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Gary Skipp
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Basically, you build a car, and send it all over the country (or world!) for someone to race for you on your behalf.

I'm sure you'll get more detailed responses, but in a nutshell, its build-a-car-and-send-it.

Hope that helps
 

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To take the proxy that I am organizing (for Small cars) as an example...

You see the rules on the net. You can see how others are doing and what tecniques they are employing to complete their car(s). You get to build something which will race in anger (combining kit bashing with racing). You get all the help you need in completing your car and make some new friends in the mean time.

When it's finished, send it off to the organizer or the first track owner and they'll organize some kind of event which will test all of the cars equally and eventually a final order will arrive. Sometimes points are added to the best looking cars in a concours event. Not in the case of my event


Next they will either be sent back to you or sent on to the next track where the whole process is repeated.

At the end of they day you will end up with more experience and possibly even a prize...

I suggest having a look at the Small Car Proxy thread as this is an excellent place to start...


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QUOTE (LMP04 @ 13 Oct 2004, 15:35)Basically, you build a car, and send it all over the country (or world!) for someone to race for you on your behalf.

I'm sure you'll get more detailed responses, but in a nutshell, its build-a-car-and-send-it.

Hope that helps

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Thanks! That's what I thought, but wanted to be sure.


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QUOTE (McLaren @ 13 Oct 2004, 18:48)To take the proxy that I am organizing (for Small cars) as an example...

You see the rules on the net. You can see how others are doing and what tecniques they are employing to complete their car(s). You get to build something which will race in anger (combining kit bashing with racing). You get all the help you need in completing your car and make some new friends in the mean time.

When it's finished, send it off to the organizer or the first track owner and they'll organize some kind of event which will test all of the cars equally and eventually a final order will arrive. Sometimes points are added to the best looking cars in a concours event. Not in the case of my event


Next they will either be sent back to you or sent on to the next track where the whole process is repeated.

At the end of they day you will end up with more experience and possibly even a prize...

I suggest having a look at the Small Car Proxy thread as this is an excellent place to start...


Mclaren
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So, the car that is sent off is also tinkered with by those racing it in proxy, with the hopeful result of a better and faster car. Sounds like there wouldn't be much sense in proxy racing a car right out of the box. Seems more suited to built cars or stock machines that have been modified in some way.

I assume, too, that on occasion a car wrecks and may be irredeemably damaged. Part of the risk of racing.

Thanks much McLaren. I don't have a car to proxy race yet, but I'll check out your race.


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Graham Windle
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mike check out the links on my site for uk proxy and world proxy you can enter world proxy using even the simolest methods of con struction or a chassis kit (parma ,Demon ,Slot It ,Tsrf) its good fun and doesnt cost a lot you also get a good idea of how competitive the cars you build really are .
 

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Phil Kalbfell
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The entrants in our proxy races have certainly learnt a lot about building cars. Five years ago Chris Briggs sent us a BMW to run in our First proxy race it would not handle and was hard to drive,now he has just managed to build two cars that finished FIRST and SECOND agains some of the best builders in the 1/32 scale world! Over the years we have had some basic cars that we have managed to improve on and the owners see how they perform on there return.
I have not seen a chassis damaged althought this year My Supra does look a little worst for wear!

Have a go it is great!

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Your articles on car building are terrific.
And the popsicle racer is just ingenious. They look great... and so simple. That I may have to try.


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Hi Mike

By all means join in on the fun...... You have nothing to loose and a whole lot of knowledge to learn....

As Phil pointed out, I was not the best builder in the world, and I'm still not, but I have learned something about building and design every time I enter a race... I just love to build and with the help of guys Like Russell Sheldon, Phil, Dave, Larry Shepherd and many others I can now do up a competitive chassis.....

I have several articles on Scratch building on my site that may help..... here is one on what I call Building 101.... Just some tips that I use that may help you get started.....

The main thing about building is not to get discouraged..... my first chassis was so bad it ended up in the garbage about 5 mins. after it was done.... It just takes practice using the tools you need to build....

And there are a ton of guys that are always willing to give you help and info on this list...

Chris
 
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