– Internationale Meisterschaft XVI –

– Proxy @ The Ring –

– February 22 – 26, 2021 –

Our second Scratch32 event by proxy this winter is a celebration of motoring history from the last century – from the early inception of the automobile when horse drawn carriages shared laneways with their motorized counterparts up to the pinnacle of unrestricted American speed and muscle – CANAM. In addition to shorter competitions endurance racing became popular featuring both purpose built prototype models competing alongside mass produced (albeit modified) entries. The 16th Internationale Meisterschaft hopes to capture a slice of this automotive history with four separate races – some featuring multiple classes – over 5 days.

DAY 1 – Presentation of Eligible Entries to the Paddock

All in all 24 eligible models found their way to The Ring to compete in four separate classes – Hot Rod, Sportscar, Classic Era Prototype & Sportscar, and CANAM. 

Graham Hill is at it again! Man he gets around! Preliminary inspection revealed that all 24 models had 4 wheels and racing numbers – a good start to the event!

Our Entries


Entries By Class & Order of Arrival

  • Hot Rod – (SR) – #30 – Mandarin Monsoon (1930 Ford Model ‘A’ Pickup) Jimmy ‘Two’ Shoo [30HR030-1AT] HOUSE
  • Hot Rod – (SR) – #23 – The Red Baron (1925 Ford Model ‘T’) Red Baron [25HR023-1AT] HOUSE
  • Hot Rod – (SR) – #24 – ’37 Chevrolet Convertible – Jake ‘The Beef’ Trapper [37HR024-1AT] HOUSE
  • Hot Rod – (SR) – #69 – ’32 Ford Coupe – Vinnie ‘Da Rat’ Roth [32HR069-1DM] PROXY
  • Hot Rod – (RR) – #2 – ’25 T-Bucket – Rudolf Crashiola [25HR002-1BG] PROXY
  • Sportscar – (SP) – #10 – Octave John CLAES (Jaguar D Type) [55SP010-1AT] HOUSE
  • Sportscar – (SP) – #10 – Alfonso de HOHENLOHE (Porsche 356 Super) [52SP010-1AT] HOUSE
  • Sportscar – (SP) – #261 Volkswagen 1200 (Alfonso de Hohenlohe) [54SP261-1AT] HOUSE
  • Sportscar – (SP) – #6 Aston Martin DB5 – David Brown [NEW] PROXY
  • Sportscar – (SP) – #262 – 1953 VW Beetle – Jan Wyers [NEW] PROXY
  • Sportscar Plus – (SP+) – #132 – Hans HERRMANN (Porsche RS61) [61SP132-1AT] HOUSE
  • Sportscar Plus – (SP+) – #2 – Ferrari 750 Monza (El Marques Alfonso de Portago) [54SP002-1AT] HOUSE
  • Sportscar Plus – (SP+) – #58 – Porsche 550 Spyder (Fernando Segura) [54SP058-1AT] HOUSE
  • Classic Era Prototype & Sportscar – (CP) – #18 – LAINE/LENNEP (1970 Porsche 908/2) [70CP018-1AT] HOUSE
  • Classic Era Prototype & Sportscar – (CP) – #21 – Lorenzo BANDINI (1967 Ferrari 330 P4) [67CP021-1AT] HOUSE
  • Classic Era Prototype & Sportscar – (CP) – #20 – Vic ELFORD (1970 Porsche 908/3) [70CP020-1AT] HOUSE
  • Classic Era Prototype & Sportscar – (CP) – #12 – Jo SIFFERT (1970 Porsche 908/3) [70CP012-1AT] PROXY
  • Classic Era Prototype & Sportscar – (CP) – #9 – ’66 Chaparral 2D – Joakim Bonnier [66CP009-1KM] PROXY
  • CANAM – (CA) – #66 – ’69 Chaparral 2J (Jackie STEWART) [69CA066-1AT] HOUSE
  • CANAM – (CA) – #59 – Hurley HAYWOOD (1973 Porsche 917/10) [73CA059-1AT] HOUSE
  • CANAM – (CA) – #19 – Benedito CHINETTI (1969 Ferrari 612) [69CA019-1AT] HOUSE
  • CANAM – (CA) – #11 – MOTSCHENBACHER Lothar (1969 McLaren M12) [69CA011-1AT] HOUSE
  • CANAM – (CA) – #43 – Tony ADAMOWICZ (1969 Ferrari 612) [69CA043-1AT] HOUSE
  • CANAM – (CA) – #102 – Shadow DN5 – Jackie Oliver [NEW] PROXY

