Proxy rallying is a popular sport, where you prepare a car and then send it off on a tour of other tracks to compete against the clock and other builders. It’s a bit like fantasy football except there’s a small piece of plastic physically doing the hard work that contains your hopes, dreams and best set-up.
The World Rally Proxy has been going for a number of years now, having started for SCX cars and then moving to the Scalextric Group B era models. They must be sidewinder only and from the following list of eligible cars:
- Audi quattro S1
- Audi quattro S1 E2
- Ford RS200
- Lancia Delta S4
- MG Metro 6R4
The rules are simple: you can change the guide (unlike Farnham rules you are allowed to make any chassis mods required to fit it), any wiring is permitted (so you can rip out the light boards and run direct from guide to motor), the chassis can be sanded or trimmed 0.5mm to allow body rock and the digital chip panel can be removed and replaced with lead sheet. Tyres are control spec fitted to the cars at the first event and only cleaned prior to each subsequent round.
This year’s proxy will see events in Australia, Greece and the UK over a number of months. There are 24 cars maximum and Nick’s entered one of them. There is also the opportunity for Farnham to host a round, if anyone is keen.
Lately we’ve struggled to get a regular club night running but if anyone fancies running a Special Night and putting a few stages together to blat 24 rapid Scalextric cars around please shout!