The Millenium Team Race

Dreamed up and sponsored by David Kinsella, the Millenium Team Race is to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the first Team Race held in this country exactly half a century ago.

The event is to take place at Old Warden during the SAM 35 Sport and Vintage weekend on Saturday and Sunday 8th and 9th July, 2000.

Rules are quite simple in that the models must be of designs published prior to January 1951 and powered by an engine of the period.

Terry McDonald, a long time Team Race fan has researched and come up with an initial list of eighteen models as shown below, although other models may still come to light.

Model Designer Span Motor Plan
Midget Mustang Phil Smith 24" Amco 3.5 Veron kit
Gee Mac B Evans 28" Frog 500 MA 10/50
Sour Owl (No.20) H Whitney 26" K&B 29
The Key Keith Storey 28" McCoy 29 Air Trails 49
Chatterbox Keith Conrad 31" K&B 29 MAN 4/49
Able Mabel Dick Clark 24" McCoy 29 MAN 12/50
Mew Gull Cal Smith 30" McCoy 29 FM 12/49
Battler Ron Moulton 25" Elfin 249 Model Aviation 50
Red Lightning D Rowe 29" Amco 3.5 MA 12/50
TK4 Ron Moulton 30.5" McCoy 29 AM 1/51
Mercury Mk1 Johnny Nunnn 24" Frog 500 Mercury kit
Scout Biplane Bill Dean 20" Amco 3.5 KeilKraft kit
Li'l Lulu Norman Butcher ED 346 Laws kit
Philibuster Phil Smith 28" Various Veron kit
Shadrach H Bourgeois McCoy 29 FM 50
Firecracker ? 30" GB diesel Aussie design
Cardinal Puff Chas Taylor 29.5" ED 346 MA 1/51
Man 0' War Ron Moulton 26.5" DeLong 30 AM 7/50

Tank Capacity: 30 c.c. Suction Feed.

Line Length is to be 52' 6". Line diameter to be a minimum of 0.012" for models with engines up to 3.5 cc and 0.14" single strand or 0.015" multi strand for models of 3.5 to 5 cc.

A heat will be of 80 laps (5 miles) and to qualify for an award the model must complete 50% of the heat distance i.e. at least 40 laps.

Pitting will be carried out where the model stops on landing i.e. no catching.

For safety reasons the models will be subject to a 20G pull test prior to flying.

The event with prizes will be based on the authenticity and finish of the model, it must fly a heat and the period dress of the pilot and pitmen will be taken into account.

The actual race times will not be of any real significance for the major prize.

The prizes to date for this event are, at the time of writing, as shown below but this is being added to as time goes on.

First Prize: 75.
2 bottles of Champagne
I bottle of Wine
Certificate of the event for each member of the team.

Second Prize: 50
1 bottle of Champagne
I bottle of Wine
Certificate of the event for each member of the team.

Third Prize: 30
1 bottle of Champagne
I bottle of Wine
Certificate of the event for each member of the team.

Fourth Prize:
1 bottle of Champagne
I bottle of Wine
Certificate of the event for each member of the team.

Fifth Prize:
1 bottle of Champagne
Certificate of the event for each member of the team.

Sixth Prize:
I bottle of Wine
Certificate of the event for each member of the team.

Pilots Pleasure:
A raffle between the competing pilots for a new, in tile box Rivers 2.5 cc Diesel Engine complete with papers etc.

Best Named Team Racer:
Period name for tile model e.g. Eagle, Beano, Dick Barton, Dan Dare etc.

Fastest Heat:
A book inscribed by Sir Stirling Moss and 1 bottle of Champagne.

This impressive Prize List is sponsored by David Kinsella and is probably the most valuable and comprehensive list ever competed for in a C/L Event in this country.

Entries will be taken 'on the field' over both days of the Sport and Vintage Weekend and the winners and presentations announced after flying on the Sunday. You do not have to attend on both days to take part as judging and flying will take place over both days.

For further information, if required, please contact me on 01473 780614 or Email Roger@chelmo.freeserve.co.uk

Roger Gedge. C/L Secretary SAM 35

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