Tell your friends you're "off" this weekend and they will ask you where to? Tell them Oslo and they will frown and think you're nuts...Oslo what the f*** are you going to do in Oslo?
Tell them exactly what you're going to do and they're convinced that you are a complete nutter..
But then they will start asking questions; So... how big are these cars?...and you've built this by all yourself?....everything?
And after all those hours you actually race them?! Tell them everything.... and they will be amazed....and with reason.
For in this time where almost everything seems to come in the same pre coocked, pre assembled, pre managed, ready to run, turnkey, plug & play package, actually making something out of nothing, creating things while dirt and grime gets on your hands, doing things that you did not do before......is becoming a rarity.
And that's exactly what more than 50 complete nutters will have done when they gather this weekend in Oslo to kick off the first round of the 1/24 FIA GT European Endurance Championship.
24 modelcars recreating the 2007 Spa Franchorchamps 24hrs grid all built from scratch, starting in a championship with 3 rounds scattered over Europe.Six months ago there was nothing, no kits, no decals, no organisation, no sponsors. Everything had to be built from scratch. And that with a group off enthousiasts of whom some had not raced a proper 1/24 modelcar one year ago. That in itself is an amazing fact, and I'm sure that the racing will be too.
This will truly be a "self made championship, by the racers for the racers.
My friends may think that I'm a complete nutter, but in Oslo I'll be in good company