First up, once again, thanks must go to both James
and Wayne for running the 'Event'.
I must admit, I think I was having difficulty taking the evening too
seriously, although, to be honest, once again, it was a very pleasant
evenings Slot Car Fun, with some pleasant people.
In total there were 5 Starters, being Fox, Dale Anderson and Myself,
with young Declan and his Dad Guy turning up to have a 'Run' as well.
Dale once again proved the worthiness of his 'typically' consistent
driving, by taking the lead from the first bracket onwards, with Fox and
myself swapping places in the middle brackets, until Fox's inherent
speed and inconsistent driving by myself, sealed the positions, with
Dale ending the convincing winner with 335 laps, Fox 2nd with 328 laps,
myself 3rd with 319, with Declan on 280 and Guy with 256.
As both Declan and Guy have Really only raced Scalextric, (apart from
their Retro appearances), there Was a bit of a Speed/experience
difference, But they Both drove well and certainly Seemed to enjoy the
event,..I think Both of them 'Enjoying' the Nice 'Handling' these cars
offer, compared to magnet Scalextric
From the consistently 'Dwindling' numbers and poor attendances at the
more recent 'Rounds', one must have to suggest it does Not 'Bode well'
for the healthy continuation of the class.
As can be 'noted' elsewhere, there is Now a 'Revised' Calendar for
Aussie Retro, see
Guess we will have to see what 'Evolves' attendance wise from here on.
Perhaps with the 'Revised' schedule, some of the others that
occasionally Race Retro's may be able to attend.
Fox took some Pictures, which either He or I will post later on.
Getting in some practice, Declan, Stoo, James, Guy,
L to R - Dale, Mark, Stoo, Declan, Guy.
L to R - Mark Fox 2nd, Dale Anderson 1st, Stuart Amos
Dale's Porsche, painted by Racer X.