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Pete Shepherd
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Colchester Slot car club is pleased to announce the second running of the PCS Tourist Trophy.

Two classes will be run on the day -

The PCS Tourist trophy for Pre 1959 (inclusive of cars built to the end of 59') Sports and GT cars
Pre 1969 Saloon cars Over 2 litre and under 2 litre (inclusive of cars built to the end of 69')

Concours for both classes

The event is open to 24 entries and it is £5-00 per class. Entry will be confirmed once a cheque is received, I will Post address and details for cheques very soon.

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 ourriggers to incorporate lead weight. ( I will post a picture of a car I have done this too to show what I mean)
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 Ortman 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, 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 upto 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.

Saloon cars

Over 2 litre

Cars must replicate Pre 1969 (inclusive to the end of 69') Saloon cars made anywhere in the world.
No NASCAR liveries allowed.
Free choice of Chassis
Motors are to be inline or sidewinder only (No anglewinders)
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 9mm
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 Ortman 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.
You can enter upto 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.

Under 2 litre

Same as above (2mm) but lower clearance will be tolerated if the car is particularly small and this is impossible to achieve. Do not take the mickey though, the rule is only in place to sympathise with the guys who build scale cars.

There will be separate trophies for over and under 2 litre cars. You can only only enter one class, if you use both types of car you will be racing for the over 2 litre class trophy.

Any questions?

Thanks,

Pete
 

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Jon Grainger
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Hi Pete

Put me down for a place in both Sports and Saloon classes please Pete, I'll pop a cheque in the post. Who does it need to be paid to?

Should be a good event and looking at the success of the event last year, there should be a good turnout. of builders and racers.

Regards
Jon
 

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David Farrow
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Hi Guys

Last year was good fun. Can you put me down for a place.

Big old yank tanks round there will be fun.

All the best and Happy new year>

David Farrow
 

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I would like an entry please Pete, it gives me a reason to finish my Mini Cooper to replace my "cooking" Riley Elf from last year.

David
 

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Hi Pete.
Please put me down for an entry, both classes, I really enjoyed last event.
Just one queery. June the 18th is a Saturday...is that correct?
Cheers Bill.
 

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Pete Shepherd
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Discussion Starter · #7 ·
Thanks guys I've noted your entries. Details of where and who to pay cheques to will be posted soon.

QUOTE June the 18th is a Saturday...is that correct?

Correct, we can't use the hall on a Sunday as it is a church hall and they use it after the service.

QUOTE Do TT cars have to be production models or are prototypes allowed?

Prototypes are fine.

Pete
 

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fred
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Pete,

You forgot to mention that there is a small prize for the best dressed 'Chap or chapette'. As in keeping with the period and style of the meeting.
 

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Hi Pete, Please add an entry for myself and Dave Clayton. We will be entering both classes.
I will build a tiddler for the under 2 liter saloons. A Fiat 500. In scale not an Ocar kit.
 

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Gary Skipp
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QUOTE (honestjudge @ 31 Dec 2010, 13:44) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Pete,

You forgot to mention that there is a small prize for the best dressed 'Chap or chapette'. As in keeping with the period and style of the meeting.


I thought the minimal support last year might have seen this overlooked! Great news
 

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Martin De Ath
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Hi there Pete..

Great news, could you put me down for both classes please.

The event earlier this year was excellent, looking forward to this one.

Thank you, and all the best for the new year.

Martin De'Ath.
 

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fred
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QUOTE (LMP @ 31 Dec 2010, 17:58) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I thought the minimal support last year might have seen this overlooked! Great news


Well gary, you know how it is when people ain't sure if anyone else will bother. Hopefully a few more will get into the spirit of what is a bit of a retro event.

I certainly will make the effort and so will Pete, Sue is putting her 50's tea lady outfit together as we speak!

We are up for a night out after the event if anyone is game.
 

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Dave Capelen
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Hi Pete/Fred

I hope I can make it this year - provisional entry please for both classes and fancy dress!

I note the event clashes with Bexhill's race weekend, though my choice is the Tendring event.

Cheers
Dave
 

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We can get lost again Chris trying to find the club....

David
 

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Hi Pete,

Please reserve me a place again for both classes for this meeting.
Might even have a go a building a tiddler for the saloon event.

Thanks

Jim K
 
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