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Rockingham 'Double Trouble' Vintage Event - 2nd April 2023

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Rockingham Slot Car Club invite entries for the 2023 edition of the
Annual ‘Double Trouble’ Vintage Race meeting

This year the event will be for models of pre 1972 Sports and GT Cars constructed, as in previous years, from parts commercially available before 1972, but excluding ‘B’ and ‘C’ can motors.

Motors must be mounted ‘inline’ or ‘sidewinder’ only.
‘Anglewinders’ are not permitted.

All cars must run on commercially available urethane tyres.
Sponge/foam rubber tyres or modern soft rubber tyres such as NSR are not permitted.
Tyres made from or containing silicon must not be used.

There will be a
1/32nd scale race on the Scale Track and
1/24th scale race on the Raceway.
Both races will be segmented;
4 x 3 minutes on the Scale Track
6 x 3 minutes on the Raceway.

There will be a Concours d’elegance competition for both scales using the ‘peoples vote’ system of judging and you must race your Concours entry.

As is usual for this event the results will be decided by adding each entrants Concours placing to their Race placing for each scale, and Overall, to find the winners.
Lowest score wins.
In the event of a tie the better Concours result will decide.
Anyone entering only one class will not be eligible for the Overall Championship.

Awards for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in both scales and overall.

Opening times;
Saturday 2nd April
9am to approximately 6pm for practice on both tracks.
The Scale Track will be closed at 11am for the running of the ‘Big Birds’ 1/24 scale Grand Prix
Rockingham 'Big Birds' 1.24 GP - Sat 1st April...
and will reopen at the conclusion of that event.
The Raceway will remain open all day.
Sunday 3rd April
8am to 10am for practice on both tracks.
10am concours judging.
10.30am Racing – 1/32nd scale in the morning followed by 1/24th scale in the afternoon.

Entry fee £5 per class. Pay on the day.

Please indicate on this thread if you intend to enter.

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Hi Mick.
Can I have an entry for both classes please?
Thanks Lee Welch.
I will bring my re-magnetiser weekend so if you have any open frame motors that need a zap bring them along....£3 per motor or four for £10.
Please remove the motor from the chassis and ensure that the retaining cross bolt in the magnet is not seized and is easy to remove.
Entry List Update

1 Mick Kerr
2 Rob Kerr
3 David Farrow
4 John Roche
5 Mark Webster
6 Joel Thura
7 Alan Shawe
8 Nick Taylor
9 Eddie Grice
10 Mike Reader
11 Steve Carter
12 Phil Smith
13 John English
14 Paul English
15 Eleanor English
16 Pete Shepherd
17 Lee Welch
18 John Moxon
19 Stephen Moxon

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Just so you all know I will be doing food on both days
Hi Graham,
Entry noted.
Some pictures from today
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Looks great, will try to make it next year!

Many thanks to Mick, Rob, Dave for an excellent weekend of vintage racing and also Loud Catering for fine cuisine.
Thanks for a good days racing, it was good to catch up with everyone!

Yep, thanks to Mick and Rob for a great meeting, and well done Pete for the 1/24th race win.

I feel my throttle thumb twitching seeing all those lovely cars on that terrific track. :)
Thanks for another great day, Good to catch up and to meet new people!

Looking forward to the next time.


Thanks to mick rob an Dave for a great weekend of racing,Dave for the catering ,exquisite as usual looking forward to the next one cheers alan
Huge thanks to Mick, Rob and Dave for a superb event! Special mention to Rob for the controller loan for Eleanor, she says "THANKS" and greatly appreciated it.

Gluttons for punishment we are already designing new cars and mods to ones we raced :D

Paul, John and Miss E
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Glad to hear you all enjoyed your first foray into vintage racing roll on the next one
cheers alan
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Many thanks to Mick et al. I had an enjoyable days racing and good to meet some new people, I look forward to next year.
Next vintage race is at SSRC, on Friday April 28th.

Sorry to say that I have a family date clash so I won't be joining you this year. Have a great weekend!

And DON, good luck with the 'procedure' :)
Double Trouble the results.
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