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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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Sorry for not updating the list sooner i was away with work.

All names now added.

I'll add to Dave's comments, this is a great event with a superb venue and great company, really worth the effort to come along.
QUOTE (knealer @ 23 Mar 2012, 15:10) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Hi All,
In the absence of Gareth, I will volunteer myself to do timing duty etc if that helps and no one has any objections, I can have a laptop with me for the two days and when I did the club round I actually found I enjoyed it!

Thanks Ryan

A little nearer the time - i will send you the excel master sheet to make it easier.

Sorry to all for once again (AEC) allowing work to get in the way of slot rally.

I will get the limited edition Teamslot Lancia Delta's sent over to Dave for those that want one. (a seperate thread will be opened soon to make reservations).
These are the Limited edition cars that will be sent to the Manx Rally in advance for collection at the event;

13. Dave Capelen
18. Ryan Kneale
24. Wayne Goble
3. Steve Morrow
33. Chris Angold
7. Phil Barry
25. Martyn John
27. Luke Tyrrell

If your name is NOT on the above list you should very quickly add your name to the thread to reserve and let me know ASAP.
Eight Limited Edition SRGB cars are boxed up and on their way to Dave.
Please see below the time sheets for this event.

Please download and print off your sheet and complete on the day.

Please please write clearly and fill in the details correctly as some sheets can be tricky to read! Don't forget to write your membership number on the sheet. (If anyone is planning to enter the championship at this event could you please let me know so i can keep note and send you a membership card) - Championship entry costs £5.

Dave - can you take note of any new championship entries and take the money on my behalf.

Those who have reserved a limited edition SRGB car - they have been delivered to Dave for distribution. Please give Dave a cheque for £41.50 for your car, made payable to Gareth Jex.

A gentle reminder - Pro Stock cars - if they were made 4WD they MUST remain 4WD and NOT be converted to 2WD.

Have a great weekend - so sorry i can't make it this year - work has interupted play (again!) but i will be on the mobile should you need any help or answers.



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Got your PM - your suggestion is fine - unless you wish to get a Postal Order!!!!
What a great looking event - i'm glad you all had a great time and even more upset that i had to cancel - trust me i would have prefered to be in IOM rather than a wet, windy north Germany!

Ryan and Dave kindly sent me the data from the weekend and below are the provisional results (subject to any enquiries).

Classic Rally Sponsored by Teamslot

80's Rally Sponsored by SCX

Modern 2WD Sponsored by Avant Slot

Modern 4WD Sponsored by Scalextric

Pro-Stock Sponsored by MSC

Modified Sponsored by Slot Racer Magazine

Please note championship points are for indication only - not final - i need to know who joined the championship on the day and thus eligable for points etc - fairly important for this event as there are some big points up for grabs.

Thanks to everyone who organised, set up, took down, helped, competed or simply drank beer!

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