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Wolverhampton SCC Early Birds GP 2019 sponsored by Pendle Slot Racing

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Entries are invited for the 15th running of Early Birds, to be run on the International Track, on Sunday March the 17th 2019.
Wolverhampton SCC would like to thank Pendle Slot Racing for their continued sponsorship of this event.

Model Specifications;
Dedicated GP and F1 cars only
No Indy, stripped down sports cars or Voiturettes
Scale. 1/32 +/- 1.5mm
Ground clearance..... minimum 2mm.

In line motor configuration only
Build components from any era, may be used.
All enveloping 'Streamliners' may be used, but must not have full width chassis , this rules also applies to Lancia/Ferrari models
with large 'side tanks'. Any 'Streamliner' chassis must be able to be fitted under the open wheel version of the model.

Resin, GRP, Wood, Plastic or thin Alloy, hard bodies only.
No Lexan or Vac formed bodies
Obscure or rare cars must have supporting evidence such as literature, photographs etc.

Guide Position;
One guide only.
The guide must not be visible, when the car car is viewed from above, in the direction of travel.

Wheels and Tyres;
Black rubber, Ortmann, or other Urethane tyres. No silicon or sponge.

Appropriate wheel inserts must be fitted.

# See note #

Wheel/Tyre Dimensions;
GP Cars up to and including 1951.

Rear Tyres Min.Dia. 24.00 mm
Front Tyres Min.Dia. 21.50 mm
Maximum O/A Tyre width 7mm measured across the sidewalls, front and rear.
Minimum front tyre width. 5mm.

F1 Cars, from 1952 up to and including 1960.
Rear Tyres Min.Dia. 21.50 mm
Front Tyres Min.Dia. 19.00 mm
Maximum O/A Tyre width 7.5mm measured across the sidewalls, front and rear.
Minimum front tyre width 5mm.

# Note on wheel inserts #

It has been noted that some models (racing only) have been using paper wheel inserts. Printed 'photo' type or worse still,

felt tip drawn on cardboard! No paper type wheel inserts will be allowed.

They must be 3 dimensional made from; plastic, Resin, metal or wood.
Opening Times.
Saturday 16th March (practice) Doors open 11am.... 4.30pm
Sunday 17th March 8.15am.......5pm.

All models will be inspected.
A maximum of 2 models per entrant, this applies to scrutineering and Racing.
After heats, one model only to be used in Step up finals.

Race Format
Heats (3 mins) and set laps ladder finals.
Track Voltage 13.6 volts.

Concours de Elegance
A panel will be appointed to judge cars, which must be working slot models from the period of this event, 1933-1960.

Trophies and Prizes;
1st 2nd 3rd in Concours and Racing.
A single Trophy will be awarded to the highest placed GP model (1933-1951)
Trophies and Prizes from the Event sponsor Pendle Slot Racing, many thanks too Sean.

Entry Details;
Entry fee. A small increase this year to £10 =one entry per person, but it must be paid before the cut off date of ###JANUARY 31st 2019###.
Any entries not paid by this date will pay £12.00 as a late entry fee.
Payment by cheque, PO, or in cash. Cheques payable to "Wolverhampton Scalextric Club" marked "EB Entry"
Send payment to;
Malcolm Scotto 73 Broad Street, Bilston WV14 OBZ
Once 40 paid entries have been received, entry will then be closed, but we will start a reserve list.
I will publish a list of paid entries received to date, once I have double checked my notes.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.
Kind Regards,
Bill, Malcolm and all at WSCC.
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Would like to enter, but I don’t have a cheque book any more, and my post office has closed down. Do you take carrier pigeon?
Count me in guys, can't miss this one.

(Did you see my PM Ian)

BR/ Ross
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Yes please Bill, Mark Witham and me. Just to confirm, it is still a single class meeting?
Entries list.

1. Jeff Norton

2. Ross Troman.

3. Alexis Gaitanis.

4. Dick Smith.

5. Mark Witham

6. Phil Field.

7. Ian James.



We run it as all models together, and award highest placed GP model with a Prize.

We would like to get our maximum of 40+ entries, with step up finals that fills the day.


Carrier Pigeon accepted, or I can PM you my PayPal account and you can pay that way and I will give Mal the cash.

Regards Bill.
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Please accept an entry from me, Bill can I pay you by Paypal? If so please PM me the email address...
Hi Bill

Entries please for:

Mike Buss

Mike Dove

Dave Capelen.

A cheque will be winging its way across the water on Monday evening....

As usual, Barbs will be in charge of the

Looking forward to it.


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Hi Bill, Please let me know your Paypal account and I’ll transfer the cash. Simples.
Hi Bill

I would like to come and could I take advantage of the Pay Pall as well.

Hi Bill,
An entry for me as well please.
I can pay by cheque or PayPal if you have an account.
Mark Webster
Hi Guys.

In the first instance, please pay Mal direct by cheque as per the opening post.

If this is a problem, I will PM those who have asked.

Cheers Bill.
I will come and play please Bill.

Hi Bill,

An entry for Rob and Mick Kerr please.

What's a cheque book? Haven't had one of those for at least 20 years!

Unlike Jeff we do still have a Post Office so I'll send a Postal Order.

One request about the running of the event;

Please , please, please arrange the step up finals so the top 4 pre-1952 GP cars all race in the same final.

It makes winning that trophy so much more satisfying when it's raced for rather than the top car being in one final and the next 2 or 3 being in the one below.


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Hi Mick.

We should be able to sort out a 'GP Final'.

cheers Bill.
Despite some of the above comments, Cheques are still quite common.

Most people pay by card for most items, but there are still huge amounts of Cheque transactions...forgetting where you put yours is a poor excuse!

Jeff, Peter, Dave I have sent you my PayPal details, please check your PM inbox.

Regards Bill.
Entry for me please Bill. Can still do old fashioned payment methods, cheque or the handing over of cash...

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Thanks Bill but something has come up so I need to withdraw my entry.
All the above entries, and withdrawal noted,

Shame you can't make it Peter, but understand there are more important things in life than model racing cars!

I will update the entries list in a day or so.

Cheers Bill.
Entry for Ralph Parker please Bill. No idea how he's going to pay you, I'm far too discreet to ask Parker about money. It tends to agitate him.

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