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John Warren

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thanks for the great racing guy,s

thanks Pedro and Snake for being great team drivers BOOOYAH!!!


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slot cars are my drug,

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Well done Crockett and Pedro and Snake!

 

If only Snake had deslotted onto my lane once or twice more........

 

There's always next year!


JK

1 x Porsche 997 Constructors Cup Co-Champion

1 x Fly Classic Enduro 2013 Co-Champion

1 x F1 Classic Shootout 2016 Co-Champion

1 x Harmon Memorial Cup 2016 Co-Champion

2 x PieBone 400 Co-Champion

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Thank you Mac for the event to attend and a thank you to "Bonepie" for the cars to race.

 

good stuff my team we did OK


John Warren

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That's right ... on a warm night in The Bay, 11 elite sportsmen and Snake converged on the outskirts of Hastings to duke it out on Thunder Road for the mighty 2018 PieBone 400 (300)

 

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Up for grabs was the most prestigious Trophy in International Slot Car Racing:

 

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4 mighty TransAm Jags had been shipped from the US of A by expatriate slothead Mike 'TrumpBone' Andrews. It was an honour for us to take these finely honed 1/32 masterpieces and finesse them to a higher plane.

 

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Seldom have so many world class slot car racers been in one shed at one time.

 

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The racing was fast and, in JK's case, furious. Shoutout to Pedro for making it very clear that he's no longer the Bay View Bunny. Shoutout to Snake who took the usual torrent of personal abuse in his stride(slither?). Kudos to SlimTim who drove fast all night on his second time on a slot track in 4 years.

 

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In the end Team Dave pulled in the Gloat with a great car and three consistent drivers.

 

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Winners may be grinners but the Play of the Day goes to HotRod for this slick photobomb.

 

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Thanks for racing the 'Bone boys. BOOOOYAH!

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Thanks Mac for hosting, PieBone for the cars, Dave his mechanical skills and Snake - well for being Snake.

 

Ran a little past my bedtime, but hey once you’re old enough to retire you get to sleep in.

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Yes thanks Mac for hosting another great event, and thanks for the sweet cars Mike. (a little more glue on the wheels next time please...)

 

Well done team Dave!! Pedro - fantastic drive and of course Snake just casually picking up where he left off months ago.

 

A few random pics from me - ( Sorry JK your car must have been in the workshop... )

 

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What's in Ross's hand?? ( car was still in the workshop... :)

 

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& more photo bombing

 

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winners are grinners


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Yes thanks Mac for hosting another great event, and thanks for the sweet cars Mike. (a little more glue on the wheels next time please...)

 

Well, Team Mac could point out that we lost a wheel 3 times in the first round (dropping 30+ laps) but went on to win all 3 of the next rotations - even though we blew a tyre in one of them. But nah, that's not our style. B)


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It was fun....there were many pluses.

 

Rod's road speed sure increased with the hour of driving he did in race time....... a pity the green and silver car softened slightly towards the end.


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It was fun....there were many pluses.

 

Rod's road speed sure increased with the hour of driving he did in race time....... a pity the green and silver car softened slightly towards the end.

 

What worries me is that it might have been me that softened, not the car.


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Rod's road speed sure increased with the hour of driving he did in race time.......

Great to have some fresh blood in the sheds - especially when both Richard and Rod have been mid pack since day 1.


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Rod's road speed sure increased with the hour of driving he did in race time.......

Great to have some fresh blood in the sheds - especially when both Richard and Rod have been mid pack since day 1.

 

I agree it is great to have some new guy's to do battle with on the track

I have to say also that Pedro's driving has improved so much this year

and he was very consistent all night

 

there was lots of very close tight racing from everyone


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Aye, and we didn't see the best from Paul last week. He was actually handling Pedro's twisty well the previous week.

 

I suspect that like me, Paul will not be racing this coming week. We both move house next Friday.


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"Bone has suggested we keep the 4 cars here and run them next year in the 'Bone 2019, It's not a bad idea. We could get rid of the noisey Avant Slot pinions and go back to stock or swap out the rear axles for Slot it kit. Thoughts?

 

Can everyone who slipped through the koha net or PieBone on Thursday night slip me $10 min please. I know he will use the cash for new projects stateside so I will make up the difference in the meantime and get it to him.


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Thoughts?
I have them sometimes...

 

keep em and rework them....fresh motors needed as well as those dodgy rear ends


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Yes to keeping the cars for next year......and swap to Slot it rear. Motor change sounds good Munter.


JK

1 x Porsche 997 Constructors Cup Co-Champion

1 x Fly Classic Enduro 2013 Co-Champion

1 x F1 Classic Shootout 2016 Co-Champion

1 x Harmon Memorial Cup 2016 Co-Champion

2 x PieBone 400 Co-Champion

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I like the idea or another run with the cars, for sure alloy screw mount rear wheels would make for a better enduro.

 

Mac I suspect I left the plastic cake box, I will pick it up next time? The chief cook might refill it for us.

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yep keen on reusing the Jags

but as said slot it rear end and motor change


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Sounds like a plan

 

I could spot a set of Slot.it motors at around half price if that helps.

MX15 like in the DTMs or MX16 like in the Group C and classics

 

Or to save more money, if we could gear them lower I have some low torque 25k motors I was sent in error - they're freebies - but I don't know how durable they are.


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Looks like the cars are staying. We can work out costs and divide things up before next season years race. I have lots of scalextric motors and can donate 4. Another option anyway. Plenty of time to discuss.


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I reckon staying with the scaly motor as they are quick enough for a long race


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I like the idea or another run with the cars, for sure alloy screw mount rear wheels would make for a better enduro.

 

Mac I suspect I left the plastic cake box, I will pick it up next time? The chief cook might refill it for us.


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Mac I suspect I left the plastic cake box, I will pick it up next time? The chief cook might refill it for us.

Yes. It is here mate. Ready to be refilled anytime.

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