Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Pixie Bike Time Trials

This is a new project, come and race with us! The next event is October 19th at the Wells Fargo Center for the Mini Makers Faire. We will have transformation stations to make your bike "PIXIETASTIC!?!"




video
Camerawork and video by Sara Grey.




We'll see you at the races!!!!

Monday, August 26, 2013

Finally a Video of the Races!



Well, its been quite a few months since we raced at Maker Faire, and it took long enough to get this video up, frankly we were all exhausted. We are planning on doing it all again in May, with some pedal car building workshops coming up (here in Sonoma County).

Please make sure that you look back in this blog to find the build requirements and restrictions before you start welding.... we will be rejecting cars that obviously do not meet some of the most basic rules... like the NUMBER OF WHEELS!

This video is of the "Man vs Machine" race, meaning that it is Pedal Cars and Power Wheels racing at the same time.  Believe me, it moves really fast when you are out there, even is we look like snails in the video!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oP9Y_Ofv4rI

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Some News from the Races.

We raced all day Saturday and Sunday, every other hour we had 2 heats per hour. We also had one race at the end of each day that was "Man Against Machine" -pedalcars vrs. powerwheels.
Race results and more photos and videos will follow in the next few days!


Sunday, May 12, 2013

Trustin is going to RACE!


Trustin has finished his car!



It took almost 2 years, but Trustin is in the finishing stages of this unique pedalcar.
Side lever stearing, dual rear disc, webbing seat, and a proud builder/racer on the pedals.

The Banner Will Be Waving!






New Banner for the Faire





Sometimes we like to do things the old way, and this banner shows it.  The fonts were supplied to us by Kathie Sever, they were carved wood letter type from the late 1800s, she printed them on paper for us a couple months ago. We put the print on the opaque projector and my daughter traced the letters onto the canvas. We painted all the color with acrylic paint, and then Joshua sewed the border and the backing. This is just one example of the path that we choose to take.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

New car on the scene...

Bruce just rolled up with his new car, working title is the Clean Machine.
This car has a lot of clever solutions for store bought parts, like the forks-become spindles,
and the excercise bench-adjustable seat with head rest. Also a great use for an aluminum
box tube as main frame member.
We look forward to seeing him at the races and at the faire.






Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Just like in the old days:

Josh found this website with some great black and whites of kids and Peddle Cars,
there is some good inspiration in these pictures. Just 23 days till we race, and we hope
that you are putting on the last touches, or at least begining to think about brakes.



This takes you there:
http://theoldmotor.com/?tag=pedal-cars