Graham Windle's Porsche GT1 Proxy Race Entry
Posted Feb 24, 2002
There are still places for the scratchbuilder
to race his creations, in a manner of speaking... proxy racing.
In proxy racing, the scratchbuilder builds a car at home, then mails the car in a box
with an entry fee and return postage, to somewhere out there, far beyond the workshop walls.
Unknown volunteer racers drive each car
as best they can, under timed race conditions,
rotating through the cars and across the lanes,
so that each car gets a (roughly) equal drive.
The Tiger Milk Appreciation Society organizes the worldwide
TMAS Tiger Cup Proxy Race Series, in the US, Australia and England.
Chris Briggs hosts the US leg at his track, on March 1 2003, for
Le Mans type slot cars. You can see more about Chris, his slot cars,
his track and the TMAS proxy races at his great website,
Briggs Slot Car Page
The TMAS Proxy Race Rulebook includes this rule, which I applaud:
"Chassis design is open to the builder. But the chassis
MUST BE SOMETHING THAT CAN BE BUILT IN THE HOME WORKSHOP." Yes!
Graham Windle writes about his entry in the 2003 Proxy Race Series:
I am working at the moment on my entry for Chris Briggs' proxy race,
which will be a Porsche GT1. These are early shots,
as the car needs further detailing. The car is an anti deck board. It has a central spine
to prevent downward flex. The motor is a Slot-it V12.
Thanks, Graham, and good luck racing!