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It's hardbody Formula Libre at Oaklands on Wednesday.

This is a class for virtually any hardbody, rubber-tyred 1:32 scale slotcar that you might have in your slotbox. Usually this consists of various scratch-built CSCRA cars and a few of the faster plastic-chassised cars such as Slot.Its and NSR Moslers. I hope to be able to try out the first running of my Corvette L88 for the forthcoming American Trophy open meet.

Feel free to pop along and get a race in with your favourite car. The only rules for the class are

1 - It's nominally a 32nd scale car
2 - The body is "hard" - i.e. plastic, resin, fibreglass not vac-formed lexan, PETG etc.
3 - Tyres are natural rubber, not silicone or foam/fish-type.

We prefer cars to be reasonably complete and painted but since this class is primarily about R&D and shakedowns for classic events we understand that some cars are yet to be finished 100%. We also allow you to chop and change and use as many cars as you want to run. If you are building a CSCRA car for a forthcoming meeting then you should be able to get a good idea of how quick it is or isn't compared to it's peers.

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If Owen is bringing a new toy to play with, then this is too good a chance to miss-Sandy and I will race our slotstocks!- You have been warned. let battle commence and no prisoners.
 

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Bad luck Ralph, it turns out I bought the wrong size styrene tubing for bodymounts so no maiden voyage for the Greenwood Corvette this week!

As it happens we may be having guests so best behaviour, presentable dress code, less blaspheming and more posh biscuits please. I will put the family silver tea service in the slotbox.

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I'm not that posh Coop!

Mind you I do get out of the bath to have a wee . . . . . so I suppose that does make me quite posh!

I'll be bringing some Scaley F1's, NINCO Mosler, NINCO Merc DTM and some yankee wagons for a laugh.

Is that ok?
 

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Sorry Coop no you won't!

On returning home tonight I was informed that I am Daddy taxi tomorrow night now!

My 10 year old daughter has a better social life than me and will be attending a local Pantomine with her chums!

Arse!
 

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Can't be helped. It will be the same class next week anyway. See you Thursday in that case.

Ralph - posh biscuits cancelled. Back to Netto own label digestives.
 

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Understood, posh biccies back in tin,
Silver spoons back in pawn,
Stan unmuzzled and Sandy sobered-up.
p/s, Ian, Owen lives in the posh end of Tipton, the bath is where he keeps the coal.
 

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If its the same class next week I should be able to make it then.

I've checked with my daughters social secretary and its looking good.

I'll have the Wolf WR1 scratchbuild finished by then. Be nice to give it a blast around Oaklands.

Don't worry too much about getting the silver spoons out of the pawn shop . . . I used to live in Small Heath and as a consequence if I see anything shiny and silvery I'm likely to nick it!

See you on Thursday at Bearwood Coop.
 

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Fuelled on supermarket own brand chocolate digestives not served on silver trays, Smethwick's finest slotcar club raced hardbody Formula Libre tonight. I forgot my camera (next week perhaps) but I tried to scribble down what cars everyone from memory which might not be 100% accurate as I have a memory like a sieve and sometimes forget where I live and who the current Prime Minister is. Nice nurses oft ask me these questions (loudly) and then act all concerned when I struggle to answer.

Runners and Riders
Stan - 88.11 laps (Chevrolet Camaro, CSCRA spec, scratchbuilt brass chassis, ProSlotEuro motor)
Robbie D - 87.37 laps (Plymouth Hemi Cuda, HRS2 chassis?)
Steve - 86.12 laps (NSR Mosler)
Dave - 79.12 laps (NSR Mosler)
Eddie - 78.14 laps (1 heat with Ninco Audi A4 to Wolves Super Tourer spec, 3 heats with NSR Ford Mark IV)
Chris - 76.21 laps (Chevrolet Camaro, CSCRA spec, scratchbuilt brass chassis)
Owen - 75.29 laps (abortive start with NSR Corvette that kept jumping out due to surfeit of grip/NC-5 Ninco Ascari for 90% of it)
Ralph - 72.11 laps (1 heat with Scalextric Chevrolet "Chaparral" Camaro"/1 heat with Chevrolet Corvette C1, CSCRA spec, scratchbuilt brass chassis, ProSlotEuro motor/2 heats with Lancia D24, CSCRA spec, scratchbuilt brass chassis, ScaleAuto 25k yellow can)
Mark - 71.08 laps (Scalextric Ferrari F430)
Rob - 70.26 laps (modified Scalextric Ferrari F430)

Same again next week!

