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Racing At Ged's On The 21st Or 28th Of October

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So whats the latest guys, is Geds still on or are we heading out west to Gref's?

 

At least at Gref's, Eno & I wont have to put the stealth suits on to go unnoticed as beginners :lol:

 

Either way, I'm not fussed. Will be good to catch up with you guys, and have a thrash of the cars. :lol:

 

 

John.

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So don't add weight ESP - just come anyway! I'm actually planning to buy a car to fun in the 60's class while I'm there!

 

I'm happy to use a straight box car if that's what you like. Pretty much what mine is.

 

Last time I went I didn't complete a lap so don't think there's any danger of talent from here!! :lol:


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don't be scared to come for a drive, I will have to de-modify most of my cars as they have MJK tyres on them, but thats no problem. I will more than likely have "extra" pieces of lead that are cut to fit in the magnet "slot" and behind rear wheels. You don't know what you are missing out on racing with magnets. Yeah you've probably heard it all before. I was in the same boat - having never really experienced non mag racing. Now mine are all non mag (well nearly, just takes time to set them all up properly.

 

Believe me, I'm no expert, but if you need a hand to set up for non mag, I can help, and when you wanna change back, just pull the lead out and put the mag back in - easy.

 

I've never driven on Ged's track either, so it will be an experience for me too!


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Shane

 

 

Fulel racing in first track build --> https://youtu.be/nG1EyFkbJSs

 

 

 

My second track build --> 

raceday - https://youtu.be/8WXYQ528iKM

 

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Racing at Ged's is still on unless you guys really don't want to race there. I know the conditions are quite tough (more then I would've liked them to be). Remember he may know who you are and say 'no you can't come as you are a beginner' meaning that we'll have to have a race elsewhere.

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Frederick

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Remember he may know who you are and say 'no you can't come as you are a beginner' meaning that we'll have to have a race elsewhere.

If it comes down to this and people are turned away.......well, I'll just wait and see. If it gets cancelled on Saturday morning or after I leave here to come down and I get there and find out, it will be the last time


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regards

Shane

 

 

Fulel racing in first track build --> https://youtu.be/nG1EyFkbJSs

 

 

 

My second track build --> 

raceday - https://youtu.be/8WXYQ528iKM

 

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The last time for what?

 

I'm sorry the situations are like these guys. I'll speak to Ged soon and maybe we can make some kind of agreement. Personally I thought he'd have been more easy going.


Cheers,

Frederick

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I'm clear to be there on Saturday, raced a few times at Geds on Tuesday night, my cars are standard except for some weight added, my v8's, the Camaro and Porsche 908 have all run at Geds on a Tuesday night, haven't been for a while so looking forward to having a few races and saying hello on Saturday.

 

Paul


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I have a 60's Le Mans car (Scalextric Ford GT40 No.3) but no V8's so I will have to use my SCX Aston Martin DBR-9 as it is the closest car I have. I know that it will get killed by the V8's but it's the racing I care more about then the position I finish.

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Frederick

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Can someone explain what setup Ged's is?

 

Is it a shop like Armchairs or Slot Shop or is it a private track?

 

Lee

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Can someone explain what setup Ged's is?

 

Is it a shop like Armchairs or Slot Shop or is it a private track?

 

Lee

5 lane figure 8 routed track


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regards

Shane

 

 

Fulel racing in first track build --> https://youtu.be/nG1EyFkbJSs

 

 

 

My second track build --> 

raceday - https://youtu.be/8WXYQ528iKM

 

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I'm sorry the situations are like these guys. I'll speak to Ged soon and maybe we can make some kind of agreement. Personally I thought he'd have been more easy going.

I think the "rules" seem a bit daunting. We all just wanna have fun, not racing for sheep stations. If I were Ged I'd welcome everyone with open arms, after all he is bound to sell a few extras and get himself on the map with some who may not know what he does there. I just hope we can all have some good fun racing and laughs?


2 x australian ego champion

 

regards

Shane

 

 

Fulel racing in first track build --> https://youtu.be/nG1EyFkbJSs

 

 

 

My second track build --> 

raceday - https://youtu.be/8WXYQ528iKM

 

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I have a 60's Le Mans car (Scalextric Ford GT40 No.3) but no V8's so I will have to use my SCX Aston Martin DBR-9 as it is the closest car I have. I know that it will get killed by the V8's but it's the racing I care more about then the position I finish.

