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Mndsm
Mndsm MegaDork
2/3/22 5:37 p.m.

Rc car races? Don't gotta be sober to wad up plastic. 

AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter)
AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
2/3/22 5:42 p.m.
Keith Tanner said:

Pogo stick autox. Heck, do the drags too.

Bicycle drags

Robbie (Forum Supporter)
Robbie (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
2/3/22 5:43 p.m.
hobiercr said:

In reply to stafford1500 :

Cornhole, but with metal decks and sets of pistons/connecting rods! You'd have to have a safety zone and the sound would be glorious.

Maybe stampie has a junk 500ci caddy block we can saw in half. I'm sure I can dig up some teensy motorcycle pistons. Hit the block 1 point, hole it 3 points. 

Stampie, it would probably be helpful to weld some wheels onto the half blocks just so we can sort of move them around. 

hobiercr
hobiercr UltraDork
2/3/22 6:00 p.m.
Robbie (Forum Supporter) said:
hobiercr said:

In reply to stafford1500 :

Cornhole, but with metal decks and sets of pistons/connecting rods! You'd have to have a safety zone and the sound would be glorious.

Maybe stampie has a junk 500ci caddy block we can saw in half. I'm sure I can dig up some teensy motorcycle pistons. Hit the block 1 point, hole it 3 points. 

Stampie, it would probably be helpful to weld some wheels onto the half blocks just so we can sort of move them around. 

Decks made from 3/4" plywood would be lighter and we could drill out 4 "cylinders"

bigben
bigben Reader
2/3/22 6:04 p.m.

I think Wreck Racing should organize a junk carrying competition.

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Jesse Ransom
Jesse Ransom UltimaDork
2/3/22 6:06 p.m.
AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) said:
Keith Tanner said:

Pogo stick autox. Heck, do the drags too.

Bicycle drags

Jeebus. There are sprint races on velodromes, and I've seen ergometer races in bars... How are bicycle drags not already a thing?

Separate classes for actual performance bikes and bikes that run drag slick styled tires...

Vintage banana seat bikes with a frame like a drag racer (1969)

nocones
nocones UberDork
2/3/22 6:28 p.m.
Robbie (Forum Supporter) said:
hobiercr said:

In reply to stafford1500 :

Cornhole, but with metal decks and sets of pistons/connecting rods! You'd have to have a safety zone and the sound would be glorious.

Maybe stampie has a junk 500ci caddy block we can saw in half. I'm sure I can dig up some teensy motorcycle pistons. Hit the block 1 point, hole it 3 points. 

Stampie, it would probably be helpful to weld some wheels onto the half blocks just so we can sort of move them around. 

Is anyone running a turbo or big shot stock block 5.0l ford?  If so by the end of the weekend we may have our half blocks.

hobiercr
hobiercr UltraDork
2/3/22 6:34 p.m.
nocones said:
Robbie (Forum Supporter) said:
hobiercr said:

In reply to stafford1500 :

Cornhole, but with metal decks and sets of pistons/connecting rods! You'd have to have a safety zone and the sound would be glorious.

Maybe stampie has a junk 500ci caddy block we can saw in half. I'm sure I can dig up some teensy motorcycle pistons. Hit the block 1 point, hole it 3 points. 

Stampie, it would probably be helpful to weld some wheels onto the half blocks just so we can sort of move them around. 

Is anyway running a turbo or big shot stock block 5.0l ford?  If so by the end of the weekend we may have our half blocks.

There has been some discussion.

Byrneon27
Byrneon27 Reader
2/3/22 6:53 p.m.

318hp/liter all stock Honda parts in the engine. I'll have one of your target blocks just after the finish line. 

 

I'm in for food, music, car shows, and games. Think a carnival type atmosphere but for car people. Honda Day is an event that never seems to be hurting for attendance do that with the racing aspect being the challenge

ojannen
ojannen Reader
2/3/22 6:59 p.m.

Big wheel pro solo?  Big wheel quarter mile?

