I'll post something in the events section when we have developed this a bit more.
Steve was a multiple UK slot car champion with a reputation for building exquisite chassis in the brass and piano wire era. He was the first to win all three UK national 1/32 championships in 1981 and retired shortly after that. He briefly started to build chassis again in 2009 and proved that he had lost none of his old skills. There are several threads on slotforum devoted to Steve Walker cars. Unfortunately, cancer claimed him in 2014 so it is time to organise an event in his memory which we have pencilled in for November 2019.
In order to encourage more people to build cars with brass and piano wire, the thinking is to allow new builds of old designs with new running gear, particularly motors and gears. There are already series catering for original 70's and 80's equipment but it is getting much harder to find all the stuff you need from that era, hence a series for new builds as well as any old ones which are running.
There has been much interest shown in Tyrrell 6 wheelers (P35) in this forum in recent years and Steve's championship winning car from 1981 is now in the hands of the Crampton Museum where Timaru is based. This means it can be measured and photographed to help new builds. So maybe a Steve Walker Memorial event featuring Tyrrell P35's.
Not so coincidentally, recent conversations with a prolific chassis builder from that era (who's quality of work rivalled Steve's) revealed an interest in building some chassis again. So watch this space!