Monday, February 22, 2010

Report from the Mechanical Toy Factory Racing Track or another delightful race!

By Lord Lisle
The Second Great Oldtimer Race: an impression
The recent Second Great Oldtimer Race held on the Mechanical Toy Factory racing track at Solution Island has been a great success and a lot of fun for both drivers and spectators. It must be said that more and more (very experienced) drivers discovered these races. The organisation (by the Mechanical Toy Factory's owners Jenne and Mandy) was, as we have experienced during previous races, excellent and anything went smooth and fast.

Here a photo impression of the race....enjoy and probably see you at the next race which might be held in a month or so!

The Mechanical Toy Factory Trophy, waiting to be issued to the fastest racer....

Some of the drivers in their cars at the assembly point

To the start!!

The fist lap, the racers are still close together

Near the end of the race...

The winner of the Second Great Oldtimer Race: Vlk Soyer

2nd place: Steelcobra Calamari (right) 3rd place: Gyuszi Balatron (left). The fastest lap in the race was set by Arta Rosse LAP: 14.687500

Gathering of organisers, racers and spectators at the end of the race

I think that I can speak for everyone who was at the race when I thank the organisers Mandy and Jenne for the joyful event! Until next time.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

The Second Great Oldtimer Race!

By Lord Lisle


The Second Great Oldtimer race will be held on coming Saturday, the 20th of February 2010 at 1PM. Entry is free, a Roadster racing car is provided for the event and for practice racing. The Oldtimer Race starts at 12pm with qualifying races.

Sneak preview: a test drive late this evening on one of the deserted and dark Linden Roads with the ~JD~MTF Roadster. My first impression: a temperamental car, but from a good stable and fit for a fast driving experience. Smooth transmission, splendid headlights, good quality spring seats covered with first class leather, hooter a bit too loud for a real gentleman..


* Race takes place at the Solution Island racetrack SOL Solution Island (145, 115, 580)
* The entry is free, IM Mandy Marseille or Jenne Dibou with your name and your preferred colour of your car
* Only ~JD~ MTF Roadster can participate!! (This is the car type you are given and you cannot bring your own vehicle to the race.)
* There is a maximum of 12 entries
* ~JD~ MTF provide a free car until the end of the event for you to drive

Race format (all times are SLT)
* Practice - all day long until 12 pm, but you must have a valid entry, otherwise it cannot be guarantied that you receive your car in time
* Qualifications are held from 12:00pm-12:30pm
- Races 1-3 (if there are enough participants) 1:00pm-1:30pm
- Race 4 (shootout, for last place in final) 1:35pm-1:45pm
- Final race 2:00pm-2:30pm

All races are 5 laps long, except for the final which is 10 laps long.

The winner of the first 3 races (let's call them semi-finals) go straight to the final, while the 3 driver who finished second in Race 1-3 goes to a shootout race. The winner of the shootout too gets into the final.

We reserve the right to change these rules if there are less than 12 entries or some unforseen event happens.

Start order is determined by a 2 lap qualifying. You run 2 laps and the total time is your qualifying time. The fastest is first and can start from the either the outside or the inside. This decision determines the rest of the starting order.
The start is from standing position.

Other rules
- Start: when the string/barrier is pulled up, you can start the race.
- Taking shortcuts: your lap will not count.

- Unsportsmanlike behaviour: the organisers reserve the right to disqualify or sanction anyone who intentionally or repeatedly violate the spirit of fair racing.

- It's a fun race, so you can indeed crash into the wall or into the other by accident, but intentionally crashing into the other to force her/him out of the track/race and securing a win this way is NOT ok.
- Using SL editing tools or any other dirty trick is not allowed either. If your car turns over, it will be reset to normal position after cc. 30 seconds.

There will be prizes for the top 3 finishers and also a prize for the one who sets the fastest lap in the official race.
Are YOU ready to participate to the Second Great Oldtimer Race? Wearing warm clothes and a pair of goggles is strongly adviced.....

Follow this Blog for more information on the big oldtimer race and put the 20th February 1PM SL time in your agenda. You shall not be disappointed if you show up either as a driver or as a spectator...