alternative energy drag racing, santa pod raceway 23rd april

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alternative energy drag racing, santa pod raceway 23rd april

Postby EV_dub » Mon Feb 15, 2010 11:11 pm

Anybody planning to attend the alternative energy drag racing at santa pod raceway?

http://www.aeracing.org/index.html


"The event is open to companies, individuals, universities, colleges and clubs, and all types of vehicles are welcome, provided they are powered by energy that can be produced in a sustainable manner. That could include biodiesel, bioethanol, biogas, electric, hydrogen, compressed gas, and even synthesised fuels".
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Re: alternative energy drag racing, santa pod raceway 23rd april

Postby Rick C » Thu Feb 18, 2010 2:22 pm

Thanks EV Dub for starting this thread so I don't have to!

I am actually running the event, and I know it sounds too good to be true, but we are offering free entry and track time to everyone with an electric or alt-fuel vehicle.

Take a look at the website and get involved! It's fun free and could be good promotion for what you are doing. I know it's drag racing, but everyone is welcome, no matter how fast or slow you are.

www.AERacing.org

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Re: alternative energy drag racing, santa pod raceway 23rd april

Postby booboo » Thu Feb 18, 2010 6:08 pm

Rick - I've sent an email enquiry via the AER website, but thought "belt & braces" wouldn't hurt and I've put my query here as well :D .

Would it be okay to bring along my modified C5 that we used to climb "Test Hill" at Brooklands ?
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Re: alternative energy drag racing, santa pod raceway 23rd april

Postby ChrisB » Fri Feb 19, 2010 8:28 pm

Wow that looks like it could be fun, but they have done it on a Friday :cry:

Ah well good luck folks 8)

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Re: alternative energy drag racing, santa pod raceway 23rd april

Postby stuart mills » Sun Feb 21, 2010 12:01 pm

I shall be there, taking my modified E-trike this year, going to see if it will do 60mph.

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Re: alternative energy drag racing, santa pod raceway 23rd april

Postby ex925 » Wed Feb 24, 2010 10:04 pm

I've entered either the old "Junkyard Dog"
(it's looking like I'll still have it...)
Or something new, if ready,
Or maybe even both...
Should be fun
Cheers
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Re: alternative energy drag racing, santa pod raceway 23rd april

Postby ex925 » Mon Mar 29, 2010 6:33 pm

Some more details
As it is a "motor racing" event, helmets will be required for drivers as well as riders
There will be an EV re-charging station
Camping on Friday and Saturday nights £30 per person
HTH
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Re: alternative energy drag racing, santa pod raceway 23rd april

Postby EV_dub » Sat Apr 17, 2010 12:04 pm

ex925 wrote:I've entered either the old "Junkyard Dog"
(it's looking like I'll still have it...)
Or something new, if ready,
Or maybe even both...
Should be fun
Cheers
Ed


hey Ed

I noticed your heading to santapod from plymouth. If you need a ride, i'm hiring a flat bed to transport my golf from axminster area, there would be enough space for a bike i should think.
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Re: alternative energy drag racing, santa pod raceway 23rd april

Postby ex925 » Sat Apr 17, 2010 8:42 pm

This is the sort of thing that renews your faith in people as a species, and in things like the BVS
It's this kind of positive, "can-do", helpful attitude that makes life better
Dave, you are a star
Thank you for the offer
I'm in Plymouth, and I bought a Nissan Largo recently, to carry things like an EAPC (or a TWEV, if ready.....)
I am very grateful that you thought to ask, but I aim to go direct with whatever is ready tucked inside the wagon

That is, If I make it, health being a bit low presently, but gotta keep hoping...................
All the best, and thanks again, from Ed.

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Re: alternative energy drag racing, santa pod raceway 23rd april

Postby philaedwards » Mon Apr 19, 2010 7:47 pm

I see gates open at 8am, does anyone know what time the runs start/finish?

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