Series Manager: Russell M.
This series will be raced in the second half of 2021 (H2).
The British Royal Automobile Club Tourist Trophy Celebration is a race for closed-cockpit GT cars in the spirit of the RAC TT races of 1960-1964. The race takes place at the Goodwood Circuit during the Revival festival and gathers together a multi-million dollar start grid for an action packed round of racing. In 2017 the Austin Slot Car Club will pay homage to it in 1/32 scale.
Rules under review
Fees: Entrance fee per race is $5 for ASCC premium members, $10 for standard members and $15 for non-members.
Closed-cockpit GT cars that raced the Tourist Trophy Series from 1960 to 1964. This series is open to a good number of 60’s GT cars. In the past cars made by Racer were eligible, but these cars are somewhat over-scale, closer to 1/30 scale rather than 1/32. We did have a rule for track width to create a closer balance of performance for the Racer cars, but they still look out of scale. For that reason, for this year the Racer cars will not be eligible. The rest of the cars in the chart below are closer in size and should theoretically be closer in performance. Also, with the cars being closer in width, it is felt that the limitations in tire size versus rear track width will not be needed. The rear tire width will be dictated by the body width. As this series is primarily for cars that raced in the Tourist Trophy series at Goodwood, either in period or in the revival, in general, cars that only raced elsewhere will not be allowed. Specifically, a car like the Corvette Grand Sport is not eligible where C1 and C2 cars are eligible. We may make exceptions, such as the Cheetah. I don’t know if any Cheetah ever raced at Goodwood, but, as of now, they will be allowed. The chart below is not necessarily complete; there may well be other cars that would be eligible. Since I have not personally found details of all the cars listed, if anyone has specific information, especially if a particular model car may have an advantage due to size or other issue, or any questions or comments about any of the rules, please post comments in the Forum for this racing series: https://www.austinslotcarclub.com/forums/topic/2021-tourist-trophy-series-h2-2021/
- Only coupes are allowed.
- Any Injection molded or resin body from the approved list that faithfully represents 1/32 scale.
- Vacuum formed or blow molded bodies are not allowed.
- Clear window material must be used where the real car has clear material.
- Racing numbers must be visible in three places on body. Racing numbers must match. Bodies may be painted in fantasy or realistic liveries. Non-decorated cars (for example plain white kits) are not allowed.
- Headlights and tail lights are required, but are not required to actually illuminate.
- Helmeted 3D driver figure, with representation of at least head, shoulders, and arms.
- Driver shall be positioned somewhere near where he would be in real life (ie-in proper seating area and able to “see” out the windshield).
- Interior, with representation of at least dashboard top and rear shelf, as appropriate to actual car (Lightweight materials may be used).
- Interior must be so that one cannot see drive-train (motor, gears, axle, driveshaft-etc) when looking in through windows.
- Must have full windshield and full rear window. Must also have any rear passenger windows in place. Windows may be vacuum formed.Only the windows in the doors, both sides, may be removed.
- Original or universal chassis, made of plastic, are allowed (e.g. HRS/ HRS2). No metal chassis will be allowed.
- Chassis may be braced, reinforced or strengthened.
- Body screws should be taped to prevent loss.
- Chassis may be modified to accept front axle mounts (SCC) or guide modifiers (B-NOVA)
- Guide may not project beyond the body when aligned for straight, as viewed from directly above. Exception to the rule applies to the guide keel (only).
- Cars must have sufficient ground clearance to permit free running without contacting track. Cars which drag on the track may be excluded at the track owners’ discretion.
- Motor-pods are allowed in any orientation (Inline, side-winder and angle-winder).
- Magnets are expressly forbidden.
- Any commercially available sealed-can slot car motor that produces up to 25K rpm at 12 Volts is allowed. No rewinds or “mod motors” allowed.
- Magnetic down force from motor may not exceed 30 grams as checked with a Magnet Marshal, exclusive of car weight.
- Motor can be glued/taped/screwed in place. Pods can be taped or glued to restrict movement.
- Gears may not contact the track surface.
- Spring and magnetic suspension packages are allowed.
- Front Wheels Minimum size is nominal 15.8mm diameter over center-rib.
- Rear Wheels Minimum size is nominal 15.8mm diameter over center-rib.
- Reasonable scale appearing inserts are required in all wheels, unless the wheels have scale appearance and detail. Blank disc wheels, and wheels pierced with simple holes, must be covered with inserts.
- Front tires:
- Minimum front tire width is 7mm; Maximum front tire width is 10mm.
- Minimum front tire diameter is 18mm; Maximum front diameter is 24mm.
- Rear tires
- Tires must appear to be black.
- Tires may be of any rubber/urethane compound. Silicon tires are expressly forbidden.
- No chemical treatment (such as oil soaking) is permitted.
- Tires may not project beyond the body when the car is at rest on a level track, as viewed from directly above.
- Maximum weight is 120 grams.
- Ballast is allowed. Ballast must be above the chassis pan / inside the car. No ballast is allowed under the chassis pan. Ballast may be glued or taped. Ballast should not be visible from the outside of the car. If ballast finds its way off the car, a 5 lap penalty will be imposed if ballast causes an issue with a competitor’s car.
The series will be raced at 11 Volts.
If it is not mentioned it is not legal.
These rules were written to create a fair event and not for racers to look for loopholes.