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Philip Insull
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Regulations MRE Pre-1960 Le Mans Classic - Sunday 29th April 2012



Maximum 48 Entrants - to be held on the 4 lane International Circuit

Entry fee £7 per driver - please register your interest no later than 14th January 2012 entry fees should be paid by 4th March 2012, priority will be given to entrants who participated in the 2011 Wolves Classics meetings. Cheques payable to "Wolverhampton Scalextric Club" can be sent via:
Phil Insull
372 Himley Road
Gornal Wood
Dudley
DY3 2QA

Cars should be 1/32nd scale cars which ran at the Le Mans 24 hours (or double 12) only prior to 1960.
Hard bodies only E.g. Rigid Plastic, Resin, Glass Fibre, Wood, but No lexan or flexible vac formed type bodies please - cars should be readily recognisable compared to the real thing.

In cases where G.P. style cars ran with cycle wings and lights added these must be present throughout the meeting.

Guide assembly and wheels/tyres should not be visible when the car is viewed from directly above with the guide centralised, only one guide per chassis.

No sponge or silicon tyres please, and no tyre additives - cars will be handed to a start marshal for this event and any substances on the tyres will be wiped off before the cars are placed on the track.

Chassis can be from any material but may only have a maximum of two hinged parts including a drop arm if used - only one motor per chassis and this must be mounted in-line.
Bodies must be securely fixed to the chassis by means of screws or body pins or solidly glued (No taped on bodies) Body rock is permissible but screws and pins must remain in properly place during the races any screws or pins which fall out / off during a heat will mean that the score from that heat is disallowed.

The 2012 Pre-1960 Le Mans Event will be split into 2 categories:

Class 1 - 1923-1959 small capacity cars (under 2 litres normally aspirated or 1.5 litre turbo or super charged) that entered the Le Mans 24 hours during this period. (See list for details)

Class 2 - 1923-1959 over 2 litre normally aspirated car (or over 1.5 litre turbo or supercharged) that ran at Le Mans 24 hours during this period.

All class 1 cars to have a minimum ground clearance between the wheelbases of 1 .0 mm.
All class 2 cars to have a minimum ground clearance between the wheelbases of 2.0 mm.
No cars may have a maximum body length greater than160mm, or maximum wheelbase of 105mm or a maximum width including arches of 60mm and a maximum track of 48mm.
Class 1 wheels and tyres with a minimum diameter overall of 15mm fronts and rears, max tyre overall width 5 mm. (Note this is the maximum sidewall to sidewall width NOT contact patch)
Class 2 Wheels and tyres with a minimum diameter overall of 18mm Fronts and Rears, max tyre overall width 8 mm. (Note this is maximum sidewall to sidewall width NOT contact patch)
Cars should be built to within +/- 2mm tolerance of 1/32nd Scale I do not expect to see Jaguar C Types 160 mm long and 60mm wide! Cars which do not appear reasonably correct will not be permitted to run.

Motor Restrictions - In Line Only - no other restrictions but if it causes power cut out to trigger on the 13 volt supply then you won't be going very far!
Entrants can enter two cars each through scrutinising and may only race those cars he or she has had checked for themselves - no sharing, borrowing of other competitors cars once scrutinising has closed is not permitted - If your car or both cars break during the meeting or are not running well I'm afraid that's just tough luck as it would be in a real motor race.

Concours cars must compete in at least one qualifying race, drivers who wish to enter both class 1 and class 2 cars can do so, but they will automatically go in the class 2 larger capacity finals. Only drivers who stick to using class 1 type (small capacity) in all four qualifying heats may enter the class 1 finals. Up to 2 different cars may be used and entered into Concours providing they both race at least once. Concours will be judged for the 2012 Pre-1960 Le Mans Event by an expert panel.

Qualifying heats will be 3 minutes duration, with scores from all four lanes being counted. Finals will be then run by the two classes with a ladder finals system.

Examples of Class 1 Small capacity eligible cars:
AC Ace 1958-59
Aero Mine 1949
Alfa Romeo Guilietta Sprint 1954-59
Alfa Romeo Guilietta Spider 1955-59
Austin Healey 100 1953-58
Austin Healey Sprite 1958-59
BMW 700s 1959-59
Bristol 450 & 450c 1954-56
CD Panhard Dyna 1955-59
Cooper T49 Monaco 1957-59
DB HBR 1954-59
DB Panhard 1958-59
Ferrari 166MM 1949-50
Frazer Nash MM 1950
Frazer Nash LMR 1953
HRG Lightweight 1949
Jowett Jupiter Javelin 1950
Jowett R1 Jupiter 1951-52
Lotus MK III 750 1951
Lotus MK V 750 1952
Lotus MK VI 1953-55
Lotus Seven 1957-59
Lotus MK VIII 1954
Lotus MK IX 1955
Lotus MK X 1955
Lotus Eleven 1956-58
Lotus Elite (Mk 14) 1958-59
Lotus 15 1958
Lotus 17 1959
MGA Twin Cam 1955-59
MGTD 1936-55
Monopole Sport 1949-50
Monopole X84 Sport 1951-52
Morgan +4 1950-59
Morgan 4/4 (Inc SS) 1955-59
OSCA MT4 1953
OSCA 750S 1959
Panhard X88 1953
Porsche 356 & 356A / B 1949-59
Porsche 550 & 550A 1953-58
Porsche RS 1958-59
Porsche RSK 1958-59
Renault 4CV 1950-53
Stanguellini 740 1955-59
Sunbeam Alpine MK I - III 1953-55
Sunbeam Alpine Series MK I-IV 1959
Triumph TR2 1953-55
Triumph TR3 1955-57
TVR Grantura Series 1 1958-59
 

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Kitbasher
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An entry please Phil, I will pay up at EB if that is OK
 

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Jon Grainger
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Hi Phil,

An entry for me too please. I'll try and spread the word with my clubmates, and see I there would be any interest.

Regards
Jon
 

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Martin De Ath
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Hi there Phil..

Could you please put me down for an entry as well..

Thank you..

All the best.. Martin De'Ath.
 

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Philip Insull
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Hi all,

****, Pete, Chris, Jon, David, and Martin thank you for your entries yes payment is fine at E-B but could I ask that anyone paying at E-B in cash could you please endevour to bring the correct change as it can be a nightmare if everyone has a £20!

Cheers
Phil
 

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Dave Capelen
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Hi Phil

A place for me, please. I've circulated details to our club, so there may be a few more Manx entries yet.

Cheers
Dave
 

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Philip Insull
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Discussion Starter · #16 ·
Hi Dave,
OK your spot is booked, can you let me know about the others as soon as possible as I've already had a high number of pm's and e-mails and spaces are being booked up rapidly.
Cheers
Phil
 

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rob Wallader
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Put me in for this too.
Why have you changed the years? I had purchased a Ferrari 250 for this event following the results last year!

Anyone want a Ferrari 250.

Rob.
 

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Philip Insull
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Discussion Starter · #20 ·
Hi Rob,
Don't be too quick to sell the 250GTO as it will come in for subsequent years im sure, to be honest I was getting bored seeing so many 250GTO's! beautiful though they are.

Cheers
phil
 
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