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· DT
8,026 Posts


Today is our 1st Birthday. A year after the day that we opened for business to the public: The 16th September 2003.

A few stats:

We have 4 077 Total Topics, 45 460 Total Replies made by 1 090 Total Members that, including guests, come from 60 different countries around the world.

Sure there are some duplicates and there are some inactive accounts, but membership has been steadily growing with peaks at over 100 a month over Christmas 2003 and July 2004. July 2004 has been our busiest month so far with all the talk of Digital I suppose.

We are now getting well over 400 new topics started each month with over 5 000 posts made in reply.

Our Cars section is the most popular with 277 877 views, followed by News (181 377), Tracks & Scenery (143 119), Scratch building (142 782), The Pit Lane (107 582), Clubs & Events (67 505), Slot Racing & Tuning (54 485), Digital (53 155) & the others.

On the servers, we are serving, every month, over 11 GB of data per month to over 12 294 people. 372 627 pages viewed and 2 742 444 hits.

Our RSS news feed is turning out to be very popular with over 17 507 hits per month.

We are well indexed on various search engines (you may have noticed some of them around the board).

We wish to take this opportunity to thank all members for their patronage.

Thank you to all the moderators who have spent many long hours oiling the machine.

Thank you to the technicians who have helped with servers, configuration and bandwidth management.

Thank you to the slotcar manufacturers, distributors and retailers that have contributed prizes for our competitions.

Let us have a great year ahead!

Nuro & Swiss

· Jim Moyes
6,560 Posts
Big manly pats on the back all round!

Altogether now

Happy birthday to us,
Happy birthday to us, etc., etc.


· Registered
167 Posts
Well done guys, you have done a great job opening up the slot car hobby to home enthusiasts like myself.
Your site quickly became my one stop shop for technical advice, new release information, etc, etc., and where else could I go to see the fabulous creations of our resident scenery and scratch builders...always an inspiration to me


· Gregory Petrolati
1,020 Posts
Bravo to all involved!



· Allan Wakefield
6,720 Posts
thomas sent me some jokes this morning, which must mean he is bored with nothing to do for once

Anyway -
A ) They are really very good and
B ) It's our birthday so I am allowed to get off topic..

Enjoy and thanks thomas!

QUOTE Girls Night Out:

The other night I was invited out for a night with "the Girls."
I told my husband that I would be home by midnight, "I promise!"
Well, the hours passed and the margaritas went down way too easy.
Around 3 am., a bit loaded, I headed for home. Just as I got in the door, the damn
cuckoo clock in the hall started up and cuckooed 3 times. Quickly,
realizing my husband would probably wake up, I cuckooed another 9 times.
I was really proud of myself for coming up with such a quick-witted
solution (even when totally smashed), in order to escape a possible
conflict with him. The next morning my husband asked me what time I got
in, and I told him "Midnight". He didn't seem pissed off at all. Whew!
Got away with that one! Then he said, "We need a new cuckoo clock."
When I asked him why, he said, "Well, last night our clock cuckooed
three times, then said, "Oh crap! cuckooed 4 more times, cleared it's
throat, cuckooed another 3 times, giggled, cuckooed twice more, and then
tripped over the coffee table and farted."
QUOTE Holiday in Wales:

Two American tourists were driving through Wales. At a little place
called Llanhyfryddawelllehynafolybaarcudprindanfygy
Thiadtrienusyrhafnauole they stopped for lunch. They were amazed with
the place-name, and so one of the tourists asked the waitress: "Before
we order, could you please settle an argument for us? Would you please
pronounce where we are . . . very slowly?" The girl leaned over and
said, "Burrrrrrr-gerrrrrrr-Kiiiiiiing."
QUOTE Classical Music Expert

A tourist in Vienna goes through a graveyard and all of a sudden he
hears some music. No one is around, so he starts searching for the
source. He finally locates the origin and finds it is coming from a
grave with a headstone that reads: "Ludwig van Beethoven, 1770-1827."
Then he realizes that the music is the Ninth Symphony, and it is being
played backward! Puzzled, he leaves the graveyard and persuades a friend
to return with him. By the time they arrive back at the grave, the music
has changed. This time it is the Seventh Symphony, but like the previous
piece, it is being played backward. Curious, the men agree
to consult a music scholar. When they return with the expert, the Fifth
Symphony is playing, again backward. The expert notices that the
symphonies are being played in the reverse order in which they were
composed, the 9th, then the 7th, then the 5th. By the next day the word
has spread and a throng has gathered around the grave. They are all
listening to the Second Symphony being played backward. Just then the
graveyard's caretaker ambles up to the group. Someone in the group asks
him if he has an explanation for the music. "Don't you get it?" the
caretaker says incredulously. "He's decomposing"
QUOTE Anthropologist:

An anthropologist returns home from the south seas and was regaling his
friends with amazing tales. He said that one tribe had invented palm
leaf suppositories to cure constipation. "How good are they?" his friend
asked. "Well," he replied. "With fronds like that, who needs enemas."
QUOTE Husband and Wife:

A husband walks into Frederick's of Hollywood to purchase some sheer
lingerie for his wife. He is shown several possibilities that range
from $250 to $500 in price, the more sheer, the higher the price. He
opts for the most sheer item, pays the $500 and takes the lingerie home.
He presents it to his wife and asks her to go upstairs, put it on and
model it for him. Upstairs, the wife thinks, "I have an idea. It's so
sheer that it might as well be nothing. I won't put it on, do the
modeling naked, return it tomorrow and keep the $500 refund for myself.
So she appears naked on the balcony and strikes a pose. The husband
says, "Good Lord! You'd think that for $500, they'd at least iron it!"
He never heard the shot. Funeral services are pending.

· Lenny Broke
317 Posts

In the word of my mad Bulgarian Mate


Thanks for coming along at the right time guys, things were looking a bit grim on the slot car web page front before then
Any way hope you all have a good time in Egg this weekend

Cheers Lenny

Sorted the formatting for your Lenny and thanks for the good wishes!

· Allan Wakefield
6,720 Posts
QUOTE ps - who is member no 1???

Nuro, then Myself with Brasco and Toto between Nuro and I although I think they are test IDs, Brasco has posted nothing and Toto posted a Happy Birthday message to EE.
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