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    Posted: 04 September 2011 at 11:57pm
You should have seen Blackbushe today!!!
But on 4 wheels it just adds to the fun...
 
Lots of sliding... Big smile
 

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Well done!.  I'm not very familiar with the machines the pedalcar drivers use, but it would be great to see some out at the Worlds next year* :)  They look very "specific to task"  And good to meet the the riders too.


*Perhaps a formal BHPC welcome to BPCC drivers would be helpful?


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The final race of the BPCC calendar this year is at Curborough on 24th September - It's a 150 mile race running into the night (ending at around 8pm so the last hour or so will be in darkness with lights on the cars...)
 
 

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Originally posted by Yowie Yowie wrote:

Well done!.  I'm not very familiar with the machines the pedalcar drivers use, but it would be great to see some out at the Worlds next year* :)  They look very "specific to task" 
 
That is actually the best description I have yet heard as to why a pedal car is different to a HPV.
 
They are specificly racing machines - more human powered cars than 4 wheeled cycles - with handling characteristics just as important as aerodynamics, durability just as important as outright speed and the need for each car to fit at least 4 different shaped drivers.
 
In a straight line they tend to be slower but they come into their own when you put them on a twisty kart track such as Blackbushe and especially in somewhat margnial conditions...
 
 
 


Edited by jes@gcre - 07 September 2011 at 12:11pm
Racing is life...
Anything which happens before or afterwards is just standing around waiting to race....
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