The 2015 Safran 24-hour race : the annual get-together for model-car enthusiasts

 

Les 24 heures Safran 2015 : le rendez-vous des amateurs de modélisme automobile

Every year, remote-control car enthusiasts get together at the Safran Aerospace Museum to battle it out as they recreate legendary races from different eras. A few pictures from the 2015 event.

 

55 remote-control car enthusiasts – including three Safran employees – got together at the Safran Museum in on June 6 and 7 to take part in a competition between Europe and the United States involving model cars from between 1968 and 1974. The event is organized each year by Florent Loquet (Snecma) with the help of the Scalextric Club of Ile de France (Paris area), whose members include the creators of the DaVic© track-change system.

 

Fifteen teams and a 40-meter track
A total of 15 teams (racing 1:32-scale model cars, approximately 15cm long ) took part in races recreating legendary events such as the "1000 km of Monza", "1000 km of Paris" and the "6 Hours of Watkins Glen" (United States).

Ferrari 312 PBs, Ford GT40s and Chaparral 2Es blazed around the 40-meter-long "slot racing" track, on which drivers could overtake each other. The winner was the driver with the best overall ranking at the end of the three races:

Les 24 heures Safran 2015 : le rendez-vous des amateurs de modélisme automobile

 

Les 24 heures Safran 2015 : le rendez-vous des amateurs de modélisme automobile

Representing a total of 144 km traveled!
The DAVIC team won the event once again. They completed 3,617 laps in 14 hours, i.e. a total distance of over 144 km (the equivalent of 4,600 km at real scale).

This year, the lap record was set at 12.085 seconds, representing average speed of nearly 12 km/h (the equivalent of 384 km/h at real scale).

 

The Safran Aerospace Museum in Villaroche, which has a section devoted to land transport (cars, motorcycles, etc.), regularly hosts fun events organized by amateur enthusiasts. The aim is to kindle the general public's interest in the aerospace sector with a view to inspiring young people to work in this field.

See you in 2016 for the next installment of this model-car race at the Safran Museum!

Find out more -
See the complete ranking on the website of the Ile-de-France Scalextric Club.

Hit enter to search or ESC to close