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trade only innit?

was offered tickets, but were for 31st which is no good cos of our race day

Rob.
p.s I know moped is going saturday instead of meeting us at wrexham (miserable sod that he is
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Me !

Well hopefully and we will try to get a realtime picture and report upload going for you all - no promises but it is being looked into
 

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Usually go on the Tuesday, but apparently there isn't one this year. So will probably go the first day (Thursday?) but that means possibly missing a nights racing at Liphook, so Friday is also a chance.

I was actually going to give it a miss this year but as it draws nearer I find it impossible to resist. My main gripe is that most companies now wait till Nuremburg(which is immediately after London) to announce their range and for a couple of years it got really frustrating seeing all of last years stuff on the shelves.

When it was at Olympia it was possible for tickets to be bought on the door but I can't be sure that is still the same at Excel. Even if non trade could get in the reps tend to home in on the guys wearing the UK Buyer badges to get the nice orders for the year tied up. I get a shop assistant badge, which is a laugh in itself, as there would then not be room in this particular model shop for any customers with 2 members of staff!

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I agree with you and it`s a real shame. Still, be good to glean any info from the `gang` who will be attending. Mind you a trip to Germany is tempting.....
 

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regsiter online (free) or pay at door £15! By registering online you just tell a little white lie about being trade.

Scalextric and, according to Jexy, SCX will be announcing/showing their 2004 range. All major manafacturers represented so hopefully more will showing their 2004 wares.
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All major manufacturers represented!

You sure Matt?

It's great if you're right as last year, in fact since it's been at Excel, there has been no Guagemaster (Fly, Cartrix, Pink Kar etc.) and no Hobby Company (Ninco).

Aaah! Just had a thought, were you reading some blurb on a website, and it means major toy manufacturers.

We can still hope though, right!

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Hi All

I will be there on the Friady and Saturday (mtgs on Friday) If Monarch lines are going? then i will be on that stand on Saturday.

See you then.

Jim - do you want a lift on Friday?

Gareth
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Jexy, woulda invited you for a race at our place with lots of fools, I mean like minded people.

mr M, I believe Slik and Jamie are coming.. I knwo Mooster and 250 GTO are


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When where are you racing?

If it's in the afternoon i might be able to make it, let me know.

I have heard good things about your club

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John
excellent idea - live in Northampton so if you go down the M1 rather than the M40 you'll go straight by it. Let me know if this route is not too far out of your way and we'll arrange a time and place to rendevous.

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In terms of manfacturers presence I've got on my planner SCX, hornby, Carrera and Ninco. Autoart and revel also represented. The only major manafacturer I don't think is there is Fly. However how many of these will present their 2004 range??
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All those you mention were there last year, Matt, with the exception of Ninco, so that's good news for a start.

Hornby, Technitoys and Carrera all had 2003 ranges to see (some just artistic impressions), Revellogram had the first showing of the Daytona, albeit behind glass, but the Autoart distributor only had the Scoobies on display which had already been out a while anyway.

Really looking forward to it now


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I may or may not be going on the Saturday as Intie has suggested. Something even more important has come up!

However I am going but have no set plans for any day really. I may even turn up over 2 days.

If I see anybody with a very scruffy appearance and holes in their shoes as a result of an overspend on slot cars in 2003, then I will know its a Slotforum member!


Alternatively if you can agree a Slotforum meeting place and set time in the slot car area for each day then that offers flexibility?


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Hey Int why not come over to Phoenix on thursday (train is easy..Brum then Redditch.) race at Phoenix on the night then we can take you to the show stay mine Fri then I can take you Wrexham on Saturday dead early?
 
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