JWeston

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  1. Terz, thanks for the interest in the videos.  Keep an eye on our youtube channel as I have about 5 to upload from this year.

    Revival:  Re-releases are fine.  Period style mods are fine.  No restrictions on electrics except the 2s LiPo limit.  I've seen no evidence that brushless setups are better than brushed and vice versa.

    Emphasis is on having fun and raising money for charity.  Revival 2016 raised £8,150.00 for Parkinson's UK.  We're supporting Parkinson's UK next year as well.

    You'll find all the information you need on Facebook.  https://www.facebook.com/groups/iconicrc/

    If you don't do facebook then we always suggest setting up an 'RC account' and use facebook just for RC.  There is some great content on there.

    Otherwise, contact me at john@iconicrc.com  as I'm not on the TC forum often.

    Cheers and hope to see you in 2017.  The first event next year is a vintage buggy day in January at Dudley Model Car Club in memory of Brett Davis.  We also have 4 Iconic Cup Rounds and the Buggython which are Tamiya events.   Revival 2017 will be end of July.   Plus some Iconic open track meets.

    John.

     

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  2. Here are the Buggy entry stats for Revival 2016 this weekend.  Proof that Vintage RC Racing is rather popular.  If any TC members are in the area then why not pop along and spectate.

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  3. On 4/25/2016 at 7:44 AM, 4WheelRC said:

    Many thanks for the info. Got the confidence to get one now - Just need to shift stuff on eBay first :rolleyes:

    I've given you a contact email via PM.  Sorry for not replying sooner but any questions will get answered quicker via email on on facebook.  Cheers.  John

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  4. Just in case any non-facebookers are going to the Broxtowe Iconic Meet tomorrow:

    Please don't forget your BRCA Card. No BRCA will mean no track time.

    We are expecting a large turnout so please be mindful when choosing what to run; especially on the on-road track. SCT's and F1's don't mix very well!

    Cheers. J.


  5. I have just managed to register for one of the few remaining 2WD class places, yay! :) But only 1977 - 1983 was available and I wanted to run a NovaFox, but cannot as this is in the next year category. So I'm in a quandry about what I could run, as I am lothed to use my shelf queen Frog or Champ...

    Not knowing how y'all roll at these events: I'm thinking that it'd be cheaper than repairing the damage to my shelfers afterwards, if I turned up with a re-re Hornet stuffed with a stupidly overpowered brushless system (for a laugh). But would that be frowned upon as not vintage (I'd get that - have plenty of silver cans to hand)?

    Excellent. I'll get your Fox entry changed to a Frog for now.

    In that awesome earliest class we have the following entries and I would say the Kyosho's are probably the trophy contenders with the Frog being the best choice Tamiya.

    Tamiya Frog
    Kyosho Scorpion
    Tamiya Sand Scorcher
    Kyosho Scorpion
    Tamiya Fighting Buggy
    Tamiya Buggy Champ
    Kyosho Tomahawk
    Tamiya Subaru Brat
    Kyosho Beetle
    Tamiya Frog
    Tamiya XR311
    Kyosho Beetle
    Tamiya Ford Ranger
    Tamiya Frog
    Tamiya Frog
    Tamiya Frog
    Kyosho Eleck Peanuts
    Tamiya Frog
    Kyosho Tomahawk

    Rere's and Brushless are permitted. Hornet is in the later class though which is already full and closed.


  6. Revival 2016:

    Just a couple of days into the online entry opening, we are full in a few classes and there aren't many spaces left in other classes.

    On 2WD Saturday we've already had 118 Buggy entries from 90 entrants and the only class still open is 78-83.

    On 4WD Sunday we are close to closing the 3 Buggy classes so be quick if you were considering entering.

    We didn't expect the event to fill up in days but it's clearly become pretty popular. I think most interested TC'ers are on Iconic anyway but if not, you now know to act quickly if you want to enter the Revival.

    John.


  7. I just had to say how much I enjoy Iconicrc videos on youtube. Thank you! Next, I really like like that these vintage events support a charity. That's a top idea that I'd love to see take hold here in Australia. Good luck for the event!

