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Lincs Afternoon Meet – Scalextric Saturday # 3. Saturday 25th February.​


For our February Meet we are off do some racing on some major International circuits. Not for real of course but on Scalextric in Spalding ! We have done this Meet twice before and everyone really enjoyed it, a great, and cheap, afternoon out, don’t miss it.

Since last year there have been some minor changes to some of the Tracks and some car changes, all the more interesting for those of us who have done it before.


Date :- Saturday, 25th February.
Time :- 13 00 onwards, Racing Commences at 14 00.
Place :- Electric Tracks Ltd, Angies Plant Center, Weston Hills Road, Spalding, Lincolnshire. PE12 6NE
Tel:- 01775 725415
E Mail :- [email protected]

Here’s a link to the site so you can have a look at the place.

http://scalextric-racing.co.uk/index.html


Here’s a Link to a Map. ( As usual the Google Bubble isn't quite right, the place you are looking for is on the left side of the road as you are heading East away from Spalding. )

http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=PE12+6NE&hl=en&ll=52.781793,-0.129948&spn=0.025542,0.055189&sll=53.800651,4.350586&sspn=12.791842,28.256836&vpsrc=6&hnear=PE12+6NE,+United+Kingdom&t=m&z=14


Here’s a synopsis of what’s on offer :-

There is no charge for entry, you only pay to race.

You will be greeted at reception, should you wish to race you are given a score card and are then taken in a group of four to the first circuit which is Silverstone. The system is explained by a member of staff and the first race is started, your laps and race progress are displayed on a computer screen.

At the end of the race, first, second, third and fourth positions are displayed on the screen, from this you record your score on the score card and move to the next circuit on your card. The circuits are Silverstone, Brands Hatch, Catalunya, Cadwell Park, Anderstorp, Raul Boesel, Hokenhiem and Donington Park. Donnington Park is the last circuit and by far the biggest of the eight at 40ft long and 12 ft wide.

You race different cars as you go around the circuits, Mini's, 4 Wheel Drives, Rally cars, Audi TT, Maserati, Touring cars and some new ones for this year.

At the end of the last race you can add up your score to find the overall winner. There is a podium for first, second and third place where photo's can be taken ! There will also be a very bespoke and Posh Cup presented to the Winner…….. :wow:

The racing is done in groups of four and costs £8.00 per person for all eight circuits, each circuit lasts about eight minutes. It is a totally different experience and is the only centre of this scale in Europe. No two races are the same so it should be a lot fun for everyone.

There is cafe here too which has a wide ranging menu from snacks to full meals so if you don’t wish to race you can just sit and pig out !

See Post #1 for Menu and Pics from last year, you could be on the Podium this year !


Come along, bring the kids for a great day out racing and then relax for Softies, grub and chat before heading for home as The Champion AO Racer, or not, as the case may be !!

If you are new to the meets don’t be shy, just come along and join in. You needn’t come alone, bring wife/husband/girlfriend/boyfriend or even granny, everyone is very welcome. The conversations are wide ranging so you don’t have to be a car nut to enjoy the meet.

Please let me know in your RSVP if you are a Racer or just a Spectator. Please also don’t RSVP “ Yes “ if you are not sure, better to be a “ Maybe “ for this one. I understand you might have to drop out at the last minute, no problems with that, it happens. Sorry to emphasis all this but ‘umble pie tastes ‘orrible, I know, I still have the bitter taste in my mouth from the year before !!


ON YOUR RSVP PLEASE SAY HOW MANY PEOPLE WILL BE RACING.


If you have any queries or questions Post on here or PM me. I’m looking forward, as always, to this Meet so do come along if you can. Don’t forget to bring a writing implement with you.


Finally, beware of the Speed Camera on the A16 just North of the Roundabout where we leave the A16 for Weston Hills Road. Drive safely folks.


Nige.

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This, like any Winter Meet, is subject to cancellation if the weather and roads are bad. This will be a last resort however and I hope it can go ahead as planned. I will never cancel a Meet due to expected low attendance or any other reason except the weather. Please check this Thread as late as possible before setting off for the Event – just in case !
 

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Here are the Pics.
 

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Looking good, not sure if she'll be working so I'll keep you posted if I'm on my own or not. Should even have time to go and get my GTA too :thumbs:
 

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Looking good, not sure if she'll be working so I'll keep you posted if I'm on my own or not. Should even have time to go and get my GTA too :thumbs:
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Oops. :eek:

There was an error in the text on the heading ( the date ) of the Event although the Thread Title was correct and it is correct in the Events Lists.

To confirm. The date for this Event is Saturday 25th Feb.

Apologies for any confusion, seems that I'm losing my marbles. :(
 
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Oops. :eek:

There was an error in the text on the heading ( the date ) of the Event although the Thread Title was correct and it is correct in the Events Lists.

To confirm. The date for this Event is Saturday 25th Feb.

Apologies for any confusion, seems that I'm losing my marbles. :(
I did notice but put it down to old age :rolleyes:
 

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I did notice but put it down to old age :rolleyes:
:lol: You're quite ( pause to wipe the dribble from chin ) right.

Still it's better than the only known alternative.......... ! :D
 
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If I go a couple of times to practice before the meet would you consider it as cheating? :whistle:
 

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Time to order your Flameproof Racing Suit and RSVP..........
 
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Alex may or may not be coming with me as it depends if I can get him separated from his laptop, although he has said he will be coming.
 

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Looks like us adults may have a bit of a challenge this year. :thumbs:

Mind you anyone would be a challenge for me ! :lol:
 

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I've never once said I'm an adult :tut:
:lol: So true Mark........

I reckon that I'm in my third childhood now !

I'm still rubbish at this Scalextric thing though ! :(
 

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