At a recent model car club meeting a discussion started on the upcoming NNL West in January of next year. The Special Theme for the show is "Land Speed Record Cars" and someone mentioned they race anything and everything at venues like Bonneville, etc., so I responded "Barstools"?
Guess what, there is a class for barstools at Bonneville. They must be powered by a 12 volt electric motor and use only one battery.
The current speed record at Bonneville for an electric barstool is over 53 mph!
Here's a photo of a barstool racer on course:
Inspiration and design came from the world speed record holding barstool racer shown below:
I decided to build one for the NNL West.
It would be 1/12th scale and need a "bar" theme, hence the Shock Top Special - to honor one of my favorite adult beverages. Additional sponsorship would come from "Johnny's Bar and Grill", a local watering hole in Hollister, CA.
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