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Will, I think I've found the Audi.

Channelling my inner Sherlock and using the adage that if you take away all incorrect possibilities, the one that is left must be correct, I deduced that;

it was definitely a predominately white car, so that discounted black red and yellow models

it has to be a Mabuchi s-can powered car for the class, so that discounted RX and SCX can motored models

it was a used example, so that discounted the mint boxed models

That narrowed it down to two cars - the one you already used and one other.

I'll bring that one tomorrow night and if you think it's the right one take a picture of it on your phone so we don't have to go through this again
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5 wins and a second place - I think that is the right one! Well done Will!

Anyway, new classes picked for the second set of the year.

So, on

14th, 21st & 28th February

7th, 14th & 21st March

we will mostly be racing

  1. Group 5
  2. Hornby Muscle
  3. Ninco 1 Muscle
  4. Ninco DTM

Group 5 is for any standard Group 5 car from any manufacturer.

Hornby Muscle is for any standard classic (pre 75) muscle car from Hornby

Ninco 1 Muscle is just for standard Ninco 1 Camaros and Mustangs

Ninco DTM is for any Ninco DTM car. Early NC1 powered cars may have NC2 motors fitted.

Apart from Group 5, there are club cars available.
 

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Ref that Audi, if it isn't the actual same one it's very similar in capability. It could be either by slight difference in the class or just better competition, it is not "head n Shoulders" above the competition like I remember before - Also that was a while ago, I know my driving prowess is far better now that it was then. The car then just romped off into the lead, yet that car (or similar) struggled to get clear this time, especially from yours. That said, if you were driving it I am sure it would be a dead cert for a 36.

The challenge for me is to get the car to do what it surely can do - GULP........
 

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Ha ha. I bought myself a Ninco 1 Mustang, arranged to borrow Steve's Camaro, and now I find the Camaro I thought I had sold!
 

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Classes picked for the third set of the year are;

  1. Hornby BOAC500
  2. 2K LMP
  3. Carrera F1
  4. Lotus/Caterham

Dates are;

4th, 11th, 18th & 25th April

2nd & 9th May

Hornby BOAC 500 is for cars that ran in that event produced by Hornby. It looks like the options are Chaparral 2F, Ferrari P4/412P, Ford GT40 Mk1&2 & MGB. There is also the Ferrari P4 & Ford P68 from the Power & Glory series if anybody has one.

2K LMP is for any LeMans prototype car produced in this century from any manufacturer.

Carrera F1 is for any Carrera Evolution F1 car. Due to the poor longevity & availability of stock Carrera replacement tyres, and the fact that some of the rear wheels on some models are an unusual design, it is allowed to change the tyres, wheels or complete rear axle from another contemporary single seater car. So Scalextric, SCX or Ninco. This has already been done to the club Carrera F1s, so it makes them eligible to use if anyone doesn't have their own car.

Lotus/Caterham is self explanatory really
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With the exception of the mentioned mods to the Carrera F1 rear axles/wheels/tyres, all classes are for standard cars.
 

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The classes to take us up to the middle of the year are ;

  1. Hornby Classic Rally
  2. Front engine LeMans cars
  3. 67-76 F1
  4. Hornby 90s GT

Dates are;

16th, 23rd & 30th May

6th, 13th & 20th June

Hornby Classic Rally is for under 2-litre pre 1980 cars so Escorts, Minis, Cortinas, MGBs, Beetles. Standard cars only.

Front engine LeMans cars is for any standard slot car model of a front engined car that ran at LeMans. The slot car doesn't have to be front motored so anything from Blower Bentleys to Corvette CR7.

67-76 F1 is for cars from the start of the winged era until ground effect cars came in. Any slot make.Tyres are free choice.

Hornby 90s GT is for GT cars made in the 90s by Hornby with an inline motor, so F40s, Diablos, Jag XJ220s and Porsche 911s. This does not include the Exin cars that Hornby imported such as the Ferrari GTO, Porsche 959 & BMW M1. Tyres can be replaced with any others from another slot car but not with aftermarket tyres such as Ortmanns etc. Club F40s are available already fitted with early Ninco/SCX tyres for those that don't have one, but they're not expensive to buy. The six club cars cost £15 from a dealer at a swapmeet!
 

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First set of classes for the start of the second half of the year were picked this week.

So on

4th, 11th, 18th & 25th July

1st & 8th August

We will be running;

  1. Hornby GT
  2. Hornby NGTC
  3. Fly F1
  4. WTCC

Hornby GT is for modernish (90-on) GT cars from Hornby. With the exception of the IMSA Jag XKRS. Tyres can be replaced by other slot car tyres, but not aftermarket Ortmann/urethane types.

Hornby NGTC is for standard versions of Hornby NGTC cars. Currently limited to BMW 125, Honda Civic, MG6 & VW Passat

Fly F1 is for standard F1 cars produced by Fly/Flyslot.

WTCC is for standard cars from any slot company that ran in World Touring Car Championships. No DTM or 4wd cars allowed.

We also need to sort out the format for our second 2019 Special night on the 27th June. LeMans theme was suggested because of the time of year, but it would be better to decide on a better attended club night than we had this week.

Trigger also insisted that he is paired with Wes this time!
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I will be absent this week. Chess League AGM.
 

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Due to the fact that so few people have a Fly F1, Peter has said the class can be opened up to any 70s F1 car of recent manufacture.

