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#1 Dennis David

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Posted 19 April 2017 - 07:08 PM

OK I know that not all slot cars race with four wheels but work with me here.  :D

 

I am just now starting work on my magnum opus on slot car racing around the world. The article will be on actual competitive racing and no, racing your brother on the carpet in your underwear does not count. We're talking 1/32 and 1/24, sorry HO.

 

Any Information on organizations, clubs, big races are most welcome. I already know about US racing and ISRA but what other big events are out there? I am also familiar with BSCRA which is holding their 53rd National Championship.

 

Thanks in advance.


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Posted 19 April 2017 - 10:23 PM

Dennis Samson has some great info about the South African Model Car Association. He posted a nice thread with pics from their tracks in the past some time ago. 

 

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#3 Dennis David

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Posted 19 April 2017 - 10:38 PM

Yes as does Russell on the current scene. The slot car world is so vast. How many people are aware of the North European Championship in Malmo, Sweden?


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Posted 20 April 2017 - 07:24 AM

Zippity could help out about New Zealand racing, I'm thinking.


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#5 Dennis David

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 07:37 AM

Yes I hope to get help from some of our international members.

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 08:15 AM

Ok, I am not exactly sure what you are looking for.

 

However as far a Danish racing is converned, most clubs are a member of DMRU  = "Dansk Mini Racing Union".

It means that a fine vector to racing in Denmark is http://www.dmru.dk

 

This includes this very fine map of tracks and contacts: http://dmru.dk/klubb...ru-klubber.html

 

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 10:07 AM

This includes this very fine map of tracks and contacts: http://dmru.dk/klubb...ru-klubber.html

 
Wow! All I can think is "road trip!!!" Looks like no shortage of racing opportunities.
 
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Posted 20 April 2017 - 10:08 AM

Carsten, that's exactly what I am looking for! Thanks. I'm interested in groups that hold regular events that cross clubs as well as national boundaries.

Where racers would travel out of their immediate area to compete.


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Posted 20 April 2017 - 10:22 AM

Eddie,

 

That could well be a side effect of my article. I will be sure to include an index of the info I receive.

 

Many of our international members also live in these silos and are unaware of the global nature of our hobby. It's not only us who are ignorant LOL.


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Posted 20 April 2017 - 10:24 AM

Two areas I am curious about as well are Eastern Europe and Latin America.


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Posted 20 April 2017 - 10:27 AM

Plus besides Haruki's group there is another major club in Japan that holds the Carerra Cup.

I'm also looking to see if there are any Plafit events. I know Scaleauto, BRM, NSR, MB Slot, and Slot.it sponsor major events.


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Posted 20 April 2017 - 11:25 AM

The Viking Cup on the 29th is a good example where one club in Germany host racers from Denmark. There used to be a Gotthard Cup but I am not sure it's run any longer. In the Czech Republic they have a series called the Honda Cup.

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 09:35 PM

Here in Australia we have just had the Wing Car Nationals over the Easter weekend and on the June Queens Birthday weekend is the Australian Model Car Nationals.In mid July is the Australian BRM Championship and late September is the Australian Plafit Championship
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Posted 20 April 2017 - 09:41 PM

Does the Australian Plafit championship have a regular series as well? I assume it's not just a single race ir do the various clubs hold their hands own Plafit races.

How much involvement is there by the Japanese company?

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 03:47 PM

Hi Dennis,the various commercial centres hold regular Plafit races.ThevAustralian Plafit Championship is promoted by thevAustralian Distributir Ace Hobbies and apart from the usual trophies for the placegetters there is also prizes given out for concours and TQ.This year's event is the 10th Anniversary for the titles
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Posted 21 April 2017 - 06:49 PM

Does the Japanese company get involved in any way? I assume they do though their distributor.

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Posted 23 April 2017 - 05:12 PM

Yes Plafit through the Australian distributor Ace Hobbies sponsor the event and provide the prizes and handout motors
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Posted 24 April 2017 - 04:03 PM

Hi Dennis,

 

in Germany we have countless regional competitions between clubs. A good starting point for the series raced in West Germany is here:

 

http://rennserien-west.de/

 

All buttons under "Rennserien" lead to competitions. In the upper right corner under "Regionen" you will find links to similar pages from other German regions.

 

If you need help with translations, just let me know.


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Posted 24 April 2017 - 05:08 PM

Sadly, there are no commercial raceways remaining in New Zealand.

 

1/32 and 1/24 scale cars are raced on Club racetracks around the country.

 

Some clubs race both scales in soft and hard body formats.

 

Annual “Nationals” are held for all classes and formats.

 

My Club with it’s 6-lane track and being centrally located in the country, hosts both the 1/32 and 1/24 National events.

 

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Posted 25 April 2017 - 03:52 PM

Thanks for the info. I find that most clubs get support from the government with reduced rent. Is that also the case with New Zealand?

Can a club earn extra income renting to other groups?

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Posted 25 April 2017 - 04:09 PM

No way Jose :(

 

The monthly rental is met by the club members' race fees.







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