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stuart slmcc
14-11-2011, 06:56 PM
The south lakes model car club are going to be doing a demo for the public at the Norbreck Castle Hotel's Norcalympia Exhibition Area Blackpool on saturday the 4th feb 2012 . We are opening the offer to join us for a meeting to show the public what rc racing is all about . If you are interested in joining us and handing out some info on your club your more than welcome as long as your racing too . The cost will be a FIVE POUNDS for the day with the money raised being given to the Marie Curie Cancer Care that the north west stages are supporting .

Please pm if your interested .

Touring cars welcome with 2wd and 4wd buggys and mardaves . Please note no spikes or pins please . We will be racing on our indoor track that is being brought down for the day .

http://www.nwstages.co.uk/index.html

adamjimny
14-11-2011, 11:05 PM
im sure a lot of people will be interested in this but what tyres are allowed as i race mini pins indoors as do alot of other racers at our club

stuart slmcc
15-11-2011, 08:07 PM
We are running on foams or dirt hawgs . You can run anything as long as its not spiked .

andy110m
15-11-2011, 08:22 PM
Hi Stuart, I'm sure alot of people from local clubs would want to come and support this but by saying no spikes your probably going to struggle.

Ribble runs on mostly mini pins, as does Roundabout and Southport. As much as I've been agruing the benefits of foams in the Batley section, if you want a good turn out I think you're going to have to be flexible.

Out of interest why is it foams only, I'm discounting the Hawgs because they're crap. I'm sure Pete from Ribble would agree our club was worried spikes would damage their carpet but they haven't at all.

singin pete
15-11-2011, 08:57 PM
We have run pins at Ribble for over a year now, with very good numbers down every week but the carpet is not showing any sign of wear. The club did worry it would ruin the carpet but it looks fine.

But if stuart is saying you can only run Hawgs or foams, you run with these or you don't race.

Every club has rules it up to the racers to run to them.

Saying that Andy, Hawgs are c**p, foams would be the better choice, but since I only have pins and Hawgs I will be running Hawgs.

Peter

andy110m
15-11-2011, 09:20 PM
Hi Pete, I think the event sounds worthwhile and I'd like to see it well attended. Anyone who puts the effort in to something like this deserves a good turnout. I just wanted to highlight something that could prevent that. I know a few lads that would be interested but foams only will put them off.

bigred5765
15-11-2011, 09:31 PM
sounded great till i got to the point were it said no pins or spikes, realistically who's going to buy foams or dirt hawgs to do one race,

stuart slmcc
15-11-2011, 09:37 PM
Or carpet is showing signs of wear (it was new to us when we got it ) and we are not in the position of replacing it at the moment. New club transponders for the regional that we hold and lap top are on this years shopping list both are in need of replacing . For the 12 or so meetings we hold every year indoors the moneys best saved for a rainy day to keep us going.

Some people have cut the off the spikes on schumacher yellows and still done well as im sure most will have an old set of spikes that are past there best to do this .

bigred5765
15-11-2011, 09:38 PM
thats track solution for you rots all carpet

paulc
15-11-2011, 09:41 PM
sounded great till i got to the point were it said no pins or spikes, realistically who's going to buy foams or dirt hawgs to do one race,

+1.....

RickRick
16-11-2011, 11:53 AM
I get the point about people not wanting to buy tires for a one off meeting. what do people think about using cut off yellow minispikes with addative, we tried them at our club and they worked quite well? everyone must have a set of tires to worn for offroad?

we put on a display here last year at very short notice and had people interested most of the day Eric was busy handing out flyers for your club there too so it would be good to work something out to get more people to take part

coleman758
16-11-2011, 12:15 PM
Surely additive would be more harmful to the carpet than pins?

To be honest i would love to come, But I can't see why pins would be an issue, Ribble Valleys & Roundabouts carpet is in mint condition, and they are pretty much abused with pins.

