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Rockingham Slot Car Club (formerly Wellingborough Scalextric Club) invite entries for our annual 'September Classic' race meeting.

RACING CLASSES will be the same as in previous years.

Any car that competed in any race counting towards the drivers world championship between the 1st Jan 1950 and the 31st Dec 1960.
Any car the competed in any other Formula 1 race during the same period.
We will also allow cars that competed in the 1961 'Intercontinental Championship'.
Streamliners may be entered provided the chassis used would fit under a normal, non streamlined car. ie. No sports car style chassis is permitted.
Cars must comply with CSCRA Grand Prix class 3 rules. 1950-51 cars may use wheels and tyres to class 3 dimensions.
Ready to run cars may be entered but must comply with CSCRA RTR rules. There will be a separate award for the top RTR car.

Any car complying to any of the CSCRA Saloon Car classes except Group 5.
All scratch built cars must be of inline motor configuration.
The maximum tyre width for all cars will be 9mm (overall width not tread width).
Ready to run cars may be entered but must comply with CSCRA RTR rules. There will be a separate award for the top RTR car.

MEETING FORMAT will also be as in previous years.

Will be judged by all entrants awarding marks out of 10 to each entry.

Will follow our usual format.
Each entrant will have a 3 minute qualifying heat on each of the four lanes.
The total distance covered in the best TWO of those heats will decide your position in the step up finals.
Your Concours car must be raced in at least one heat but it does not have to be one of the heats that counts in qualifying.
You may run a different car in each qualifying heat if you wish to but only one of these cars may be used in the finals.
If there are enough entries (at least 4) we may run separate RTR finals.

Will be decided by awarding points for your finishing position in both races and concours competitions.
Highest total score wins.

You will find our new club room to be a vast improvement over the old place.
Plenty of parking space all around and only one flight of stairs to climb.

Please indicate your intention to enter either on this thread or by PM.
Entry fee will be £7 for one class or £10 for both. Payable on the day.
We look forward to seeing all the regulars and hopefully some new faces as well.


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Count me in Mick.

As Corby is a bit further to drive from Abingdon (where my daughter lives) on Sunday morning, are you planning to be open for Saturday practice, in which case I might decide to stay somewhere nearer overnight and possible Mark and Mick might be interested?

· John Roche
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Hi Phil,

It's looking good for DT but I*'m not pushing it too much yet as the tracks aren't ready.

see you at the Weekend.



PS Mick, I will of course be entering this meeting.

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Discussion Starter · #7 ·
Your place is booked. I hope Mark and Mick can come as well.
I will open up on Saturday for practice from midday to around 6pm as usual.

Your place is also booked. Pay on the day as usual.

Good to have your support. I think we will be OK for Double Trouble.

There are far too many shows these days, finding an event free weekend is near impossible, but I'm sure we'll see you here sometime soon.

I've heard all about these Lads weekends in Prague, don't go getting arrested or catching anything nasty.


· Tony Condon
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Hi mick
When we chatted at EB I seem to remember you told me you were having a race for hard body 1/24 50/60s GP cars and hard body GT cars ,where does this race fit in your schedule?

Cheers tony

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Hi Clive,
Your place is booked.

Hi Tony,
The 1/24th scale meeting was down for the 22nd July.
However, due to moving and therefore having to postpone our vintage 'Double Trouble' meeting, we have decided to combine the two events over one weekend.

Big Birds and Grand Sports
1/24th scale race meeting to CSCRA regs will be on Saturday 21st July.

Double Trouble
The Vintage meeting will be on Sunday 22nd July.

It's a shame we had to do this but the roof at the old clubroom was just so bad that we couldn't risk having another big meeting there.
It does give everyone a chance to race four classes in one weekend though.
We will also do a combined entry fee of just £15 for anyone racing both days.

Hope you can make it.

· David Collins
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We're just completing the last details of the tracks and clubroom before racing formally begins again next week. Old friends will find Scalex track familiar - but different. It's around eight feet shorter (the run down to the hairpin to the left of the driver's stations has been cut), slightly more straightforward, flatter, smoother and perhaps more grippy. So, quicker!

We're aiming to do as good a job with the scenery as possible, within the constraints of a club racing environment:


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hi Dave,
You have the old track looking very good, looks like a re-paint in something suitable has taken place. Thanks for the pictures, really looking forward to running on it at your Classic meeting in a couple of weeks. When you have had a chance to race on it, just let us know if we need to 'shorten' the gearing a tooth. The straight does look a lot shorter than before.
Cheers Bill.
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