Brooklands Museum - Vintage Cycle Event 20th September '09

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Brooklands Museum - Vintage Cycle Event 20th September '09

Postby booboo » Tue Jul 14, 2009 12:23 pm

C5alive have been invited to take part in this years Brooklands Vintage Cycle event
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http://c5alive.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=316.0

Here is a link to what happened last year ;

http://c5alive.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=130.0

I'm hoping that this years event will be just as much fun , with the Raleigh Chopper racing, postmen racing on their delivery bikes, plus new and vintage machinery all whizzing around the M-Benz test track. Penny farthing racing has to be seen to be believed :D

..not forgetting of course that the C5's will also be venturing onto the track once again, and hopefully the skid pan :P

There is also the added bonus of my Test Hill challenge, using a C5 specifically adapted to get to the top of test hill on battery power alone.

The Brooklands Museum have no record of an electric vehicle doing so, who knows - it could go down in the histroy books :lol:
For those not familiar with the Test Hill, here are some details ;
http://c5alive.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=244.0

Hope to see some of you there cheering us on 8)
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Postby booboo » Thu Jul 16, 2009 6:03 pm

This is my chosen vehicle for the Test Hill challenge ;

http://c5alive.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=266.0

..the conversion is progressing nicely ;

http://c5alive.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=559.0
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Postby ChrisB » Thu Jul 16, 2009 11:18 pm

That looks quite cool, is it the same one in the other pic's, as in has the little strimmer engine in it ??

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Postby booboo » Fri Jul 17, 2009 5:30 pm

ChrisB wrote:That looks quite cool, is it the same one in the other pic's, as in has the little strimmer engine in it ??

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It is the same c5, but with the petrol engine removed to make way for a nice big electric motor.

It is already a top laugh, can't wait until it's fully finished.

Best thing of all is that it is being built mainly from recycled (scrap yard) parts.
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Postby booboo » Wed Jul 29, 2009 8:40 am

Some more pictures from yesterdays testing session at Brooklands.
http://c5alive.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=559.0

We're ready for the September event now, so we've got time to spend on the little things like wiring up the lights etc.


Can't wait for the big event :twisted:
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Postby ChrisB » Wed Jul 29, 2009 1:08 pm

Smokin :wink:

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Postby booboo » Wed Sep 16, 2009 7:24 pm

Just a quick reminder that this Sunday is the Brooklands Vintage Cycle event.

Apart from penny farthings and other historic machinery, the Raleigh Choppers and Sinclair C5's will also be there.

Plus my "hill climb" project C5 is ready to tackle the feared "Test Hill" :twisted:

If anyone wants to come and cheer us on it would be most appreciated :D
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Postby booboo » Sun Sep 20, 2009 8:43 pm

... a successful day :D

"challenger", the hill climb project c5, went up Test Hill at Brooklands today.

Most chuffed :lol:

http://c5alive.co.uk/forum/index.php?PH ... pic=316.75
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Postby ChrisB » Sun Sep 20, 2009 10:44 pm

Great set of Pics , interesting they where all from 2006 :lol:

One day I will meet up with guys and have a play in a C5 but I was sadly doing another music event down our way today :roll:
Mind you we had lovely weather here as well 8)

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Postby booboo » Mon Sep 21, 2009 7:27 am

ChrisB wrote:Great set of Pics , interesting they where all from 2006 :lol:



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...might have to work on my "rapid battery change" technique for the camera :D

Why the default setting is 2006 escapes me :roll: :?:

Incidentally, the Raleigh Chopper owners club were there as well, top respect to one of their guys who rode a Chopper to the top of the hill using a zig-zag style :shock:
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