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by Kieran
Sun, 01 Oct 2017, 19:01
Forum: EV Racing
Topic: Electric Hire Kart Racing
Replies: 9
Views: 1890

Re: Electric Hire Kart Racing

Fun City, Shepparton: I had a go in September, 2017 on their electric karts. The facility is clean and newish, but too much floor space is allocated to their other amusements, being a family entertainment centre. As a result, the track is a bit on the short side, but is adequate. The track surface i...
by Kieran
Sun, 01 Oct 2017, 18:49
Forum: EV Racing
Topic: Electric Hire Kart Racing
Replies: 9
Views: 1890

Re: Electric Hire Kart Racing

The Zone, Bendigo:
I visited there in August, 2017 to give my four year old a go on the electric karts only to discover that they've gotten rid of them.
by Kieran
Thu, 14 Jan 2016, 18:13
Forum: EV Racing
Topic: Electric Hire Kart Racing
Replies: 9
Views: 1890

Electric Hire Kart Racing

Had my first go of electric karts at Hi Voltage in Melbourne last night. They're not that quiet in an indoor venue, but no petrol fumes is a bonus after a night of kart racing! I was happy with the karts. Good acceleration without being extreme. And they had reverse for those times when you find you...
by Kieran
Sat, 31 Oct 2015, 21:58
Forum: EV Racing
Topic: Electric Hire Kart Racing
Replies: 9
Views: 1890

Electric Hire Kart Racing

I just discovered Fun City at Shepparton, which has electric hire karts on its indoor track. I think they've been open for a few months so I believe that they beat Hi Voltage Karts to be the first electric karts (for adults) in Victoria. I haven't actually been there, yet I've only seen it online. F...
by Kieran
Mon, 26 Oct 2015, 18:27
Forum: EV Racing
Topic: Electric Hire Kart Racing
Replies: 9
Views: 1890

Electric Hire Kart Racing

Electric hire karts arrive in Melbourne!
http://www.hivoltagekarts.com.au/
I haven't been there yet, but I'm looking forward to having a try soon.
I'm wondering if the Victorian branch should hold their meetings there?
by Kieran
Thu, 21 May 2015, 19:27
Forum: EV Racing
Topic: Whoopass Wednesday for hybrids n Evs
Replies: 28
Views: 2467

Whoopass Wednesday for hybrids n Evs

Richo, it depends on what class they're racing in. Each driver nominates a time in "dial your own" classes, like you've said. It looked to me like they got the green light together, indicating it was a "heads up" race i.e. no handicap to either driver. I think the Tesla won the start, and the race.
by Kieran
Tue, 19 May 2015, 19:50
Forum: EV Racing
Topic: Drag Racing
Replies: 32
Views: 3284

Drag Racing

NEDRA intend running a points score for EV drag racers in 2015. A quick read of the rules suggests that international competitors might be eligible...
by Kieran
Tue, 21 Apr 2015, 19:23
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Voltron-Evo; jonescg's new electric race bike
Replies: 291
Views: 38567

Voltron-Evo; jonescg's new electric race bike

I like the overtake of the petrol bike in the last few seconds of the clip.
by Kieran
Wed, 15 Apr 2015, 19:26
Forum: Blade EVs
Topic: Blade Mk 6
Replies: 1
Views: 1753

Blade Mk 6

Enjoy it, I'm envious.
by Kieran
Tue, 14 Apr 2015, 19:30
Forum: Holden/Chev Volt
Topic: Skaify drives new Electric Commodore
Replies: 13
Views: 3751

Skaify drives new Electric Commodore

I'm very interested in buying one (albeit very financially limited in my ability to do so). Do you have more information? Or was that a Better Place joke? Ta.
by Kieran
Thu, 09 Apr 2015, 18:41
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: i-miev advice for a non owner
Replies: 30
Views: 2207

i-miev advice for a non owner

Welcome to the forum, Joseph.
by Kieran
Wed, 01 Apr 2015, 18:04
Forum: EV Racing
Topic: Minetti Hill Climb Car
Replies: 6
Views: 653

Minetti Hill Climb Car

$10,000 for powertrain is probably not too bad. I'm guessing that most people who race a super sports type car would spend a few thousand on a bike motor that was second hand anyway. A quick search on Bike Sales shows Suzuki Hyabusas starting at $6,000 plus for an early 2000s model with 40,000 km.
by Kieran
Tue, 31 Mar 2015, 17:58
Forum: EV Racing
Topic: Minetti Hill Climb Car
Replies: 6
Views: 653

