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  • #18246
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    Please use this forum to make suggestions for 2023 race series.

    #18247
    Avatar photoRadial TA
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    For another Monte Carlo race I found a site with lists of cars participating by year.  This could help pick some years when we might, or might not, want two classes of slot cars again.
    July 4, 2022 at 2:29 PM#17984REPLY
    Radial TAParticipant
    https://www.juwra.com/monte_carlo_1980_results.html

    You can move back to 1973 or through the 79’s to the 1980.
    July 10, 2022 at 3:44 PM#18066REPLY
    porsche917Moderator
    I would love to run another Monte Carlo series within that time frame.  Finally an opportunity to run the Lancia Stratos Group 4 rally car.  I can’t wait.

     

    Marty
    September 6, 2022 at 7:34 AM#18211REPLY
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    If our second choice for a rally class is the RevoSlot Alfa and other car, I would like to also run those cars on the big track.  Fairfield Meadows I call it.  Those RevoSlot cars are so good I hate to take them out of service.  My Porsche from a few years ago was one of my favorites.  We could even run on the big track as SCCA TransAm U2.5  and IMSA similar displacement.  I recently stumbled across a metal chassis, used instead of a 3d plastic replacement.  That might offer more cars to run with the RevoSlot cars.
    September 6, 2022 at 7:45 AM#18212REPLY
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    MR Slotcar aluminum chassis for Slot.it group C and adaptable to other wheelbases.

    MR Slotcar Evolution Metal Chassis Kit A

    #18249
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    Once again I would like to see the club run the Group 2 cars from BRM.  These mini 1/24 scale cars include the Alfa, Ford Escort, Opel Kadett, and the BMW 2002.  This would be run on the main track.

    I would also like to run a BMW E30 series with either a Fly or Scalextric car and a 3D chassis.  These early touring cars would make for a fun series.  This could be run on either track.

    We could run another Monte Carlo series for the next ten year time – ’70-’80.  This would be run on the rally track.

    I would like to run the BRM 1/24 scale Group C cars that we never finished in 2019.  This would be run on the main track.

    LeMans 1970 and 1971.  Any car that ran in those two years.  Now that Slot.it offers a Ferrari 512M there is a good Ferrari option.  This would be run on the main track.

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    #18254
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    Would love to see another decade of the Monte 🙂

    I have also been having fun with the Policar vintage F1. They look great And can be made to run well without breaking the bank.

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    #18256
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    I would love to run the Policar classic F1 cars.  They are a little more complex and very fragile.  An off in one of these cars can result in some real scale car damage.  I would like to think that would mean racers would be more cautious knowing the extent of the damage they would have to repair.

    #18258
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    Here are some additional suggestions for series for 2023.

    Trans Am – modified – on main track

    Scalextric, Pioneer, and SCX

    3D chassis allowed

    Sidewinder set up

    NSR Porsche GT3 Cup race – stock – on main track

    Sidewinder set up

    Slot.it Ford vs Policar Ferrari – stock – on main track

    Slot.it Ford GT vs Policar Ferrari P3/4

    Carrera BMW ProCar – stock – on main track

    Carrera cars with Paul Gage tires – stock

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    #18269
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    So,to elaborate a bit on the offsite race discussed at the Sept 25 meeting,
    My thought is that we could have a one-off event out here in the sticks at my wood track. It is two lanes, yellow is 34.33 ft, and green is 33,5 ft. It can be run in either direction, and each lane has its own variable power supply.

    My suggestion was for a one-off race with the Policar vintage F1 cars, but it could be something else. I’d like to invite club members to make the trip down, run some laps, and give some input on what might be fun for you to run. Just let me know if you are interested, and we can set up a time.

    I see the race happening in the spring so if there is a good turnout we can overflow into the carport and have a cookout

    #18274
    Avatar photoporsche917
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    Marc – I love the idea.  I would be up for running just about anything on your track.  I think it might be best to run something we have already run so there is no additional cost to members to build another car for this one-off event.

    I would be up for holding something similar at my small home track as well.  It could be a one-off event run in an El Piloto – IROC style where everyone runs the same cars.  I have a couple of NSR Porsche 911’s that would be great for an IROC event.

    There would of course be food and beverages.

    #18275
    Avatar photoDatto
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    “Marc – I love the idea. I would be up for running just about anything on your track. I think it might be best to run something we have already run so there is no additional cost to members to build another car for this one-off event.”

    Marty:
    Something we have already run is a great idea. Perhaps even a non-points race of a current series.

    Really like the IROC idea.

    Frantically ironing out kinks on the track, LOL

    #18276
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    Participant

    Sweet looking track, Marty!

    #18277
    Avatar photoRadial TA
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    I would like to run the 1/24 Gr. C class as well.

    I like the idea of the RevoSlot 1/32 Alfa, Escort, and rumored BMW 2002tii.  Run this later in the year to get additional liveries, but buy early if you like what is for sale in October 2022.  Run it as 20 laps on the rally track, then without replacing parts go 20 laps on the green lane of big track.  ALL cars must have sufficient ground clearance to not rub the chassis on the track tape including if they jump the mound.

    I am a strong proponent of a 1/32 TransAm race with 3d chassis.  Maybe limit to less than 25k motors for slightly more realistic speed.

    I can go along with the traditional slot.it Gr. C race if we are provided the specs to run the National Champ Jaguar mods on our existing cars, or limit the Jaguars to the tires and track width that fit our existing cars.

    I also like the LeMans Ford vs Ferrari challenge race and allow other cars from that series that we not so famous.

    Run Monte Carlo in next decade.  Maybe two classes with the slower class running tires limited to 8.0mm this time.  If you look at the reference I cited earlier in the forum you will see there were multiple classes run in the race.

    #18278
    Avatar photoDatto
    Participant

    “I am a strong proponent of a 1/32 TransAm race with 3d chassis. Maybe limit to less than 25k motors for slightly more realistic speed”

    Heck, limit it to 18k to cut down on de-slots and rollovers.

    Would this also include an under 2.5L class?

    #18279
    Avatar photoRadial TA
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    DATTO, I like the idea of the U2.5 class, but the evil Porsche 911’s would show up and dominate.  The RevoSlot Alfa and Escort cars would also need to be excluded.  I loved the real cars in the day.  The first race I saw with the pony cars some guys showed up with showroom Z28’s, only safety mods, and the front wheels were getting squashed every which way, but the Penske cars flew like race cars.  Still had blue smaller v8 Barracudas, Valiants/Darts, Nova (cheater black/gold).

    #18280
    Avatar photoDatto
    Participant

    Randy
    Understood re the U2.5 Trans-am, good points.

    Marty,and all

    I could continue the IROC style theme on my track with this pair of Skylines:

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    #18315
    Avatar photoporsche917
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    Scalextric BMW M3 E30 Race Series

    I see this series as being a stock-ish series with tight rules on what you can and cannot use for parts.  The goal would be to make the series as inexpensive and competitive as possible.

    Here is a list of the Scalextric BMW E30 cars that are currently available.  All of these cars would use the Scalextric/Slot.it PCR chassis.  Take a look at the list and let me know if you have any questions.

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