Unless you guys run "Normal" buggy tires i can imagine it will be a very poor turnout. I would urge you to re-consider :D

RickRick
16-11-2011, 12:25 PM
Our carpet came from morcambe origonaly it's always been used with foams and addative, and is probably well over 10 years old, and as we're such a small club we would be hard presssed to replace it. Which is why we've looked at alternative tires for our meetings, and why i've suggested cut minispikes as an alternative for other clubs.

jameswilkinson7
16-11-2011, 12:48 PM
I'll be there :thumbsup: Don't see any problem with running some old worn out tyres! Just cut the remaining spikes off! At the end of the day its all about promoting our sport and helping a good charity! If the guys dont want spiked tyres on their carpet, that's fine. :thumbsup:

adamjimny
16-11-2011, 01:18 PM
if i can run slightly worn mini pins ill be there otherwise it means cutting down new tires which is not worth while for me (i aint rich)

foams for 1/10th buggys are hard to find and cut down spikes are more harsh than mini pins

if mini pins are allowed the turn out will be great

only the tires thats off putting otherwise im well up for this

jameswilkinson7
16-11-2011, 01:25 PM
This event isn't until February! Surely you must have worn some tyres down past their usable life before then?

bigred5765
16-11-2011, 01:49 PM
as stated above tyres for this event will be , no spike or pins please??the statement that additive is allowed but no pins is silly additive will do twice as much harm as pins or spike

jameswilkinson7
16-11-2011, 01:59 PM
as stated above tyres for this event will be , no spike or pins please??the statement that additive is allowed but no pins is silly additive will do twice as much harm as pins or spike


The carpet is over 10 years old, passed on from Morecambe. Morcambe have always run with additive on both foams and rubber tyres, as have Southlakes. The carpet has stood up to it for over a decade already!
(http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=morcmbe%20bay&source=web&cd=1&ved=0CFMQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fen.wikipedia.org%2Fwiki%2FMorecam be_Bay&ei=IMHDTrTiF4rh8APmgbmOCw&usg=AFQjCNGqPnBDU9dkdmMUoWGe7NASCOpLJw&cad=rja)

bigred5765
16-11-2011, 02:19 PM
they had this issue at ribble valley, they allowed spikes got twice as many people turning up, and have been running spikes and or mini pins for over a year without any wear or tear on it,IMHO you worries are unfounded

jameswilkinson7
16-11-2011, 02:26 PM
At the end of the day it is the clubs wish not to run spiked or pin tyres, I think we should respect that. They don't mind us running old worn tyres, which we all have , or will have by February. The event is all about promoting the sport and helping a good charity.

I wonder if Ribble valleys carpet will still be usable in 10 years?

bigred5765
16-11-2011, 02:38 PM
of course we must respect there rules, that goes without saying but as its for charity and they want people to turn up,i would have thought they might respect other people stuff they have or use as well,very few clubs allow foams now especially off road in fact most clubs poo poo them and your other choice dirt hawgs are garbage and very dear,i doubt one run on it with pins would do damage in fact might increase the club popularity,and attendance

RickRick
16-11-2011, 02:41 PM
Thanks James, your right The event is all about promoting the sport and helping a good charity an it's not as if there's a championship depending on the results, and we're trying to work out if there's a compromise tire that will suit everyone for a one off meet.

btw we've ditched dirthawgs as a club now, they griped ok, but gave wierd handling and apparently are discontinued

singin pete
16-11-2011, 05:51 PM
I don't think our carpet will be around in 10 years time, but whenever it goes it would have had a good life.

I have a set of Hawgs for sale (after Feb)!!!

Peter

Jon D
17-11-2011, 05:56 PM
Would love t cum but can't race with part worns car needs all the grip it can otherwise it's jus a drift car n wit numbers we get at ribble in ten year well buy a new carpet if needs be

WHITTLER555
17-11-2011, 06:14 PM
I used to do this rally in my Peugeot 205 Gti with Stu Evans, great times, we came 31st one year!

Why don't you encourage some 1/10th rally cars to come along, HPI Rally, Tamiya do loads, Yokomo? They run on road or treaded tyres and would look good next to their full scale cousins.

