Wankel is correct to remind us of the above, we don`t need to get into politics and the state of the planet and I`m as guilty of straying as Mr. P. here . Before I give myself a right telling off for adding to this I`m gonna nail my colours to Mr. P`s mast because he`s right. Enough said,end of politics except to close let me keep on the subject of slots and kids. I doubt anyone here is more involved with the youth of today and Slot racing than me. I am running seven days a week and have been for two and a half years now. The kids that race at the club are great, most after some training lets say. Basics like good manners and the respect of other peoples property and that others matter and also that shouting doesn`t always get you the attention that you seek. So yes, great kids keen on racing and a pleasure to be involved with, mostly.
I`ve just got in from running an event for some local Scouts.I`m 41 and have an image of the Scouts that clearly needs amending. For a start they are now a mixed sex organisation. Remember this is still relevant to slot racing. I have just spent the last three hours sorting out them,the adults supposedly `in charge` of them, and repairing my bloody hard work. Fixing barriers, light bulbs,trees and scenary, stickers,cleaning up coke from the track,pulling all sorts out of the rails and repairing and cleaning the trashed toilets. The noise level was out of this world, but obviously normal for the cretins in charge who said nothing.
Now, for those who don`t know me let me fill you in just in case you think I`m a wall flower. I`m an ex Sergeant-major in the British Army, the proper Army,old school and I`m bloody scarey. Whilst I`m affable enough you would not want to get the wrong side of me,trust me. With 18 years service I`ve seen the lot, been to war,done N. Ireland tours , Bosnia and the rest. Even so I struggled tonight to control these animals. What gets me the most is the contrast between my ideas on social behaviour and the morons that were responsible for this lot. To them it was ok, just kids being kids. That`s what worries me the most and to stay on subject I`m glad that Slot racing clubs do exist because there doesn`t seem to be much else out there to keep kids steered in the right direction. To finish, let me just say again I am 100% behind Mr. P but yep, makes sense to leave this kind of discussion out of this Forum. For one I come here to unwind and read the good stuff my fellow hobbyists posts.