22 December, 2010

Race 36, Grandus Maximus Bitumus

August 15 2010 – back to everyone's favourite location, the longest and roomiest track we have. No need for tacky commentary, the pics and film speak for themselves...

Eventually it was time to pack up and go for breakfast...

And, being the last race of the season, there were trophies... unique, handmade and to be treasured for evermore...

There are lots of weird animals in Australia, but this thing trotted up to the BBQ and I have no idea what the hell it is...

Official results:
  1. Kymbo
  2. This-a-Way
  3. Obsession
  4. Old 47
  5. High Roller
  6. Chariot of the Dogs
  7. Inspiration
  8. Paddles

Thanks friends and followers... see you next time! Check the movie here!

16 December, 2010

Race 35, The Hamptons

Back in july we raced The Hamptons again, no carts ended up in a tree this time and a decent turn-out enjoyed a fine morning's racing.

Meet Spacy (above), new resident on the bonnet of Chariot of the Dogs. Despite some ferocious potholes, he was still there at the end of the morning.

Yes madam, 'tis the Ace - take your place at the start of the race.

Hmm, now which one will I use today? That's a truckload of terror...

Cameras on - there's a film to be made...

These new-fangled "lipstick" cameras are catching on nowadays, especially good for doubling up as door handles.

Go get 'em, Spacy...

Everyone's made it down - now the arguing over finishing positions can begin.

Treat it with care, you'll need it again next month...

Official results:
  1. Obsession
  2. Chariot of the Dogs
  3. This-a-Way
  4. High Roller
  5. Paddles
Thanks crew, lonely job but much appreciated! Check the movie here!

14 December, 2010

In the pipeline (2)

In a backyard somewhere in Port Stephens, a sister cart to "Old 47" is taking shape... no other details are known, but judging from the pictures this one is – thankfully – smaller than a house. Looks almost ready to race, too...

10 December, 2010

From our Brazilian correspondent

This post will make more sense if you've watched the Race 34 film. In summary, we received an email back in March 2010 from a fellow in Brazil who has been enjoying our "work"; we used this in the intro to the film, and now he has come back to us with this:
That looks like a pretty spectacular corner of the world, doesn't it - and just look at those hills! We look forward to seeing that smart cart in action, too...

02 December, 2010

In the pipeline (1)

A lot of you did woodwork at school, right? Probably made a pencil case, something like that. Well, our friend Mr Walsh stuck with it and now he's building this...

It's kind of a rebuild of White Lightning, which came to grief on Mt Sugarloaf many moons ago, and should be ready to join the fray pretty soon, according to our sources. Expect it to look like this (below) and go like the wind...

24 November, 2010

Race 34, Skippy's Revenge

Back in the Australian winter, it was a freezing cold morning and only four die-hards made it to the track. But the carts were evenly matched and some close and competitive racing ensued...
Chariot of the Dogs is finally starting to get some bodywork, and a bit of protection for its driver:High Roller has to follow suit, soon, you'd think...
Did we say "close"? Bit of a convoy happening here...Ton o' Fun wonders what happened, as Paddles pipped it at the post...Conquest, War, Famine, Death... the Four Cartmen of the Apocalypse:
And on it goes, another race, another sticker, another piece of history...
Official results:
  1. Paddles
  2. Ton o'Fun
  3. High Roller
  4. Chariot of the Dogs
Check the movie here!As usual, massive thanks to our crew (all two of them).

19 November, 2010

Race 33, Tallowood Lodge

We know it's only a chihuahua, but it's the hardest looking chihuahua we've ever seen, thanks to its very lovely AIGRF coat:

Meanwhile, back on track, here's a new machine about to meet the public:

It's name is Allegra, and it's very streamlined - unlike the driver - looks like a bit of a tight squeeze in there...

Why bother constructing fancy brakes, when all you need is an old oven glove?

No hiding from it, it was a meagre turnout for this race - so we experimented with different start points, including up at the top of this dirt road - Allegra didn't have the ground clearance for this one and struggled to get up and away...

Not enough clearance for the pilot either, also struggling to get up and away - he actually has to take his boots off to get in and out of the cockpit! (It did win, though!)

High Roller all-a-blur; think that's due to dodgy camerawork, not actual speed...

Proud of their work... and why not?

Official Results:
1) Allegra
2) DMax
3) Chariot of the Dogs
4) High Roller

And thanks again to crewmen and women. You can watch the movie here!