|How to make a 2CV Tappet Case Racer|
Tappet case - or rocker cover - racing is a phenomenon unique to the 2CVing world. In the spirit of Robot Wars, people use a standard 2CV tappet case as the basis for making their home-built racers, which are powered only by the law of gravity. Racers go head-to-head in a series of elimination rounds, rolling down a long graduated track, hurtling towards victory (or destruction, depending on the build quality!).
It has gained a wide following at larger European events, and first appeared in the UK at the 2CVGB 2010 National meeting, with an impressive turn-out for the inaugural races.
There's a few simple rules to follow in terms of the technical spec allowed, but creativity and artistic endeavor are always encouraged! We follow the European rules, so you can take your racer away with you to international events.
As little friction as possible to go as fast and as straight as possible down the track.
A track composed of two corridors of 21 cm width each. The ramp is 7.5 metres long with the
COMPULSORY TECHNICAL FEATURES
A prior technical inspection will be carried out to verify vehicle compliance. Rocker covers which do not correspond to technical features will not be admitted. Vehicle presentation usually takes place at least one hour before the race starts.
|Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 June 2011 12:55|