So Class three is now for any Fly/Flyslot F1 car plus 70s F1 cars from Policar, SRC or the Hornby Grand Prix Legends range. Standard cars only.
 

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Another picking night done and dusted!

So, on;

15th, 22nd & 29th August

5th, 12th & 19th September

We will be racing;

  1. SCX GT
  2. Pre 1960 Grand Prix
  3. Ninco Anglewinders
  4. Hornby Group C

SCX GT is fairly self explanatory - any standard GT car from SCX
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Pre 1960 Grand Prix is for any standard slot model of a Grand Prix car up to 1959 from any manufacturer. This doesn't include the Carrera Avus streamliners.

Ninco Anglewinders is again fairly straightforward - any standard Ninco car with an anglewinder motor setup.

Hornby Group C is for the old Jaguar, Mercedes and Porsche Group C models from 80s/90s Scalextric production. Basically standard, but tyres may be replaced by any other slot car's tyres. Not aftermarket ones. I remember when I started in this hobby (27 years ago
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) that there was a shortage of these tyres and we found that the front tyres from the SCX F1s at that time fitted well. It wouldn't surprise me if some of mine still have them fitted! I'm currently in the process of moving my slot car room to the west wing and I'm fairly sure I've got some surplus Jag and Porsche set cars that could be up for grabs. Cheapy-cheap!
 

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Due to a lot of people being away this week's Special night (26/9/19) is cancelled!

Picking night from a couple of weeks ago decided that on

3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th & 31st October

7th November

we will be racing;

  1. Indy/IRL
  2. Hornby WRC
  3. Rally Raid
  4. 80/90s GT

Indy/IRL is for any standard Ninco, Hornby or SCX Indy or IRL car.

Hornby WRC is for any standard WRC rally car by Hornby.

Rally Raid is for any standard Rally Raid vehicle from any manufacturer.

80/90s GT is for standard 1980 -1999 GT2/3 type cars from any manufacturer. No Fly Racing or Super Duper (NSR/Sideways/Slot-it etc.) performance cars. Best to check with Reuben for eligibility, but I think the idea was to get the old Proslot Ferraris and Porsches on track again. With other similar stuff like the inline Ninco 911s, Fly Venturi and for the really adventurous Hornby TVR Speed 12.

Swapmeet at Havant this Sunday and although Reuben is in Japan, I will be there most of the time to assist with correct purchases.
 

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Classes for the last set of this year have been picked.

So on;

14th, 21st & 28th November

5th, 12th & 19th December

We will be running;

  1. Classic Rally
  2. 80s/90s GT
  3. Pre '60 Grand Prix
  4. SCX WTC

Classic Rally is for any pre Group B era rally car from either Hornby or SCX. Chosen in part due to the imminent arrival of the SCX Fulvia. Standard cars only.

80s/90s GT is the same class as we have just been running. Trigger was so impressed with the Proslot Porsche that he found in the bottom of his junk drawer, that he wanted to keep running (and winning with) it.

Pre '60 Grand Prix is for any standard car from any manufacturer, so mostly Hornby and Cartrix models. Picked because Wes bought one at the Havant swapmeet.

SCX WTC is another class we have Havant swapmeet to thank for. Will (big Honda fan) finally got his own Accord! Also in the class will be Alfa 156, BMW 320, Seat Leon (I, II & III), Toledo (but not the wide bodied one) and Volvo S60. Standard cars.
 

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I can't believe that Wes chose a vintage class, after all the times he moaned at my picks! Did he run out of different names for the BTCC/NGTC class?
 

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Good to hear from you Pete, I was getting a bit worried when you stopped logging in. Have you saved up enough yet for your Spanish holiday?

I can't believe that Wes chose a vintage class, after all the times he moaned at my picks! Did he run out of different names for the BTCC/NGTC class?
Yes, so he didn't bother using a different one! I raised a point of order - Trigger wanted to ban him for it! We came to a compromise that he could pick again after much baiting about him accusing other people of cheating!
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My Spanish holiday was in September, and we had a great time in and around Madrid. Exhausting, but fun. I will come back to the club in the new year. Give all there (even Wes!) my regards.
 

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The first set of classes have been picked for the start of the 2020 NNRC championship.

On;

2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd & 30th January

6th February

we will be racing;

  1. Junior Rally
  2. Hornby WRC
  3. Porsche 911s
  4. Hornby Muscle

Junior Rally is for Ninco/SCX cars only - Clios. Meganes, Saxos, Puntos, Peugeot 306 from Ninco / Swifts, 2wd Fiestas, Citroen C2s, Ibizas, Meganes from SCX

Hornby WRC should be fairly self-explanatory - WRC eligible cars from Hornby

Porsche 911s is for any standard slot model of a Porsche 911 through the years, including the 935K.

Hornby Muscle is another straightforward one - classic era muscle cars by Hornby, US or Oz origins OK.
 

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First picking night of 2020 has resulted in the following;

On 13th, 20th & 27th February

5th, 12th & 19th March

We will be racing;

  1. Ninco GT
  2. Indy/IRL
  3. Group C (Open)
  4. Hornby NASCAR

Ninco GT is for any standard Ninco GT car in either inline or anglewinder motor orientation.

Indy/IRL is for any standard Indy or IRL car from any manufacturer.

Group C (Open) is for any Group C car from any manufacturer with free reign on modifications.

Hornby NASCAR is for standard NASCAR models from Hornby. Strangely enough!
 
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