First of all, I apologize for writing this announcement in English, but I can speak very little German and do not want to risk using Google Translate for this. My good friend Peter Pfister has kindly offered to translate this for me.
I am pleased to announce that the 2024 1/43 Little Monte Carlo Rally Proxy will take place over the weekend of September 21 and 22, 2024.
This event will be run as 2 separate rallies'
The first rally, on Saturday 21 September, is for ready to run 1/43 RALLY cars such as Carrera Go, SCX Compact, WRC, Artin, Jouef etc.
The main rally, on Sunday 22 September, is for 1/43 scale models of actual cars that competed on the Monte Carlo Rally up to, and including, 2004.
Both events will be on the Petiturini 1/43 slot rally track. Routed wood with latex paint, copper tape, and approximately 20 metres in length,
All cars will be driven for at least 30 laps in each direction, the combined best laptimes of each car will determine it's finishing position.
Timing is by a Carrera lap timer, but this may change before the event. I use a 45 ohm Parma eco controller or equivalent.
Power supply is variable between 1.5 and 19 volts at 3 amps. Because of the many gradients and tight turns, each car will be tried at various volts to find the setting that gives the best laptime.
The entry fee for a team of up to 3 cars is £14 to cover return postage. Note Each team may enter 2 cars in one rally with one in the other rally.
Rules for the Ready to run rally. September 21, 2024
As bought except for:
All cars must be fitted with a rotating/swivel guide flag, no pin guides.
No silicone tyres, but I strongly suggest fitting urethane tyres to the rear to aid the cars on the gradients.
All tyres must touch the road.
Weight may be added as needed.
Repainting/ reliveries are allowed.
Rules for the main 2024 1/43 Little Monte Carlo Rally Proxy.
scale models of actual cars that competed in the Monte Carlo Rally up to, and including, 1986.
Clear windows and have a crew.
Body materials: Free, but no metal bodies.
Body modifications, eg extended wheel arches, over sized wheels etc, only allowed if the 1/1 car had them
Tyres, scale in diameter, but free in width. No silicone tyres. All tyres must touch the road.
Concours de Elegance: The organizer determines the best-looking car
No liquids or similar may escape from the car, no braid juice (or similar). The car must not contaminate the track, no tire glue on the outside of the tires, etc.
That's it for now!