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Pete Shepherd
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Two classes will be run on the day (14th of July) -

The PCS Tourist trophy for Pre 1959 (inclusive of cars built to the end of 59') Sports and GT cars
Guards Trophy 1963-68' Sports and GT cars Separate class for Sports/prototypes and GT cars (inclusive of cars built to the end of 68')

Concours for both classes

Racing will take place on the clubs 4 lane Carrera track. Each class will have heats (all heats will count) and step up finals.

The rules have been slightly changed from last year so please read carefully.

Rules -

PCS Tourist Trophy

Cars must replicate Pre 1959 (inclusive to the end of 59) Sports and GT cars.
Only PCS chassis to be used, chassis can be widened with pods and outriggers to incorporate lead weight.
Front axles mounts can be modified to take out slack/play
Body fixings can be altered
Weight can be added to the chassis
Motors holders can be modified to except slimline motors and other types of can motors, no open frame motors.
Motors must be in line
Any speed motor can be used but bare in mind you are running on skinny tyres (no high magnet downforce motors allowed, if the car can be held upside down on a piece of track it will not be allowed) Any style "can" motor can be used.
Maximum tyre width 7mm
Minimum 2mm ground clearance
Guides, wheels etc must not be visible from above
Cars should be hard bodied plastic, resin, wood, etc. No Lexan / Vac form bodies please
Rubber or Ortmann tyres - no Silicon or Sponge - tyres must have a proper sidewall, i.e. not to be cut down from a bigger tyre - tyres MUST be dry at each race start.
Wheels must have inserts sympathetic to the period/vehicle along with correct profile of tyre, no modern low profiles please! This will be enforced, any car running low profiles will be penalised 10 laps from their overall score.
You can enter up to 4 cars in each class but must use your Concours car in at least 1 heat.

No body modifications (wheel arch extensions etc), car must look as they did in the period.

Guards Trophy cars

Sports/Prototypes

No NSR or Slot it chassis allowed in either class this includes fitting motor pods to other chassis .

Cars must replicate 1963 - 1968 (inclusive to the end of 68') Sports/Prototype cars that competed in Europe ideally at the Guards trophy or BOAC 500 etc but other FIA type races will be accepted. (Can Am cars/liveries are not eligible for this event)
Free choice of Chassis (except for NSR and Slot It)
Motors are to be inline or sidewinder only (No anglewinders)
Any speed motor can be used (no high magnet downforce motors allowed, if the car can be held upside down on a piece of track it will not be allowed) Any style "can" motor can be used.
Maximum tyre width 10mm, minimum of 6mm for front tyres
Minimum 1.5mm ground clearance
Guides, wheels etc must not be visible from above
Cars should be hard bodied plastic, resin, wood, etc. No Lexan / Vac form bodies please
Rubber or Ortmann tyres - no Silicon or Sponge - tyres MUST be dry at each race start.
Wheels must have inserts sympathetic to the period/vehicle along with correct profile of tyre. I appreciate that many cars of this period would have had lowish profile tyres but no mickey taking, I will be hot on this as this matters to me.
You can enter up to 4 cars in each class but must use your Concours car in at least 1 heat.

No body modifications (wheel arch extensions etc), car must look as they did in the period.

GT Cars.

Cars must replicate 1963 - 1968 (inclusive to the end of 68') Production GT cars that competed in Europe ideally at the Guards trophy but other FIA type races will be accepted.
Free choice of Chassis
Motors are to be inline or sidewinder only (No anglewinders)
Any speed motor can be used (no high magnet downforce motors allowed, if the car can be held upside down on a piece of track it will not be allowed) Any style "can" motor can be used.
Maximum tyre width 9mm, minimum of 6mm for front tyres
Minimum 2mm ground clearance (If you intend to enter something like a Mini Marcos or Lotus Elan, Europa etc I will be sympathetic with the ground clearance rule but no mickey taking please, this rule is only in place to sympathise with the guys who build scale cars with small wheels.)
Guides, wheels etc must not be visible from above
Cars should be hard bodied plastic, resin, wood, etc. No Lexan / Vac form bodies please
Rubber or Ortmann tyres - no Silicon or Sponge - tyres MUST be dry at each race start.
Wheels must have inserts sympathetic to the period/vehicle along with correct profile of tyre. I appreciate that many cars of this period would have had lowish profile tyres but no mickey taking, I will be hot on this as this matters to me.

