Chronology of events associated with Molesey Scalextric Club
1st Hill Climb - Molesey Scout hut
This event was special to several for the entrants from another Scalextric club as it was also there first opportunity to see Concord flying - let me explain.
Concord started its commercial flights to New York on 22 November 1977 and when it flew other the venue the racers rushed out to watch it fly over.
The first Hill Climb Circuit. (1980)
(1st Molesey Scout hut)
Note only one circuit was set up with a single car racing at a time against the clock
Diary of Events
June 14 - MSC take club circuit to Currie Motors Showroom in Molesey to hold the Currie Motors challenge. The cars were sponsored and painted in the liveries of local shops and businesses.
Car Sponsors, Currie Motors (A and B cars), Hankards Toy shop (Walton), L. Harvey Engineering (Woking), Thermodiffusion (Weybridge) and RAE Models (Weybridge) <<Click for photographs>>
Currie Motors Challenge
Individual prize winners
back row from left to right
Ted Savage (2nd), Ian Jensen (1st),
Sally Phillips (Ladies prize) and Martin O’Reilly (3rd).
Front Junior class winner Adrian George.
September - South of England Saloon Car Championship at Hadlow. Molesey results: 2nd Martin O’Reilly, 8th John Walters and 9th Ted Franklin
November 30 - F1 open at North Cheam Scalextric Club Winner Martin O’Reilly (Molesey)
Molesey Scalextric Club
March 15 - MSC 2nd Hill Climb held at Walchry Motors, Hersham Road, Hersham.
The track was 48m long with competitors given 30 seconds to travel as far around the circuit as possible. The winner of the F1 class was Mark Phillips from MSC
1981 Partners in crime
WHERE ARE THEY NOW?
Its a Long way up and down
Note two mirror image tracks being used.
September 14 - MSC Surrey Cup charity match held at the Hersham Comrades Club. The event raised £30 for the Michael McGough Research fund for liver disease in children.
The Winning Team from Surrey Cup meeting
from Left: Ted Savage holding Joanna, Roy and Peter. In the Foreground Pam from the Walton and Weybridge Informer presenting Norman with the trophy for the team.
Each Team running a sponsored car. 1st Walchry motors, 2nd Hankards Toys, 3rd Thermodiffusion, 4th L.J.Harvey engineering and 6th RAE Models
October 18 - First South of England Rally Cross at Walchry motors showroom. the overall trophy being donated by Walchry Motors.
Unknown date - First West Wickham GP. Molesey results 1st martin O’Reilly, 2nd Martin Phillips and 3rd Pauline Collins
May 16 - F1 Championship Wood Green, North London
March 21 - MSC 3rd Open Hill Climb held at Currie Motors, Molesey (Attended by Capital Radios Mick Brown who broadcast from the event. A Raffle during the event raised £40 for the Michael McGough Research fund for liver disease in children
July 24 - Local heat for the Eagle Comic and Scalextric national championships, held at the Watermans Arms, Queens Road, Hersham.
Winner MSC member Martin Steadman from Walton on Thames (Pictured right).
March 27 - MSC hold 4th Hill Climb at Ellesmere Hospital social club.
March 18 - MSC hold 5th Hill Climb at the Ellesmere Hospital social club. Then circuit was set up on boards 12ft wide and 30 long, rising by 6ft at one end. the individual lap length was 180 ft
September 23 - First International F1 meeting, Sint Niklass Belgium
March 31 - MSC host European GP England v Belgium (Sint Niklaas), Esher Rugby Club
October 23 - Belgium v England second round European GP
March 29 - England v Belgium European GP
October 26 - MSC Rally Cross, Molesey Scalextric Club
September 21 - International F1 Sint Niklass Belgium
European GP, held over three rounds
March 1- Wood Green Scalextric Club
May 3 - Versailles France
September 20 - St Niklass, Belgium
October 25 - Rally Cross, Molesey Scalextric Club
3 April - International – Wood Green Scalextric Club
23 October - Rally Cross, Molesey Scalextric Club
February 12 - MSC Open Meeting (details required if anyone has any)
February - Land and premises obtained for new clubhouse Rays Road, Molesey.
