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