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Hi there, I have recently found your forum, joined a few days ago. This is my first post ever on any forum, it looks easy enough.
OK, I used to be really committed to slot racing in the late 60s/ early 70s at the ACDelco club in Dunstable with occasional forays to the wonderful track at Vauxhall in Luton. Grew up, drifted away as you do and have now rediscovered the hobby some 40 years later. It is light years away in terms of technology electronics etc, and yet, nothing has changed in the essentials - the camaraderie, this forum proves that. It is great to be back. Scenery and the cars are my thing, racing is the cherry on the top!
As I said in the title, I live very near Le Mans, well someone has to, and as a professional artist I paint historically correct paintings of 917s and P4s etc for a living, as such I have extensive archives of the Le Mans 24Hours from 1923 onwards of both French and English origins, hopefully may be able to help with accuracy from time to time. I seem to be in a 1970 +/- a couple of years time warp.
Don't yet have a permanent track, we set up - with my Corvette mad daughter - a 16m/50ft Scalextric track when the studio is not open to visitors, have built a pits complex based loosely on Goodwood, will upload some photos when I find out how to do so, and we have some 20 or so cars of various makes - Fly, Slot-it Cartrix, Carrera Scalex etc. Having read the topic on converting the old BRM , superb article - have tonight purchased one on *B*y for £3, should be fun! The idea is to convert the roof space over the studio into office space in one corner and build something nice to run the cars on using the rest, just don't hold your breath!
Well, I've rambled enough. RAY.
 

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Hi Ray - welcome to the forum, there`s a lot of info to be had here.

We had a great time at this years Le Mans Classic, including four great track laps in my mate Andy`s 924. Hopefully we`ll be back in two years.

You can post pics on Flickr (others are available) and then link them here.

Cheers - Phil B
 

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Welcome from a Brit near St Emilion France, I sometimes use Le Mans for an overnight stay if going to Woking with my car. You are welcome to visit anytime, best of course to get involved with the Bordeaux VEC meeting next June. Gerald Lambourn
 

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Hi Ray,

Welcome to the Forum. There are a lot of us furriners in France - I'm an American who's been in Paris for 30 years now!

In fact, Le Mans has one or two active slot racing clubs, and I can try to find the exact info if you want. If you speak French, try the French forums, FOLM or France Slot Forum.

We also have an annual swap meet in Le Mans, usually in April I think, and that's a good place to meet people and spend all your money...

The Le Mans club used to have a beautiful 8-lane wood track when the French Slot Racing Federation was still active, and we ran "real" slot cars, but these days most activity in France is based on the 1/32 plastic models, digital or not. There's a national championship, etc.

Looking forward to seeing your photos!

Don
 

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Hi Ray
I raced at a lot of area meetings and a few clubnights at the Vauxhall cliub and still rate it as the most challenging and enjoyable track I raced on. I remember also Electrolux - was that the same as AC Delco? Also a nice track, with a large variation in height.
Welcome back!
Rob
 

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Morning Ray and a harty welcome to the interesting world of Slot Forum where the views are varied and quite amusing sometimes, you will find a lot of informative people on here and a fair number of us veterans i also date back to the 1960's with Hornchurch M.R.C and am a great fan of Le Mans if i could not go there, there was always a bit on the beeb telly not like now kind regards Keith.
 
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