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1971
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Best with 6 players
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12 and up
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Speed Circuit
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In Speed Circuit, each player takes control of a Formula 1 racecar zipping around the tracks. Each person then distributes a number of points to Start Speed, Top Speed, Wear and other attributes, five points per lap. Then, each player moves based on their speed, and can adjust their speed, choosing to forfeit a Wear Point, or roll the Chance Die, where a bad roll could cause you to move through, spin out, or even crash out of the race. Whoever gets over the line first wins.

Before the race begins the players prepare their cars by allocating points, so if you want faster acceleration or speed you have to sacrifice start speed or braking or tire wear.

Each turn, the players write their planned speed for the next turn and then move their cars 1 space per 20 mph. Each curve on the track has a speed limit that cannot be exceeded without penalty. If you exceed curve speed, overaccelerate or overdecelerate your car, etc., you pay penalties in tire wear or possible damage to your car or elimination from the race.

The original 3M Sports Games version used speedometer wheels to select speed, used a random card draw to determine the car characteristics and has no random elements.

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from "The Avalon Hill General Index and Company History, 1952-1980"

Speed Circuit (1977)
Avalon Hill revised existing published design (3M)
Designer unknown
Development by Don Greenwood

Originally published by 3M in 1973. The AH redesign was a major improvement. 15 additional tracks and rules are available by direct mail and in ALL STAR REPLAY.


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Year: 1991
Product Code: 610 91700
Size: 10.70 x 14.50 x 2.10 inches
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Product Code: SC2
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AH Sports Illustrated Edition
Publisher: Avalon Hill, Sports Illustrated
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Product Code: SC2
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3M slipcover edition 1973
Publisher: 3M
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Year: 1973
Product Code: C-S340R-73
Size: 17.38 x 9.88 x 1.00 inches
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8 Kyalami (1967-1985)
A track map for the South African GP. AH published a version of this track as an accessory to the original game. It looked a bit small and I wondered if the corner speeds were accurate. So I decided to try my at hand a a revision. I increased the number of spaces from 53 to 71 and used the corner speeds from GP Legend's track guide. The overall track speeds are almost exactly the same as the original and faster than the real course. I'm going to leave the corners as they are. I guess the main difference between this version and the AH version is that you get the chance to use your top speed on the new track before hitting the brakes or using wear on the first corner.
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2016-01-29
5 Speed Circuit Family Quick Aid v2
2-page folding (A4 sheet) with driver aids for quick setup & play on one page and rules summary & tables on the other side. House Rules based on the original Avalon Hill 1977 edition.
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2015-12-08
9 1970 Trans Am tracks and cars
These are the factory Trans Am cars and top independents that raced during the 1970 season. The lineup is: #1 Jim Hall, Vic Elford; 1970 Chaparral Camaro #3 Tony DeLorenzo; 1970 Owens-Corning Camaro #6 Mark Donohue; 1970 Penske Javelin #7 Craig Fisher; 1969 Firebird #8 Jerry Titus; 1970 T/G Racing Firebird #15 Parnelli Jones; 1970 Bud Moore Boss Mustang #42 Swede Savage; 1970 AAR 'Cuda #69 Milt Minter; 1969 ARA Camaro #76 Sam Posey; 1970 Autodynamics Challenger #88 Maurice Carter; 1969 Camaro
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2015-08-06
5 Australia Track
My first Track design test! Give me your impression! In the Zip file there is the track and the original track (from fia site)
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2015-06-13
4 Speed Circuits - Regolamento bilingue
Regolamento Bilingue di Speed Circuit. Il PDF e' suddiviso in due colonne: la sinistra e' in inglese, la destra in italiano.
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2015-06-12
10 1966 F1 Cars
Here are the cars I created for use with VASSAL to re-create the 1966 GP season.
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2014-12-08
6 Bryar (1964-1989)
Here's version 2. Only 46 spaces. So, do you have a preference? Care to suggest corner speeds and lines?
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2014-10-02
12 Ghost Driver Rules
Ghost Drivers is a system for adding drivers to a race that will drive themselves. You could race by your self against a field of Ghost Drivers or add some Ghost Drivers to a field of humans to fill out the field.
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2014-09-27
10 1966 Trans Am cars
I updated the list, changed some colors, added some numbers and re-sized them correctly.
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2014-09-25
6 Sebring (1952-1982)
THIS is the final version. A big thanks to Russ Gifford for playtesting the track and offering comments. Note: Feel free to add 160 speed limits to the Big Bend turn.
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