Series Manager: Marc T/Datto
Schedule: Q2 2022 (April – June) – (2 rounds per month)
Innovation and Controversy
The Monte Carlo Rally was begun in 1911 to showcase advances in automotive technology, and to promote Monaco as a tourist destination. The decade between 1961, and ’71 developed into a contentious arms-race of creative engineering, and creative interpretation of rules.
This is a “builder’s series” designed to encourage scratch-building and kit-bashing, but RTR cars meeting the rules are welcome.
Track ASCC Rally course.
Series Note Multiple entries are permitted per owner, but each entry will require a unique “driver persona” (call sign) for the scoring software.
One of the aims of this series is to see a variety of cars and approaches.
- Any car that ran the Monte between 1961 – 1971.
- Entrants should provide verification that the car and livery raced in the Monte during the period.
- Cars should be a reasonable 1/32 depiction of the 1:1 prototype.
- Class-A: Rear tire width (at bulge) 9mm and wider. Commercially available, unmodified motors.
- Class-B: Rear tire width (at bulge) under 9mm. Commercially available, unmodified motors, 18k or less RPM.
- Permitted: Any hard plastic injection molded or resin-cast 1/32 model.
- Prohibited: Vacuum-formed body shells.
- RTR slot cars/shells are allowed but are not eligible for Concours.
- Cars must have an interior tray (Vacuum-formed permitted) and figures for Driver (with steering wheel) and Navigator.
- Permitted: Fantasy liveries allowed – but must be true to the period.
- Any plastic or 3D printed chassis.
- Chassis may be stiffened/reinforced
- Class-A: Open to all commercially available, unmodified motors.
- Class-B: Open to all commercially available, unmodified motors rated at or below 18K rpm
- Open Choice: Guide/braid/motor leads
- Open Choice: Gear Ratios, pinions, crowns/spurs
- Open Choice: Axles, front & rear
- Ballast permitted, no weight limit imposed. Ballast must be above the pan, non-visible.
- Chassis, motor-pod and drive gears must not contact or damage the track, copper tape, or timing system.
Wheels & Tires
- Wheels must be a good-faith effort to depict wheels on 1:1 prototype vehicles.
- Wheels/tires must* not protrude beyond wheel arches as viewed from above (If the prototype car had wheels protruding beyond wheel-wells/fenders, documentation must be provided to scrutineer, and must be to scale)
- Mandatory: Wheel inserts or wheels with scale detail.
- Mandatory: Maximum tire Width front or rear (at bulge)
- Class A: 9mm and over
- Class B: under 9mm
- Mandatory: Tire diameter should be scale to prototype within 10% after truing.
- Permitted: Rubber or urethane tires
- Permitted: Coating of front tires with Nail varnish or C/A
- Prohibited: Silicone or sponge tires. Traction compounds.
Here is a link to the forum on this series to discuss Rules.
Here is a link to the forum on the cars being built by members. https://austinslotcarclub.com/forums/topic/monte-carlo-rally-61-71-series-car-builds/