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Manx Rally - Isle of Man

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In association with Manx Slot Car Club, SlotrallyGB is proud to announce the third round of the championship will take place over the weekend of 21st & 22nd April 2012 at the Glen Helen Inn Isle of Man.

This is a weekend (two day) event with rallying on the Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning. It will also feature some night stages run as a seperate competition over 3 stages with the winner taking the car! We plan to have a social meal at the venue on the Saturday evening.

Stages will be a mixture of Ninco, SCX, Scalextric and routed tracks. Dave Capelen and his fellow club members put on a fantastic event last year with a great relaxed atmosphere. The hotel venue is superb with an excellent bar and great food at very reasonable prices.

Obviously this is a long haul event for most of us, but travel costs and accommodation are not too expensive. Below are a few useful links for travel;

Isle of Mann Airport web site

Web link to airlines who fly to/from.

In addition to flying you may wish to drive and cross via the ferry. Isle of Man Steam Packet Company

As an option, I'm also considering organising a group travel mini bus. Fairly simple concept of hiring a 15 seater mini bus from the Surrey area, driving via Wales, Midlands and Liverpool and then crossing on the ferry. Exact details will need to be trashed out, but expected travel costs would be in the region of £120 per person based on ten traveling together. To help see if this is a workable option could you add a note in your application to attend a note if you are interested. It's probably best to assume traveling on the Friday and Monday. If anyone has access to a cheap/free minibus - let me know.

Accommodation should be booked directly with the venue;

Glen Helen Inn, Glen Helen, Isle of Man (
Tel: Kate, on 01624-666186

Single rooms £40 per night B&B
Double rooms £55 per night B&B
Twin Rooms £55 per night B&B

Mention Slot Rally when you make the booking.

This is the thread to enter this round, please add your name to this thread if you wish to enter.

1. Gareth Jex
2. Dave Capelen
3. Chris Priest
4. Russell Powell
5. Andi Burt
6. David Kneale
7. Ryan Kneale
8. Andy White
9. Wayne Goble
10. Steve Morrow
11. Mike Buss
12. Mike Dove
13. Chris Angold
14. Phil Barry
15. Martyn John
16. Geoff Harrision
17. Brian Harrision
18. Doug Wheeler
19. Ray Beattie
20. Luke Tyrrell
21. Pete Hopkins

Please reserve your place as quickly as possible and let others know about the event. A high resolution poster is available to download below suitable for printing.

Tire Car Vehicle Hood Automotive lighting


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Put me down - obviously !

Andi B
If anyone needs picking up from the airport or ferry on Friday - I can do it - I am off all day friday. Can make time to pick people up on saturday morning too if needed !
I have just been around Ramsey putting up some posters - only to be told by the last place I went to that there is no indication of times or location !

What times should I put on - I will go around again and add the details to the posters.

I am envisaging a 2 or 3pm start on Sat and a 9am start on sun ?
Some good pics there, Steve, Waynes World not the only one missing though !

A superb weekend, nice to see some returning faces from the UK and a couple of new ones too ! Well done to Luke and Martyn, both of whom scored their first ever podium finishes - Luke managing to knock me out of third spot in the Pro-Stock class ! A good amount of silverware heading back to various parts of the UK too !

Also like to add my thanks to everyone who made the event what it was - the track builders, the Glen Helen Inn, Trophy suppliers, and of course, the competitors - Manx and Visitors - as without you, there would be no event ! Also like to say thanks to everyone who donated something for the raffle - even though I did win back my own prize

Luke and Martyn got to the airport on time, via an hour down the slot club room for a play on the club track - Thanks to Dave Capelen, and Lukes cousins fella, Craig, for their help with the transport after my car decided to throw a wobbly -

Oh yeah - STEVE MORROW - watch out - I hit a 4.622 this afternoon with my F1 - next outing that First place is MINE , MINE I Tell You !
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Lol !

I know there are similarities between Chris P and myself in the facial hair stakes, but, not sure how he feels about wearing my pony though !

Well Done to all the trophy winners, Luke and Martyn for both picking up their first, and Steve Morrow in particular for collecting four trophies across three different classes !
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