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  1. I set deadlines slightly different to other proxies - there is no date for the cars to be delivered. Instead the car needs to be in the post by 19 July 2021 at the latest. That way everyone has the same deadline no matter which part of the world they live in. 19 July is a Monday so the panic merchants will have a whole weekend to finish their cars. I saw your post on Slotracer - all tracks will be routed, 12v and have a variety of painted surfaces. Urethane tyres work the best - Yellowdogs, MJK or Paul Guage. My preference is Yellowdogs. The drivers are some of the best in Canberra which makes them bloody good so don't restrict your car too much to suit a slow driver. We have 4 slot car clubs in Canberra and more than 12 home routed tracks plus another 4 routed tracks at a commercial slot car shop. We do a lot of racing!
  2. Alexis, you just scraped in at entrant number 24. Any new entrants will be put on a standby list and if anyone drops out you'll be added on a first come, first added. To all of you out there - I'm flabbergasted that you've taken less than 2 weeks to sign up despite me deliberately keeping this a low key affair. I've only posted it here and 1 post on the Slot Car Illustrated forum, nowhere else. I suppose it means I need to make sure it's the best reported, most informative and above all the most fun proxy on the planet. Thanks guys (and gal).
  3. What exactly are you looking to achieve? Best driver? Best car? Best white Slot.it DTM between 80 and 81 gm on a Saturday night under a partial moon and light rainfall? Sounds like you're overcomplicating things and need to keep things the way they are and just have fun. Cheers Paul
  4. Sorry guys. I just did a tidy up and found 4 Aussie cars that weren’t posted and Brumos’s Clio. I’d blame Alzheimer’s but that’s taking the easy way out. My fault and I’ll get the cars in the post this week. Cheers Paul
  5. Aussie cars were the first ones I sent back. I made sure to use the same box the car was sent in and checked that the boxes were posted last year. Sounds like Aussie Post has a massive delay.
  6. That makes 19 entrants so far. This is filling up much faster than I anticipated and I still need to let the local Canberra guys in. Might have to increase the number of entrants to 24.
  7. Entrants 32coupe alexis in greece Aloha Alvaro ArroldN BARacer bov Brooksy BrumosRSR charlesx curef99 Dave P Dixie jimmyslots 1950 JohnnieE lancelot Nonfractal Pepsi62 Peter Gunn Shaynus Shaynus's mate Dave Sports Racer sticks Wobble That makes 24 which is the max allowed. Any new entrants will be put on a standby list and entered if anyone above drops out. Cheers Paul PS. I'm amazed that this year's proxy filled up so fast that I had to increase the number from 18 to 24. There's a lot of strange people out there.
  8. The 2021 Touring Car Proxy is open for entry. The only changes from last year are instead of 12 rounds there will be 10 and it’s limited to 21 entries. Entry fee will still be whatever the cost is to ship your car back + a couple of dollars. We'll start racing in August with all cars to be posted to me by Monday 19 July 2021. At the end of the proxy the top 5 cars will be taken apart to show their insides and pictures taken so everyone can see what makes them tick. Here are the rules (same as last year). Rule Number One: Any modification not specifically detailed below needs to be discussed. Bribes of cash, cake or chocolate are encouraged. 1. Body 1.1: Any Injection moulded or resin bodied car from the approved list that is marketed as a 1/32 scale Ready-to-Run (RTR) slot car. No vacuum formed or blow moulded bodies. Max width 63mm. Cars must be from 1990 or later, no cars from the 80's or earlier. Approved List, let me know if I've left a car out. Any BTCC car Any DTM car Alfa 156 GTA Alfa 155 Audi A4 DTM Audi A5 DTM Audi TT DTM BMW 1, 3 or 4 Series Fiat Punto Ford Focus Ford Falcon Holden Commodore Honda Accord Honda Civic Type-R Hyundai Accent Mercedes C-class DTM Mercedes CLK DTM Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Opel Astra Opel Vectra Opel V8 DTM Coupe Opel Calibra Peugeot 406 Coupe (not Silhouette) Renault Clio Renault Megane SEAT Leon Subaru Imprezza WRX Volvo S60R VW Passat 1.2: Chassis - No restrictions. Body screws should be taped or covered in bluetak to prevent loss. External body parts - mirrors, wipers, wings - though desirable are not required. 