DAY 2 – Shakedown, Warm Up & Grid

After a quick braid cleaning and tire touch up on the sanding block every entry took to the yellow lane at 10.5v for their first few shakedown laps, warm up laps and fingers crossed at least one or more laps at maximum pace. No time deadline was enforced – every entry would be run until it seemed to reach its potential, at least with my hand on the controller. When that time came entries were slotted in rank from the fastest on down – where fastest lap times were close the edge always went to the model which was the easiest to control. No fastest lap times were recorded during this stage – only order.

Here’s the order with which they took to the track for their warm up laps, by class.

Hot Rod:

Hot Rod – (RR) – #2 – ’25 T-Bucket – Rudolf Crashiola [25HR002-1BG] PROXY

Hot Rod – (SR) – #69 – ’32 Ford Coupe – Vinnie ‘Da Rat’ Roth [32HR069-1DM] PROXY

Hot Rod – (SR) – #23 – The Red Baron (1925 Ford Model ‘T’) Red Baron [25HR023-1AT] HOUSE

Hot Rod – (SR) – #24 – ’37 Chevrolet Convertible – Jake ‘The Beef’ Trapper [37HR024-1AT] HOUSE

Hot Rod – (SR) – #30 – Mandarin Monsoon (1930 Ford Model ‘A’ Pickup) Jimmy ‘Two’ Shoo [30HR030-1AT] HOUSE

Hot Rods would be very close – but ranked as follows:

  1. Hot Rod – (SR) – #30 – Mandarin Monsoon (1930 Ford Model ‘A’ Pickup) Jimmy ‘Two’ Shoo [30HR030-1AT] HOUSE
  2. Hot Rod – (SR) – #24 – ’37 Chevrolet Convertible – Jake ‘The Beef’ Trapper [37HR024-1AT] HOUSE
  3. Hot Rod – (SR) – #23 – The Red Baron (1925 Ford Model ‘T’) Red Baron [25HR023-1AT] HOUSE
  4. Hot Rod – (SR) – #69 – ’32 Ford Coupe – Vinnie ‘Da Rat’ Roth [32HR069-1DM] PROXY
  5. Hot Rod – (RR) – #2 – ’25 T-Bucket – Rudolf Crashiola [25HR002-1BG] PROXY***

 

***#2 had a little extra time on the sanding block to help try to sort what is a mild flat tire or bent axle – the right rear wheel/axle/tire is the culprit especially on left hand turns…

Sportscar:

Sportscar – (SP) – #10 – Octave John CLAES (Jaguar D Type) [55SP010-1AT] HOUSE

Sportscar – (SP) – #10 – Alfonso de HOHENLOHE (Porsche 356 Super) [52SP010-1AT] HOUSE

Sportscar – (SP) – #261 Volkswagen 1200 (Alfonso de Hohenlohe) [54SP261-1AT] HOUSE

Sportscar – (SP) – #6 Aston Martin DB5 – David Brown [NEW] PROXY

Sportscar – (SP) – #262 – 1953 VW Beetle – Jan Wyers [NEW] PROXY

The sportscar class entries would rank as follows:

  1. Sportscar – (SP) – #261 Volkswagen 1200 (Alfonso de Hohenlohe) [54SP261-1AT] HOUSE
  2. Sportscar – (SP) – #262 – 1953 VW Beetle – Jan Wyers [NEW] PROXY***
  3. Sportscar – (SP) – #10 – Octave John CLAES (Jaguar D Type) [55SP010-1AT] HOUSE
  4. Sportscar – (SP) – #10 – Alfonso de HOHENLOHE (Porsche 356 Super) [52SP010-1AT] HOUSE
  5. Sportscar – (SP) – #6 Aston Martin DB5 – David Brown [NEW] PROXY

***#262 seemed a little tight – with more laps it should get freer and faster.

Sportscar Plus:

Sportscar Plus – (SP+) – #2 – Ferrari 750 Monza (El Marques Alfonso de Portago) [54SP002-1AT] HOUSE

Sportscar Plus – (SP+) – #58 – Porsche 550 Spyder (Fernando Segura) [54SP058-1AT] HOUSE

Sportscar Plus – (SP+) – #132 – Hans HERRMANN (Porsche RS61) [61SP132-1AT] HOUSE

Sportscar Plus entries ended their warm up in the following order:

  1. Sportscar Plus – (SP+) – #132 – Hans HERRMANN (Porsche RS61) [61SP132-1AT] HOUSE
  2. Sportscar Plus – (SP+) – #58 – Porsche 550 Spyder (Fernando Segura) [54SP058-1AT] HOUSE
  3. Sportscar Plus – (SP+) – #2 – Ferrari 750 Monza (El Marques Alfonso de Portago) [54SP002-1AT] HOUSE

All three models benefited from sensitivity and brake adjustments on the fly…

Classic Era Prototype & Sportscar:

Classic Era Prototype & Sportscar – (CP) – #21 – Lorenzo BANDINI (1967 Ferrari 330 P4) [67CP021-1AT] HOUSE

Classic Era Prototype & Sportscar – (CP) – #18 – LAINE/LENNEP (1970 Porsche 908/2) [70CP018-1AT] HOUSE

Classic Era Prototype & Sportscar – (CP) – #20 – Vic ELFORD (1970 Porsche 908/3) [70CP020-1AT] HOUSE

Classic Era Prototype & Sportscar – (CP) – #12 – Jo SIFFERT (1970 Porsche 908/3) [70CP012-1AT] PROXY

Classic Era Prototype & Sportscar – (CP) – #9 – ’66 Chaparral 2D – Joakim Bonnier [66CP009-1KM] PROXY

When the dust settled the Classic Era Prototypes and Sportscars ranked as follows:

  1. Classic Era Prototype & Sportscar – (CP) – #12 – Jo SIFFERT (1970 Porsche 908/3) [70CP012-1AT] PROXY
  2. Classic Era Prototype & Sportscar – (CP) – #20 – Vic ELFORD (1970 Porsche 908/3) [70CP020-1AT] HOUSE
  3. Classic Era Prototype & Sportscar – (CP) – #21 – Lorenzo BANDINI (1967 Ferrari 330 P4) [67CP021-1AT] HOUSE
  4. Classic Era Prototype & Sportscar – (CP) – #18 – LAINE/LENNEP (1970 Porsche 908/2) [70CP018-1AT] HOUSE
  5. Classic Era Prototype & Sportscar – (CP) – #9 – ’66 Chaparral 2D – Joakim Bonnier [66CP009-1KM] PROXY

CANAM:

CANAM – (CA) – #11 – MOTSCHENBACHER Lothar (1969 McLaren M12) [69CA011-1AT] HOUSE

CANAM – (CA) – #66 – ’69 Chaparral 2J (Jackie STEWART) [69CA066-1AT] HOUSE

CANAM – (CA) – #43 – Tony ADAMOWICZ (1969 Ferrari 612) [69CA043-1AT] HOUSE

CANAM – (CA) – #19 – Benedito CHINETTI (1969 Ferrari 612) [69CA019-1AT] HOUSE

CANAM – (CA) – #59 – Hurley HAYWOOD (1973 Porsche 917/10) [73CA059-1AT] HOUSE

CANAM – (CA) – #102 – Shadow DN5 – Jackie Oliver [NEW] PROXY

CANAM entries would sort themselves out as follows:

  1. CANAM – (CA) – #19 – Benedito CHINETTI (1969 Ferrari 612) [69CA019-1AT] HOUSE
  2. CANAM – (CA) – #59 – Hurley HAYWOOD (1973 Porsche 917/10) [73CA059-1AT] HOUSE
  3. CANAM – (CA) – #66 – ’69 Chaparral 2J (Jackie STEWART) [69CA066-1AT] HOUSE
  4. CANAM – (CA) – #11 – MOTSCHENBACHER Lothar (1969 McLaren M12) [69CA011-1AT] HOUSE
  5. CANAM – (CA) – #43 – Tony ADAMOWICZ (1969 Ferrari 612) [69CA043-1AT] HOUSE
  6. CANAM – (CA) – #102 – Shadow DN5 – Jackie Oliver [NEW] PROXY***

***#102 takes a real hit in performance with unglued rear tires. Time permitting we’ll see about gluing and truing them before Stage 1.

And so the grid is set for stage 1, in the following reverse order:

Hot Rod:

  1. Hot Rod – (RR) – #2 – ’25 T-Bucket – Rudolf Crashiola [25HR002-1BG] PROXY
  2. Hot Rod – (SR) – #69 – ’32 Ford Coupe – Vinnie ‘Da Rat’ Roth [32HR069-1DM] PROXY
  3. Hot Rod – (SR) – #23 – The Red Baron (1925 Ford Model ‘T’) Red Baron [25HR023-1AT] HOUSE
  4. Hot Rod – (SR) – #24 – ’37 Chevrolet Convertible – Jake ‘The Beef’ Trapper [37HR024-1AT] HOUSE
  5. Hot Rod – (SR) – #30 – Mandarin Monsoon (1930 Ford Model ‘A’ Pickup) Jimmy ‘Two’ Shoo [30HR030-1AT] HOUSE

Sportscar:

  1. Sportscar – (SP) – #6 Aston Martin DB5 – David Brown [NEW] PROXY
  2. Sportscar – (SP) – #10 – Alfonso de HOHENLOHE (Porsche 356 Super) [52SP010-1AT] HOUSE
  3. Sportscar – (SP) – #10 – Octave John CLAES (Jaguar D Type) [55SP010-1AT] HOUSE
  4. Sportscar – (SP) – #262 – 1953 VW Beetle – Jan Wyers [NEW] PROXY
  5. Sportscar – (SP) – #261 Volkswagen 1200 (Alfonso de Hohenlohe) [54SP261-1AT] HOUSE

Sportscar Plus:

  1. Sportscar Plus – (SP+) – #2 – Ferrari 750 Monza (El Marques Alfonso de Portago) [54SP002-1AT] HOUSE
  2. Sportscar Plus – (SP+) – #58 – Porsche 550 Spyder (Fernando Segura) [54SP058-1AT] HOUSE
  3. Sportscar Plus – (SP+) – #132 – Hans HERRMANN (Porsche RS61) [61SP132-1AT] HOUSE

Classic Era Prototype & Sportscar:

  1. Classic Era Prototype & Sportscar – (CP) – #9 – ’66 Chaparral 2D – Joakim Bonnier [66CP009-1KM] PROXY
  2. Classic Era Prototype & Sportscar – (CP) – #18 – LAINE/LENNEP (1970 Porsche 908/2) [70CP018-1AT] HOUSE
  3. Classic Era Prototype & Sportscar – (CP) – #21 – Lorenzo BANDINI (1967 Ferrari 330 P4) [67CP021-1AT] HOUSE
  4. Classic Era Prototype & Sportscar – (CP) – #20 – Vic ELFORD (1970 Porsche 908/3) [70CP020-1AT] HOUSE
  5. Classic Era Prototype & Sportscar – (CP) – #12 – Jo SIFFERT (1970 Porsche 908/3) [70CP012-1AT] PROXY

