Rules and Regulations:
Please read the rules CAREFULLY.
Penalty points will be deducted for non-conforming cars!
We have now
installed a HOTLINE for you to ask questions and post messages, just go
back to the home page and click on the Proxy Hotline link at the bottom
of the page.
Thanks to the enthusiasm and generosity of Chris
and Lenore Gallegos, these races for 1/32 slot racing cars were run on
the new 6-lane, 1/32-scale track at Buena Park Raceway in Buena Park,
California, USA October 27-28, 2001.
The Marconi Foundation for
Disadvantaged Kids is the beneficiary of the donation-entry fee, which
Controllers are Parma "Econo" 45
Ohms with dynamic brakes.
-Class A: USRRC and Can-Am cars from 1960 to 1974 included.
-Class B1: Indianapolis and Formula One cars from 1935 to 1965 included.
-Class B2: Indianapolis and Formula One cars from 1967 to 2001 included.
-Class C: FIA sports-racing cars and GT cars from 1965 to 2000.
2/ Classes A-B rules:
-Car must be a true scale representation of original prototype including
exacting decor and detailing. Submit photographic and/or blueprint
proof with your entry if car is of obscure/unknown type. Length,
wheelbase and width will be checked. No low-riders allowed.
Maximum width measured at edges of tires must not exceed 2.5" at any
point when front wheels are pointing straight.
Maximum body width can exceed 2.5" but be sure to submit acceptable
-Three-dimensional driver must be detailed, full driver compartment
-Ground clearance for class B2 3/32" except for guide flag and tires.
-Ground clearance for classes A-B1 1/8" except for guide flag and tires.
-Guide flag, any part of it or of Guide or guide pin: maximum dimension
for either guide or plate, not to exceed a total surface when seen from
bottom, of 1 square inch. Guide or pin plate must be made of
non-conductive material. Chassis, gear or any part of it cannot be seen
when car is viewed from the top. Gear must clear 1/32" above track.
-Body, motor and chassis materials and specification free.
-Wheels and tires must be a diameter and width, conform to the original
prototype. NOTE: A PENALTY will be applied to cars not conforming on
wheel and tires width and diameter. Better have documentation...Because
the Tech Inspector WILL!
-Maximum tire width in any case is .55", as it is the widest tire ever
used in racing on F1's and F5000.
To keep things fair, points will be added to cars of which tire width
and track width will be below the maximum allowed. A formula will be set
to compute this as fairly as possible to encourage the construction of
pre-war models in class B1. Please see Handicap Rules below.
-Except for motor operation, no magnets can be used. A maximum of two,
ceramic, non-cobalt magnets are allowed inside motor. Only one motor per
car is allowed, including in cars that historically had two, such as
the Alfa "Bimotore" or the Porsche-Porsche Indy car.
3/ Class C rules:
Car must represent a real prototype. Decoration is to the choice of the
entrant but MUST be of a realistic nature. Please keep it in good taste.
Documentation must be supplied if prototype is of obscure/unknown
origin. NO added air control devices not in conformity with real
prototype can be added.
Minimal ground clearance: 1/16".
-3-dimensional driver figure must be present and realistically detailed.
Maximum overall width 2.5" except if proof of wider body is submitted.
Regardless, maximum width measured at front and/or rear wheels is 2.5".
-ANY chassis, body material and motor, but remember the power
supply/controller situation. Traction magnets may be used, BUT clearance
rule remains. ANY CAR that will PULL the railing off the track because
of excessive magnet pull will be disqualified and smashed. Remains will
be sent back inside little coffin to owner.
HANDICAP RULES (for all classes):
To give a break and an incentive to contestants wishing to enter
narrower cars with narrower tires, a handicap system is now in place:
-From the maximum width at the edges of tires of 2.5", representing 100%
of the allowable width, 1 point will be added to the score of any car
UNDER this width, for every percentage point under the maximum
allowable. Each percentage point represents .050". There will be no
sub-fraction of this basic number.
-From the maximum allowable tire width of .55, representing 100% of
allowable width, the same rule will apply, I.E. 1 point will be added
for every .010" UNDER the maximum width. There will be no sub-fraction
under this basic number.
NOTE: All racing tires have sidewalls representing about 20% of the
total tire width. In case someone enters a car with straight-up sidewall
on the OUTSIDE face (inside is exempt as we understand the limitations
of casting silicone tires) 10% will automatically be deducted from the
measurement for the actual thread width. A magnifying glass and serious
measuring instruments will be used to check this out.
NOTE: The reverse will apply. If a car is found to exceed the maximum
allowable width at the edge of tires of 2.5", it will be deducted DOUBLE
the number of points as per the formula described above.
4/ Packaging of cars
Cars must be sent, ready-to-race, in two-way containers with return
self-addressed sticker, to arrive prior to October 17, 2001.
They must be shipped, insured for full value or registered, by any means
Marconi Proxy Races 2001 c/o Electric Dreams
3190-H Airport Loop Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626 USA
Tel: USA (714) 540 7141
The fee being charged by the issuing Post Office must be added to the
entry fee for return postage, including insurance.
