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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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John R.

Shame you can't make it, I hope your health improves soon.

John U.

A single entry at the moment, you will be 4th on the list of reserves for a 'double'.

See you Sunday,

Regards Bill.
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Thank you time.

Another terrific EB with close racing in both classes.

Congratulations to Ashley Evans and Phil Field, respective class winners.

Many thanks to Malcolm, and the kitchen ladies keeping us all fed and watered. Ian J for his MC duties and race control, further thanks to Chris Aston for Concours sorting and judging, making and supplying the excellent Trophy Plaques, and all the other Wolves guys who helped on the day.

Pendle Slot Racing for their support and generous voucher prizes, very much appreciated.

Final thanks to the 30 drivers who turned up and made the day such good fun. I hope you all had a safe journey home.

The full results should be posted on here soon.

Thanks and regards, Bill.
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Many thanks to Bill, Chris, Malcolm, Ian and the Wolves team for a fantastic weekend of racing. A friendly crowd of competitors and I thoroughly enjoyed the racing....Ralph again manged to relieve of yet more mazoola for various bits for future projects as well.

Thanks also to Chris and the Friday racers for letting me join the club night.


Yet another perfect Early Birds in the books ,thanks to the Wolves team.I was very happy meeting old friends again after 3 years of absence.I uploaded some photos here:
Ditto Mark,

"Many thanks to Bill, Chris, Malcolm, Ian and the Wolves team for a fantastic weekend of racing."

Fantastic, well run event lads & lasses; see you next year.

Cheers Ross
Thanks Chris.

Very 'pro' results round up!

If you have the other concours positions down to about 6th place, I am sure these would be of interest.

Cheers Bill.
Collins, the name is David Collins...
On behalf on the Manx team,I would just like to thank all the everyone at Wolves for another great weekend.

Best regards

Dave Capelen,Mike Buss, Mike Dove
Hi folks

A big thanks to all at Wolves for another great Earlybirds event: lots of close racing, spills, thrills and banter.

Also, many thanks to Honest Ralph and Ian Fitzpatrick for helping relieve us of some of the money weighing heavily in our wallets...!

Barbs and I enjoyed catching up with the other regulars and another thanks goes to Dick, Mark and Steve, for joining us for a meal on Saturday evening for yet more reminiscences and natter.

We hope to be along again next year, all things being equal and with a fair wind and decent health....!


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Some new photos from EB2019 have been posted on the Wolves SCC website - to view got to
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