You can drive one of mine if you like? I was planning on bringing extras anyway


2 x australian ego champion

 

regards

Shane

 

 

Fulel racing in first track build --> https://youtu.be/nG1EyFkbJSs

 

 

 

My second track build --> 

raceday - https://youtu.be/8WXYQ528iKM

 

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Yeah when I called him I was surprised to hear him say:

 

"I'm happy for you to come down for a race. Racing fee aplies as usual and is $8. A few rules I have, you are not allowed to have grip on your tyres, silicons, adhesive or oil on the braids and I don't want any beginners as they crash off too much. I would prefer if they could invest in some driving lessons."

 

That isn't exactly, word for word, what he said but you guys get the drift.


Cheers,

Frederick

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Thanks gref. As long as it runs well I'm happy. I was going to bring some other cars to test anyway.


Cheers,

Frederick

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I think the main thing is we will all need a bit of time to get used to the track having never driven it, can't just jump on and break lap records and besides I'm sure those who aren't racing will help out marshalling?


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regards

Shane

 

 

Fulel racing in first track build --> https://youtu.be/nG1EyFkbJSs

 

 

 

My second track build --> 

raceday - https://youtu.be/8WXYQ528iKM

 

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Yes they will. Perhaps I should tell him that the majority of you have never driven on his track before. That's not to say that you aren't good drivers though.


Cheers,

Frederick

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Yes they will. Perhaps I should tell him that the majority of you have never driven on his track before. That's not to say that you aren't good drivers though.

exactly, what if I said the same thing on my track....I'd have no friends coz it's big and it takes a lot to get the full track and rythm in your "race head" - ask Eno :D

 

He pretty much had it in the end, doing casual laps was great but then as soon as race pressure was on us, we'd all jam it up the inside and crash (some onto the floor :o:P )

 

I'm still finding a few place I can make gains


2 x australian ego champion

 

regards

Shane

 

 

Fulel racing in first track build --> https://youtu.be/nG1EyFkbJSs

 

 

 

My second track build --> 

raceday - https://youtu.be/8WXYQ528iKM

 

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It's strange how people react. You may have the best lap time for a track but when it comes to racing you perform really poorly because of pressure and nerves. I'm sure you've all experienced that before.


Cheers,

Frederick

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Freddy - I'd just call Ged - tell him you're 14, we're all enthusiastic mugginses amd while we haven't all been there all we want to do is get into the racing and enjoy it., and if he's lucky we may come regularly.. :D

 

He has "rules" his local guys race to - we're stuffing about - we're going to treat his place with respect but w're beginners and WON'T be playing to the house rules while we learn to see how much we like it! :o

 

If Ged dislikes it I call a meeting at Gref's in a few weeks :P


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Remember he may know who you are and say 'no you can't come as you are a beginner' meaning that we'll have to have a race elsewhere.

If it comes down to this and people are turned away.......well, I'll just wait and see. If it gets cancelled on Saturday morning or after I leave here to come down and I get there and find out, it will be the last time

If it's cancelled we'll all go to Pete's in Dandenong.. yeah?? :o


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I'm clear to be there on Saturday, raced a few times at Geds on Tuesday night, my cars are standard except for some weight added, my v8's, the Camaro and Porsche 908 have all run at Geds on a Tuesday night, haven't been for a while so looking forward to having a few races and saying hello on Saturday.

 

Paul

Paul - assuming we get there perhaps you can show some of the mugginses (erm me) how and why you do what you do ith the cars?? :o


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Can someone explain what setup Ged's is?

 

Is it a shop like Armchairs or Slot Shop or is it a private track?

 

Lee

:o Same as up in Cockroach-land Lee.. Except a little more quirky..


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Like I said earlier guys, just want to meet up and have a thrash (or was that a crash? :D ) of the cars. :P

 

If it's cancelled we'll all go to Pete's in Dandenong.. yeah??

 

I'm up for the Dandy trip if everyone else is, bit of a hike for Gref & me, but I had planned to get out there sooner or later, & as they say, the best time is now.

 

As for Ged wanting to know who we are, well Ive bought a few cars from him, and he's let me run test laps on his track before leaving the shop. Even the young fella got some laps in. But haven't been there for around 4 months so its likely he may not remember us.

 

I'm at the point (maybe a little tired & grumpy) where we should just cut the s@#t and say to Ged, we have x amount of guys interested in having a run. $8 / person, plus I'm sure a few cars & bits will be sold (amazing how the adrenalin can ease open the wallet).

 

Freddy - I'd just call Ged - tell him you're 14, we're all enthusiastic mugginses amd while we haven't all been there all we want to do is get into the racing and enjoy it., and if he's lucky we may come regularly.. 

 

I'd have thought it would make good business sense for Ged to say sure come along.

 

Hey Eno, will we have to book some track time at Pete's, & if so do you think this Saturday is too close to book? (Assuming you've been out there before - I only know of it from the web page, looks expensive for me :o )

 

John.

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