    Thanks Dave. That's great to hear and I appreciate the post. We do have some Australians on Iconic who race vintage for fun. I can't think of the track. It's dirt though and I think in Perth?

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  8. Here is how 2016 is looking for Iconic events. Something every month from April to September.

    Iconic Events

    Sunday 10th April – Iconic Meet: Broxtowe Model Car Club

    Sunday 8th May – Iconic Cup Round 1: West London Racing Centre

    Sunday 12th June – Iconic Cup Round 2: Broxtowe Model Car Club

    Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th June – Buggython 2016: Robin Hood Raceway

    Saturday 30th & Sunday 31st July – Revival 2016: A1 Racing Club

    Sunday 28th August – Iconic Meet: Robin Hood Raceway

    Sunday 18th September – Iconic Meet: Stafford Radio Control Model Car Club

    More details in the events section on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/iconicrc/events/

    Contact: john@iconicrc.com


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    Announcing Revival 2016.


    The Iconic RC and A1 Racing Club Revival 2016 is a vintage racing festival for charity and will take place across the weekend of Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st of July at A1 Racing Club in Grantham, South Lincolnshire.


    Classes


    2WD Electric 1:10 Buggies


    1970 to 1983

    1984 to 1988

    1989 to 1993

    1994 to 1998


    4WD Electric 1:10 Buggies


    1984 to 1988

    1989 to 1993

    1994 to 1998



    Support Classes


    Wheelie

    Monster Truck

    Rally

    Endurance


    Entry fees


    Proceeds from the event’s entry fees will go to Parkinson’s UK along with the takings from a number of fundraising initiatives.






    A document detailing everything you need to know will be released in the next couple of days.
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    Announcing the Iconic RC and Robin Hood Raceway Buggython 2016.

    The Buggython is a team build and race weekender, hosted by Robin Hood Raceway in North Nottinghamshire, over the weekend of June 18th and 19th, 2016. The chosen chassis for 2016 is the Tamiya 4WD TT-02B Neo Scorcher / Dual Ridge. Teams will need to bring a new in box Neo Scorcher or Dual Ridge to build as part of the event. The kits cost approximately £80 without the ESC.

    Format

    Teams of 3 will be given 2 hours to build their buggy to instruction manual specification. Shells need to be decaled to instruction manual specification. Each team will paint the shell their own unique colour.

    When the 2 hours are up, the buggies will be judged in a concourse for points. If a team finishes first within the 2 hours they will also be given points. Teams will then be given a short time to finish off the buggies before a round of racing. There will be 3 rounds of racing and finals. Each team member needs to drive for 1 of the rounds. There will also be a 2 hour endurance race and other points scoring activities.


    Entry Fees

    Price is £25 per team of 3 with £2 of that going into the Revival 2016 charity fund for Parkinson’s UK. Entry and immediate payment will be online with PayPal. Links to online entry will be published in due course.


    BRCA

    BRCA membership is a requirement. The Licence costs £17 per annum and runs from December to December. It can be purchased online from: http://www.britishradiocarassociation.co.uk/


    Skill Levels

    A skill level will be requested at online entry in order to keep similarly skilled entrants together for the racing.


    Trophies

    • 1st, 2nd & 3rd overall
    • Fastest Build
    • Concourse Winners
    • Endurance Winners


    Eligible Kits

    • Tamiya Neo Scorcher TT-02B. Model Number 58568, released in 2013.
    • Tamiya Dual Ridge TT-02B. Model Number 58596, released in 2014.


