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I'm delighted to announce that 4 BRCA Clubs have kindly decided to name their forthcoming venture into the Vintage resurgence, the Iconic RC Vintage Class.
The Iconic RC Vintage Class will be relaxed rules to suit each club and their members, with the recent very successful Revival rules in mind.
If you think your club might be interested, please ask their chairman to contact me.
Participating Club Details:
A1 Racing Club Website: http://iceman.a1racingclub.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/a1racingclub?fref=ts

East Shrewsbury Buggy Club Wesbite: http://www.eastshrewsburybrc.com/
Surrey & Hants Radio Control Car Club Website: http://www.shrccc.co.uk/
West Bridgford Model Car Club Website: http://www.wbmcc.com/

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The current participating clubs have announced their dates. All doing 6 dates over their Winter Series.
A1 Racing: Sundays - 2 rounds per date. 7 out of 12 to count.
  • 26th October
  • 23rd November
  • 14th December
  • 11th January
  • 15th February
  • 22nd March
East Shrewsbury: Sundays - 4 out of 6 to count.
  • 19th October
  • 16th November
  • 21st December
  • 18th January
  • 15th February
  • 15th March
Surrey & Hants: Sundays - 4 out of 6 to count.
  • 26th October
  • 23rd November
  • 21st December
  • 18th January
  • 15th February
  • 29th March
West Bridgford: Saturdays (Provisional Dates)
  • 25th October
  • 29th November
  • 20th December
  • 17th January
  • 28th February
  • 28th March

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wish i had easy way to get to mainland to race at some of these

Schmooz your IOW club, mate, and try and get them on board :D

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2 more BRCA Clubs potentially coming on board.

Here is a graphical winter calendar for the 4 current participating clubs.

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It was a very successful round one for the clubs over the last 2 weekends and it has created a real buzz.

I'll be writing up a round summary which will appear in Racer Magazine.

We've also introduced a Rally Class which West Bridgford Model Car Club are introducing from their round 2. All the detail is in the photo.

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Hi all. A1 Racing Club are opening up on Sunday to welcome anyone who have been disappointed by the unavoidable camcelation of the Clumber Park meet. A1 Racing are in Grantham which is 55 minutes down the A1 from Clumber. It's a lovely outdoor astroturf track. Please look at their facebook page for more details of the venue. Iconic & TC members will have the run of the track for the day for informal racing and practicing and general all round RC fun

  • 09:00 to 16:00.
  • £3 for the day to run your RC.
  • BRCA required unless you are a newcomer and have never had BRCA.
  • No electricity or timing equipment so we make our own races for the day.
  • 1/10 Scale Electric RC's.
  • Portaloos on site.
  • Services are a 1 minute drive from the track.
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Disappointed about Clumber, but Thanks to John and the A1 guys we still have a meet, im going along and looking forward to it.

Hope to see as many of you guys there.

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Shame about clumber...... but hope to go to A1, my lad have never held a brca licence, but I have had one but not for a long time how do I stand for the day? I don't mind joining brca again on the day if that's possible?

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What is involved with a meet and do you struggle for locations?

We have a huge hard floor sports hall, 15 ish grass football pitches and a three court Tarmac MUGA. All available for hire.

Only downside is the location in Grimsby

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Shame about clumber...... but hope to go to A1, my lad have never held a brca licence, but I have had one but not for a long time how do I stand for the day? I don't mind joining brca again on the day if that's possible?

Disco, you can join at A1 and you'll get 14 months for the £17 as it will cover you for all of 2015.

Would be great to see you there. J

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What is involved with a meet and do you struggle for locations?

We have a huge hard floor sports hall, 15 ish grass football pitches and a three court Tarmac MUGA. All available for hire.

Only downside is the location in Grimsby

I'll reply to this when my head is a bit more straight. Mark and I have had a mare since we both spoke to Clumber yesterday so we need to talk and then decide the next move.

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Hallway looks like a Tamiya graveyard, batteries charged all ready to go ... its chucking it down outside right now , hope it improves tomorrow!

See you there @10:30...

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Runners all sorted and batteries charged. Have even put my hand in my pocket and joined BRCA. Despite what's happened, am looking forward to a good meet tomorrow. Cheers john and mark for all the effort you've both put into these meets and for sorting an alternative venue at such short notice.

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Iconic Meets are very relaxed days giving members the opportunity to run their RC in a safe, relaxed and incredibly friendly environment. There is no formal timed racing but a wheelie race is always held for fun and attendees can arrange their own spontaneous on-track tussles in a very free flowing format.
It is a new era for meets in the UK. The Clumber meets got too popular and too big so they wanted us to produce Public Liability Insurance so I pulled out. A1 Racing Club bailed us out at the last minute last weekend so we headed 55 minutes down the A1 and had an amazing day at the excellent Grantham track.
I've made arrangements with A1 Racing and I'm also talking to a couple of other clubs to ensure we have around 9 meets next year with the emphasis on a lovely relaxed atmosphere running vintage and modern 1/10th electric with no official races (apart from the wheelie race!) and timing equipment. Just how a meet should be.
BRCA is a must though for attendees. At £17 from Dec to Dec it's a bargain and you can actually get it now and be covered for all of next year: http://www.brca.org/
These meets aren't all about Iconic RC. They are for anyone (like us lot on TC) who love iconic models. Anyone is welcome along so long as they get their BRCA cover.
I will post dates for the Iconic Meets on this forum thread.
The next date is the Iconic Meet: Christmas Special at A1 Racing on Sunday 21st December.
  • BRCA License Required.
  • 1/10th Electric.
  • £3 cash entry per participating attendee.
  • Family/Spectators Free.
Here's to a 2015 packed full of epic meets! Check out the photos from yesterday at A1 Racing to see what our meets are all about.
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Yesterday at A1 was amazing. I've spoken to all of the regulars about why I need to pull out of the Clumber meets.

The regulars who use Clumber very often will be fine but no more big event style meets for reasons explained above.

If you loved the large scale meets, please follow the new thread I've started. There will be a number of meets next year at BRCA Clubs in exactly the same relaxed style we all created at Clumber.

Tamiya Monkey, you're a legend mate. :D Onwards and Upwards eh?

Here's the link to the new forum thread: http://www.tamiyaclub.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=74762#entry562783

J

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Hi all, had a fantastic day yesterday, a really friendly Rc fun day for sure at an Epic Club.

Great to see some familiar faces and also some new ones.

See you all at the next one.

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Can I just point out, especially to the powers that be at Tamiyaclub, that Iconic doesn't make a penny out of these events and doesn't take money from members. It's all about the hobby. Thanks.

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