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:

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Unicorns Just Wanna Have Fun!?!?!

Goli did a little profile of US, all of US, this includes YOU.

here is the link:


You have seen those jogger/walkers all over, you know the kind with three wheels and some sort of
nylon bag support with a sun shade over the top. In our neighborhood the homeless guys have started turning them into trailers for their stuff. Well I had a couple in my yard and finally took a good look at the rear wheels; it ends up that the plastic locking brake and all the trim pieces come off to leave a hub that takes a simple bearing, in my case I just salvaged the bearings that came with. In my case, the bearings fit a 1/2" bolt, or spindle.  If you need different bearings, these can be pretty cheap, I have seen them called: insert bearings, flange bearings, wheel barrow bearings. These wheels measure 10"and 12", and i cant really testify to how these will work, but they show promise, and they are FREE.

Monday, April 15, 2013


Klaus brought the Sederholm Speedster to the races last year with just the top "hood" of sheetmetal on the car. He's working on the rest of the bodywork this week; 20 gauge mild steel welded to the frame tubes, hammered over the edge and welded and ground smooth. Hopefully he's adding a lot of weight so he won't be as fast as last year.

As of today there are only 35 days left until the races!

Thursday, April 4, 2013


Some of us are one wheel drive, some of us are using a combination of free-wheels to get power through the corners at all times,kind-of like a differential ... but not quite.

This is an explanation of how a differential works from all makes so much more senses now. It is a 9 minute video, but so worth it.

And just so we all know what we are talking about, here is "differential" defined:

Monday, April 1, 2013

It might just look like fancy letters to you,

 but this was printed by our friend Kathie Lebec Sever who works at the Rob Roy wood letter type collection at the University of Texas. These letters were hand carved in wood over 100 years ago.  Look for more of our stuff with these on them.
Kathie also is a master with a sewing machine:

It might take a while, but it will be worth it.

Trustin started his pedal car last year, he was really into it.

He was very methodical, and took his time with every cut.

It was not ready for the race last year, but he has revived the project,

and we all hope to race against him and loose, because it will be awesome.