Dale, the Rules do not require that the race number on your entry is historically accurate, only that the rest of the layout of the car and its livery matches how it looked in a GP raced in 1967 (not the 1968 SA GP). So you can put a #6 on a version of the Eagle per any 1967 GP. Are you using one of the Scalextric Eagle releases as a basis of your entry? They issued the #36 Spa car, the #9 German GP car and a #10 much like the car as raced in Canada. The variations are mostly the location of the small sponsor decals, the presence/absence of a driver name decal and whether the engine cover was used.
Stewart, You know me well...I will use the #9 as the base for submission. Funny thing I remember seeing a number 6 Eagle F1 car but could not place it until I was looking into Jim Clarks last races and found it in the archives. Hope all is well with the builders of this event. Curious to see what motors are chosen by the accomplished builders in this field. Aloha Dale
Dariusz, I'm happy to add you to the waiting list for the proxy race. As for hosting a race, thank you for the offer but I think I have already lined up the tracks I need for the series. Much like the early history of the Canadian Grand Prix, we will be alternating between tracks in Ontario and Quebec for the six races.
Post by Andrew Rowland on Mar 6, 2017 2:48:21 GMT -5
I think its really interesting how this series has got everyone's imagination going. I mean there are so many builds and I mean carving all the way up type entries of bodies never before available.
I wonder why? Is it just that people like newness? So people who have never entered any proxy before are attracted to a new formula? Maybe people get nervous about entering a tried and tested formula as they are unlikely to be able to compete with people who have made cars and won for years? Surely not, as those same star builders are still likely to come up with a winning combination....
Or is it to do with the open motor allowance? Perhaps that little bit more freedom makes people believe they can come up with THE winning combination?
Or perhaps it is the restrictiveness of the cars. Having a single year to choose from makes people excited to make a new car. When there are 4 or 5 years to choose from we all resort to easy to find bodies or even cars we already have?
Interesting question and I have no idea what the answer is. I am, however, very pleased with the interest that the 1967 GP du/of Canada Proxy has attracted. When I first conceived the idea of a proxy race to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first Canadian F1 Grand Prix, I was principally motivated by personal nostalgia for a watershed event of my youth. I thought it might attract a dozen or so entrants, perhaps a few long time VRAA friends and maybe some Canadian slot racers patriotically attracted to a moment in Canadian history. The number of registration requests (27 to date) is truly overwhelming.
I do think that the F132 Scratchbuild Forum is the ideal place to headquarter this event. Chris has been very supportive and helpful in promoting the proxy to the members and a wider community via Facebook. I also made a conscious decision to concentrate all news and conversation in this one location rather than dissipate the energy by mirror posts on other slot forums – an issue I have noted with respect to the VRAA Proxy in recent years. As for the “formula” being a factor, the tech rules and cars are very similar to the GPd2013 and 2014 proxies on F132 and those attracted a good number of entrants as well, so the early 3-litre era definitely has its fan base.
It's "put up or shut up" time, folks. Your Registration Fee is due May 1st per the Rules. The Paypal address to which you should send your C$30 is in Post #1 of this thread. Thanks for your participation in this event.
Gentlemen, thank you for the prompt payments of the Registration Fee.
We have had a couple of notable withdrawals. Chris Wright and Stubbo, your entries will be missed in this event. One small silver lining for the rest of us, with no car from Mr. Wright the Concours D'Elegance is now wide open to the rest of us!
I'm still waiting to hear from a few folks. Matt? Dale? Alexis? Are you out there?
Finally, everyone who was on the Stand-by List has been moved up into the Provisional Entry List. Communications have been sent to those affected and if the Registration Fees are paid, their entries will be confirmed.
I will be away on vacation until the end of the month. I will post the ship-to address when I return. Those of you who already know my address, please avoid sending me your cars to arrive during my absence. Thanks.
Okay, I'm back home now. Three weeks until your cars should be here in the paddock. I have posted the ship-to address at the bottom of Post #1 of this thread.
Those of you shipping from outside Canada, please remember to state a nominal (approx. $25) value on the Customs Declaration. Try to write somewhere on the form that the contents is a toy car for a competition and that it will be returned to the sender afterwards.