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The future?

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The Elephant in the room?
This is not new, but recent developments in the quality and design of chassis available for 'classic' racing is causing some concern.
Not only 'Spring Steel Laser cut' but also the latest plastic Hi-Tech designs.
Are we all comfortable with this cutting edge design and build quality chassis as the way forward, or is it time to re-think what CSCRA is about?
The most important thing to remember here is...we are a very small group!
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Hi guys
The reason I started to build some laser cut chassis was that at my first meeting there were only a handful of scratch built cars , the rest were pitlane or plastic chassis. I expected most to be of the brass and piano wire type , so I decided to encourage people by producing simple jigsaw puzzle type kits which they could assemble themselves, hoping it would lead to them scratchbuild cars in future , perhaps you could say a stepping stone .the performance of these is not greatly different from a well prepared plastic car , on some tracks it is slower. Now I have kept the chassis simple , I could develop them to the nth degree resulting in a chassis costing perhaps £135 , but this is not in the interest of anyone .I produce a simple bolt together solution for a range of hard body's that is robust enough to take a hard knock without getting bent .
However I have no problem if people vote to ban them , and I'm more than happy to make myself wire and brass chassis
I can understand where your coming from and I would like nothing better than seeing 40 cars built to the standard that the 2 Micks produce (Kerr and Langridge),this is never going to happen.
As for the concourse points , it's fine as it is
I don't expect people to get points for a chassis I have built , however if they buy a kit and assemble then they should get some reward.
OK now that seems to be finished , let's see if I can develop rubber tyres that perform like a decent set of sponges.
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