Fairground Racers at High River Alberta
This is so much fun.
Les Schubert did a "super tune up" on Ted's car and now it really moves.
THAT would be a blast!!
Wow! That 72 looks crazy fast! Any numbers to share along with the engine particulars?
1/2 mile lap times right about 50 seconds. Some suspension improvements needed now. The car was "squirrelly " in the corners!!
So what's with the speedster with the batteries and no gas tank?
Jay, I believe the one you are interested in is Harry Lillo's "Orange Crush". It is an original fairground racer that Harry pulled out of the weeds.
Doug Little in the foreground. Harry on the rail.
Before the race Trevor was considering selling his racer. As the race approached he changed his mind. Here's why.
Train up a child in the way she should go and when she is old she just might become one heck of a race car driver.
Fun stuff! Extremely FUN stuff!
I started to build one of those years ago and still have the engine under the bench ready to go. I was going to turn one of my hayfields in to a track and then several people told me they didn't think anybody would come all the way from Calgary -- about 300 miles -- to race.
I think I need to get back on the project. I'm pretty sure I'd drive 300 miles to go do that.
Man that looks like fun. Last time they did it I posted some video on you tube.
Jay, that Orange Crush car belongs to Harry Lillo. The gas tank is up in front of the cowl.
Before the time trials I asked my wife to ride with me and capture some video with my phone. It is pretty scary for the passenger coming into the corners, she protested and I slowed down. Coming into the second corner she was too nervous to keep filming.
Here is a short clip