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Pendle Pony Car Wars
Trans-Am Cars 1966-1972 - 7th/8th April 2012

Juniors £4.00
Seniors £7.00

Cars must be a accurate 1/32nd scale cars which competed in the Trans-Am series between 1966 and 1972.
Entries should represent a Trans-Am livery of the period and carry the race numbers positioned where they appear on the car on which it is based.
Cars which do not appear reasonably correct will not be permitted to run by the organisers.
If you are unsure about the car of your choice and livery being eligible please ask.

2012 sees the introduction of Standard out of the box cars eligible for use. You may use cars from the following 3 manufacturers but in standard form only. Scalextric, SCX, Pioneer.
All parts must remain original and unmodified with the exception of adding Lead weight inside the car and truing and gluing rear tyres. Any cars seen to have any modifications other than the ones stated will not be allowed to run.

Under 2 Litre class.
Maximum body width of 54mm including arches.
Front wheels and tyres: Min diameter 15mm. Min overall width 4mm
Rear wheels and tyres: Min diameter 15 mm. Max overall width 9mm (not contact patch)
Minimum ground clearance of the chassis and body between the wheels is 1.5mm.

Over 2 Litre class
Maximum width including wheel arches of 64mm.
Front wheels and tyres: Min diameter 18mm. Min overall width 6mm
Rear wheels and tyres: Min diameter 19mm. Max overall width 9mm (not contact patch)
Minimum ground clearance of the chassis and body between the wheels is 2mm.

Hard bodies only, made from Rigid Plastic, Resin, Glass Fibre or Wood.
Lexan or flexible vacuum formed bodies are not permitted.
In all cases where wide arches are used proof of them on the real car may be required and arches may not extend more than 2mm either side of the main bodywork and may not exceed the maximum width allowed for the class.
All cars must have clear window glass etc fitted where it appears on the prototype. Vacuum formed windows and headlight covers are permitted.
All cars must have an interior consisting of either rigid plastic or vacuum formed plastic and have a 3 dimensional representation of a driver consisting of at least a head, shoulders, arms, hands and the upper part of a steering wheel. The interior must fill the cockpit area of the car so that the chassis is not visible when looking through the windows of the car.
Bodies must be attached to the chassis securely. I.e. must not be held together with cellotape.

The chassis, wheels and tyres, motor, running gear and guide assembly (when centralised) must not be visible from directly above or through the interior.
Wheelbase is to be as accurate as possible to the car it is based upon and the wheels must sit in the centre of the arches when looking from the side of the car.
Wheels must be representative of the real wheels and have appropriate inserts fitted
Chassis can be made from any material but must be of an inline configuration only.
Weight may be added inside the car only and must be securely fixed.
This is a non magnet event. Traction magnets are NOT allowed.

Only one motor is allowed to be mounted into the chassis.
Only motors available from the Slot it, NSR, Slotting Plus and Scaleauto range are eligible for use and must be identifiable.
Motors must remain sealed and un-opened; any evidence of cans being opened will be viewed as tampering with the motor and is illegal. (No Neodium Magnets)
Motor must be positioned the correct way up in the chassis as intended and must not be positioned on its sides to aid magnetic grip.

Rear tyres must be of a rubber compound. No Sponge, Silicones or Ortmanns.
Tyres may be glued to the wheels, trued and treated but must feel dry to touch at the start of a race.
Tyre goops are NOT allowed.
Front tyres must be of a rubber compound and may be clear varnished.

Entrants can enter two cars each through scrutinising and may only race those cars he or she has had scrutinised for themselves.
Competitors may not share or borrow other competitors cars once scrutinising has closed and is not permitted.
Only the cars that have been scrutinised are allowed to be used during the meeting, if a part breaks or fails during a heat, the car can be repaired but needs to be scrutinized before commencing the next heat.
No change of car is allowed during a heat.
Random scrutinising will also take place at any time during a meeting. This will be carried out at the beginning of any heat or heats. All the cars in the chosen heat will be checked, if a car is found to be illegal at any point during the meeting that competitor's points will be scrubbed for the meeting.
Cars will be checked to ensure all parts used are eligible and all rules are adhered to.
Chief Scrutiniser's decision is final.

