By Aaron Waldron
Race report from Dublin Model Car Club:
The Dublin Model Car Club will be running a two round Cup this Winter. We are opening this to all, both members and non-members.
We felt that its time the Club did something for someone else, and we have decided to give all proceeds for the two rounds to Aoibheanns Pink Tie.
This is a really worthy cause, so if you race 1/10th off-road you dont want to miss this! Even if you have a 1/10th buggy on the shelf, dust it off and get down to The Naul for the DMCC Pink Tie Cup
About the Charity
Aoibheann’s Pink Tie “National Children’s Cancer Charity” was set up in 2010 by Mick Rochford and Jimmy Norman after the tragic loss of Jimmy’s daughter Aoibheann to cancer aged just 8 years. During Aoibheann’s yearlong battle with this dreadful disease, the family found little or no financial or practical support for children and their families.
Jimmy and his family had a large support network of friends and family but found that many on the ward had virtually no support at all.
When Aoibheann passed away the men wore pink ties at the funeral which was Aoibheann’s favourite colour. The charity was formed in her memory to remedy the lack of support for other children and their families going through treatment.
For more information about Aoibheann`s Pink Tie click here:
And here is an interesting article where you can read about the origins of Aoibheann`s Pink Tie:
About the DMCC Pink Tie Cup
Apart from helping a very worthwhile charity, we fully intend on having some serious racing!!
Two rounds, both count.... your chance to prove you`re the best!
This cup will be open to ALL. Members and Non-Members alike. Round 1 will be on November 20th, and Round 2 on February 26th.
Points for both rounds will count towards your overall score. The format for each round will follow Nationals rules, with 3 rounds of Qual and a 3 Leg Final. Scoring, ties etc will be dealt with according to Nationals Rules.
The entry fee will be €10 for one class and €15 for two for each round. Both Clubman and Modified classes will be run as usual.
We are happy to take pre-entry for anyone who would like to get their name in before the event, just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and tell us what class you would like to race in.
Times for the events...
Round 1: 20th November 2016
Round 2: 26th February 2017
Doors Open: 8:30am
Drivers briefing: 10:15
First race 10:30
We will also have a break for lunch between Qual and Finals.
Bonus points for anyone who wears something PINK!!! (well.. maybe not...)
If you would like any more information, please email us on the above address.
MSD Models has kindly agreed to sponsor the event. Thanks for your support as always!
See You there!!!