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Phil Smith
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This weekend of 12th September there will be a Slot car show in Paris.
The venue is south of Paris at Salle Gérard Philippe à Sainte Geneviève des Bois

More details can be found here

Circuits Routiers

also there will be a six hour race using the Davic digital system on the Saturday before the event.
 

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The Southend Slot Racing Club is represented at the 6 hour race by myself, Joel Thura and Vic Bettell.

The last 6 hour I did was in 1971 and Vic is a good bit older than me and Joel has dodgy knees so I hope they give us old codgers a chair to sit on while we are racing.

David
 

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Jim Moyes
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Come on then,David!

Show us what you will be racing!

Mr.M
 

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Phil Smith
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As it is run on the Davic syatem the club is providing the cars, website says

"Voitures préparées et fournies par C.R. (DTM REVELL sur Châssis SlotIt) "

My self and Derek Cooper are not racing as it runs between 4pm and 10pm and this would clash with dinner time, you have to have your priorities you know
 

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QUOTE (Mr Material UK @ 9 Sep 2004, 23:47)Show us what you will be racing!
I'll send a couple of pictures of the event

David
 

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Well, the three old codgers from the Southend Slot Racing Club survived the weekend in Paris and made it back to the safety of Essex a bit kna....d but in one piece.


At the all important cafe stop on the way down to Paris

The 6 Hour race was fun and the organisers provided 12 Slot it chassis fitted with Revell DTM kit bodies.



Our car as suplied before the start of the race.

In practice our car was running off the pace and despite checks no fault was obvious but we were content to qualify tenth as we weren't last and we were racing against some serious opposition with a home track advantage.

During the first couple of hours the car continued to misbehave and the problem wasn't solved until it stopped altogether and the problem was identified as a duff throttle - with a replacement from the organiser the car was immediately close to the race leaders pace and we enjoyed the next few hours mixing it with the others and enjoying the experience of the DAVIC system that allows you to slipstream a car and then switch lanes to nip down the inside of the car you're chasing.


The field in finishing order






The 6 lane track with DAVIC system performed well throughout.

The time passed very quickly and we finished tenth which despite the many laps lost due to our problems wasn't too bad, and as some of the racers and slot dealers had made special late reservations with a local restaurant we were able to finish the day with a meal and a beer.

The race was efficiently organised by Eric (sorry I can't remember his surname) and was great fun - which surely is the whole point of this hobby.

On the Sunday the hall was transformed into a very spacious slot swapmeet with a great range of traders selling everything you could think of and we parted with a fair number of Euros in the 3 hours we spent trawling the stalls before setting off back to the UK.

David
 

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Scott Brownlee
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Looks and sounds a great event. Well done on having the wotsits to make the effort to go and take part.
 

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Russell Sheldon
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Nice report and nice pictures, David! Thanks for sharing.

Kind regards

Russell
 
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