24 October, 2007

Goin' Legit

In anticipation of our next race, a few Federation members journeyed to Gosford to enter a legitimate race and get some match fitness.
There have been quite a few mods done to the carts since the first hit-out, including bodies, bearings and brakes, so this was a good chance to test before our main event next weekend.
We were very disappointed by the wussy hill, especially since there was so much more of it we could have used and others around that would have been so much better. It didn't really suit our more maneuverable machines, but heavy, straight-line beasts did OK. Rope steering carts stacked all over the place, leaving bloody, bawling kids strewn all over the road. Serves 'em right for letting their dads build their rigs.
We discovered racing two-at-a-time is not for us. Waiting sucks. We could have been all down at once, sorted the legends from the try-hards, had at least five more runs and been in the pub comparing scars by the time they finished the first heats. We told them this when they asked us if we had experience organising races.
So, we didn't win, but we did test the carts and and found an awesome track on the way home for next month's race. Stay tuned.

Race Two

Interested drivers and spectators should meet in the carpark behind Hoyts Cinemas at Charlestown at 6.00am on Sunday 28th October for race briefing before we move to the track location. Afterwards there will be a BBQ breakfast, trophy presentation and bullshit session – BYO bacon and eggs.

02 October, 2007

Body Beautiful

"Double Trouble", formerly Number 23, is getting a custom fiberglass body. Here are some work in progress pics.
Fiberglass on, now time for the bog.

Now it just needs some decent wheels an bearings that will cope with the weight...

01 October, 2007

Welcome to the Federation

We welcome anyone with this many carts who wants to play with us. We are both impressed and slightly intimidated... it's quite a quiver.

First up "Ajax" – Ajax started out as a three wheeler in '93 and has been through a heap of changes over the years. It's now my girl's cart and she recently pimped it.

Started racing "Dogma" in'99 and its been through a lot of changes. Raced it at 70kg, 100kg and 150kg. I don't think I could get it under 80kg these days.

"Dogma II"

"Hermans Revenge" is a 150kg cart built for racing two particular courses.

"Screw Loose" is pretty light but it won't do corners.

And so, if you had this many carts to choose from, which would you race in the AIGRF?

Why, this one of course!

But there's method to the madness: "I built Dogbandit in '95 and raced it till '97 when it literally rolled over the line as seen here. I stripped it and the chassis has been living in a panel shop roof for the last ten years. This is the cart I'll rebuild to race with you guys, though probably without the pushy wheels".

Lightweight chassis, custom built for street racing. This is going to be fun!