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  • The Area71 Slotcars sponsorship of the 2022 Trans Am Under 2.5L Proxy

    Good Day folks. I have some cool news for everyone. I contacted Marco at The Area71 Slotcars regarding getting some dimensions for some of their slot cars that would fit into our Trans Am U2.5 proxy. In the course of conversation we discussed my desire to have some of his 3D printed cars included in the proxy if they fit dimensionally. Some of them do!

    The conversation then switched to Marco offering to provide me with one of his Ferrari Dino "Sebring 69" cars to me as a thank you for my thoughtfulness. I told him I'd rather use it as a prize for the proxy instead if that was ok with him. That's when things took a leap. He switched that thought up to volunteering to provide a couple of prizes to our proxy. The first one is for the winner of the series. He will provide a custom Porsche 911 Singer as a one off with stamping inside the car body with, the name of the event, first place and the name of the winner. On top of that he will also provide a car to be used for a random draw of all all entrants that are using one of The Area71 Slotcars. To qualify for the random draw the car must pass the technical inspection and indeed be eligible to compete in our series. The random draw will be made some time after the technical inspection near the beginning of the event.

    In full disclosure he is still planning on providing me with a Dino as well, despite my attempts to hand it off.

    If you have not yet decided if you're going to enter the Proxy, here's one reason why you should buy a car from The Area71 Slotcars and enter the event. See the Proxy Forum for more rules which should all be posted on Feb 1. 2022. The event start is set for July 1, 2022 so everyone has lots of time to acquire one of their class legal cars and build it up.

    I posted this in the 1/32 forum for a couple of reasons. First I wanted a potentially larger audience to be aware of the generosity of Marco at The Area71 Slotcars and to hopefully encourage more folks to give a try at Proxy racing. There is lots of information in the Trans Am Proxy Forum with regards to previous years and iterations of this event. So please check it out.

    Below is a stock photo of The Area71 Slotcars Singer Porsche 911.

    I'd like to thank Marco for his generosity in supporting our events.

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    Loan Shark
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    Loan Shark aka Matt
    I am Alive because Organ Donation Worked... TWICE
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    That’s cool!!
    The Jester
    of Da Lou (St. Louis) but from
    the Soxside (Chicago)

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    • #3
      Well looks like that going to be the car to have. Need to put in group order to save on shipping.
      THE other Vancouver aka Vancouver Washington across the river from keep Portland weird....
      Member NASTE (Northwest Association of Slot Track Enthusiasts)

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      • #4
        great news .... now if i could only find a site that works !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
        Kev
        Burnley
        England🇬🇧

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      • #5
        Really awesome news!👏
        That Porsche should be a top contender for sure. I did a search to try and find one to no avail?
        if a group order is in as Doc suggested, plz count me in!
        Thx Loanshark👍🏻

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        • #6
          I've messaged Marco at The Area71 Slotcars for the best place(s) to order his cars from. I'll post tomorrow when I hear back. I see Pendle doesn't have the Singer 911 car, but does have the Dino 246.
          Loan Shark
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          Last edited by Loan Shark; January 8, 2022, 06:54 PM.
          Loan Shark aka Matt
          I am Alive because Organ Donation Worked... TWICE
          Lake Country, BC, Canada
          Shark Pit: 38' Routed MDF

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          • #7
            Would you be able to provide a list of eligible TA71 cars?
            Courtney Smith
            Chattanooga TN

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          • #8
            That’s awesome news. I have a few Area 71 cars and they both run great and of high quality.

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            • #9
              That's very cool. Count me in if someone is doing a group order!

              It would be helpful to have a summarized list if their eligible cars. I've looked a couple of different places and the only two I'm sure of are the Ferrari Dino 246 and the Prosche 911 Singer.

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              • Loan Shark
                Loan Shark
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                Those are the only two I know of as well.

                However as mentioned previously it is the entrants responsibility to ensure their entry is indeed legal and allowed in the class.

              • cj74
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                So now th question... will this be a TA71 dominated proxy? Very well could be with 2 very worthy options.

                Yes, you have mentioned... Forgive the question as I thought maybe this became part of the discussion with TA71 as it relates to the parameters of their sponsorship. I'll be sure not to ask again.

            • #10
              I really hope not, as I hope to see at least 4 or 5 different cars in the top 10.

              Hey, no worries CJ. Eventually it will become common knowledge that each person is responsible for their entry. It just places way too much of a load on the organizers to do it all.
              Loan Shark aka Matt
              I am Alive because Organ Donation Worked... TWICE
              Lake Country, BC, Canada
              Shark Pit: 38' Routed MDF

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              • #11
                I don’t think it will become a TA71 proxy given the cost, the width of the Dino and the fact that the 911s regardless of width can be difficult to drive. Your Escort and Capri with retuning should be very competitive.
                The Jester
                of Da Lou (St. Louis) but from
                the Soxside (Chicago)

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                • docdoom
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                  alfa, capri escort o my! alfa, capri escort o my! alfa, capri escort o my! we're off to see the wizard, the wonderful wizard of ozzy
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