:thumbsup:

Check this mean machine out!!!

http://i851.photobucket.com/albums/ab71/WHITTLER555/PeugeotRallyCar.jpg

bumrar
18-11-2011, 08:05 AM
We run an oddball class - anything goes! - traxxas slash's, Revo's, classics, anything! So if anyone does have 1/10th rally cars they will be more than welcome to join in!

If theres enough we'll put them in a separate heat!


On another note - that pic's making me miss my 205 GTi :( oh Why did I sell it?!?!?!

adamjimny
18-11-2011, 03:49 PM
iv got a few hpi rs4 rallys and would love to bring that down

Wupding
21-11-2011, 10:22 AM
I think your missing the point..... Who cares what tyres are available ..... I think some people are looking at this as a competative event, and not the fact IT IS FOR CHARITY!.... and maybe a little fun on the way.

There are a lot of worthy cause out there and what ever we can do to raise a few quid to make someones life that little more comfortable is a far cry from arguing over what tyres to use.

If you want competition... Go chadderton.... If you have a heart and after a fun day... Come along.

Rant over

Wupding
21-11-2011, 10:24 AM
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bigred5765
21-11-2011, 03:00 PM
I think your missing the point..... Who cares what tyres are available ..... I think some people are looking at this as a competative event, and not the fact IT IS FOR CHARITY!.... and maybe a little fun on the way.

There are a lot of worthy cause out there and what ever we can do to raise a few quid to make someones life that little more comfortable is a far cry from arguing over what tyres to use.

If you want competition... Go chadderton.... If you have a heart and after a fun day... Come along.

Rant over

dont think anyone is missing the point, it the money for the tyres were to go to charity great i would buy foams if i new that then give em away after as cant be used at any other clubs we race at,

scotty_big_flip
13-01-2012, 06:19 PM
Well im going to turn up with a set of foams for my B4.1 and TC. Well looking forward to it. I went to last years event and the cars drew alot of attention from the public. and with the addition of carpit and timing gear for this years event i realy cant wait :)

ericd2477
14-01-2012, 12:46 PM
:thumbsup:Sorry I cant attend this year, I enjoyed last year and it sounds like it will be lots better this year. Have fun , I will think about you as I cruise the Caribean Ha Ha
Eric
RVRCCC
Chairman

AndyRids
17-01-2012, 12:36 AM
I'm planning on coming on the 4th with my Losi XXCR and poss. my Mardave V12 as well.
Is there a booking in form and any more details, times, etc
May even get Mitch down if Shaun gives him the day off :)

stuart slmcc
17-01-2012, 04:33 PM
directions from the motorway are

Leave the M55 at Junction 4, signposted Blackpool North
Shore. At traffic signals travel straight ahead signposted
North Shore A583 to Blackpool. As you enter Blackpool head
for the Promenade passing Blackpool Tower and the Metropole
Hotel. At the traffic signals, signposted Clevelys -
Fleetwood, continue forward for approximately 3 miles. The
Norbreck castle is situated on the right handside.


Ill post up later when we no 100% a start time looking like 10ish tho. Booking in will be on the day and the correct money at the time will help us out . see the first post for the details of the rally its self

AndyRids
17-01-2012, 10:56 PM
Cheers Stuart had a look at 1st post for price and classes running:)

What's the situation with parking, couldn't get there last year, but assume with a Rally going on the main carpark will be full?
Thinking about carting pit box/table & chair.
Also access into the hall do we have to pay an entrance fee to get in?

Cheers sorry for all the questions, can imagine it being quite busy when we get there, that's all :eh?:

Looking fwd to seeing some Mk1 & 2 Escorts:drool:

stuart slmcc
18-01-2012, 05:08 PM
We are able to park some cars in the main carparks at the hotel . There mite be some passes but unsure if getting them through the post or on the day . No cost to enter the rally area where we are its free . packing light mite help getting stuff in or bring a helper lol . :thumbsup: