The Moochanics are now the proud owners of a handsfree bluetooth intercom helmet kit thanks to the kind sponsorship of BLD Group. The motorbike specialists kindly sourced and provided the kit, which will allow our pit crew to speak directly to the driver during a race. Â The Moochanics enjoyed testing the range yesterday!
We are entering two races this year.
Sat 17th May 2014Â – Renishaw:
Only 25 minutes away, for more details click here.
Sun 13th July 2014 – Â Goodwood Motor Circuit:
This is the national gathering of the Goblins! Â For more details click here.
Drivers – we will let you know our travel plans closer to the time, but try and keep those dates free.
Here is a video of the car being powered by humans:
Not a puddle in sight! Â Probably the only dry afternoon of 2014 so far…..
Last year I took my kids to The London Science Museum, and Nate was keen to see a display by a secondary school racing team. Â They were showing off their electric car, and I introduced myself to a member of Green Power, the company responsible for the cars and events. Â I asked if they made a primary school car, and they introduced me to The Goblin car!
The Goblin comes in kit form, and year six students learn how to build, race and maintain it as a team. Â During each year there are races against other schools with the exact same kit, including a national meet at Goodwood race circuit.
Through a very kind anonymous donation from a parent, and generous backing from the PTA , we bought our kit. Â We held a competition to name the team, and Grace Southgate won with her “Minchinhampton Moochanics” entry. Â
Plans are being made to completely charge the car using solar panels, to help further strengthen our green credentials. Â We are all excited about our first season as a team, and look forward to sharing our adventure with you on this blog!
We will post up our progress, our plans and some fun stuff as we go along. Â This is the first year we have attempted this, so we will be learning as we go along, but the enthusiasm already shown by this group has been obvious from the beginning.
Watch us build:
Try and guess which car part was put on upside down?