"Announcing our next big charity slot racing event"
The BOAC 500 The race day will start with practice at 10am and racing starting around 11am. All drivers will be given instruction on driving and team tactics by their club team leader, and will be given plenty of practice track time on each of the 4 lanes. This is a PRE ENTRY race only as this allows us to arrange the qualifying and the racing before the event so saving time on the day. Each team must consist of 4 drivers, with the option of being able to use your club driver. We have a number of past National champions at the club who are guaranteed to be capable of fast times! It will be up to each team to decide team tactics and who races when etc. The club driver will be there for you all the way through and you will have the option of using his driving skills although there may be a penalty to pay! There are no age limits etc so each team can be made up however you decide, as long as its 4 people. Each team can be young or old, large or small, male or female its entirely up to you. 100% of the entry fees plus any monies raised on the day via any raffle etc will go directly to the charity. Depending on numbers, and these will be limited, every entrant will get to practice on each of the 4 lanes, plus qualifying rounds which will help to grade drivers, and then the finals.
Garry has been racing since he was 14 and for many years ran One-O-One with Dave Harvey. He has organised many events and charity functions, has been an International judge for the F1 in Schools events supported by Ross Brawn and F1 teams, and also built and maintains this website.
Keith is directing the event and has a lifetime of experience in model cars both slot and R/C. Both Garry and Keith raced at Eltham and other clubs in the late 60's early 70's and Keith's enthusiasm for slot racing is undiminished. Keith will be Dave's back up on Race Control.
Mike (now a National Champion!) is the lead man at Coulsdon and runs the club almost single handedly. He is the chief mechanic for our club cars which will be used for the BOAC 500. Mike runs every club night and will be keeping a very close eye on the cars on the day.
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Les has been a member at Coulsdon for the last ten years after starting his slot race with a tinplate Scalex set! Les is our graphics man having trained at the same art college as Ian Barker. Les will also be seen on Race Control on the day.
Dave is well known to many within slot racing and is a past National Champion. Dave has spent many hours with MIke Read working on the best way to run the racing to ensure it runs as smooth as silk on the day.
Tony has been racing for many years and is a past national Constructors Champion. Now well known for building retro and classic cars, Tony will be assisting MIke Read in the maintenance and repair of the cars.
The race date has still to be decided. If you wish to attend this exciting charity event please phone or email to request a place on the reserve list as the entry is now full.