1.3: Guide may not project beyond the body as viewed from directly above. Tracks will all be routed wood with 8 mm deep slots. 1.4: Cars must have sufficient ground clearance to permit free running without contacting the track. Cars which drag on the track may be excluded at the track owners’ discretion. 1.5: Clear window material must be used where the real car has clear material. 1.6: Racing numbers must be visible in three places on body. Racing numbers must match. Bodies may be painted in fantasy or realistic liveries. Non-decorated cars (for example plain white kits) are not allowed. Duplicate numbers are allowed but if everyone enters the red #7 Slot.it Alfa 155 I’m going to be reaching for the spray can. 1.7: Headlights and taillights are required but do not have to illuminate. 1.8: Interior must include, at minimum, dashboard top, driver, steering wheel and shelf under the rear window. If vacuum formed, must be of reasonable detail and proportion. Champion style and paper drivers are not permitted. 1.9: No weight limit. 1.10: Bodies may be lightened provided there are no external changes and wheel arch openings remain standard. 2. Wheels and Tires 2.1: Tires may not project beyond the body when the car is at rest on a level track, as viewed from directly above. 2.2: Reasonable scale appearing inserts are required in all wheels unless the wheels have scale appearance and detail. Blank disc wheels must be covered with inserts. 2.3: Wheels must look like they were used on the 1:1 car. No F1 rims or 12 mm (dia) wheels unless the original car raced with small wheels. 2.4: Front tire diameter must be within 2mm of rear tire diameter. 2.5: Minimum front tire width is 8mm. Front tires may be profiled so that a narrower area contacts the track but must otherwise be full width. 2.6: Tires must be urethane or rubber. Silicon and foam tires are forbidden. Tires must appear to be black. Clear finish may be applied to front tire tread area. No chemical treatment (such as oil soaking) is permitted. 3. Motors 3.1: Any commercially available sealed-can FC-130 slot car motor that produces less than 23.5K rpm at 12 Volts is allowed. FK-180 are allowed but limited to 21.5K rpm. No rewinds or "mod motors" allowed. 3.2: Magnetic down force from motor may not exceed 30 grams as checked with a Magnet Marshal, exclusive of car weight. 3.3: Motor can be glued/taped/screwed in place. Pods can be taped or glued to restrict movement. 4. Modifications 4.1: Any part of the car may be replaced by any manufacturer’s parts. All wheel drive may be used only if the actual car used it. 4.2: Weight/ballast can be added but must be contained on the inside of the car. 4.3: Spring and magnetic suspension packages are allowed. 4.4: No traction magnets allowed. 4.5: Bushings and motor can be glued into place. 5. Vehicle Identification 5.1: Entrant’s name and body screw adjustment information should be affixed to the underside of the chassis in a readable manner. 6. Penalties 6.1: non-compliant mechanical and car set up issues including wheels/tyres at scrutineering - 5 points 6.2: repair of mechanical failure deemed not to be caused primarily by accident damage - 5 points. A grub screw coming loose is not a mechanical failure and won't be penalised. 6.3: car not run due to hosts discretion because of clearance issues - no points will be awarded for that round. Car owner has the option to replace tyres or park the car. 6.4: For all other non-specified events requiring vehicle work the penalty, if any, will be based on a principle of reasonable fairness to all entrants at sole discretion and decision of the organizers Cars to be posted by Monday 19 July 2021 I think that covers everything. Let me know if I've missed anything. Cheers Paul
  9. Good to hear the cars are getting back to everyone. There's still a couple I need to post that I didn't have addresses for, but now that I'm back at work I can access my spreadsheet and get the cars into the post this week. Cheers Paul
  10. Do you still have the M1 for sale?
  11. I can’t see any reason to change the existing rules so if it ain’t broke etc. ‘Recovering from open heart surgery isn’t a nice thing but nowhere as bad as I was told it would be so I’ll put up a timeframe for this years proxy soon. Cheers Paul.
