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Author Topic: 25th/26th September : BVS Electrathon, Shakespeare County Raceway  (Read 10743 times)

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Offline radiomarty

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Re: 25th/26th September : BVS Electrathon, Shakespeare County Raceway
« Reply #15 on: 21, September, 2010 - 18:22:53 »
Gutted Bud - changing shift was not even my choice ! Came from the powers above - Matt just read the post about Voo Doo and is now 'bending' my ear big time ! ::)

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Re: 25th/26th September : BVS Electrathon, Shakespeare County Raceway
« Reply #16 on: 21, September, 2010 - 19:31:39 »
Karl, which is the "better" day to turn up if I can make it.. Sunday?

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Re: 25th/26th September : BVS Electrathon, Shakespeare County Raceway
« Reply #17 on: 21, September, 2010 - 21:07:10 »
Karl, which is the "better" day to turn up if I can make it.. Sunday?

...this will be my first visit to the BVS electrathon as well, so can't really say if one day is going to be better than the other . It would be good to see you there, whichever day you fancy  :)

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Re: 25th/26th September : BVS Electrathon, Shakespeare County Raceway
« Reply #18 on: 21, September, 2010 - 21:09:50 »
Gutted Bud - changing shift was not even my choice ! Came from the powers above - Matt just read the post about Voo Doo and is now 'bending' my ear big time ! ::)

...especially as we're going to be camping overnight , could have done our own "glow show" again  ;)


The surprise was going to be a run in the c-5000  :o (quite an honour, even I haven't tried that yet !)

Don't want to make you feel any worse though.....

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Re: 25th/26th September : BVS Electrathon, Shakespeare County Raceway
« Reply #19 on: 21, September, 2010 - 21:51:45 »
Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo  :o :o

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Re: 25th/26th September : BVS Electrathon, Shakespeare County Raceway
« Reply #20 on: 21, September, 2010 - 22:50:38 »
The surprise was going to be a run in the c-5000  :o (quite an honour, even I haven't tried that yet !)
Don't want to make you feel any worse though.....

Just.. wow. Best call in sick mate.

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Re: 25th/26th September : BVS Electrathon, Shakespeare County Raceway
« Reply #21 on: 25, September, 2010 - 03:23:41 »
Any more details on how to get to this one Boo Boo.
A post code or sreet name would be good.
I hope to see you all there Sunday,

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Re: 25th/26th September : BVS Electrathon, Shakespeare County Raceway
« Reply #22 on: 25, September, 2010 - 06:29:13 »
Hi Ray

Please see link below with map
http://www.shakespearecountyraceway.com/leftnav.map

also address and postcode

Shakespeare County Raceway, Long Marston Airfield, Long Marston, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 8LL

Karl and Electric Dave willl see you on Sunday

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Re: 25th/26th September : BVS Electrathon, Shakespeare County Raceway
« Reply #23 on: 25, September, 2010 - 10:06:48 »
Sad to say I will have to pull out of this one.
I have just done a route planner and it comes out as the shortest route is,244 Miles.
I think that will take forever,especially pulling a trailer.
Sob,Sob.
But if you see anyone at the event that may be interested in a Mini El City,let them know I have one for sale,LOL.
Have a great day.
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Re: 25th/26th September : BVS Electrathon, Shakespeare County Raceway
« Reply #24 on: 26, September, 2010 - 21:08:55 »
We had a great time at the BVS electrathon  ;D

ElectricDave and the C-5000 created quite a stir - in more ways than anticipated (but more of that later... :o ;D)



















Some of the guys taking part were also at the AER Santa Pod event earlier this year, so it was nice to all meet up again  8)

As with the AER event, there was a nice variety of vehicles tackling the drag strip.

   














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Re: 25th/26th September : BVS Electrathon, Shakespeare County Raceway
« Reply #25 on: 26, September, 2010 - 21:16:16 »
I had a go in the c-5000 ,and both Voodoo and Challenger were tried out by various BVS members ...including a young 10year old lad named George who took quite a shine to Challenger (yes, hate to make life even worse for radiomarty but Matt could have taken Challenger down the drag strip...)

The c-5000 was run at 24v on the Saturday and performed really well. It was then set up for 48v with a fresh set of batteries for Sundays session and managed the standing start quarter mile in 21 seconds....only 3 seconds off the pace of the electric motorbike & sidecar outfit  !! Really impressive stuff.

Sadly, we had a snag at the end of the session ;



...a battery boiling is not a pretty sight, that "steam" isnt steam  :o :-[

However, testing to destruction is what it's all about  ;) and the c-5000 will live to fight another day. ElectricDave is already working on a solution  and will certainly be back stronger for the AER in 2011 8)

It was a fantastic weekend and we hope to take part in next years electrathon. Must say a big thank you to the BVS guys for looking after us - the free BBQ and free beer were most gratefully received, and sleeping in the portacabin was much better than sleeping in a tent (most appreciated ;D).

 
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Re: 25th/26th September : BVS Electrathon, Shakespeare County Raceway
« Reply #26 on: 26, September, 2010 - 21:47:08 »
Looks like a great weekend, sorry i wasn't there, but maybe next year  :)

Fantastic pics, some interesting cars and bikes  ....


Definately going to pit this in the diary for next year. ;D

John

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Re: 25th/26th September : BVS Electrathon, Shakespeare County Raceway
« Reply #27 on: 26, September, 2010 - 22:06:18 »
...including a young 10year old lad named George who took quite a shine to Challenger (yes, hate to make life even worse for radiomarty but Matt could have taken Challenger down the drag stip
 

He's going to kill me.......Lol
Looks like a really good weekend and C5Alive making a bit of a name for themselves at these type of event's.Well done chaps- really looking forward to the next AER

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Re: 25th/26th September : BVS Electrathon, Shakespeare County Raceway
« Reply #28 on: 26, September, 2010 - 23:13:21 »
Many congratulations Karl to you and 'Electric Dave'  for all your hard work on C5000 it seems to be paying off ;D

Karl

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Re: 25th/26th September : BVS Electrathon, Shakespeare County Raceway
« Reply #29 on: 27, September, 2010 - 14:19:59 »
Some movie footage of the c-5000 at 48v completing the standing start quarter mile in 21 seconds (click on the image to view) ;