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We're going Drag Racing at Santa Pod 23rd April 2010 !!
« on: 19, February, 2010 - 14:49:34 »
No, not dressed in some dodgy "weekend attire"  :o, we're taking "Challenger" to the alternative energy drag racing event at Santa Pod on 23rd April  ;D. Found the details on the BVS website ;
http://www.batteryvehiclesociety.org.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=2480

Link to the event details;
http://www.aeracing.org/index.html


I've contacted the organisers and they are more than happy for us to take part  8)

If you can make it, why not come along and cheer us on ! I reckon it should be a really interesting event with some amazing machinery taking part.

   
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Re: We're going Drag Racing at Santa Pod 23rd April 2010 !!
« Reply #1 on: 19, February, 2010 - 15:07:50 »
Might come and watch challenger 'kick butt' as it's on my doorstep.

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Re: We're going Drag Racing at Santa Pod 23rd April 2010 !!
« Reply #2 on: 19, February, 2010 - 15:14:51 »
I can borrow a a laser speed gun if you need it to check the speed ?

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Re: We're going Drag Racing at Santa Pod 23rd April 2010 !!
« Reply #3 on: 19, February, 2010 - 15:18:42 »
Cheers guys - it would be fab to have some company. ElectricDave is coming along, he hasn't gobbled as many pies as me so I've volunteered him to do the speed runs....no point giving away any unnecessary advantage to the competition  ;D

Although the organisor will be forwarding me some more details later, their website already has a lot of info about the day  :)

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Re: We're going Drag Racing at Santa Pod 23rd April 2010 !!
« Reply #4 on: 19, February, 2010 - 22:54:21 »
I can borrow a a laser speed gun if you need it to check the speed ?

John

you might be better of with an egg timer  ;D

i'd love to make it if i can, will they allow us to 'bomb about' in our C5's? we already know the public's generic interest level in our wacky racers, and would add to everyone's day

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Re: We're going Drag Racing at Santa Pod 23rd April 2010 !!
« Reply #5 on: 20, February, 2010 - 14:22:22 »
Should anyone else want to bring their c5 along it looks as though we'd be made welcome , this is from Rick's email to me ;


....If any other C5 owners want to join you, just tell them to drop me a line......


Yours sincerely,

Rick Cuthbert
Santa Pod Raceway

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Re: We're going Drag Racing at Santa Pod 23rd April 2010 !!
« Reply #6 on: 20, February, 2010 - 17:00:29 »
That sounds like a great event, but unfortunatly, with it being a Friday, i wont be able to come along.

Bet they'll be some very interesting vehicles there  :)

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Re: We're going Drag Racing at Santa Pod 23rd April 2010 !!
« Reply #7 on: 20, February, 2010 - 19:46:06 »
Should anyone else want to bring their c5 along it looks as though we'd be made welcome , this is from Rick's email to me ;


....If any other C5 owners want to join you, just tell them to drop me a line......


Yours sincerely,

Rick Cuthbert
Santa Pod Raceway


put me down for this one please Karl, obviously being self employed might mean i cancel out at short notice, but otherwise i might race you in' Behemoth' down the 1/4 mile lol!

we can do a Maccy D's drive through after ;)

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Re: We're going Drag Racing at Santa Pod 23rd April 2010 !!
« Reply #8 on: 20, February, 2010 - 21:16:31 »
put me down for this one please Karl,
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...if you want to go on the track you need to register via the link at the top of the page. Entry is free for those taking part, but not for the spectators.
http://www.aeracing.org/tickets.php

All the details are on the AER site.
http://www.aeracing.org/contact.php

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Re: We're going Drag Racing at Santa Pod 23rd April 2010 !!
« Reply #9 on: 28, February, 2010 - 19:50:52 »
"Team C5alive" has been included on the 2010 Entry list (scroll down);
http://www.aeracing.org/entry2010.php

...how cool is that !  ;D

Mind you, some of the competition looks a bit serious  :o

..might have to put electricDave on a strict training regime if he's to get the better of that Tesla  :D :P

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Re: We're going Drag Racing at Santa Pod 23rd April 2010 !!
« Reply #10 on: 19, April, 2010 - 16:56:09 »
This event is very close now, I've received the "joining instructions" for team C5alive.

In order to gain access to the track we have to produce a driving licence (first for a Sinclair c5 owner) and will also need to wear a crash helmet when doing the speed runs...

Motorsport rules I guess...bit of a novelty in a C5  ;D 

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Re: We're going Drag Racing at Santa Pod 23rd April 2010 !!
« Reply #11 on: 19, April, 2010 - 18:11:07 »
Looking forward to it should be a good day. (Matt is gutted he will be at school !)
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Re: We're going Drag Racing at Santa Pod 23rd April 2010 !!
« Reply #12 on: 23, April, 2010 - 14:16:41 »
Hope you all had a great day at the Pod. Looks like you had nice weather for it  8)

Looking forward to seeing lots of pics of both Challenger and the new toy, although i don't really like your chances against the Tesla  :D :D


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Re: We're going Drag Racing at Santa Pod 23rd April 2010 !!
« Reply #13 on: 23, April, 2010 - 20:38:30 »
Wow - great fun at Santa Pod today, Thanks as always to Karl for arranging this one. Nice to see Challanger clocking 33 mph.Here's a few photo's :







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Re: We're going Drag Racing at Santa Pod 23rd April 2010 !!
« Reply #14 on: 23, April, 2010 - 20:45:49 »
And some vids :