    Permitted Hop Ups

    • Ball races
    • Servo Saver
    • Commercially available shock tower braces


    Electrics

    • 15 Turn Brushed HPI Firebolt
    • Hard Cased 2s LiPo, 7.4v NiMh, 7.4v NiCad
    • Any ESC and any Servo


    Schedule (approximate)

    Saturday

    • Drivers Briefing
    • 10:00 The Build
    • 12:00 Concourse
    • 13:00 Racing Round 1
    • Points scoring discipline
    • Racing Round 2

    Sunday

    • 09:00 Racing Round 3
    • Points scoring discipline
    • 2 hour Endurance Race
    • Trophies


    Document with full information: https://www.dropbox.com/s/3741m4axnjnzdk7/Buggython%202016.pdf

    Facebook Event: https://www.dropbox.com/s/3741m4axnjnzdk7/Buggython%202016.pdf?dl=0

    Oople Thread: http://www.oople.com/forums/showthread.php?p=936854#post936854

    Online entry: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1BnI0z3yxhIQTMC-Ie7QTJTpbxtvAZRQGJMOiA3jBWKE/viewform?usp=send_form

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  11. I went to August meet, only knew a few people, but during the morning downpour I lifted the tailgate on my camper and soon had 6 people standing under it sheltering from the rain and talking nonsense about all manner of crazy things, from the previous night's dodgy curry to a Lunchbox with FX10 suspension to a motorcycle jacket that's 20 years old and still waterproof.

    That day was sooo wet!! A total washout apart from the banter and the photos!

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  12. This does sound great fun, my only concern is meeting up with a bunch of folks I've never met before! What sort of age ranges are there at iconic meets? I've tried convincing a mate to join me but he's not really keen.

    I've joined the Facebook group and will try to gather the courage to come along in 2016!

    Chris, they are very relaxing days with like-minded people who spend as much time chatting by the track as they do on it. First time around, come and find me and I'll introduce you to a few people. I see you're well into the thousands of posts on here. There are many past and present TC members who frequent the meets so you'd probably be already acquainted with more chaps than you think.

    The Revival and the Iconic Cup are full on race days. Iconic Meets are open track days with no formal racing.

    Dates for the 2016 Iconic Meets will start coming out in January.

    Cheers. John

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    Announcing the Iconic Cup.

    The Iconic Cup pays homage to the on-road electric Tamiya Eurocup which ended in 2004 and the classes reflect that classic racing series. The 2016 inaugural 2 date series will be hosted by West London Racing Centre and Broxtowe Model Car Club.

    Schedule

    Round 1 at West London Racing Centre, Middlesex on Sunday 8th May 2016.

    Round 2 at Broxtowe Model Car Club, Nottinghamshire, on Sunday 12th June 2016.

    Gates open at 07:30 for booking in and Practice. Drivers Briefing at 09:15 with the first round of qualifying at 09:30.

    Both clubs will be open on the previous Saturday afternoon for practice and will offer overnight camping that night.

    Entry Fees

    Price is £10 per entry with £2 of that going into the Revival 2016 charity fund for Parkinson’s UK. For WLRC, entry will be online to book a place and then pay the club on the day. For BMCC, entry and immediate payment will be online with paypal. Links to online entry will be published in due course.

    BRCA

    BRCA membership is a requirement. The Licence costs £17 per annum and runs from December to December. It can be purchased online from: http://www.britishradiocarassociation.co.uk/

    Racing Format

    4 rounds of Qualifying and a Final. Best qualifying time (TQ) will determine grid place in the final.


    Classes

    Tamiya F1

    • Tamiya Sport Tuned, Torque Tuned or Silver Can Motor.
    • NiMh, NiCad or Hard Cased LiPo Battery.
    • Formula 1 Body Shell.
    • Any commercially available tyre.
    • Any commercially available hop-ups.

    Tamiya M-Chassis

    • Tamiya Sport Tuned, Torque Tuned or Silver Can Motor.
    • NiMh, NiCad or Hard Cased LiPo Battery.
    • Scale Body Shell. (No ‘jelly mold’ shells such as Protoform etc).
    • Any commercially available M‐Chassis wheel with a diameter of 42mm.
    • Any commercially available tyre, except Foam.
    • Permitted commercially available hop-ups: Oil Dampers, Wheel Hex Adapters, Heatsink & Fans, Universal Drive Shafts, Rear Toe‐in Uprights, Front Uprights, Upper Shock Mounts, Chassis Braces, Suspension Arms, Differential.

