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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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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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Did somebody lose a large flat 10g weight over the weekend? Just found it in the top of the Tholt-y-Wil roundabout!

It has a triangle in the middle with the letter B in.

It will be one of our visitors from across the water, they just didn't want to pay any extra baggage charges for it on the flight home!
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Just got back from my break to the Isle of Man.
Nice to read some glowing reports of what was a great event.
Excellent venue,good mix of stages,great food and beer and hospitality second to none, what more could any slotrally driver want!

It`s up to more of us from this side of the water to support this event next year,as you wont regret it.
The island has plenty to offer,even when the rallying is over.
I for one will be putting this in next years diary as soon as the dates are announced.


Me too Wayne. The wife will most definitely be booking it off a long time in advance.
You'd probably had a few more if NSR hadn't had 24hr in Italy weekend before

Did last years event and was excellent as this year it seems

Glad you all enjoyed it

Your Padwan done well John;0)
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