At the April club night we held CTE’s first “Slot Car Challenge”. When Jamie first suggested the idea a few months ago, I thought it sounded like it would be good fun, and it certainly was.
Two tracks were set up in “The Garden Room” and altogether 22 of us competed for the no expense spared (think that should probably read “every expense spared!”) trophy. Hand-crafted by Jamie, the trophy was a TR7 slot car attached by Velcro to a base. The TR7 was found in Jamie’s set when he got it down from the loft – and true to form apparently it doesn’t run very well!
The competition was fierce, but of course very friendly, and I think everyone that took part enjoyed it – I certainly did, even though I was knocked out in the first round.
Phil Brown became the unofficial mechanic, several times having to carry out emergency repairs – particularly when on a few occasions the cars went careering off the track, over the edge of the table and landed on the floor!
The final was between Carl Maslen and Phil Mathew, with Phil being the victor of the 20 lap race, and of course the proud recipient of the prize trophy.
I definitely think this event will become an annual fixture on the CTE calendar – a very big thank you to Jamie for organising it and making it such an enjoyable evening.