Thursday, 5 January 2012

Ivan Mitchell Memorial Christmas Charity Cup at Adur MCC

There was a decent turnout on a crisp Christams bank holiday for the annual Ivan Mitchell  charity meeting at Adur Model Car Club on the south coast.

This annual inter-club event is held each year in memory of well known oval racer Bob Mitchells son who sadly passed away 5 years ago. The proceeds are donated to a nominated charity, this year it was the Royal Marsden Hospital. 

This event is unique on the Adur calender because both the oval and on road circuits run concurrent meetings ensuring a great atmosphere and plenty of banter.

The nippy weather did nothing to discourage gratuitous displays of flesh. Even local superstar Chris Betts waived his huge . . . . . appearance fee to turn up and support the event.

I decided to break out the old SP Cup Team Magic E4JS. I blew the dust off it, popped in a receiver and it was ready to go. It is elligible for the sportsman stock class with it's Hard Racing unsensored brushless system.
I enjoyed driving it on the day, it competed very well, eventually winning against a small entry of much higher spec chassis.

There was a good turnout of oval lovers making up 3 good heats of hot rods and stock cars.
These guys are 'RC Hooligans'! It's fun to watch them looking for on track revenge in the full contact stock car class and things can get ugly.
A quick look at the cars however shows that they take their racing just as seriously as anyone.
Check out those crash bars, marshals beware!

Oh I do love the smell and noise of a nitro engine.

On the day I saw touring cars, EP buggies, IC 1/8 buggies, short course trucks, IC GT cars, IC 1/8 circuit cars, stock cars and hot rods.
Something for everyone!

It was a good event that raised around £400 for charity and gave people a chance to meet new friends and see some unfamiliar race classes.

Well done to Adur for putting on such a worthy and inteteresting event.
Even though I won nothing in the raffle I'll be back next year.

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