moterized barstool and or eltric machines raceinggreenspun.com : LUSENET : Junkyard Wars : One Thread
This is a sugestion of a race on a platform with weels under barstools with all teamates sitting on it one to a stool with stearing controols (mabey a 1 or 2 lap arround a block. or something in that matter Thank you Thomas Barclay
-- Thomas g Barclay (email@example.com), March 26, 2001
Motorized Bar Stool Racing? You know, I was going to make fun of it, but now I think you may be on to something there! Get Guinness to sponsor it and it could go global! Of course, it would be a whole new show (no need to show them building, just racing), but who cares- It would be hilarious!
-- Chip Haynes (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 27, 2001.
It's been done. I saw it on CNN or somewhere some years ago. they were powered by auto starters probably ford starters. lotsa corners kept the speed down. would be an intresting episode.
-- Stephen A. Binion (Stephenbinion@hotmail.com), March 27, 2001.
I don't know what Thomas had in mind, but I was thinking more along the lines of four bar stools bolted to a chassis, powered by a 100cc gas engine. All four team members would have to go along for the ride: One steers, one brakes, one controls the throttle and the fourth handles the clutch and gears, if any. Of course it would have to be a firgure 8 track for that added gulp of danger.
-- Chip Haynes (email@example.com), March 28, 2001.
there is a comercially built motorized barstool!..its called the barfly! a friend of mine owns the company......powered by a 5HP briggs eng and has go cart wheels , pretty fun rigs!
-- tim (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 29, 2001.
So, um, tell me, Tim: Which was does your buddy install that seat on the Barfly? Up or down? (And isn't it a pain to have two threads for the same conversation?) I'll surf for the Barfly on the web as soon as I can. What fun!
-- Chip Haynes (email@example.com), March 29, 2001.