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Just thought I ought to reply to my host of admiring, well beaten(lol) colleagues at Oaklands, stoke the fires a bit, keep the micky taking going!!

If you want the truth about over consumption of Ralph's biscuits, visit Oaklands (please do so anyway) & look at the bellies on display Me thinks Ralph's protrusion is without equal & most of his comments must be to deflect the obvious conclusion. Dave probably eats more goodies than most & has been seen filling his 'doggy bag' at 10-30 leaving time. He gets away with it though, being in love & trying to build a Camaro to beat mine(4 months so far Dave?!!!!!), consumes a lot of calories! Think it must have something to do with my chassis photos, black pen dimensions on a black background, dont show too well, how clever of me!

OK, I own up, my CSCRA cars are a disgrace, no driver, not painted, but, if you had ever seen my attempts at spraying paint & fixing transfers, you would know why. I will make every effort to conform (boring), when one of the Oaklands critics club, scratch builds a saloon car to beat my Camaro. With my driving skills (long gone) that should be easy?! I will exclude Robbie D as a target for these verbal snipes, as he just smiles & gets on with it (eating biscuits!), like a true gent. If he was as daft as me & fitted a Proslot brute to his car, he would win easily.

Lets hope Mark never builds a good CSCRA saloon, if he does, we may as well all go home. 95 laps over 4 x 3min heats is his fabulous benchmark for hard body retro racing. Admittedly using 'a zero ground clearance', breathed on, Robbie, NSR Mosler, but wow!

Congratulations to Eddie, for offering the most cultured comment on my lack of effort. Makes a pleasant change from the the rather crude Ralphisms, sorry comments, of some.

All this makes Oaklands sound like the mad hatters tea party, gone wrong. Sandy as Alice, Ralph as the Queen?

Stan.

PS. Just browsing this weeks Oaklands retro racing results, such pleasant reading!! To rub it in even further & confirm my high opinion of myself (there, that will give you lot plenty of ammunition!), 3 of the cars competing, had Stan chassis as their starting point, one modified, which detracted from its performance, Yeeeeh!! Warm Jaffa cakes to you Oaklanders.
 

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Hi Owen,
I will choose Ralph's handbag, top row, 2nd left. Should go with his lurid selection of shirts
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If you are still going I should get to Bearwood tonight, will give you a bell when I arrive.

Stan.
 

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My handbag is the one with the brick in it, as will become apparent next weds. night.Enjoy your evening out- life is so short that you really should savour every moment, whilst you have no spinal injuries are able to,oh and Stan, take comfort in the thought that perhaps I will miss, as indeed may Owen, Eddie,Dave,Steve,Bob Sandy, Brian, Robbie,Ralph( back for a 2nd attack ) Mark , and Chris who, does not wish to be left out or regarded as a damnable conshie so may well telephone for a well-equipped ambulance but probably wont (not if he knows whats good for him,he wont) .
Thinking of You, your friend.RALPH. WHO KNOWS NOTHING ABOUT ANY INCIDENT(S),OFFICER.
 

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QUOTE (Stan Comley @ 26 Jan 2012, 14:30) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Just thought I ought to reply to my host of admiring, well beaten(lol) colleagues at Oaklands, stoke the fires a bit
Loooks like the Donington Willy Waving has reached Smethwick

