I spent yesterday with the Denver Club at their annual games. The First game was balancing an egg on the radiator cap. They took your motor meter off and replaced it with an original cap and an egg was balance on the cap.
Then you had to drive over 12 two by fours placed alternately so first the wheels on one side of car ran over the two by four then the next two by four was under the other side.
I think only four cars made it through the course with out loosing their egg.
That's where a Ruxtel with 4 to 1 gears would be to the advantage.
That is a new one on me. The hardest one our club did was trying to back up and stop with your differential drain plug as close to directly over a target on the ground as possible. Harder than it seems.
Did anybody try it at 30mph?
Does anyone have anymore games ideas for T's. I am part of a committee organising a big Tour in 2016. We will be having some games during the Tour so I am looking for ideas??? Both ideas above look great.
Thanks in advance,
Warwick, use a bush turkey egg.
Teeter-totter. Balance your T on 2 planks that are themselves balanced on a fulcrum. Takes practice but not hard to do with the clutch & reverse pedals.
Teams of cars follow a line in a parking lot. Each car has a toilet plunger and they have to hold a beach ball between them while negotiating the line.
Same as above only they are holding a 2 x 4 between them with a glass of water on the 2x4. Measure amount of fluid left in glass after race is finished and elapsed time to cover course.
Pick up a certain number of potatoes as fast as possible with a stick with a nail on the end.
SOME T GAMES:
1. Place a large circle of comes. Put another come in the center. tie a string to the top of the cone and have someone back around the circle without pulling the center cone over. this is a timed event so you have to have a start and finish line
2. tie a plumb bob to back of the T and have them back up and see how close to a two foot circle they can place the plumb Bob.
3. A real crowd pleaser was the Teeter-totter that Bill Alexander mentioned.
4. One of my favorites was have a passenger stand on the right side running board with a long spear and try spearing a ring hanging from a pole. This was a timed event. Again you had a start and finish and the event was timed
5. A lot of the drivers really liked a timed potato spearing contest. You passenger was given a long pitch fork type spear and speared the potato on the ground. Of coarse the T would have to be moving. again you would have to have a start and finis line.
4. One event that should not be done is to blindfold the driver and the passenger quides him while he is driving through an obstacle coarse. I saw that almost end up in a bad wreck.
5. The most fun thing I have ever done with a T one time at a fun day was a drag race. Two Ts would be paired up and the winner of that race ran against the winner of another pair of racers. Finally the last two winner were paired against each other and the winner of that race was of coarse the over all winner of the drag race. Like the rest of the events you could have 20 or better drivers in the race. To be fair in this event the cars should be stock and full bodied.
6. Another fun day timed event was the driver stood in front of his car had to run around turn the ignition key on go back in front and hand crank the car until it started and then drive it 20 yards across the finish line.
My wife reminded me of one timed event that had a start and finish line was the balloon race backward. There was a long staggered line of balloons. The driver had to back over the balloons and break them. This was harder than it sounds because you have a hard time seeing the balloons.
Warwick Landry: One more timed event was an obstacle course with cones. the coarse has to be very narrow, crooked and have a start/finish line. You get time added to your final time for each cone knocked over. The lines of cones were not straight of course.
Last summer at the Fun Games they had a circle with cardboard fish with different values the fish had a magnet attached. They then used the fishing pole with a magnet attached to the end of a string to catch the fish.
This was also a timed event and the values of the fish were added up. The fishing had to be done from inside the T. The fisherman had only a certain amount of time to catch the fish.
Thanks guys for the many suggestions. I have a couple of years to work on the program but want to make it part of a fun day for all.
Use 16 (or more if you wish) garden stakes. Drive them into the ground to make four 'garages' arranged as a + shape. From a starting point, the driver has to drive into garage 1 forwards, then reverse out of that into garage 2, forwards into garage 3, reverse into garage 4 and back to the starting point. A timed exercise of course.
Saw a club game that had small rings hung on hangers near the ground along a trail marked out. The T had to "catch" them on the hanging starting crank handle. No backing up and no stopping, timed event Whoever got the most in the shortest time won.
One of Denver's game was similar except they used cones. Most found that it was difficult to do without running over a cone.