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Here is a quick tease about the upcoming Australian Scalextric Grand Prix. We will be holding the Australian Scalextric Grand Prix again over the weekend of 15th, 16th and 17th of July. The Grand Prix will be held on Sunday the 17th. We will be starting with the Junior GP in the morning and the Open Grand Prix just after lunch. We are allowing 23 entrants for Junior and 33 for Open. These numbers were easily filled last year so please get in contact soon. We still have a few small loose ends to finalise before we announce entry fees and take firm orders. The entry fee will include the car (Scalextric Formula 1 car), a limited edition engraved tool pen which is unique to drivers of this event and hopefully another T Shirt for all drivers. Like last year we will also be enjoying a trade show put on by Southern Models, O'Reilly Model Products and B and B Hobbies. All of these companies will be demonstrating and letting participants try RC Cars, Planes, Helis and Slot Cars on their stands. We have a band playing during the lunch break, an all day free sausage sizzle and giveaways all day. Best of all HUGE specials on all stock.

 

Additional to the Scaley GP, we will make it worthwhile for the long distance traveller to visit. On Friday night we will opening all 3 of our tracks for practice. We will be doing one of my famous gourmet barbeques and top it off we will be having an auction. We have a professional auctioneer to excite the masses and most items will have no reserves.

 

Saturday from lunchtime we will be running a 3 hour team endurance race. Details to follow, but as a tease, we have secured a third party sponsor and the entry fee will be very attractive. There are 6 teams of 3 drivers and 3 cars in each. We have two teams tentatively already signed up.

 

Our web page is almost ready to go live, so sincere apologies about the horrific delays in getting this completed. More details will be posted on the web page very soon.

 

Adrian

Red Racer Hobbies

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Quick piccie of the new track not quite finished in this shot. Channel 10 came out to film this one.

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Sorry, needed more notice. Have a great weekend guys. :D


Gort, Klaatu barada nikto.

 

My poor Krell!

After a million years of shining sanity...

they could hardly have understood what power was destroying them.

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So how many from this board are going. Should we get some name tags :D

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are the cars handed out to you on the weekend?

and does that price include the car???

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Hi again everyone. Final details available now. On Saturday 16th July we have an 18 man, 6 team, 3 hour enduro. This race is fully booked already (sorry) and isn't really part of the Scalextric Grand Prix but at least offers an extra event for the travellers. It has been sponsored by local coffee roaster and cafe owners, Neli Cofee and so has been named the Neli Coffee Cup (sorry, I hear the groans). Drivers will be using SCX Pro Nascars which will also include a set of the ever perfect MJK tyres. Thanks to Ian Goodland of MJK Engineering for backing us on this one too. There will be six 30 minute races with a minute break between each race. During these races drivers must change at the 10 and 20 minute mark and also within each drivers stint he must make a tyre change between the 2nd and 8th minute of his stint. We will have an eagle eyed grand marshall overseeing all teams do comply with this aggravation. Cars and T Shirts will be handed out at 11.30 and 30 minutes will be allowed to assemble the cars and get some practice in. At 12.00 midday the races begin. Trophies will be awarded for drivers in the winning team. All drivers get to keep their cars and entry is $50 per driver. We are happy to accept any reserve drivers, if you are interested. More importantly lots of cheering spectators will enhance the atmoshere as Channel 10's Totally Wild television show will be filming the race.

 

On Sunday 17th July, the Australian Scalextric Grand Prix will be held. Starting at 10.00 am for the Juniors (under 14 year old). There will be a series of 6 heats for every driver and this will establish the best 6 kids. These 6 will race off in the Grand Prix proper to decide who this years champ will be. Points of 6 for 1st place, 5 for second and so on to 1 point for 6th place will be added to the number of the laps completed in each drivers race and the highest pointscorers will go to the GP. These points will be irrelevant during the GP as the best driver in this will be the winner. The cars to be raced will be the Scalextric Alain Prost Canon Williams. We will be adding splashes of colour to differentiate cars to assist with driver identification during races. First place in the Grand Prix will be the Australian Champion, as sanctioned by Hornby Hobbies UK and Southern Models Australia. The winner will receive a large gold cup, a Scalextric Thundering V8's slot car set, as well as the car he raced, a unique Scalextric Grand Prix T Shirt, and a limited edition anodised aluminium tool pen which is engraved with the event details. Only participants will receive these. Second place will be another gold cup and a Scalextric Start slot car set as well as car, shirt and tool. Third place will be 2 Scalextric slot cars and car, shirt and tool.

 

We hope the Junior final is complete and decided by 12.30 as we have local band, Road to Ruin, playing a selection of their louder hits.Meantime you can grab some free food at our barbeque.

 

Additionally we have demonstrations from Traxxas and Team Losi radio control companies. At these stands you will be able to drive the various RC cars that are currently available. During the course of the day we should also be conducting an RC Rock Crawling competition.

 

Approximately, at 1.00pm we can commence the Senior Grand Prix. This will be a similar format to the Juniors just with longer races. Fingers crossed everything will be completed before dark.

 

Keep in mind also, EVERYTHING, is on special on Saturday and Sunday. To enjoy these discounts you will have to attend. We will try to accomodate telephone enquiries for specials but if we get the same crowds as last year (600 plus) then accept our apologies now if we have trouble giving you perfect service. Our good friends from interstate should feel free to call and place orders and grab some bargains on Saturday to avoid any disappointment.

 

Thanks for all of the support so far and I can't wait to meet everyone who shows up.

 

Adrian

Red Racer Hobbies

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Nearly forgot. We still have places available in both the Junior and Senior Grand Prix's but places are filling fast. Cost is $50 and this covers the racing, free sausage sizzle, entertainment, free use of our other two tracks. You will also get a brand new Scalextric Alain Prost Canon Williams Formula 1 car, a quality Australian GP T shirt and the limited edition tool pen. Please don't hesitate to call if you need more information on 07 3284 4888 or email to sales@redracer.com.au

 

See you there.

 

Red Racer Hobbies

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Don`t forget it is the largest track in the Southern Hemisphere.


If it doesn`t have wheels and an engine it`s not sport!

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You can put me down for the Sunday Scaley Grand Prix too now Adrian. I was only going to race in the Enduro but have been given permission from my better half to race on Sunday aswell, i will ring up on Tuesday arvo and pay the money for the event. Should be good can't wait for the weekend


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Wondered if anyone had noticed that misquote. Sure sounded good. On the other hand, what a legend getting this much air time for slot cars.

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I was impressed, quite a good showing and the kids responses were priceless. Looking forward to checking out the action on Saturday and Sunday.

 

 

cheers

David

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Quick reminder. The worst discount on all stock shop in the shop on Saturday and Sunday is 10 percent off. Everything else, particularly the cars we have had in stock for a couple of years will be drastically reduced.

 

There will be free food for everyone.

 

Great rock and roll from local band and famed slothead Dennis Caddy and his new band "Road to Ruin".

 

TV cameras are recording the Saturday enduro race and then crowd scenes on Sunday. There is a whisper a very famous V8 Supercar "rock star" may be dropping in.

 

For the RC curious you can drive and fly RC from Traxxas, Losi Revell and Parkzone. A mini Rock Crawling comp will run throughout the day on our front garden bed.

 

Those that don't know us, just drop by and say hello. It is definately not a day to miss.

 

Adrian

Red Racer Hobbies

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