Before we became the Tuesday Knights, the core of our gaming group (Pete, Nick and I) were the Tunbridge Wells Formula De League - meeting monthly to race little plastic cars around boards representing a variety of Grand Prix circuits from across the globe.
|A moment of high drama during the Chinese Grand Prix|
As with our current gaming we didn't always stick to the monthly schedule, but we still managed to rack up enough races for a couple of years (2006/2007), to give our league a sense of verisimilitude.
We each controlled a stable of two racers, competing for both individual and team glory. Pete was Team Clover (Paddy O'Doors & Muhat Mecoate), I was Team Zerro (Damien Dash & Brian 'Whitey' Whitehouse) and Nick was Team Flamer (Antonio Wasp & Nick Nastily). You can see portraits of the racers here. Nick's Nick Nastily retired during the '06 season and was replaced by Jock Saway.
|Press coverage of Nastily's retirement|
During 2007, Steve joined us as Team Classic Rock for one race.
As well as creating newspaper clippings of key race-related stories, we even held "prize giving" ceremonies at the end of each year in local restaurants, handing out trophies and wooden spoons to the winners and losers.
A third year's racing was scheduled for 2008, but a resurgence of interest in roleplaying games led to the creation of the Tuesday Knights and that overtook our toy car racing exploits.
|The TWFDL: Pete, Nick & I|