Ford vs Porsche in SA

Here we go! Round #2 in what started last year as a proxy duel between both builders and marques.

Ford vs Porsche in SA

Postby gsmea » Sun Dec 24, 2017 2:47 am

Good day to all from a sunny and hot Bloemfontein, South Africa.

Santa Clause has delivered and awesome present. The majority of the Slot Car Crazy group is on holiday and Racing would only start early in 2018.



These cars look awesome and will be inspected individually, all defects will be communicated with the owners.

Once again congrats to all on some fantastic builds.

So the pits start to get busy as Xmas approaches.

Merry Xmas to all and we wish you a joyous festive season.


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Re: Ford vs Porsche in SA

Postby alexis in greece » Sun Dec 24, 2017 7:53 am

Great photos,i hope that my car will do better in an upside down country :lol: .Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all hosts ,organizers and entrants
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Re: Ford vs Porsche in SA

Postby FC47 » Sun Dec 24, 2017 7:55 am

Gavin, Thanks to you and all for hosting!

Merry Christmas and enjoy the holidays,
Looking forward to the quals and racing!
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Re: Ford vs Porsche in SA

Postby Audi1 » Sun Dec 24, 2017 9:17 am

Thanks Gavin, great to see that the cars made the 5,000 mile trek in good shape. Thanks for the pics and we're all looking forward to the racing come early 2018; always fun to see the cars run at The New 1953 and the Rhino River Raceway, as well as some of the other tracks that you have in South Africa.

And I really like your little Christmas tree in the first pic!

Someone down there needs to build a 1/32 scale Kyalami track...................hint, hint...........................! ;) :lol:

Merry Christmas!

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Re: Ford vs Porsche in SA

Postby clivearmstrong74 » Sun Dec 24, 2017 10:15 pm

Thanx Gav, super cool pics!
Sorry I'll be missing the races in Bloemfontein this year. You bunch of hooligans must ENJOY the cars and take lots of pics please.

Merry Christmas to ALL!!

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Re: Ford vs Porsche in SA

Postby Mitch58 » Mon Dec 25, 2017 12:15 am

Now I have two cars in two different proxies on the far side of the world.

Enjoy driving them as much as I enjoyed building them.
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Re: Ford vs Porsche in SA

Postby ckouba » Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:48 pm

Hey Gents!

Happy New Year! Just checking in now that the holidays are over, is there a schedule for picking this series back up?

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Re: Ford vs Porsche in SA

Postby SLOTTING SINCE 1963 » Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:53 pm

Breaking News !!! Two rounds of this Epic Battle have been run, a sprint race and qualifier at The Shamrock and The 1953 race. Gsmea is sorting out the results . Pics and videos to follow shortly. Not letting out any secrets !!! ....... but home tracks seem to have their advantages .
Watch this space for further news.
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Re: Ford vs Porsche in SA

Postby docdoom » Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:24 pm

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Re: Ford vs Porsche in SA

Postby gsmea » Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:43 am

Sorry for taking so long in posting the results, the last two weeks was hectic at work, but all under control now.

As Richard said, a special stage was run on the Shamrock Test Track. This is my routed track, copper tape, variable voltage, Parma controllers, infrared lap counting with Race Coordinator software. The voltage was set at 10.5v.

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The format was single lane racing, 20 laps run, the average of the best 5 laps is then used to determine car position for the Shamrock race. Result are below a and full excel sheet is in the link below. Well done to the top 3 finishers. Must say the Fords were dominant on the shorter more twisty track.

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Below is a link to all the races in SA.

http://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1 ... s=5a5e3a6a
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Re: Ford vs Porsche in SA

Postby Audi1 » Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:15 pm

Thanks Gavin!

So, congratulations to Dave (DRW21) on his win at the Shamrock and to Monte (kidvoltage) for his win at The 1953. Two very different races, but with a lot of the same cars in the top 10. It's looking like that Porsche 917 #23 is going to be a tough car to beat.............but, there's still a long ways to go to the finish line!

The Rhino River race must be still on the schedule - right?

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Re: Ford vs Porsche in SA

Postby gsmea » Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:25 pm

Audi1 wrote:Thanks Gavin!

So, congratulations to Dave (DRW21) on his win at the Shamrock and to Monte (kidvoltage) for his win at The 1953. Two very different races, but with a lot of the same cars in the top 10. It's looking like that Porsche 917 #23 is going to be a tough car to beat.............but, there's still a long ways to go to the finish line!

The Rhino River race must be still on the schedule - right?

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Allen, you beat me to it, I am still getting used to Tapatalk on the tablet.... omw.

But, here are the results from 1953.

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Congrats to all cars, each is special.

The 23 917 is definitely a winner.

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Enjoy the results, pics and vids in the link in my previous post.

Rhino River is scheduled to be run on Thursday, will get the results and pics up as soon as possible

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Re: Ford vs Porsche in SA

Postby BARC 1 » Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:35 pm

Thanks guys, for the runs and congrats to all others. I see my little Porsche RS61 has a lock on last place. There are two ways of staying out of trouble. Running first and last. First was locked up, so I went with last :D
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Re: Ford vs Porsche in SA

Postby gsmea » Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:39 pm

BARC, your two cars are serious fun to race. I had great fun with them an Clive's Mirage.

They are not the fastest, but if you get their sweetspot, they are just fun to race.

Well done on two very nice builds.

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Re: Ford vs Porsche in SA

Postby kidvoltage » Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:45 pm

Thanks for the runs gentlemen. It's great to take part in a 1-2 Porsche finish.

The tracks look like great fun. I especially like the second ones decor.

Congrats Ckouba on making the podium.

Come on Team Porsche, let's get 'em!
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