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25 July 2010

Classic Meeting

British Slot Car Racing Association 

Classic Slot Car Racing Association


Photos at the Southern 32 meeting on 15 July 2012

New Track 15 July 2012 New Track 15 July 2012 New Track 15 July 2012 New Track from the rostrum15 July 2012



New Track the day it first ran First run on 11 July 2012

It is with a not inconsiderable amount of relief that I am able to report that we gave the new track a good run last night (Wednesday 11 July 2012)  and all the systems seem to be working OK.
The lap recorders worked first time and the track wiring only had a couple of small hiccups
(Me "Why are there no brakes on blue? Mick- "Is this wire supposed to be in the connector block Richard?")
A couple of points to add to the information for the weekend.
The new pit benches are at "seated" level but so far we have only accumulated 10 chairs. People are welcome to bring small camping stool style chairs if they wish but please no big garden fold up chairs that one or two people have brought with them in the past.
We will be providing free tea and coffee on this occasion but again might not have enough cups.
See you Sunday

Dick Smith

Directions to the New  Venue of Netley Slot Car Racing Club

The Reading Rooms , Old Netley , Hampshire SO31 8EU, 

The  post code SO31 8EU will direct you close to the turnings for Elmslie Gardens / Manor Close.   Go west along Portsmouth Road about 7 bungalows/ houses further, the Reading Rooms is the single story white building on the south side of Portsmouth Road.   Manor Close could be a good alternative car parking spot as is Elmslie Gardens which is also passed on the left before reaching the hall.

 Directions from the M27

From the west  (M3 / Bournemouth) direction at M27 Junction 8, and leave the roundabout and turn right (south west) under the motorway.

From the east  (Portsmouth) direction at M27 Junction 8, and leave the roundabout and turn left (south west) without passing  under the motorway.

Heading south up the hill on the dual carriageway, following the signs for Southampton and the A27.

 At the large roundabout at the top of the hill, take the second exit into Hamble Lane, (A3025), somewhat perversely signposted Hamble B3397,  pass Tesco on your left, and continue on this road for 1 mile. It becomes a ‘B’ road part the way along it but you won’t notice.

 You will cross 2 small roundabouts. The first is the Tesco entrance and the second is only about 200 metres after it.

 Take the next right, Portsmouth Road, A3025 Old Netley and Woolston. The Reading Rooms is a single story building about 200 metres along on the left, painted magnolia with a blue door.

 There is only limited parking on site, but the Old Manor House Pub bit further on the right is happy for us to park in their car park as long as we park in the corner behind the hedge and there is some on street parking on the left before you reach the Reading Rooms  



The purchase of our new clubroom at Portsmouth Road, Old Netley, Southampton was completed on 23rd March 2012.  Work started immediately on refurbishing the clubroom.  Work is progressing well on the new track, we expect to have it running in good time for the Southern 32 Meeting on 15 July and the Classic meeting on 5th August. 

New track New track

Here's two photos from Dick Smith showing how far track construction had progressed by 5 June 2012

See the club’s Slot Forum page for regular updates and photos of progress,



We moved to our  new clubroom at Portsmouth Road, Southampton in March 2012.  Our first job will be decorating the new clubroom, followed by building a new track.
For more up to date news please contact  Mark Witham on 01329 665955, or Richard Smith on 01489 690711.

Our Former club room


Southern 32

Netley hosts an annual round of the Southern 32 Championship.    Find out more about these races on the Southern 32 web site.   The 2011 round was on 12th June - see report.   The 2010 round was held on 13th June - see report


Classic Racing

The 2011 Netley Classic Meeting was held on Sunday 7th August - see meeting report



The 2010 Netley Classic Meeting was held on Sunday 25th July -see meeting report.

The Netley Classic meeting for 1961-65 F1 cars and pre 1964 sports cars was held on 2nd August 2009 . See the meeting reports on this meeting and previous Classic meetings at Netley/

Find out more about this and other 2009 Classic meetings on the Classic Slot Car Racing Association web site.




Copyright © 2001  M.Witham  updated 2012     Photos copyright R. Smith 2012 and 15 July photos copyright C.Frost  .All rights reserved