the proceeds raised will pay for the trophies at Round 1&2 of the Championship at Wolverhampton in March.

Catering: Food and Hot/cold drink is available at the very modest price of £1.00, kindly provided by Graham Pritchard.

Scruteneering: Your cars will be scruteneered to establish their compliance with the "Johnson Formula". This will include taking width measurements of the cars plus a rolling road motor speed check.

Please feel free to bring as many cars as you would like to test.

Drivers Briefing: Ian Howard will welcome all attendees and explain the format of the championship and the programme of events for the day.

Free Practice (1 - 1-1/2 hours): Groups of 4 drivers will rotate at periods of 5 minutes to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to test their cars. When you are not testing it would be very much appreciated if you would marshal on the circuit.

Race meeting: At a mutually agreeable point in the day those drivers interested in competing in a NON CHAMPIONSHIP RACE may do so.

Additional testing will be allowed after the end of racing until close of play.

Please bring only a small toolbox of spares as space will be at a premium given the numbers of attendees.

May I thank you all in advance for supporting this new championship and I look forward to seeing you on Sunday.

Ian Howard (Championship Organiser).

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Bulletin 13: Final Call for Launch/Test/Race day at Bearwood Scalextric Club 19/02/2012.


Just a few quick final reminders before tomorrow:

Re: Electronic Controllers use at Bearwood Scalextric Club.

If your controller cannot cope with undetermined / reversed polarity then please do not use it as this may cause damage to your throttle electronics.

Ideally the best controller to use at Bearwood Scalextric Club are standard wire wound resistored
one (eg Parma Economy, etc).

Available space at Bearwood Club rooms

Please bring only a small toolbox of spares as space will be at a premium given the numbers of attendees.

Scruteneering:
Your cars will be scruteneered to establish their compliance with the "Johnson Formula". This will include taking width measurements of the cars plus a rolling road motor speed check.

Parking:

Is available in Hadley Stadium Leisure Centre car park.

See you all tomorrow!!!
 

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QUOTE (scaleslotcars @ 14 Feb 2012, 12:02) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>ok so I made a mistake!


could a mod alter the line to read

"Also picture below shows the difference between the two types, on the left is the one without heat sinks and on the right with the heat sinks."

thanks

No mistake here "Slotcars"!

I took delivery of the 6 motors that you sent me today (very quick delivery by the way, excellent service) and they are all absolute screamers!

When I tested them on my powerpack one of them nearly took my arm off!

I've installed one of them into a Shadow DN1 to test tomorrow!

I'm really pleased with them, many thanks!
 

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Just a quick post to let you know that the Shadow DN1 that I tested at the Launch of the F1 Championship was an absolute screamer with the motor supplied by "Slotcars"!

All I've got to do now is develop a modicum of talent to keep it on the road!

A small amount of weight over the guide will help too . . . . . .

I'm going to be installing some of the other motors that I bought from "Slotcars" into my T4 Ferrari, and Wolf WR1.

One thing is for sure, you get a lot of "bang" for your £3.00 "buck!"

Full report on the F1 launch day (which was a resounding success) to follow later on today.
 
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