Will be dusting off the Detroit brass & piano wire next week

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Re-Donnington Willy Waving. Not by me Eddie, I was merely having a good time responding to some of 'my friends' comments at the club & on Slot Forum. I wanted to provoke, not give cause for gales of laughter & further abuse! I was also making hay while the sun shines, dont think I will keep the Camaro in the slot often enough to repeat last Wednesday. Its getting a bit expensive keeping the damn thing in tyres, so I am seriously considering putting a SlotIt 29k S can in it, as a calming measure!
One unexpected bonus was to get a confession from Ralph that he uses a handbag, even if it is for assault purposes only!!! Who needs an ambulance Ralph, I have Camaro SUPERCAR, equipped with pull out medical emergency unit, full resuscitation & house brick removal team.
If I get it finished in time, you may have to contend with a bit of European dream design (Porsche 962), instead of American horse power. If the car performs as well as its commercial chassis design indicates it should, it will supercede the Camaro, be worried Oaklanders!
See all you Detroit heavy metal types next week, should be fun, if I survive.

Stan.


PS. Went to Bearwood last night- very enjoyable- no abuse, unlike Oaklands, even though Owen was there- very very different from any slot carring I have seen/done before- will take some doing for Oaklanders to be competitive on this tight, demanding track. Even the marshalling was difficult/different!
Thanks to any Bearwooders who may read this, for car/controller loan & the racing.
 

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Gentlemen and Ralph,
I am somewhat distressed by the tone of the previous posts and the impression that some good folk outside of the club may have of The Oakland member ship. Whilst there is a wee competitive racing edge, this runs a distant second to the scamble for choccie biccies.

A little surprised that Stan chooses to lift his head above the parapet with the self annointed moniker of master chassis and motor builder. On the other hand his motors really are a ball of fire.

On the premise that revenge is best tasted, Ralph please hold on, well at least until after Bordeaux.

Oh and I can tell you of a real story of little lady, errant son, handbag, brick and headmaster............

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Hi Teaboy,

I enjoy abuse, but I stress, only of the verbal type & if you dont stick your head above the parapet sometimes, you miss all the fun? Anyone who can enjoy a journey to Bordeaux with stoned Beachboys & Sandy singing along, has to be either deaf, getting old, or immune to such abuse. I claim a bit of each!
I can only sing the praises of the Slot Forum officials (henceforth referred to as the Slot Jedi!), who have apparently censored the scribblings of one of our more notorious Oaklanders. This has had such an impact on him, I have been informed by Sandy that he has lost 'the power', given up bike chains & loaded handbags & may even have gone back to building slot cars? Of course without 'the power' he will find this futile.
Thanks to the Slot Jedi, all Oaklanders can now walk past the Smethwick bike sheds without risking handbagging & having their Millenium Falcons destroyed by Darth Ralph. I believe Sandy has been released from her cryogenic loft prison & has inherited so much of 'the force' & heavy breathing from Darth, she has vapourised her Millenium Falcon, is now Jedi Strap powered & has transported herself to the furthest reaches of the BSCRA Galaxy. Wow, all this great news, aint life grand?!!!!!!!!!!!

I promise to the Slot Jedi, this is the end of my contributions to the current Oaklands silly season.

Stan Skywalker.
 

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Hi Teaboy,

I enjoy abuse, but I stress, only of the verbal type & if you dont stick your head above the parapet sometimes, you miss all the fun? Anyone who can enjoy a journey to Bordeaux with stoned Beachboys & Sandy singing along, has to be either deaf, getting old, or immune to such abuse. I claim a bit of each!
I can only sing the praises of the Slot Forum officials (henceforth referred to as the Slot Jedi!), who have apparently censored the scribblings of one of our more notorious Oaklanders. This has had such an impact on him, I have been informed by Sandy that he has lost 'the power', given up bike chains & loaded handbags & may even have gone back to building slot cars? Of course without 'the power' he will find this futile.
Thanks to the Slot Jedi, all Oaklanders can now walk past the Smethwick bike sheds without risking handbagging & having their Millenium Falcons destroyed by Darth Ralph. I believe Sandy has been released from her cryogenic loft prison & has inherited so much of 'the force' & heavy breathing from Darth, she has vapourised her Millenium Falcon, is now Jedi Strap powered & has transported herself to the furthest reaches of the BSCRA Galaxy. Wow, all this great news, aint life grand?!!!!!!!!!!!

I promise to the Slot Jedi, this is the end of my contributions to the current Oaklands silly season.

Stan Skywalker.
 
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