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#1 munter

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 03:32 PM

The cars are here.

Mac is away for another week at least and then we will qualify and report.

i will probably take a look at the cars before then just to be sure they are still intact after their crossing of the Tasman.
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Posted 08 May 2012 - 04:16 PM

View Postmunter, on 08 May 2012 - 03:32 PM, said:

The cars are here.

Mac is away for another week at least and then we will qualify and report.

i will probably take a look at the cars before then just to be sure they are still intact after their crossing of the Tasman.

Glad they have arrived.Posted Image

I hope you don't get too much drool on them.
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Posted 09 May 2012 - 11:45 PM

View PostStubbo, on 08 May 2012 - 04:16 PM, said:

View Postmunter, on 08 May 2012 - 03:32 PM, said:

The cars are here.

Mac is away for another week at least and then we will qualify and report.

i will probably take a look at the cars before then just to be sure they are still intact after their crossing of the Tasman.



I hope you don't get too much drool on them.

At least mine wont be hampered by that... :P !
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Posted 11 May 2012 - 08:33 AM

Looking forward to hosting this round Gentlemen. I'm back in NZ on the 20th. Will advise qualifying date once I have conferred with the one and only Munnnnntttttter.

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Posted 19 May 2012 - 05:55 AM

All cars checked,braids cleaned and wheels spun.

There is now a small bag with two mirrors and one exhaust .

Now awaiting the word from Mac on a date for qualifying.
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Posted 19 May 2012 - 07:05 AM

Poor Pip deserves a night off from feeding her husband's "great unwashed rabble" of slot-addicted friends.

Perhaps we should organise to bring our own tucker out with us, and graze before racing.
We could organise ourselves to pick up pizza and shark 'n taties on the way out there, and split the cost somehow.....
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Posted 21 May 2012 - 12:47 AM

View PostSlotsNZ, on 19 May 2012 - 07:05 AM, said:

Poor Pip deserves a night off from feeding her husband's "great unwashed rabble" of slot-addicted friends.

Perhaps we should organise to bring our own tucker out with us, and graze before racing.
We could organise ourselves to pick up pizza and shark 'n taties on the way out there, and split the cost somehow.....
... :wacko: ...OH! ...Fush 'n' chups... :lol: :D :P Good one.
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Posted 21 May 2012 - 05:21 AM

I'm back. Watch this space for qualifying day announcement.

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Posted 21 May 2012 - 05:51 PM

Ok Ladies

Round 4 is set to run this Sunday May 27 at 1.00pm.

Qualifying on Thunder Road is tomorrow night - Tuesday May 22nd at 6.30pm.

Yours truly will qualify the cars, while legendary Kiwi slot racing guru 'Munter' will be in charge of all technical matters including, but not limited to, last minute pre-qualifying car inspection; car qualifying order coordination; all time keeping duties; TrackMate operation; notation of qualifier comments; accurate and timely reporting of qualifying results and other unbelievably difficult stuff.

Thunder Road is a gloss enamel track. 95 foot. We'll run at 12v.



Thanks again for the opportunity to run your cars.

Mac

Edited by slotmadmac, 21 May 2012 - 05:53 PM.

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Posted 21 May 2012 - 07:08 PM

Welcome back Mac,

Looking forward to the first ever New Zealand round of the Tasman Series.Posted Image
A very big thank you to Munter for organising the race and to Mac for generously offering to host this race. We look forward to hearing a Kiwi's view on the cars and how they drive.

Good luck with qualifying and I hope you enjoy driving our little babies.Posted Image
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Posted 21 May 2012 - 09:57 PM

"'Munter' will be in charge of all technical matters including timely reporting of qualifying results and other unbelievably difficult stuff"
In other words, he gets to do everything but the driving. Some people are born lucky and get to do all the easy jobs!!! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Posted 22 May 2012 - 03:57 PM

Qualifying is due to get underway soon. Good luck to everyone. Especially the Brabhams.
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Posted 22 May 2012 - 05:57 PM

Good evening Ladies

Qualifying in round 3 of the Tasman proxy is now in the past tense,

The cars certainly looked cool on the Thunder Road grid. As always, some looked better than others. And one or two looked absolutely bloody sensational.