CANAM:

  1. CANAM – (CA) – #102 – Shadow DN5 – Jackie Oliver [NEW] PROXY
  2. CANAM – (CA) – #43 – Tony ADAMOWICZ (1969 Ferrari 612) [69CA043-1AT] HOUSE
  3. CANAM – (CA) – #11 – MOTSCHENBACHER Lothar (1969 McLaren M12) [69CA011-1AT] HOUSE
  4. CANAM – (CA) – #66 – ’69 Chaparral 2J (Jackie STEWART) [69CA066-1AT] HOUSE
  5. CANAM – (CA) – #59 – Hurley HAYWOOD (1973 Porsche 917/10) [73CA059-1AT] HOUSE
  6. CANAM – (CA) – #19 – Benedito CHINETTI (1969 Ferrari 612) [69CA019-1AT] HOUSE

DAY 3 – Stage 1 @ 9.5v – Green Lane – Complete Video Coverage

Hot Rod (HR – SR & RR)

Full Video Coverage of Stage 1 of the Hot Rod class:

Rudolf Crashiola struggled for top end with the voltage drop but others managed well.

Sportscar & Sportscar Plus (SP & SP+)

Full Video Coverage of Stage 1 of the Sportscar & Sportscar Plus classes:

The VW beetle of Jan Wyers was not happy with less voltage – something perplexing to the mechanics since all appears fine – hopefully she’ll wake up in the next stage. Octave John Claes in his Jaguar D Type – a front motor entry – was a pleasant surprise. The other competitors all gave strong performances, especially David Brown in his DB5.

Classic Era Prototype & Sportscar (CP)

Full Video Coverage of Stage 1 for the CP class:

Siffert was the class of the CP field. What else is there to say? He might even be faster than the CANAM entries…

CANAM (CA)

The pit crew managed to glue and true a new set of boots on the Shadow DN5 of Jackie Oliver which eliminated rear end chatter – now she’s back to being quiet and nimble.

Full Video Coverage of Stage 1 for CANAM:

Tony Adamowicz’s Ferrari 612 had a braid issue on tighter left hand corners but he fought through it to finish the stage without incident. The problem was easily identified and corrected in time for the next stage. Oliver’s Shadow gained several places while the other Ferrari of CHINETTI simply checked out.

Unofficial Stage 1 Overall Results

IMXVI Report Stage 1

Day 4 – Stage 2 @ 10.5v – Yellow Lane

A sudden and quite dramatic drop in outside temperatures meant for slightly cooler conditions than those during stage 1. What this would mean for overall performance given the increase in voltage might be an interesting combination… the middle lane was prepped with a pace car until lap times were equal to those set by the same pace car in stage 1…

Hot Rod (HR – SR & RR)

Every entry looked to be in order and would take to the track in reverse order from how they finished in stage 1. Full video coverage of Stage 2 for the Hot Rod class:

Sportscar & Sportscar Plus (SP & SP+)

Full video coverage of Stage 2 for Sportscar & Sportscar Plus:

Classic Era Prototype & Sportscar (CP)

Full video coverage of Stage 2 for the Classic Era Prototype & Sportscar class:

CANAM (CA)

Full video coverage of Stage 2 for the CANAM models:

Unofficial Stage 2 Overall Results

IMXVI Report Stage 2

Day 5 – Stage 3 @ 11v – Red Lane

The final stage was set to go!

Hot Rod (HR – SR & RR)

Sportscar & Sportscar Plus (SP & SP+)

Classic Era Prototype & Sportscar (CP)

CANAM (CA)

Unofficial Stage 3 Overall Results

IMXVI Report Stage 3

Complete Event Photo Gallery

Overall Results

IMXVI Report All Stages

Overall Official Proxy Results

Hot Rod – Rat Rod

  1. #2 – ’25 T-Bucket – Rudolf Crashiola – 65 Laps.

