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A laid-back evening down in old Farnham town saw five runners turn out for lane cars... thanks in no small part to Ben bringing another Jersey escapee along, in the form of Henry, to see how we do things.

As a result we had a bit of time early on to do some testing. I ran some shabby eBay bargains on the rally track, then did some back-to-back running with my Slot.It and NSR GT40s. The Slot.It is a much nicer car to drive, if a bit manic on the limit, but the stopwatch suggests that I'd better switch to the 1/28 scale fat boy if I'm going to stop hemorrhaging points in Sixties Le Mans.

Graham was breaking in his new Racer Capri for Group 5, amongst other things. Safe to say that next week's 'own cars night' should be fun! Then it was eyes-down a bit of class selection and finally some racing.

Once again it was a rare old mix that was drawn from the bowels of the club car collection. SCX provided us with NASCARs and Escort RS1800s for some enjoyable sideways action. From the wacky end of the scale Ninco karts were a feature, as were Carrera Hot Rods and wobbly Ninco Hummers. In the more 'serious' classes we ran the bantamweight Sloter Lolas, the deceptively rapid Fly Audi Quattros and the snorty Spirit Peugeot 406s.

When we got running, Ben took an early lead which he never surrendered - and once again knocked up another 100+ points total. I was quite close to him after the first class or two but then Norm hit a purple patch and took up the cudgels. Norm and I were only a point or two apart for most of the night and jockeying for the runner's up spot until, with just a couple of classes left to run, Graham stormed up out of nowhere, the wily fox, and beat us both to it!

For some reason, five people is the best number for whipping through the classes at a right old lick. It was gone eight-thirty when we got underway and we finished with plenty of time for a pint. A very pleasant evening all round - and hopefully it will encourage Henry back for another run.
 

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Bit of a long way to come though - is the ferry really cheap this time of year?


Sorry I was a no show - a long, busy workday saw me home at 7.30 and the sofa just seemed to beckon to me. Glad it did as I watched the Celtic match.

See you next week or the week after!
 

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Two Jersey Boys so what can I say "Oh What a night" cheesy but hey it was a good nights racing after a manic first half testing cars and chatting.
Managed to shake down the Ford Capri which seemed to hold the track despite a few bouncy bits, but we shall see next week.

Racing commenced and I was badly consistent in the first few races scoring on average 9 in each class, whilst Nick and Norm (sounds like a CBBC programme) stormed ahead, as Ben disappeared into the distance like Vettel on a good day, must be the diffuser or the magic Jersey water.

As the evening progressed I found myself catching up, how was that happening, anyway managed to finish 2nd after a final push with the Carrera hotrods. Not bad for an old fox, hang on they are culling foxes aren't they......, whew its badgers that was close.

Seriously though it was great fun and lets hope we see Henry again.

See you next week or maybe "Late December in 2013" (think Jersey boys)
 

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Another great report Nick. Always entertaining!

Was another great evening of racing at Farnham. Liking the idea of St Helier and Farnham twinning as well!

Jim, Henry like myself has been at Uni for the last few years (We both belong/went to the club in Jersey). He has just moved to London so was helping him move and it fitted in with a round of slot.

Henry really enjoyed racing again after a few months out. He will be back once he is settled in job and home. Said it was just like old slot times!

Looking forward to Wednesday

Ben
 
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