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Legendary Kiwi Slot Car guru and wannabe professional proxy administrator 'Munter' is heading home to publish the results and soon the prestigious top three qualifying spots will be revealed. There were a few surprises - not all of them good - but by and large the cars ran sweet. There were a few stunners. A few more raw beauties. And a few that didn't live up to their potential. Standard proxy stuff.

Thanks for the opportunity to put your handcrafted babies on my track. Munter and I had a cool night in the man cave.

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 06:43 PM

Rumpo Rumpo Rumpo

Here are the qualifying times and driving impressions (comments from Mac)

details from slowest to fastest

Fergusson #13 9.874 secs front wheels binding slightly,guide tight
Cooper #22 8.987 motor lacks grunt, tires need trueing
BRM #6 8.848 drives better than it looks
Fergusson #69 8.728 smooth but lacked feel
Brabham #10 8.641 easy drive but lacks power
Porche #12 8.532 easy driver
Brabham #18 8.511 lacks pep, loose rear end
Ferrari #50 8.489 not too stable but quick,loose rear
Cooper #7 8.421 Tail happy,feels quick and light
Porche #9 8.358 smooth, fast, quiet, easy, drive
Brabham #4 8.340 fast stable front wheel binding
Cooper #47 8.254 nice car,smooth, sounds great, some random deslots
Ferrari #26 8.250 fast, smooth,good drive
Cooper #17 8.148 tail happy but fast
Brabham #3 8.085 smooth, fast, deslots could be an issue
Brabham #2 7.922 fast,quiet,smooth,easy drive
BRM #8 7.880 car of the night in all respects

I hope I have the car makes correct. The car numbers(#) and times are accurate though

Edited by munter, 22 May 2012 - 06:51 PM.

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 07:00 PM

The top three qualifiers bask in the applause of the Thunder Park crowd.
Ok. So it was just Munter and me clapping. No one's counting - right?

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 07:06 PM

Thanks Munter and Mac,

Job well done. Posted Image

How do you think the cars handled the gloss surface? Most of them have probably never been run on gloss before.

Not surprised to see #8 at the pointy end. When I gave it a bit of a run it seemed to have a lot of pace but I didn't want to push it too hard cause it looked so damn pretty.
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Posted 22 May 2012 - 07:27 PM

All the cars had pretty good grip. Gloss leaves almost no margin for set up error IMHO - so the most 'planted' cars always do best
The top 3 were all a cut above and obviously quick. Q1 was just a great drive. What a stunner it was too!

I think there will be some movement in the field come raceday. I could tell that most of the cars were tippy if pushed - but rest assured that Munter and I will make sure the boys don't push the cars too hard this Sunday.

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 02:09 AM

I think you guys either need to do some research on cars from this period or read Stubbo's entry list!
Car 17 is a Brabham BT3 , Car 4 is a Cooper, Car 18 is a BRP

Looking forward to race day.

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 04:13 AM

Agreed Phil but my head is full of other crap at the moment
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Posted 23 May 2012 - 07:50 PM

View Postkalbfellp, on 23 May 2012 - 02:09 AM, said:

I think you guys either need to do some research on cars from this period or read Stubbo's entry list!
Car 17 is a Brabham BT3 , Car 4 is a Cooper, Car 18 is a BRP

Whatever happened to "thanks for running the round guys?" ;)

Munter, you did good. No point in me apologising as I willingly admit that I have zero knowledge of this racing era. I couldn't pick a Brabham from a Cooper if I tried.

The cars sure looked cool on my track though - and any night racing quality slots with Munter is a good night in my book.

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