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Lincs Afternoon Meet – Scalextric Saturday # 4 - 23rd February 2013.​


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 three times before and everyone really enjoyed it, a great, and cheap, afternoon out, don’t miss it.

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


Date :- Saturday, 23rd February 2013.
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.

http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=Low+Fulney+PE12+6NE&hl=en&ll=52.786828,-0.129519&spn=0.026681,0.055189&sll=52.957764,-0.042129&sspn=0.013288,0.027595&oq=PE12+6NE&hnear=Low+Fulney,+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 again 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…….. Perhaps even more valuable I'll be awarding a pair of AO Stickers to the second and third placed Drivers. :)

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 ! The menu is on the Website.

See Post #1 for 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 a couple of years ago !!


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.

Note.

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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Some happy drivers from last year and the fabulous Cup is up for grabs. The Cup is awarded to the Winner and in addition I'll be offering a pair of AO Stickers to the second and third placed Drivers - there's an incentive for you ! :D
 

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Four week reminder........
 

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Found out last night that about a dozen people, friends of friends etc are going to come along to this Meet.

We really don't want to be outnumbered at our own Meet do we ?

So, the gauntlet is thrown.........
 

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Three weeks to go - no one else interested ?
 

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Help me out here people, I'm in the carp here ! It's Jim's birthday, one of the " others " who are coming, and his daughter is giving me grief for tempting him away from the bosom of his family, despite the fact that this is just pure coincidence.

Could do with a few people to watch my back on the day as I don't like it up me ! :eek: :wow:
 

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There is now only two weeks to go to our Scalextric Meet and I have to say that I'm a bit disappointed and discouraged by the response so far. Apart from the Fuel costs if you have a longish distance to travel it's a pretty cheap afternoons entertainment in good company, I don't know what else I can do to keep the region active. :confused:

Also just noticed that, except for the RSVP's no one else has responded to this Thread, confusion reigns here in the HQ of AO Lincs.
 

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Holy crap that looks amazing!!! I love Scalextrics and have a set with 4 tracks and digital lane changing. But I can't get up to Lincolnshire I'm afraid. Moving house next week!!
 

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Holy crap that looks amazing!!! I love Scalextrics and have a set with 4 tracks and digital lane changing. But I can't get up to Lincolnshire I'm afraid. Moving house next week!!

That's a shame.

It is a great place to spend a Winters afternoon, tremendous fun. We do it every year so maybe you can make it in the future.

Hope the house move goes well, that's also lots of fun but in a very different way ! :eek:
 

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Tomorrow is the big day, don't forget your Nomex suits and a pen.........
 

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Don't forget that today is the day !

Weather is dull and cold but nothing to stop us having a good afternoon of racing.

See you all there.
 

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