    Tamiya Touring Car

    • Tamiya Sport Tuned, Torque Tuned or Silver Can Motor.
    • NiMh, NiCad or Hard Cased LiPo Battery.
    • Scale Body Shell. (No ‘jelly mold’ shells such as Protoform etc).
    • Any commercially available tyre, except Foam.
    • No Carbon/FRP Chassis. Original Plastic Tub only.
    • Permitted commercially available hop-ups: Ball Races, Oil Dampers, Aluminium Hexes, Hi-Speed Gear Sets.

    Tamiya GT Touring Car

    • 13.5T Brushless Motor in Blinky Mode.
    • NiMh, NiCad or Hard Cased LiPo Battery.
    • Scale body shell. (No ‘jelly mold’ shells such as Protoform etc).
    • Any commercially available tyre, except Foam.
    • Any commercially available hop-ups including Carbon/FRP Chassis.

    Tamiya TRF Touring Car

    • 13.5T Brushless Motor in Blinky Mode.
    • NiMh, NiCad or Hard Cased LiPo Battery.
    • Scale body shell. (No ‘jelly mold’ shells such as Protoform etc).
    • Any commercially available tyre, except Foam.
    • Any commercially available hop-ups including Carbon/FRP Chassis.

    General Rules
    • Non Tamiya hardware parts including screws, ball joints and turnbuckles may be used.
    • Except for the TRF class front end, the differential must not be locked up. When either wheel is rotated by hand, the opposite wheel must rotate in the opposite direction.
    A PDF with full details of the event, including Eligible Cars, can be downloaded from here:

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/ip573d3xp5390fb/The%20Iconic%20Cup.pdf?dl=0

    Details and latest updates on our facebook group and on the facebook events section. There's also a thread on Oople.

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  14. If you want to participate in Revival 2016 and our Iconic Meets throughout next year, you will need a BRCA Licence, which is your insurance.

    If you already have a licence, you can renew now and the price is just £17 to the end of 2016 which is a bargain.

    The BRCA have a new website and you have to re-register your details. The old ones don't work.

    If you're renewing, you just need your existing BRCA number and then they sort it all out for you.

    http://www.britishradiocarassociation.co.uk/


  15. Our events to see out 2015.

    Saturday October 10th: Snetterton Park

    Club Website: http://www.itsabigshop.co.uk/

    £5 per attendee. BRCA Not Required.

    Saturday October 31st: RC Model Shop Direct

    Website: http://www.rcmodelshopdirect.com/

    £6 per attendee. BRCA Not Required.

    Sunday November 8th: Broxtowe Model Car Club

    Club Website: http://www.broxtowemcc.co.uk/

    £5 per attendee. BRCA Required.

    Saturday December 5th: RC Model Shop Direct

    Website: http://www.rcmodelshopdirect.com/

    £6 per attendee. BRCA Not Required.

    Sunday December 20th Christmas Meet: Robin Hood Raceway

    Club Website: http://www.robinhoodraceway.com/

    £5 per attendee. BRCA Required.


  16. Announcing the 1st of our Revival 2016 Support Events on Sunday 6th December 2015. <- Postponed until the new year.
    A Revival Style day of Vintage Racing at West Bridgford Model Car Club with race fee proceeds going to Parkinson's UK.
    We hope you can join us! :-)
    A Revival 2016 Support Event in aid of Parkinson's UK.
    West Bridgford Model Car Club, Nottingham, UK.
    Indoor off-road on carpet.
    4 Rounds and a Final.
    Classes: 2WD Vintage, 4WD Vintage, Vintage Rally, Wheelie.
    BRCA Required.
    £10 for the first class. £7 for additional classes.
    Race Fee Proceeds to Parkinson's UK.
    Book in here online and pay on the day: http://www.autocareandcycles.co.uk/?page_id=1054
    2WD Vintage Buggy:
    4WD Vintage Buggy:
    1:10 Electric Buggies released no later
    than 1998. Open Motor. Open Tyres.
    Vintage Rally:
    1:10 Electric Rally cars released
    no later than 2000. Rally Shell.
    Rally Tyres. 17T B or 13.5T B/L.
    Wheelie:
    Tamiya/Marui Wheelies. Open Motor.