There will be two classes consisting of Over 2L and Under 2L.
Drivers who wish to enter both Under 2L and Over 2L cars can do so, but they will automatically go in the Over 2L finals
Each driver will race once on each lane. The heats will be raced over a time of 4 minutes. At the end of each race the laps & footages are recorded. All race scores are then totalled to give you your qualifying position for the finals.
The under and over 2L classes will be run separate in the step up finals
Step up finals will be raced over 25 laps dependent on time.

Concours cars must compete in at least one qualifying race.
Only 1 car may be entered into Concours.
Concours will be judged by peoples vote. Each person will be given a voting slip to vote for their top three cars. Votes will then be totalled and the results given at the end of the meeting during the presentation.

Presentations will take place approximately 15 minutes after the last race of the day.
Trophies will be awarded for the top 3 finishers in each class.

If It's not mentioned above then its illegal!
By registering for this event you are accepting the rules above and agree to abide by the organisers & scrutinisers decisions which are final.

Eligible Cars

Over 2 Litre

Ford Mustang Notchback (1964-1968)
Ford Boss Mustang Fastback (1969-1970)
Plymouth Barracuda
Chevrolet Corvair
Ford Falcon (1963)
Ford Falcon (1964)
Dodge Dart (1965-1966)
Chevrolet Camaro
Mercury Cougar
AMC Javelin
Pontiac Firebird
Dodge Challenger
Chevy II Nova
Pontiac Tempest GTO (1964)

Under 2 Litre

Alfa Romeo GTA
Alfa Romeo GTV
BMW 2002Ti
BMW 1800 Ti-SA
BMW 1600
Fiat Abarth 1000
Mini 850, Cooper and Cooper S
Saab 96 and 850
Honda 600
Renault R8 Gordini
Renault Dauphine 1093
Opel Kadett
Ford Anglia
Lotus Cortina MkI
Ford Cortina GT MkI
Ford Escort Twin Cam MkI
Ford Capri 2000 MkI
VW Beetle
VW Super Beetle
Simca 1000
Hino Contessa
NSU TTS 1000 and Prinz
Porsche 911
Lancia Fulvia
Sunbeam Imp
Volvo 122S
Volvo 544
Volvo 142
Datsun 510
Ford Pinto
Triumph Vitesse
Toyota 1600
Opel Rallye
Fiat 124
Fiat 124 Sport Coupe
Chevrolet Vega

If you would like to enter please either post on the thread or PM me.

Hotel details to follow.


Tom Brown (Scorpus Flex)
1,127 Posts
after having this competition kindly pointed out to me by dave wisdom I would be very interested in building a car coming down and taking part.

Gregory Petrolati
1,020 Posts
Looks like fun... is this a proxy race?


Premium Member
8,009 Posts
Hi Nic,
Could you put me down to enter please.
Dave Wisdom has started a thread on NERCS site about the event...I`m off on holiday so could you speak to Dave about getting names from NERCS?

Gregory Petrolati
1,020 Posts
I noticed on the list of cars in U2 class a Fiat 124 Sport Coupe. The only one I know with genuine Trans Am history is this one I shot at Mid Ohio a number of years ago.

It's the Italian version of a series 1 car. 124s changed a short time later. Is anyone aware of a slot car version of it?

I'm considering building up an in spec version of this car for O2


393 Posts
Hi Nic, sounds good to me. I will be up for that, might even build my own car for it if my mechanical skills improve drastically!!

Put me down for it please. it'l be good to visit Pendle.


Alexis Gaitanis
2,539 Posts
QUOTE (greenman62 @ 4 Oct 2011, 21:04) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I noticed on the list of cars in U2 class a Fiat 124 Sport Coupe. The only one I know with genuine Trans Am history is this one I shot at Mid Ohio a number of years ago.

It's the Italian version of a series 1 car. 124s changed a short time later. Is anyone aware of a slot car version of it?

If i recall correctly i've seen the seller lagartijakit offering resin bodies for sale on ebay some time ago.
I checked his blog but nothing:
Maybe if you contact him....
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