Hot Rod – Street Rod

  1. #69 – ’32 Ford Coupe – Vinnie ‘Da Rat’ Roth – 68 Laps.

Sportscar

  1. #262 – 1953 VW Beetle – Jan Wyers – 67 Laps;
  2. #6 Aston Martin DB5 – David Brown – 65.

Classic Era Prototype & Sportscar

  1. #12 – Jo SIFFERT (1970 Porsche 908/3) – 90 Laps;
  2. #9 – ’66 Chaparral 2D – Joakim Bonnier – 82.

CANAM

  1. #102 – Shadow DN5 – Jackie Oliver – 86 Laps.

Post Event Thoughts…

  • #262 must have a pooched motor or defective bearings – no other explanation why it was slower overall and especially on straights.
  • Tire preparation is an overlooked necessity, not just in this proxy but in every proxy I’ve ever hosted.
  • 9.5v is a much more relaxed racing voltage for our motors and worth considering going forward.
  • By far out of these models the hardest to race and the one I resented racing the most especially at higher voltages was #58 – but at 11v the true potential of that model began to show….
  • #30 is fast although it has no bearings, no bushings, uses a resin crown gear copy and cheap piano wire for stub and rear axles. Go figure…

10 thoughts on “Internationale Meisterschaft XVI

  1. Wow you’ve put done yourself with this one. It must have been an Ironman challenge to put it all together. Well done and thanks for putting it all together. 1st in reverse order in all classes entered! At least I’m consistent ;) thanks also for the tires and prep. David Brown Blames the designer while the other David Brown blames the designer. LOL.

  2. Cheers and thank you to those that participated and entrusted their models to my care!!! It was an eye opener to see how they all performed with the same finger…

    After more than 5 hours of edited video, nearly 200 edited photos and too many posted results printouts to count – it is finally time to get some rest… I think this report is finally done. Whew!

    I believe our website is having trouble processing all of this information in one place… it may take a long time to load the complete report… be patient!

    DArt eSHOP winner coupon codes will be sent out before the week is up… stay tuned and check your email… I’ll post the treasure chest of winnings at the end of this report too…

    FYI – ongoing interaction with both participants and viewers during the event energizes the process – keep that in mind if you wish to encourage others to report even if you aren’t a participant. Thank you Ken, Porsche911, F1nutz and MiA! I wouldn’t have crested this mountain without your support.

    Proxy racing @ The Ring may be here for good so I would encourage everyone to consider participating by entering models. If it doesn’t cost anything, if your models are returned to you in the same (or better) condition and you might win a prize I don’t see a drawback…

    On another note:

    One very recent DArt Scratch32 video comment from M. Dark pointed out that with only a few views my videos must be lacking. He says:

    I seem to be the only person to have made comment’s and about the most ‘viewings’ you have had is 8. Maybe that alone should tell you something.
    I again appologise for having been so Negative.
    I really would LOVE to come back and be able to “gush and recomend other’s to watch your video’s”.

  3. Art. Thanks a million for putting this all together!
    It’s interesting to watch for people involved in the proxy. It’s a bit like a home movie to everyone that didn’t send in a car.
    People should send in cars if they want to become interested.
    Making movies interesting just for the sake of entertainment alone requires endless hours of editing. You’ve already done a great job getting this off the gound.

    Cheers,
    Ken

  4. Cheers to our three proxy participants F1Nutz, Porsche911 & KensRedZed who all shared in a total of $19 DArt eSHOP prize coupons! Each of your coupon codes were sent to your Scratch32 registered email addresses. Your eSHOP coupons have no expiry date and may be combined with other eSHOP coupons. No minimum order is required to redeem your coupon(s) at checkout.
    Cheers!

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