28 October, 2011

Race 42, Tallowood Lodge

Meet Herman's Revenge - it looks like a big slab of wood on wheels, and that's basically what it is – and it's quick, too, as we found out at Tallowood Lodge back in June.
Pleasant enough racing on the day, nothing spectacular. Might have been, though, if Snake Eyes' parachute had opened. But it didn't.
Never mind, we went back down the hill a couple of times, then went for breakfast.
But we got another team photo and enough footage to make a race film, of course...

Official Results:
1. Herman's Revenge
2. Kymbo
3. Chariot of the Dogs
4. D-Maxx
5. Snake Eyes

18 October, 2011

Race 41, Meet the Flintstones

April 2011, damp weather but not dampened spirits. Usual suspects in attendance and a new devilish cart too - it looks suspiciously like a go-kart with the engine removed, but hey, you've got to start somewhere!
A rare sight in recent months, The Force flew in for a run or two...
Dogmatic is now sporting some shiny bits and this is the view everyone else got of it...
And here is everyone else (well, their transport, that is). Now remember how High Roller fell apart last race – now what's left of its running gear is wearing Paddles' bodywork, as it begins its metamorphosis into Snake Eyes (front right):
Talking of transport, this is how you should turn up to a race in Australia...
Official Results
1. Dogmatic
2. Toecutter
3. Chariot of the Dogs
4. The Force
5. Snake Eyes
6. Bezlebub
Thanks crew, supporters etc. View the Race 41 movie here...

05 October, 2011

Race 40, Snappy Hour

Eagle-eyed viewers might have spotted this alarmingly dramatic footage during the new title sequence of our Season 4 films... well, this is the race it came from.
Sunday February 20th 2011 started off pleasantly enough, with Toecutter revealing new body and paint...
And we were visited by a real hot rod, its owners had been following the SFVISBF on the internet and discovered us from there...
They enjoyed the spectacle and vowed to return with carts of their own.
Meanwhile back to the race, and to the only track we have with a significant amount of off-road surface...

Here's the view from Chariot of the Dogs just as High Roller decided to go even more off-road!
It gets worse (for the driver) or better (for the spectators) depending on your point of view...
That's some pretty severe damage, and in fact the end of High Roller as we know it (its driver will be back, though!)
Look closer, that's a rock embedded in the wheel - not easy to do!

Official Results:
1. Chariot of the Dogs
2. Toe Cutter
3. Ton 'O' Fun
4. High Roller
5. Paddles

15 June, 2011

Race 37 film online, also

Admittedly it was a poor turnout and not much footage resulted from it, but somehow we've conjured up another mini-filmic masterpiece... enjoy! See it here...

06 May, 2011

Film time again...

The movie of Race 38 is now on the world wide web. Race 37 isn't yet, but soon will be. So will Race 39. Enjoy! See Race 38 here.

28 April, 2011

From our Brazilian correspondent

Well then, our friend in Brazil has been out and about testing his pride and joy, and there's a vid on YouTube to prove it...
Good luck with it – we hope he finds someone to race against! The original is here.

28 March, 2011

Race 39, Grizzly Adams

November 2010 - carts-a-plenty, including two debutants...
First up, we have TOE CUTTER (if you know the Mad Max films, you'll recognise the name); a worthy successor to Death Machine.
It's looking a little skeletal so far, but bodywork is in progress, we hear. Next up we have LIDDLE PIG, can't imagine why it's called that!...
Some people thought it was a joke. But they weren't laughing when it flew past them on the track...
Oh, all right, they were laughing - when they saw that to drive the thing, you had to be a contortionist...
Of sh*t! forgot to bring the steering wheel...
Kymbo turned up on possibly the biggest trailer we have ever seen...
Art of the cart... homemade T-shirt and a sneak peek at the next incarnation of Chariot of the Dogs (maybe!)...
Official Results:
1. Kymbo
2. Paddles
3. High Roller
4. Liddle Pig
5. This-a-way
6. Toe Cutter
7. D-Max
8. Chariot of the Dogs
9. Inspiration
Of course big thanks to our faithful crew! Movie soon.

07 March, 2011

Race 38, Baker's Delight

An annual favourite, raced this time in October, a beautiful morning and a good turn out. And if you look closely you'll see Death Machine, making a welcome comeback after months away from the action.
Here we are at the start, let them wagons roll!
But at the bottom, it's a different story – Kymbo arrives at the line, all alone...
Everyone else gets there eventually...
Official Results:
1. Kymbo
2. Paddles
3. High Roller
4. Chariot of the Dogs
5. Death Machine
6. DMax

Thanks, supporters, followers, helpers...
Race 38 film coming soon...