You can enter up to 4 cars in each class but must use your Concours car in at least 1 heat.

No body modifications (wheel arch extensions etc), car must look as they did in the period.

If you use both types of car you will be racing for the Sports Prototype Trophy.
 

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Pete Shepherd
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Thanks Alan, Fred will post some other details very soon about paying, I think we are asking for people to pay on the day.

Pete
 

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Jon Grainger
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Yes please young man
. Both classes mate. I'll post a link on the Norwich forum, try and get a few of the local lads together, I'm sure at the very minimum Jim and JP will be up for it.

Could you confirm that we are allowed to use the NSR classic bodies?
 

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Hello and thanks for posting the rules up Pete.

I know that pre payment is a real pain, so this year we are going to take a little risk and not ask for any.

We only need 6 people to enter and the cost of the hall is covered. As a consequence, this will be run as a budget competition, so unless somebody is going to sponsor the prizes, please don't expect much if you win. 1st place only gets a trophy unless Pete tells me different (and he puts his hand in his pocket).

Hopefully we will get more than 6!!!

That said,
the Goodwood ambience will still be with us, so 50's and 60's Gentlemans attire is a prerequisite
and the lovely Sue will be serving tiffin all day long


Race fee is the usual £10...........yes, no inflated austerity nonsense here
 

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I would like an entry please Pete for both classes.

I've had a Mike Sells resin Lotus Europa for ages which would be nice for a Jackie Oliver/John Miles Lotus 47 as raced at the 1968 BOAC 500 and if I get time I will build a Felday-BRM as raced by Jim Clark in the 1966 Guards Trophy at Brands Hatch.

I will finish my Jim Clark 1959 Tojeiro-Jaguar for the PCS class.

David
 

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Hi Pete/Fred.
I will try to make this one, really enjoyed your first two events.
Can't confirm just yet, but will do so ASP.
Do you want me to return the lovely and very big! PCS TT trophy I won at the first event? It really should be given out as a perpetual annual trophy with a small name plate for each years winner, just let me know.
I hope you get plenty of entries, its a great days classic racing.
Kind Regards Bill
 

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Phil Smith
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I enjoyed last years event and was looking forward to this year but unfortunately it is the same day as the NSCC swapmeet at Ossett up t'north and as usual work comes first
 

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John Roche
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Hi Pete,

Can you clarify whether scratch built or vintage metal chassis are allowed in the Guards Trophy class?

Cheers

John
 

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Hi Fred.
I will try to get down, as I have a model just right for the 'Guards Trophy'.
To make sure you have the Trophy back, I will bring it with me to Phil's Sports/Le Mans Event in May.
I am sure there will be a South End or Colchester member there to take it back to you.
Cheers Bill.
 

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Pete Shepherd
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QUOTE Could you confirm that we are allowed to use the NSR classic bodies?

Good question Jon, I presume you are thinking Ford MkIV and Ford P68? I'd say no they are not allowed as you can buy a much more close to scale version of each (MRRC + Airfix).

QUOTE Can you clarify whether scratch built or vintage metal chassis are allowed in the Guards Trophy class?

Yes they are allowed John as long as they comply with the rules. I wouldn't advise using a vintage motor as it won't go very well around our track. I've tried many of my vintage cars but they seem to lose power at certain points around the track.

QUOTE I enjoyed last years event and was looking forward to this year but unfortunately it is the same day as the NSCC swapmeet at Ossett up t'north and as usual work comes first

Sorry Phil, we are quite limited to when we can have the hall for a whole day, can't you have a day off work?

Thanks for all the interest so far guys, keep it coming.

Pete
 

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I have never done one of these PCS events before and admit I am completely confused.

In one reply you say vintage or scratchbuilt chassis are allowed but in the rules it says only PCS chassis for both classes.

It goes on to say that the later cars can run sidewinder chassis but I can only find details of inline PCS chassis...how come?
 

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Hi Ken,

I can't find where it says you can only use PCS chassis for both classes?

To clarify - In the PCS TT class the cars must use PCS chassis only.
In the Guards Trophy class the chassis choice is free (obviously taking the other rules into consideration)

Thanks,

Pete
 
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