Following swiftly on from the first Special Night of 2018 for Group B rally cars, the second Farnham Scalextric Club themed race evening of the year will take place on 28 February – covering a cornucopia of touring car classes.
We have classics in the form of Touring Car Legends – open to any ‘stock’ RTR model depicting a racing saloon from 1958-1986. This was the era of David and Goliath battles between Chevy Camaros and Mini-Coopers, where virtually every family car could be found on the grid of British, European and Australian touring car races. Whatever’s in your box… be inventive, diversity is the key.
Next up there will be a lane car class made up of four identical Ford Sierra Cosworth RS500s – the flame-spitting 500bhp monsters that turned touring cars into a TV phenomenon in the late 1980s. No need to bring one – they’ll be provided for you to run.
Another ‘own car’ class follows and it’s a favourite of the club: 1990s Supertouring models by Scalextric. This covers the zenith of the British Touring Car Championship’s worldwide popularity and the explosion of 2.0-litre cars in domestic series worldwide from Alfa Romeo, Audi, BMW, Ford, Renault and Vauxhall (among many others).
There’s no need to fettle for the next class though, as a quartet of Holden Commodores and Ford Falcons will be provided to represent the V8 Supercars from Australia. These big bruisers were rendered by Scalextric and have become a hugely popular slot car class at clubs across Oceania.
It’s back to our own cars for a Modern DTM class to make sure that we continue the international adventures of tin top racing with style. These are either SCX or Carrera models representing German coupés that have filled the grid from 2012 to the present day (no 4-door models).
And finally the featured class of the night will be Scalextric’s Modern BTCC cars – a class for our own cars. These are the current NTC class of BMW 125, Honda Civic, MG6 and VW Passat racers. Race distances will be increased from 10 laps to 20 laps for this featured class, and will be used for social media content by the British Touring Car Championship itself.
A printable version of the regulations can be found here: February 2018 Special Night Regulations – Touring Car
A printable version of the flyer can be found here: Farnham Tin-Top FINAL
Class 1 – Touring Car Masters: Sprint Race (10 laps)
Any Scalextric-type model representing cars to have participated in international touring car events from 1958-1980. Cars must use their original hard body with matching plastic chassis and motors. Race liveries not rally liveries and only one driver figure. Magnets must be removed and weight placed inside the chassis but no other modifications permitted. Tyres may be changed for alternative rubber but OEM wheels must be retained.
- Airfix – BMC Mini-Cooper, Lotus Cortina
- AutoArt – Alfa Romeo GTam
- Carrera – Alfa Romeo GTam silhouette, BMW 2002ti, Ford Capri RS3100, Opel GT
- Fly – Alfa Romeo GTA/GTV
- Gom – Alfa Romeo GTV6
- Pioneer – Chevrolet Camaro, Ford Mustang
- Revell/Monogram – Chevrolet Camaro, Ford Galaxie, Lotus Cortina, Mercedes-Benz 200
- Scalextric – AMC Javelin, BMC Mini-Cooper, Chevrolet Camaro, Dodge Challenger, Ford Capri 3.0S, Ford Escort RS1600 MkI, Ford Escort XR3i, Ford Falcon, Ford Mustang, Holden Torana, Lotus Cortina, Mercury Cougar, Mini Clubman, Mini Metro (NOT 6R4), Rover 3500 SD1, VW Beetle
- SCX – Abarth 600TC, BMC Mini-Cooper, Plymouth Hemi Cuda, Renault 8TS
- SRC – Ford Capri RS2600 (standard models only NOT the Chrono/OSC version)
- Vulcan Slot – BMW 3.0 CSL, Ford Escort RS1600 Mk.I
Class 2 – Super Sierras: Sprint Race (10 laps)
Lane car class for Scalextric Ford Sierra RS500 models that will be provided.
Class 3 – Supertouring Masters: Sprint Race (10 laps)
Farnham SCC class for Scalextric Super Touring cars produced from 1995-2002, standard with brown bar magnets in place. Tyres may be changed for alternative rubber but OEM wheels must be retained.
- Alfa Romeo 155
- Audi A4
- BMW 318i/320i
- Ford Mondeo
- Renault Laguna
- Vauxhall Vectra
Class 4 – V8 Supercars: Sprint Race (10 laps)
Lane car class for Scalextric V8 Supercar models of the Ford Falcon and Holden Commodore 2001-2017 that will be provided.
Class 5 – Modern DTM: Sprint Race (10 laps)
Any SCX or Carrera DTM car covering the period 2012-2017 to the current existing regulations of the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters. Magnets must be removed and weight placed inside the chassis but no other modifications permitted. Tyres may be changed for alternative rubber but OEM wheels must be retained. Permitted bodies are:
- Audi A5
- BMW M3/M4
- Mercedes-Benz C-Coupe
Class 6 – Modern BTCC: Feature Race (20 laps)
Any current NGTC touring car made by Scalextric and competing in the British Touring Car Championship 2014-present. Magnets must be removed and weight placed inside the chassis but no other modifications permitted. Tyres may be changed for alternative rubber but OEM wheels must be retained. Permitted bodies are:
- BMW 125
- Honda Civic
- Volkswagen Passat