Minetti Hill Climb Car

Looks fantastic, Scott. I'm envious. Are you prepared to disclose a rough cost to build? Ta.
by Kieran
Fri, 27 Mar 2015, 19:15
Forum: EV Racing
Topic: Whoopass Wednesday for hybrids n Evs
Replies: 28
Views: 2467

Whoopass Wednesday for hybrids n Evs

If memory serves the Valiant I used to own did around 85 mph on the 1/4 mile. But the best ET was 16.8. It appears that the instant torque of an electric motor make it an ideal drag racing motor. I should still have the time slips so I might dig them out to compare the 60' times.
by Kieran
Mon, 23 Mar 2015, 18:31
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: iMiEV tyre wear status
Replies: 157
Views: 12540

iMiEV tyre wear status

My 2 bob: generally the narrowest tyre on the widest rim you can fit gives the best handling. Narrower tyres have less tyre wall flex during cornering.
by Kieran
Mon, 16 Mar 2015, 18:13
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Ethan Automotive
Replies: 3
Views: 886

Ethan Automotive

I discovered this via a Buy Australian Made Facebook post:

Ethan Automotive

I hadn't heard of them before. Does anyone have any more information? Another article on them says they've bought West Motorsport Australia Pty Ltd.
by Kieran
Fri, 13 Mar 2015, 18:06
Forum: EV Racing
Topic: Electric Hire Kart Racing
Replies: 9
Views: 1890

Electric Hire Kart Racing

Le Mans Go Karts, Dandenong South, VIC (kiddie karts only)

Le Mans have a small tarmac track (Daytona) for 4 to 8 year olds, where they use their Pacer Leisure Panther electric karts.

I haven't tried these yet, but it's closer than Bendigo so I'm keen to drag my 6 year old son along there soon.
by Kieran
Fri, 02 Jan 2015, 02:17
Forum: EV Racing
Topic: FIA Formula E Championship
Replies: 73
Views: 9288

FIA Formula E Championship

Ok, so Brabham did go well until he made a mistake. Better luck next time.
by Kieran
Tue, 30 Dec 2014, 18:16
Forum: EV Racing
Topic: FIA Formula E Championship
Replies: 73
Views: 9288

FIA Formula E Championship

Round 3 slipped by without notice - it must have been Christmas time! I didn't see the race but it looks like Brabham didn't go too well. Round 4 is coming on 10/01/2015 in Argentina. This round sees the start of a support category for local schools to build and race an EV on the big boys track - co...
by Kieran
Fri, 05 Dec 2014, 18:05
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Electric Hot Rods
Replies: 2
Views: 473

Electric Hot Rods

G'day

Has anyone heard of an electric hot rod in Australia? Because they have separate chassis and body would that make them easier to covert/build? Ta.
by Kieran
Mon, 24 Nov 2014, 17:44
Forum: EV Racing
Topic: FIA Formula E Championship
Replies: 73
Views: 9288

FIA Formula E Championship

So now the question of which driver and team I support has been answered: Matthew Brabham and Andretti.
by Kieran
Wed, 05 Nov 2014, 02:36
Forum: EV Racing
Topic: O'Hanlon Electric Motorsports + Fastline Racing =
Replies: 2
Views: 496

O'Hanlon Electric Motorsports + Fastline Racing =

Is the website just a sign-up page? That's all I can find. I use Firefox.
by Kieran
Tue, 28 Oct 2014, 02:17
Forum: AEVA VIC Branch
Topic: Go Electric Sustainable Transport Festival
Replies: 22
Views: 3341

Go Electric Sustainable Transport Festival

Sounds like it was an excellent show. Well done to all involved.
by Kieran
Mon, 27 Oct 2014, 18:02
Forum: AEVA VIC Branch
Topic: Go Electric Sustainable Transport Festival
Replies: 22
Views: 3341

Go Electric Sustainable Transport Festival

I didn't manage to get there. Does anyone have news, reports, photos? I saw an ad and an article for it in my local paper.
by Kieran
Mon, 27 Oct 2014, 18:00
Forum: EV Racing
Topic: Drag Racing
Replies: 32
Views: 3284

Drag Racing

G'day. I just wanted to kick things off. Has there been any electric drag racing in this part of the world? Would I be correct in thinking that drag racing would be a good format for electric racing because range is not really an issue? Here's a link to the U.S. National Electric Drag Racing Associa...