Hi Mark, good to see you here. It is of course poor form to stay away from this forum for more than a few days, but as far as excuses go, yours are pretty good. Moving the race start back is certainly understandable.
Jesting aside, it is great news to hear that you are fully recovered. And good luck with your apt. search. Reward yourself and get something better than the last!
Post by Phil Kalbfell on Jul 1, 2015 18:00:16 GMT -5
A dealy in the start would suit me fine, it will save me having to rush the final detailing. It may also allow Charles to finish his Cooper. Moving house is always stressful especially for me as its usually one of the kids moving back in with us!
Hi Mark and all. I doubt delay will help me as my problem is a complete overload of slot cars. Have been to 4 away events in Napier (1/32th Nationals), Wellington (1/24th Nationals), Nelson (Open Invitation) and Auckland (1/24th 6 hour Enduro) since start of May. This has taken its toll on other activities. I also decided to re-build my 1960's and 1950's VRAA cars and have Group 5 proxy car to finish as well.
I will certainly continue to try and finish my T79 as soon as possible but am definitely aiming for 2016.
Certainly looking forward to following 2015 event. Have enjoyed looking at some of last years results and studying tech reports on other cars so I can see what I am up against.
Post by Andrew Rowland on Jul 5, 2015 15:49:50 GMT -5
Hey Mark Its great to hear form you, even loaded with bad news.... You have been missed. I'm afraid I too will have to finally admit defeat on my entry of the Matra this year. I have just moved house and the tip we have bought requires my other skills like plumbing, floor laying, electrics, painting and the like so my slot car building has essentially ceased for the foreseeable future.
Post by David Lawson on Jul 6, 2015 8:16:05 GMT -5
I won't be able to finish my McLaren M4B in time for this year's proxy. I don't really want to run the Cooper-BRM for a third year in a row and although my un-raced Lotus 43 built a year or so ago would be a nice car to enter I see there are a few others being built this year so I won't use mine.
I will therefore skip this year and enter the M4B in 2016.
This note is long overdue, and I apologize to all of the folks who planned on participating in this event for not sending this sooner.
As is probably apparent by now, and should have been acknowledged by me long ago, there is no way that I can administer the GPd2015 proxy this fall.
While my passion for our hobby has "survived" a new romance with a wonderful woman, the combination of health problems and the unexpected challenge of moving to a new apartment during the past 30 days have thrown a monkey wrench into my planning skills, such as they are.
I haven't been on the Forum in weeks, and I regret that. I have fees in my Paypal account from several of you, and those will be returned within the next week.
We had great events the past two years, and I'm not happy that we won't have this event before the end of 2015, but I think it is best to plan for next year rather than to do a poor job. The cars that have been built are very special, and this event deserves the attention of an organizer who isn't distracted.
I do hope you all will continue with your builds and that we can have an event in 2016 that will top the GPd2014.
Again, I'm sorry for not getting this organized as expected.
Welcome back again Mark. I trust you have found new digs, complete with a few precious square feet set aside for a work bench and test track. No worries about the delay...it will give the paint on my car a bit more time to cure. Will look forward to the race whenever you are ready. Heck, maybe this will give me some time to build another car.
Post by David Lawson on Aug 5, 2015 5:22:14 GMT -5
Hello Mark and welcome back to the forum.
I agree completely with you that the cars currently under construction or that have been finished are far too good to enter into a hastily organised event, they deserve a properly run series like we have enjoyed in the last few years.
I had already given up trying to build my little McLaren so this delay actually suits me but I am sorry for those model-makers that have been extremely busy getting their cars ready and I hope they understand that this delay is for completely unavoidable reasons and I'm sure they are sympathetic to your recent difficulties.
Post by Andrew Rowland on Aug 10, 2015 23:22:00 GMT -5
Hi Mark, sorry a little late picking this up as i've been busy myself. I agree its not ideal to run something not 100%. Plus it'll perhaps give me enough time to get Jackie's car sorted for next year!! Best of luck with everything and above all enjoy life and if slot cars need a break then there's no embarrasement in that Cheers Andi