v Rocketcar Day 8 : Love and Rockets


Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Rocketcar Day 9 July 15th 2007

Hola People,
Hold onto your bowels, I'm glad to announce RocketCar Day 9 will be taking place Sunday July 15th.

I will be sending out numerous reminders and updates obviously, but in the mean time get your new car concepts bubbling away, and reassure your parents you're fine but are too busy to visit on the weekend, so get off your back.

Also, while not fending off over concerned relatives, send me the emails of anyone else who should be on the mailing list for these exciting updates.

After doing that, why not send some photos from rocketcar day 8 so you’re not to ashamed when 9 rolls around that you haven’t sent them yet. (hello at rocketcarday.com)

Anyhoo, book it in: Sunday July 15th.

TBA: theme, new crazy rules, who’s making a BBQ.

Friday, March 02, 2007

Photos from Ian Woolf

A great collection of rocketcar day photos from 666 to 8. here

Hey, why not send me more photos?

Monday, February 26, 2007

results chart

I found the results info. Here it is. Apologies to those who were not recorded... that's booze for you.

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Rocketcar Dog

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Get into heaven: Send me images and movies

just email em through. if everyone just sent a couple of great ones, you know, i could pay due homage to us all... and put more photos on the website (plus a better launch compile than this
Just email em through to me at hello @ rocketcarday.com

More cars

I wish i hadn't lost the bit of paper that would have told us all about what these cars were all about.

More Cars

Ukulele cars, a flying pirate galleon of some sort, and one love themed space ship car. what a great world.

Great Lineup

A great range of cars representing the full spectrum from the amazingly stupid to the stupidly amazing. Also some finely engineered numbers turned up top battle it out at the end of the day. Snoopy Cars, Hover car worked, longest car ever, remote controlled support vehicle all round awesome.

Buy t-shirts why don't you

That's right, through the magic of the internet you can buy a great rocketcar day 8 t-shirt (i heart rockets). It's emotional and keeps you un-naked during the day.

I have pink ones and black ones

Dog launches rocketcar

Dogs pay no heed to countdowns.

And the winner is...

Monarch The Dog and her/his car Scooby Doo. If the dog wins again next year we might need to review the rules. I have my eye on that dude on it's right as a possible shadow entrant...

Go Rocketcar day, go.

Rocketcar Day 8 had a great turn out, with a lot of emotion floating around.
over 20 cars, lots of bystanders, great day all round. unfortunately my list of which car got where was lost in a terrible pocket accident so full kudos isn't avaliable for all racers. However, nonverified-kudos goes your way and in the most real sense you are all winners. Except that Monarch the dog beat you all with his car Scooby Doo. Congrats Dog.
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Thursday, February 15, 2007

Where is RocketCar Day this year?

well you may ask. Rocketcar Day will be held at Sydney Steel Lane, Marrickville again this year. It's near the Metro Shopping Centre in Marrickville. If we get moved on from there, we'l go just around the corner. Get there at 12:30pm, especially if you are racing. Bring some snacks and some delicious beverages and maybe some sun burn cream. Oh baby, if you like love, you'll love Rocketcar Day 8.. the most romantic race yet.

if you get lost call me on 0425222598. i may not be able to help you but i ,might be able to talk you down.

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

The rules

The Rules Yeah

What are the rules?
The first rule of rocketcar day is "there are some rules"
- You have to make your own car (attaching a rocket to an existing model car is frowned upon)
- The cars are powered only by C size engines (these are about the size of your thumb)
- They have to be safe(ish) to race. A good way to find out if your car is safe, is to test it. you learn alot when there's a rocketcar bearing down on you.

There will be the following events:
Distance race (individually launched)
Top 10 showdown (10 cars race at once)
Judging will be based on distance and style points (the stupider the car the better)
Cars that are too light won’t be allowed to race, because they’ve been shown to tend to fly into people’s heads.

Rules and Guidelines

testing: You can learn alot about how good your theories regarding rocketcar design are from watching your creation pickup and fly out of contol towards someone. if you can : test your car. That said, there are 2 race categories. one for tested cars and one for first run cars.

General: while you can make anykind of car, sticking wheels onto a rocket will incurr some sort of shame demerit.
similarly, sticking a rocket onto a car is equally subject to frowning.

Materials: Whatever, In the interest of safety please ensure that metal components are kept to a minimum and as safe as possible.

Weight: avoid vey light cars. they are pronbe to spin around and shoot into the spectators and innocent bystanders.

Body shapes: Up to you but not just a single body tube. The event demands something interesting to look at and shapes aimed at aerodynamics solely will be frowned upon and may not be laughed at and drowned. Formula One style, saloon car, land speed record types, all types welcome. Plus anything new you can come up with. You have to make your own chassis (lego is totally acceptable, but glue it as well)

Motor types: C size rockets only in the race. Whatever the delay you like. C6 rockets seem to be cool. Only one motor to be used. No clustering or staging. You can buy them from hobby shops if you look trust worthy (swarthy types, trim beards first). These fit into a Romeo y Julieta no 3 cigar case nicely.

Wheels: Three at least but more are permissible and all must be in contact with the ground on the start line and every effort must be made to keep all on the ground during the run. A car, which is bouncing and/or whose wheels are leaving contact with the track too much, at the judges discretion, will be banned. The wheels can be inside or outside of the car body. The car must end up on all 4 wheels.

Remote Control : is not allowed due to it working one year.

Gyroscopic control : is allowed due to it never having worked yet.

see you on the street

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Rocketcar Day 8 -

Ladies and Gentlemen, prepare your heart strings for the most romantic rocketcar race on the planet: Rocketcar Day 8. Coinciding loosely with valentines day, Rocketcar Day 8 will blossom with emotion and sincere conversations on February 18th 2007.
Why not save the money you'd spend on flowers and cards and GHB, and get emotional on the streets Rocketcar day style.

Friday, December 01, 2006

Rocketcar Day Merch

Nothing says "i love you" like a Rocketcar Day t-shirt. Why not buy a collectors t-shirt from a previous Day to add a little romance into your life? They are guaranteed chick/dude magnets.

Now for sale with paypal. Just write down what year you want. They are au$25 each plus 5 bucks postage = 30.

I have some of the classy polo shirts from Rocketcar Day The Third (the classiest rocketcar day ever) . They will be in fashion soon enough.

I think for RCD8 we'll be getting some romantic stubbie coolers.