March 12 - First meeting held at Elmbridge Leisure Centre
June 4 - MSC Host National Sports car race meeting, track loaned from Burnt Oak Scalextric Club
Jan 15 - AGM at new club house Ray Road
March 29 - New Clubhouse opens
May 20 - International open – Paris
July 9 - Official opening new clubhouse Ray Road
October 21 - MSC host Endurance Race.
Nov 24 & 25 - 24 Hour Race Brussels
March 17 - Team Race Maidenhead verses Molesey Scalextric Club
May 27 - European Championship , Paris
Oct 6 - European Championship, Molesey Scalextric Club (£700 was raised by this event for the “Children for Children” charity) This event was hosted by MSC after the round in Belgium was cancelled.
Oct 25 - Junior open event, New Addington and Burnt Oak, Scalextric club
Nov 30 to Dec 1- MSC Host 24 Hour Endurance race with the cars being supplied by Scalextric. There was good local radio and newspaper coverage and £900 was raised for the “Children for Children's” charity. (see picture below)
Rear Row :- Roger Gillham, Brian George, Roy Cherry, Gary Long, Colin Davis
Front Row :- Ted Savage, Daniel Savage, Ted Franklin and Mike Stone
August 8 - MSC hold the second round of the International race meeting between a team from Trinidad and a team from England. Venue Ellesmere Hospital Social Club.
October 23 - Eagle Comic and Scalextric national championships Final London. MSC member Martin Steadman progressed through to the preliminary races on the day to reach the semi finals but narrowly missed out on reaching the final.
October 17 - 2nd Rally Cross held at Walchry Motors, Walton on Thames (Venue to be confirmed)
April 10 – Circuit provided and run for the RNID charity ball at the Hurlington club. (£150 raised)
June 7 – team trophy competition- Invitation F1 event, Molesey Scalextric Club (won by Molesey Team)
Oct – 6 Hour endurance race, Molesey Scalextric Club (Raising money for “Neighbourcare charity for disabled people”)
European F1 series
Overall series winner Julian Edwards, 3rd Paul O’Hara, 4th Jamie Pleasance and 10th Don Stanley
- MSC Host 24 Hour Endurance race.
British GP Winner Jamie Pleasance (Molesey Scalextric Club) 96 entrants in total
Other Molesey Results 2nd Paul O’Hara, 4th Julian Edwards, 10th Don Stanley
London GT Championship
April 22 - Round 1- West London Slot Racing Club
Molesey Result :- 2nd Trevor Allen, 12th Brian George
17 June - Round 2 - Eastcote Scalex Club
Molesey Result :- 8th Simon Wilkins, 10th Trevor Allen, 14th Brian George
19th August 2001 -Round 3 Molesey Scalextric Club
January 30 — MSC host TVR members club race meeting
February 3 — West London 12 Hour race - Molesey Team finish 3rd 3961 laps compared with winning car 4041 laps <<Click for race report>>
15 March — West London Scalextric club hold BRITISH GRAND Prix at Hastings. Molesey results 7th Jamie Pleasance (winner of “B” final) 10th Simon Wilkins 14th Trevor Allen
In total 10 Molesey members competed.
June 16 — West London Scalextric club hold BRITISH GRAND Prix at Molesey. Molesey results 1st Simon Wilkins 2nd Trevor Allen 3rd James Carroll, 4th Derek Morell, 14th Brian George
2002 European GT Championship·
Belgian Grand Prix (Round 3) - September - Brussels
British Grand Prix (Round 4) - October - TBC March 21 - MSC Hold a Truck Racing Open, There were several qiualifying heats involving trucks with and without trailers. At the end of a very exciting final the overall winner was Dave Martin (MSC) .
(Trucks, Trailers and Loads Pictured Right)
October 12/13 Eastcote 24 hour race
2002 MSC Callaway cup (Internal race event)