A donation of USD 25.00 per entry for the first car, USD 20.00 for each
additional car(s), plus return postage as described in the Official
Entry form, will be made on behalf of each entrant to the Marconi
Foundation. This is payable in US Money Order, personal check (allow 2
weeks to clear) Visa or MasterCard for US entrants.
Only acceptable forms of payment for foreign entries are International
Money Order, Visa or MasterCard.
Checks and Money Orders must be made to "Marconi Foundation Proxy 2001,
C/O Electric Dreams".
This is fully tax-deductible as you are making a donation to a
-Use a very strong outer box (triplex) suitable for 2-way trip.
-pack the car by blocking it with foam, styrene peanuts, bubble pack or
whatever you find suitable so as to avoid any shifting inside box.
-Make sure that box has at least 50mm clearance between car and aouter
box in any direction.
-If the box is tricky to open, please mark where it must be open!
-Put all relevant instructions inside. We will do our best to treat your
prized car with the utmost respect.
Electric Dreams will supply all operational labor at no charge to
entrants, but no labor except as required by an infraction to the rules
(penalized with 5 points removed from the final score) will be performed
on any car to equalize chances. Electric Dreams personnel will keep
neutral on any occupation susceptible to influence the outcome of the
5/ Point system
A scorecard for Concours points has been established and is now posted
on this site.
-25% of the total scoring points will apply to body accuracy and overall
appearance, finish and detailing.
NOTE: Stock bodies from FLY, Ninco, Scalextric, Pro-Slot and other
current or past production cars made after the year 1970 will be applied
a DEDUCTION of 15 points.
-25% of the total scoring points will apply to the engineering and
quality of construction of the car.
(The total points on the Concours Scoring Sheet will be adjusted to
represent 50% of the total combined points between Concours and Racing)
-50% of the total scoring points will apply to qualifying and racing
results in the following manner:
-20% for qualifying speed (number of entries as a maximum of points,
later divided by the points percentage allowed for this category)
-80% for actual racing result, in which points will be added for
track-tire dimensions as per the above rule, to be defined within 30
The winner of each heat will earn 6 points. 2nd to 6th earn 5 to 1 point
digressive, for a maximum possible of 36 total points. This will then
be combined with the qualifying points.
The overall winner will be the car with the greater number of points.
6/ Concours judging
-A panel (TBA) of four well-known slot racing and other personalities
will judge finish, detail & engineering.
-Each car in each class will be timed after a 3-lap practice on a 5-lap
run, driven by one selected driver for each class.
The addition of the 5-lap time will provide the total qualifying time,
which will be converted to points.
-Each of six selected drivers will be assigned one lane. Each car will
run 5-minute segments. Then, car rotation will follow so that all the
cars will be driven by all the
drivers. The top twelve qualified cars in each class will run two
semi-final 5-minute heats on every lane. All six drivers will drive all
-Consolation races will be organized for the cars not qualified in the
top twelve in each class.
Prizes will be awarded to all successful entrants for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd
in each class, for concours, engineering and race results.
A top prize will be awarded for the most outstanding performer/looker
all classes combined.
Other prizes may be awarded at the discretion of the Race Director for
outstanding performance or feature.
The Marconi Foundation Proxy Races will be followed in timely manner on
various web sites including the Old Weird Herald, the Slots DL, the
Scale Auto Racing News and the Slot Car Bulletin sites. Detailed
pictures and comments of each entry will be posted, and as much detail
will be made available to participants and observers alike. No one will
All entries are submitted under the following conditions:
-Race director has the option to accept or refuse any entry solely based
on his discretion and the letter of the rules.
-Electric Dreams is not responsible for any lost or damaged entry by any
shipper, and limits its liability to the amount of insurance contracted
for return shipping.
-Race director decisions are final.
-Entrant accepts the decision of race director and will not contest
legally or in any other form. The shipping of a car(s) to this event
signifies full acceptance of these terms.
-The race management is not responsible for any loss of shipped items in
the mail or other forms of transportation, on the way to or from the
For any information, please contact Electric Dreams at
firstname.lastname@example.org or FAX at (714) 540 7141
This is the form that will be used by judges to determine the Concours
d'Elegance winning entries:
Marconi Foundation Proxy Races 2001
Concours Scoring Sheet
General appearance (realism) 20
Stock body from RTR? -15
Hand-built/hand-decorated body +15
Accuracy (compared to 1/1 car) 10
Paint quality & finish 15*
D√ƒ∆’√‚¬©cor quality (decals, details) 10
Drivers compartment 15
Engine detail (under hood) 15
Car stance 15
General appearance 10
Engineering quality (function) 10
Construction quality 10
Body fastening system 10
Functional steering 15
Functional suspension 5
Extra Bonus Points:
Degree of difficulty 25
* Not applicable to RTR stock bodies
Total Possible Scoring: 250