Saturday, 29 December 2007
There was a good turn out, many not venturing up the steep hill but instead generating more charitable funds by watching the big screen and drinking from the Meynell Arms and the beer tent (all profits to a good cause).
If your brakes worked, then the plan was to stop and ring the bell, if not then hay bails were provided for 'your comfort'.
The General Lee was able to stop without jumping the bridge which is always 'out'.......Daisy did turn up, but she looked better on TV!
This one was shaped like a coffin... it always pays to be prepared.
It may not appear that fast, but then it's not you that is an inch from the ground about to receive a bout of 'gravel rash'!!
30 to 40 mph in a low slung pram...transport of the future (the oil will run out one day)!
40 ++++ foot of downhill go-kart...the stuff of childhood dreams.
NASA funding cutbacks cause a complete re-think on launching techniques.
The 'Harry Potter' bus is a little unstable even in its scaled down form...... Double decker buses four times the height of this drive past my house every day, what the hell were we thinking of when we invented these!!!!!
The 'bath tub' chassis design has been embraced by Formula One designers as the ultimate in safety....Oh , crap let's hope so!......
Friday, 21 December 2007
Thursday, 13 December 2007
Wednesday, 5 December 2007
Then, up ahead in the distance at the far end of the ever deepening gorge, I saw it.....