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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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Hi Mac, when you first started Early Birds there wasn't the number of events that there is now so that will be one of the reasons entries are down. also slot racing is going through one of it's regular declines. I haven't raced for a couple of years either.

Hi Bill, I have have some health issues of late but it looks as if, heath permitting, I would just turn up on the day if that's OK. It would also depend on the weather being biker friendly. I have a suitable car I can run around in my shed.


Hi Bill, can I have a double entry too please.

In view of my recent health issue I'm planning to come up Saturday and stay over so I'm not too tired. Who else is staying over and where?


Thanks Dave, see you there


Hi all,

I've booked my hotel so I'd better start building a pre '51 car. I haven't built anything for 4 or 5 years but I've got a couple of 50's cars that should run.

I'll have to dust my track down and clear all the cr*p off it so I can do some testing :)


Hi guys,

Yet again I'm going to have to cancel my entry, a shame as apart from everything else the hotel is booked and paid for.

I haven't raced for nearly 3 years and the GP model I'm working on would have been my first build for around 5 years. It became apparent I wasn't going to finish tonight as my heath limits my stamina and components that should have fitted didn't. Hopefully I'll finish it for the Rockingham Classic.

Have a great meeting and I'll catch up later.


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