December 2, 2021 at 12:04 pm #20690ArtModerator
COPPA D’ORO VII
Pre World War II Grand Prix (1900-1939)
PGP & PGP+
This Scratch32 favourite returns and promises to have the biggest field yet!!!
Make sure to bring your eligible scratch built models from the Golden Era of motorsport! This grid is divided into two sub groups:
- PGP; and
To be eligible all models must meet the following scratch32 criteria:
PGP1. Eligible Models: Any model that competed in a state or club sanctioned road, rally or endurance race or Grand Prix anywhere in the world before 1939. Later models with low streamlined bodies will comprise the PGP+ sub-class with no minimum clearance;
PGP2. BWMS050 ‘low power’ motor in an inline configuration;
PGP3. Wheels – must not exceed 16.5mm in diameter x 5.5mm in width. Inserts or wheel detail must be period correct and resemble original car;
PGP4. Maximum Overall Tire Diameter – Front and rear tires must not exceed 23mm in diameter. Rear tires must be DArt club urethane tires;
PGP5. Minimum Clearance:
- PGP But for the guide/guide sleeve/tube, wheels/tires & crown gear no part of the chassis, chassis components or body may be less than 5mm above the surface of the track; or
- PGP+ There is no minimum clearance requirement but for G19 (see the Scratch32 rules & guidelines);
PGP6. Maximum Width/Track – The width of front and rear rolling assemblies may not exceed
- PGP 54mm; or
- PGP+ 50.8mm;
in width excluding fenders, inserts, nuts or knock offs which may extend beyond – within reason.
Actual or period fantasy liveries are permitted with appropriate racing numbers. Period fantasy liveries must use liveries/colours/fonts used in that era (ie. an Auto Union with a french blue livery entered by a french pilot is period correct while the same car painted in a candy apple red for an Italian pilot would not be…).
On presentation to the grid our ‘Lego’ height gauge will be used to measure minimum clearance (PGP) along with new width templates (PGP & PGP+)… models failing either test will be scored & classed separately – as either PGP* or PGP+* and no penalty will be applied.
Please make sure to register all of your eligible models within this thread and if your model is not yet in our database please submit the online model registration form.
Details, links and photographs are strongly encouraged!
Deadline to register your entries is midnight Sunday December 12, 2021.
We will forego any food but bottled water and pop will be supplied.
Only fully vaccinated participants please. Please bring your mask.
Good Luck & Get Building!!!
December 9, 2021 at 12:59 pm #20747
Well, someone needs to get the ball rolling for this one – so here goes!!! No surprises from this garagista… my first entry for the PGP class will be:
#32 – 193? Ford V8 Special piloted by Ireneu Correa in the 1935 Rio Grand Prix [35PW032-1AT]
Unfortunately Ireneu Correa passed in a first lap incident. For the history of the Rio Grand Prix click here. For more info on my build of this #32 model and history click here. For more pictures of this model from our scratch32 model gallery click here.
December 11, 2021 at 10:38 am #20754
Continuing along from this garagista… my second entry for the PGP class will be:
#6 – 1933 Alfa Romeo 8c 2300 piloted by Louis Chiron in a period fantasy livery [33PW006-1AT]
December 11, 2021 at 11:37 am #20759
December 12, 2021 at 11:52 am #20785
Continuing along from this garagista… my third entry for the PGP class will be:
#34 – 1929 Mercedes Benz SSK piloted by Rudolf Caracciola in the 1929 Monaco Grand Prix [29PW034-1AT]
For more pictures of this #34 LifeLike scale slot car model visit our scratch32 model gallery or CLICK HERE.
December 12, 2021 at 12:25 pm #20789
Continuing along from this garagista… my 1st entry for the PGP+ class which will be presented to the grid for the first time:
#4 – 1936 Auto Union Type C piloted by Bernd Rosemeyer in the 1936 German Grand Prix [NEW]. Rosemeyer would go on the win the race finishing just over 8 seconds ahead of team mate Hans Stuck and also set the fastest race lap. Auto Unions would finish 1st, 2nd, 4th and 6th.
December 12, 2021 at 1:20 pm #20791
After appearing to accept it, the web site seems to have blown away my initial submission for the race: So,
1. Auto Union Type C
2. Bugatti type 59
3. Alfa Romeo 1750 Grand Sport
4. Blower Bentley.
I’ll try again later and hopefully this one goes through as a place holder.
December 12, 2021 at 4:54 pm #20792
December 12, 2021 at 11:27 pm #20795f1nutzMember
Rene Dreyfus will return in the #22 Bugatti.
December 12, 2021 at 11:36 pm #20797
Well after 3 more attempts have been unceremoniously blown away, I’ll just leave my earlier entry sans pictures??
December 13, 2021 at 1:14 am #20796
So third time lucky?? For Coppa Doro VI:
1. Auto Union Type C
2. Bugatti type 59.
3. Depending on time, if only to run a few laps with Art’s lovely Alfa, an Alfa Romeo 1750 Grand Sport driven by Tazio Nuvalari.
4. If only to grace the pits, 1935 Blower Bentley driven by Sir Timothy Birken.
December 13, 2021 at 1:14 am #20790
Couldn’t seem to sign up in the event announcement so:
1. My Type C Auto Union, which seems to have disappeared from the data base, will be there.
2. 34PW004-MA 1934 Bugatti T59 driven by Rene Dreyfus will race.
3. Time permitting, and if only to make a few laps with Art’s lovely Alfa, 31PW084-1MA a 1931 Alfa Romeo 6c 1750 GT Driven by Tazio Nuvalari will arrive. They will look spectacular together.
4. And perhaps just to grace the pits, 30PW008-1MA, a 1930 4.5L Blower Bentley driven by Sir Timothy Birken will fill the transporter.
December 13, 2021 at 5:07 pm #20805JimboMember
I will see you tonight forgot to enter will race auto union #5 hispano suiza #21 riley #11 and bugatti #2 Thanks JIm O
December 13, 2021 at 5:11 pm #20806JimboMember
I will see you tonight forgot to enter will race auto union #5 hispano suiza #21 riley #11 and bugatti #2 Thanks JIm O also my alpha #7
December 14, 2021 at 9:01 am #20807
That’s some time lag??!! Sorry to hear about the site issues, but… that was a great field last night. Thanks for hosting Art.
Pits were overflowing with wonderful cars. Great to see a lovely and fast Aston Martin Ulster and an incredibly detailed Auto Union Type C!! Great racing too!! Who’d have thought those old girls and boys would be so much fun!! Sorry the two Alfas didn’t get a chance to run together, perhaps next time.
Merry Christmas everyone in case we don’t manage to get together again before the 25th.
December 14, 2021 at 3:54 pm #20853
Great fun indeed, thanks again Art!!
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