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The fourth World indoor rally championship will be underway in October in Dartmouth Devon.
Local Garage Darmech is putting up £100 to the winner
The event is raising money towards the Greyhound sanctuary in Exeter run by Sally Slater.
If you think you could take on the amazing speed of Dale Lott winner 2010/09 and Jamie
Hudson-Bond 2008 champion and 2010/09 runner up, bring just your thumb and £5. prizes
for each stage. Tea, cake and a beer what more do we want?
 

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The Track is SCX classic rally/chrono and the four cars are Track one = Aston Martin DB5, Track two Paddy Hopkirk Mini. Track three Audi R10 and Track four Ford Escort mkII. the cars have magnets and of course we have more than one vehicle for each track as we don't expect the cars to last the day.
 

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Scott?

Not you again?

How much can you win in one of your slot events?
 

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Audi R10 correctly titled Audi R10 TDi.
The Audi (August Horch) was a Le Mans 24 hour prototype one, introduced in 2006
until it was replaced by the R15.
A very sucessful vehicle.

The world in literal terms only includes occupants of the planet Earth.
Perhaps we could call it champions of the Milkyway, Galaxy, Solar system
or even the universe

One thing is true this event is really open to everybody no club membership
no fancy equipment just a small amount of cash towards a charity.

Would be nice to see you and show your hand
 

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Many Audis used in rallying, but R10 not one of them so an odd choice for a rally themed event.

Accepting entries from anywhere in the World does not make it a World Championship. It makes it an Open Championship.

As for winning money, not sure I see the point nor need frankly. (It's a charity event so put all the money to charity)

And yes, it's me (one benefit of using your real name) but no, I don't have any events. My friend Gareth Jex does and his prizes - limited edition, money-can't-buy-models - are probably worth more than £100 and there are many of them.

So I wish you every success with your donation raising slot racing event. I just wish you wouldn't aggrandise it with unnecessary terminology. Maybe you can post some pics with a short report afterwards as that usually encourages entries.
 
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However odd and however themed i don't see the reason for such negativity. I wouldn't know an Audi R10 from an Audi TT so we are not all experts.
We should just applaud the fact that someone is putting on an event that may draw in some more punters.
 

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QUOTE (fw14b @ 30 Jul 2011, 14:54) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>However odd and however themed i don't see the reason for such negativity. I wouldn't know an Audi R10 from an Audi TT so we are not all experts.
We should just applaud the fact that someone is putting on an event that may draw in some more punters.
Well said mate!
 

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Thanks chaps, only trying to create interest in slot car racing and make some charity money.
Although the event is very competitive and if you are in the visinity worth a dable.
 

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Ive never done a rally event , but seeing as were all using the same cars and i take it same controllers ? This actually is quite interesting
 

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I agree with Scott in wishing the event every success with the event in Dartmouth.
I'd also wish every success to all the other slot racing open meetings etc. - somewhere in the country there's one or more most weekends.

John Darby's report on last year's Dartmouth event shows it was one of many excellent slot racing events around the country, well done to the organisers of all of them!

These other events make no claim to be world championships, so what makes this one in Dartmouth worth the grand title of world championship?
I think Scott has already answered that question.
 

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We have created something and you haven't.
Championships start some where.
Also you have never seen this event heard of one like it nor probably
will you ever. So we are not stealing anybody elses thunder.
If you understood what you are saying I would listen
but you have no explanation as to how to establish a world
championship.
Please note it is called World Indoor Rally Championship, no reference
to slot. radio nor steam driven vehicles. get your facts right. but thanks
for your encouragement for our charity event. see you there if you dare.
 

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QUOTE (Rotom @ 3 Aug 2011, 22:33) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>If you understood what you are saying I would listen but you have no explanation as to how to establish a world championship.
OK I'll have a go at saying one way a world championship can be established.
The International Slot Racing Association's World Championship evolved from an earlier European Championship.
The European Championships were held each year in a different European country and attracted entries from a number of European countries. A couple of decades ago they were regular attracting competitors from other continents, only then did they adopt the World Championship title. Not only the competitors but the events themselves are now held in different continents, for example this year's championship will be on the third different continent in 3 years.
Rather like in full size motor racing, the international competition comes first, only then does it become a World Championship.

QUOTE (Rotom @ 3 Aug 2011, 22:33) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>We have created something and you haven't.
Championships start some where.
Also you have never seen this event heard of one like it nor probably will you ever.
As far as I know, yours is the only slot racing event supporting that Greyhound sanctuary in Exeter.
I've seen plenty of slot racing event supporting other charities.
I've seen every other aspect of your event many times at other slot racing events which were created long before your first annual event.

I'm happy to join with the other contributors to wish you every success, it sounds like an event that deserves it. I doubt you'd receive anything other that encouragement (and congratulations when it's successful) if you told it how it is.
 
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Why is everyone being so pedantic. Let the guy organise his event in the way he wishes and with what ever title he wants.
What harm can possibly come from it?
He's having fun and some greyhounds will benefit and i have no doubt that the "prize" is coming from John's pocket.
All i can say is good luck to him.
 

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Can't say I'm surprised really. This seems to be the norm these days, with people being over critical and negative about events they have absolutely no intention of supporting or attending.

Good luck Rotom, hope your events a success.
 

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Thankyou for your support. we have tried very hard with lots of effort coming from 20+ people to run such an event and plenty of sponsorship from local and national businesses. This is not just a whim with a lot of thought going into this competition.
Thanks again. John Darby and the IFIT crew.
 

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Just thought I would bring our event to the fore on this forum as it is nearing the time.
It would be good to see more serious slotters at this event, although we are busy, stiff competition
is always good to watch. If there are any racers out there close to our venue please pop in,
admission is free and only £5 to enter.

Have a beer and watch novices trying hard to do what you find natural


John D
 
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