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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.

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Planning on coming as i have family to stay with over there.

Has any more thought been put into the minibus idea? I think that would be a good way to go.

There was talk of a minibus Phil, so that maybe a possibility

Looks like i'm going to have to look at options for coming by myself, has anyone used the before? they must be little planes at a little airport haha!

QUOTE (zero5 @ 13 Mar 2012, 17:32) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>There's pedals between the seats Luke

It wouldn't suprise me!

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Flights are booked!

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Luke Tyrrell - Same cars as before

Hopefully i can sort my dog of an impreza out before this round!
I should be able to take your cars John if thats the case.

Dave I'm flying from Birmingham on the Thursday evening. so probably won't be much help!

u changed your outward flight Martyn? i see a earlier post says saturday morning.

Hi all

due to unforeseen circumstances the scx 959 has gone missing which i was had been borrowing for my championship entry in 80's

I was wondering if anyone has one they can bring along and lend me for the event?

Cheers guys
Cheers steve - may be along tonight for some racing also if time permits.
Well pleased with the event - I'll do a propper post (pics etc) when i get home.

Cheers to everyone involved.

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