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Posted 01 September 2018 - 06:12 PM

An evening of Group C Slot Car Racing at Shepton Slot Car Club in the UK.  

 

This professionally-quality video was clearly made to promote the club and its activities. It's worth clicking on the link to the club's website given above, as there's some rather interesting info given there.


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Posted 01 September 2018 - 08:25 PM

I was not familiar with this club before. Their website contains information on the four classes of cars they race and their new modular track that could be reconfigured into multiple layouts. I found it interesting they loan cars and controllers to newbies to race and will continue to loan them free of any charge until a newbie can buy their own equipment. I was surprised to find their top class was a fast F1 class. I didn't find any photos of this F1 class racing.  

 

Located in a "leisure club," is this some sort of retirement community or maybe a pub?


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Posted 02 September 2018 - 07:38 AM

See this link:

Leisure centre


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Posted 02 September 2018 - 05:48 PM

Okay, sort of an upscale YMCA, owned by the governments. Or socialized entertainmment.


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Posted 03 September 2018 - 10:33 AM

I am thinking the future of the slot car hobby may be along these lines.

 

Not exposing new people to the hobby is a big problem and this type location could help.


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Posted 03 September 2018 - 10:40 AM

Okay, sort of an upscale YMCA, owned by the governments. Or socialized entertainmment.


And just how is this situation different from a city-owned and maintained baseball or football field, Bill? Or a disc golf course in a city park?

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Posted 03 September 2018 - 10:56 AM

... .or tennis courts, swimming pools, etc...


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Posted 03 September 2018 - 01:59 PM

I've been to a commercial raceway located in the basement of a Catholic church, but not one located in a municipal goverment-owned building. The closest to that situation was probably Joel's Greenbelt, MD, shop, but that building had bowling alleys and an indoor archery range, too.

 

Here in NH, most of the municipal-owned fields, courts, and pools highly restrict their use so one wouldn't consider them open to the public. The general public here would have a better chance of getting the use of a privately-owned facility.

 

I think the British club has a good thing going and if they can continue to run it as they have been doing, I won't complain. :)


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