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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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Count me in.

Nice poster, Jexy will be sticking some up at the venue and work.
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Glad to see your coming over again Phil and welcome to Martyn heres hoping your wife can join us.

Gareth can you add Geoff and Brian Harrision, Doug Wheeler and Ray Beattie to the entry please.

Cheers Chris

Come on Graham put your cars in the post or your arse on a flight

QUOTE Damn, I would have supported the event if I knew proxy entries were allowed. I'll definitely enter next year and may even come in person. As you know Dave, Lin is keen to come over to the IOM to search out some history on her father's internment there during WW2. It would be a good excuse.

What a shame Leo's support crew won't be there. That is a fabulous set up.

All the very best for the event chaps. from here
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Last years event showing the tracks, more work as gone into some more tracks but will give you all idea.

Later in the thread is my video and I apoligise for the music.
Got some pictures taken at night if there any help for the night stages!
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Thanks to everyone involved, it was a great weekend.
Throughly enjoyed it, glad the lads that visited us had a good time.
I didn't realise how much video and photo's I'd taken but here's a few..

Thanks to Andi and Andy for helping move my track.

The Glen Helen managed to feed 29 of us even though we only booked 26 to start and changed it to 28 on the day, but found we had an extra when we sat down. Thank you to Scott and Gary and the staff there for sorting that out.

Hopefully see you all again next year.

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