Monthly Archives: April 2016

Bits Box Car: Scalextric Brabham BT44

One of two of the original cars from the Scalextric sets I used to play with at my Dad’s when I was a youth, this Brabham BT44 was stripped of parts to rebuild another car before the shell and wheels … Continue reading

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Testing the Rolls Royce and the Porsche

So finally I got to take out the 1912 Rolls Royce I’ve been building (  https://motorsportformentalhealth.com/2016/02/08/slot-cars-art-therapy-rolls-royce-part-1/ ) and my custom rear engined Porsche ( https://motorsportformentalhealth.com/2016/04/21/rear-engined-porsche-scratch-build-fail-the-initial-build/ ) The Porsche actually went considerably better than expected considering how bodged the car actually looks! … Continue reading

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Scrapbooking

A lot of people keep a scrapbook or a memory box that they can look through to remind them of better times when they are feeling low or anxious. A scrapbook/memory box is also a great way to de-clutter your … Continue reading

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Rear Engined Porsche Scratch Build Fail – The Initial Build

Back in the day when we were racing slot cars at club level by Dad used this Ninco Porsche for modified GT. It was an incredibly pretty body but the chassis was weak and suffered what was known as ‘the … Continue reading

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Off road fun at Rayleigh RC

On Fridays and Saturdays Rayleigh RC have an off road track out with jumps, bumps and a wall ride over a hair pin turn. Last Friday I was able to pop down and have a little go on the off … Continue reading

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Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome

Today I bring you something a little different. Half an hour away from where I live we have the Stow Maries great war aerodrome. The last aerodrome of that period in existence. The site is unique to say the least. … Continue reading

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Signed RC Escort

So it’s Friday afternoon and I’ve finished all my work. If you’re reading this then I use you’ve probably finished all of yours too! What a perfect time for us to sit down and have a chat.. Well sort off.. … Continue reading

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Rikkardo’s Retro Racing Cars #4 Ferrari 312PB

After covering finding inspiration for the last post in this series (Greenwood Corvette) I thought I’d start doing these based off of my slot car collection. That was we can have a look at the proper car and I can … Continue reading

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Ramblings about Formula Drift Round 1: Long Beach

So this weekend saw the start of my two favourite drifting series; The British Drift Championship at Lydden Hill which I was able to attend (the write up of which can be found here: https://motorsportformentalhealth.com/2016/04/10/british-drift-championship-round-1-lydden-lake/ ) and Formula Drift at Long … Continue reading

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British Drift Championship Round 1: Lydden Lake

To say that it was raining was an understatement. As the track official, in the relative cover of his brick built gate house waved me through into the field for parking I was witness to bands to people through my … Continue reading

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