Scalextric Ultimate Guide Book Ed9, Volume 8: C2463 Ford GT440 MKII suffix variants…

A new collector might think that there is only one C2463 Ford GT40, the black No.2 car! – but there are three other variations of this car. To differentiate each model, Hornby Hobbies applies a suffix code so that the build specification is specific for the car and its end use. For example it may be a standard solo car, a presentation box or race set car. It may have different livery decoration details and, as is the case with this model, a ‘weathered’ livery finish.
The black, No.2, Le Mans 1966 podium finisher, C2463 Ford GT40 MKII has four different variants and they all have different suffix codes. In this case, the standard C2463, then C2463A, C2463AWD and C2463W. See the full explanation on my facebook page.

Covid – Club now re-opens as Covid recedes

A last! Though the club has been running under requirements to wear face masks, hand sanitisation and temperature checks for the past 6 months following a closure since March 2020, WE ARE NOW FULLY UP AND RUNNING!
We are open from 6:30 every Monday evening. Everyone welcome 🙂
Note the club is now at a new venue approximately one mile from the old venue. See Directions page.

InterClub Challenge 2020

DAVE STEVENSON3441       751st
KEITH FISHENDEN3936       752nd
WAYNE HORN4229       713rd
TONY MILLS3332       654th
MICK WEST3925       645th
PAUL HATCHER2835       636th
ADRIAN NORMAN3032       627th
MIKE RANSLEY3724       618th
NICK O,GORMAN2131       529th
HARRY GORDON2029       4910th
PETER RAMPLING1732       4911th
MIKE SKIPPER3018       4812th
GEORGE PARSONS3216       4813th
DICK STEVENSON2126       4714th
PHILIP SHEARSBY3017       4715th
TREVOR BAILEY2225       4716th
COLIN FROST1432       4617th
MICK BIRD1529       4418th
DAVE HANNINGTON2514       3919th
PAT CHIDGEY38N/S       3820th
ELLOIT O,GORMANN/S36       3621st
ROGER PARTON34N/S       3422nd
BILL WELLSN/S34       3423rd
GARY HOBDENN/S33       3324th
PAUL FROGGETT2012       3225th
RICARD D,CRUZEN/S31       3126th
CHRIS SHIERS31N/S       3127th
GARY SAYERN/S31       3128th
COLIN SPARKN/S27       2729th
TREVOR ALLEN26N/S       2630th
LEWIS ROSS25N/S       2531st
ADE CHILDN/S24       2432nd
PETER WEDLAKE24N/S       2433th
MARTIN RYAN20N/S       2034th
MIKE HOBDENN/S19       1935th
SPARKY TREVOR17N/S       1736th
DAVE PANTINGN/S13       1338th

South East Interclub Championship – Round 2

A six lane wooden routed track with steel braid,

The second round of the South East Interclub Championship saw Medway play host to Viking and Larkfield Slot Car Clubs at their venue in Chatham.

With a grid of identical Slot It Can-Am McLaren’s the emphasis is very much on the driver; however, the track surface and tyre choice made for very different handling characteristics to what can typically be found at the Viking track; putting the advantage very much with the home team hosts.

That said, after a brief adjustment period, the Viking chaps stepped up to the challenge, achieving some race wins and consistently frequenting the top three in their races.

Overall, it was an enjoyable night with close racing and a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Onward to Larkfield for round 3!

Super 25 Class Rallying

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The pace of racing showed no signs of letting up throughout February with the first of 2020’s “Super 25” rounds; the class this time being Rally Cars.  The Super 25 class of racing opens up the category from standard, allowing the use of 3D printed chassis, anglewinder configurations, and higher RPM and higher mag downforce motors.  The rally car class seems to really lend itself to some modification and as such, February’s racing creates some of the fastest cars we’ll use at the club throughout the year.

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One of the regular weapons of choice was the Scaleauto Subaru Impreza; commonly making up the majority of the grid.  However, Scaleauto/MSC Ford RS200’s and Avant Slot Opel Manta’s were also popular.

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Racing was closely contended with only two points separating first and second by the end of the month.  Keith finished top of the table with his combination of Rothmans liveried Opel Manta and Winfield liveried Subaru, with Mick’s Subaru close behind.

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February’s Viking Shield support races were provided by the Ninco Renault Megane’s.  These are run completely standard (with only the rear tyres having been changed from stock) and have provided a mainstay class of racing for slot car clubs all over for many years.

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Keith and Mick were again the drivers to beat finishing first and second respectively with Wayne taking the final podium spot.  Consistent racing from Chris ensured his fourth place; clear of the closely contested midfield of Adrian N, Trevor and George, who finished the month separated by just four points.

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January at Viking SCC

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A new year ushers in a new season of racing at Viking SCC and the opening rounds saw the Slot It Group C cars take to the track. These fantastic cars are high in detail, high in quality and high in visual nostalgia with their iconic design and classic liveries. A gleaming silver Sauber Mercedes C9. A Leyton House Toyota 86c. Lancia LC2’s in Martini colours. Porsche 962’s available in a plethora of iconic liveries. A grand sight for any motorsport fan and great to see hurtling around the club track.

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Cars are run in near stock trim, making the racing very competitive, and the added challenge of the bi-annual track direction change kept most racers and marshalls on their toes (for the first few races at least). Pat, Keith and Wayne all saw success with their various Toyota’s and Nissan’s; but when all was said and done, the end of the month saw Mick W scoring highest.

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This month’s Viking Shield races were Muscle Cars; or, as it could be renamed, the Roger Penske Cup, on account of the quantity of Penske liveried Camaro’s that graced the first few starting grids! That said, you really cannot argue with the track prowess of the Scalextric Z28 Camaro, so it is an understandable choice.

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Some relief from the sea of Camaro’s came in the form of Ade’s Ford Falcon and Keith’s absolute barge of a Gran Torino. Racing in this category was a lot of fun; but ultimately, the Z28 Camaro’s won the day with close racing from Pat’s #11 Laurel Racing Camaro, Wayne’s #48 H&H racing Camaro and Mick’s #86 Sunaco Camaro, all consistently holding the front of the pack with Mick ultimately finishing on top.

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Margate Scalextric Swap Meet 16/7/17


Venue: Bay Point Sports Club, Ramsgate Road, Sandwich, Kent CT13 9L.
Date: Sunday 16th July 2017
Time 10am to 4pm for the public. (2:30pm for traders)

Tables: 3m @ £25, 1.8m @ £20

Contact: Adrian 07464 992000

* The event celebrates the 60th Anniversary of SCALEXTRIC, is aimed at attracting local people as well as collectors and racers. With a rich history of Scalextric in the area we hope that many ex-Scalextric employees will visit.

* Track layouts for the public to try out.

* Trade and enthusiasts stalls for swapping, selling, buying.

* Club and Magazine stands.

* Advertised on local radio, papers and social media.

* Ample parking, easy loading access and a large sports field with table/bench areas. Access for the disabled.

* Full amenities with all-day breakfast, cooked lunch, coffee, tea, a bar, a restaurant, rest rooms and ‘break-out’ rest areas.

* Film show of the history of Scalextric in cinema room.

* The venue, with easy access via Calais-Dover, is geographically central to Paris, Brussels, Rotterdam, Aachen, Manchester, Swansea, Plymouth and Hull.

* The venue is 15 miles from Dover, 5 miles from the Hornby/Scalextric Visitor Centre and old factory.

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