Mr_Asa
Mr_Asa PowerDork
2/3/22 7:44 p.m.

Go-Karts for autox

Scale and ballast to get everyone at the same weight.  Best time gets a FTD shirt

bigben
bigben Reader
2/3/22 7:53 p.m.

I'm going to consult the half size people that live in my house to see what activities they think we should add to the weekend.

Robbie (Forum Supporter)
Robbie (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
2/3/22 8:02 p.m.

How about a giant inflatable screen and the most epic Mario kart tournament ever?

cruisermatt
cruisermatt Reader
2/3/22 9:00 p.m.

Drunk go karts

Captdownshift (Forum Supporter)
Captdownshift (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
2/3/22 9:03 p.m.

If we do a baked goods contest, definitely do it after the track has gone cold for the day, or at least don't consume anything I bring until after the track has gone cold. 

Captdownshift (Forum Supporter)
Captdownshift (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
2/3/22 9:05 p.m.

In reply to cruisermatt :

No, no, no. That's what family beach weekends are for. I don't mind if a terrible beach karting place gets in trouble, but events, I wouldn't even consider going there. 

wae
wae PowerDork
2/3/22 9:12 p.m.

I was at a partner event for a tech company we resell a number of years ago where they did something pretty neat.  It was part of the regular reception on the first night where they opened up the bar and had all the food.  They had partnered with a local charity and had skids of bikes for needy kids.  Everyone grouped up - I think they did a couple partners paired with a couple of their employees so it worked like an ice breaker - and we assembled this giant stack of bikes that went on to be donated.

Maybe there's a similar local charity that could use a hundred hours of gearhead labor.

Mr_Asa
Mr_Asa PowerDork
2/3/22 9:14 p.m.
wae said:

I was at a partner event for a tech company we resell a number of years ago where they did something pretty neat.  It was part of the regular reception on the first night where they opened up the bar and had all the food.  They had partnered with a local charity and had skids of bikes for needy kids.  Everyone grouped up - I think they did a couple partners paired with a couple of their employees so it worked like an ice breaker - and we assembled this giant stack of bikes that went on to be donated.

Maybe there's a similar local charity that could use a hundred hours of gearhead labor.

"No, damnit!  You're just supposed to fix the cars that Goodwill brings over!  They're for needy families, for old people, they don't need to go 223MPH!!"

NOHOME
NOHOME MegaDork
2/3/22 10:03 p.m.

Human powered car push/race. Same car for all teams. Maybe 200 foot course.

Floating Doc (Forum Supporter)
Floating Doc (Forum Supporter) PowerDork
2/3/22 10:09 p.m.

Sharing this with my wife, who suggested, "Engine part jenga."

I'm glad we're taking this conversation seriously. 

Robbie (Forum Supporter)
Robbie (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
2/3/22 10:30 p.m.
NOHOME said:

Human powered car push/race. Same car for all teams. Maybe 200 foot course.

Feel the rhythm, feel the ride, c'mon Jamaica, it's bobsled time!

Antihero (Forum Supporter)
Antihero (Forum Supporter) PowerDork
2/3/22 10:54 p.m.
BlueInGreen - Jon said:

Jam session/open mic.

Throw a concert. Works for Gridlife!

There are many musicians on here, it's a good idea.

surfshibby07
surfshibby07 HalfDork
2/3/22 11:52 p.m.

Pit bike drags. Wether it be a 4 wheeler, bike. Georgia techs couch, golf carts, etc. Always fun to have a short pit drag race.

bigben
bigben Reader
2/3/22 11:54 p.m.

Okay, so far my kids have voted for doing an autocross and drag race with gocarts, rc car racing, and a "full on pinewood derby." They are already talking about resto mods on their old pinewood derby cars.

And I'll just throw in that you can't go wrong with the younger crowd with an inflatable obstacle course or bounce house.

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
2/4/22 12:10 a.m.

He he... Cornhole. In some circles that term has a radically different meaning.

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