  12. I’m still in hospital but have had the quadruple bypass. There’s no scars from a lobotomy so all good and I should be going home in a week. I’ll get everyone’s cars on eBay, er, in the post soon after. Cheers Paul PS. I don’t recommend open heart surgery for anyone. The day before I walked 3 ks to the shops and back. Now I struggle to walk across the room here in the hospital without collapsing in a heap.
  13. Sorry guys, had a slight hiccup which has delayed sending the cars back. I had a heart attack last week and I’m in hospital waiting for heart surgery next week. I’ll be home in 2 weeks and will get the cars out then. Cheers Paul
  14. https://www.supertires.com/ Make sure you ask for Yellowdogs as they do silicone tyres as well. The postage cost is high so I usually get a few other people to add to the order and share costs.
  15. I'll start posting the cars back next week. With a bit of luck I can find your original box and post back to the sending address.
  16. Sports Racer

    M2 Allen Keys

    $5 each with free shipping on ebay https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Hex-Wrench-Driver-0-9mm-White-Steel-Allen-Screwdriver-For-R-C-Helicopter-10/264888104844?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649 I normally buy 3 at a time and they last me about 6 months each before I manage to snap the end off through my own clumsiness.
  17. I've sometimes used a piece of rubber hose, cut and trimmed to shape to fill in the gap between the short can motor and the long can pod. Make sure the internal dia of the hosepipe is the same size as the protrusion on the end of the small can and the outside dia is big enough for the job. Very cheap and effective alternative.
  18. No strange driving technique, it's just super fast to drive no matter who drove it. My car handled marginally better but 32coupe's car was more powerful out of corners despite both cars having orange endbell Slot.it motors. He said he went through all his cars looking for the best 23k motor and borrowed it for his proxy car.
  19. More info as requested. I re-weighed the cars because some of the original weights didn't make sense. Name Mfg (Body / Chassis) Body weight (grams) Model Motor Align Tires Weight Weight rear Weight front % front / rear Sports Racer Scalextric / Scaleauto 19.6 Calibra Slot.it orange endbell IL Yellowdogs 87.3 52.6 34.7 39/61 32coupe SCX / Scaleauto 26.8 Mercedes CLK Slot.it orange endbell SW Yellowdogs 96.0 68.2 27.8 29/71 Aloha Fly / National Racer 24.5 BMW M3 Slot.it black endbell SW Yellowdogs 89.8 54.4 35.4 39/61 Dave P SCX / Scaleauto 29.8 Audi A4 Scaleauto 18k boxer IL Yellowdogs 107.8 69.8 38.0 35/65 Brumos RSR NSR 12.8 Renault Clio shark 21.5 SW NSR 65.6 42.9 22.7 34/66 Interesting to note that 32coupe's rear end weighs more than Brumos's entire car.
  20. Here's a post proxy review of the top 5 cars starting with equal 4th place, Brumos. The other 4th placed car - Dave P. A well deserved 3rd place goes to Aloha. Despite me bribing the drivers (see Round 12 video of the race with my car and 32coupe's) this car still managed to beat me for total wins in the Proxy. 32coupe managed 6 wins to my 5 and finished the Proxy in 2nd place. And on to the winning car. What can I say, it's mine, it's quick and surprised me with it's dominant performance throughout the proxy with a 3rd place being it's worst result over 12 rounds. As you can see, 5 cars and 5 ways to make them fast. Don't ask me for the secret to building a winning proxy car because if I knew I'd build all my cars like this. Let me know if anyone wants more info. Cheers Paul
  21. Someone reminded me about this video. A final review of all the cars.
  22. Will do but life keeps getting in the way. Racing 2 nights this week and AGM on Saturday. I'll try to do the top 5 on Sunday.
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