The online registration for the BCHMR Practice Day (here) and the Race Weekend (here) is now (finally!) open on MotorsportReg.com. The BCHMR web site (here) and its Facebook page will be regularly updated as the event approaches.
Thought you might be interested in a new car that we are building. It has the motor from a Tesla Model S, the battery pack from a Kia Soul EV, a custom CAD designed chassis and suspension, and a classic Shelby Cobra body!
The motor has 310kW peak power and 600 nM torque from 0-6000 RPM – gradually tapering off until the 16,000 RPM redline! However, it does remain to be seen how long the motor can be run without Power Limiting itself due to overheating. This will be one of the key areas of development & testing for 2017.
Battery pack is a 30kW-hr unit from a Kia Soul EV. Initially we will run Time Attack & Autocross sessions due to the shorter run length. Eventually, we will run some selected races at reduced power levels. Battery run time and length to recharge between sessions are all issues we will be battling with.
The car is being built to GT standards (Shelby Cobras are classified as GT1 cars) and will probably run as a GTO car. Total weight with driver should be in the 1800 pound range
VRCBC has a booth at the 2017 BC Classic & Custom Car Show April 21 to 23 and needs help manning the booth. This is also an excellent opportunity to promote META. To see the schedule and sign up go to the Doodle calendar I have set up: http://doodle.com/poll/ibnv88tvza75axvr#table
You click on the link and enter your name, very simple! Exhibitor badges this year need a picture, I need your email address so I can send information about where and when to pick up your badge. EMAIL me please!
Info is available on the CACC Facebook page, feel free to send the link to all of your members and post on your pages. Please pass this along to any other clubs and members!
Let’s make this a big boost for our sport and our clubs!
Sion Robin Davies
Born July 1934 in Wales, died May 24, 2016
Royal air force regiment 510 8592
Sion enlisted in the RAF regiment in January 1952, receiving basic training at RAF Catterick, along with junior garner and grown defense training before graduating as corporal. He joined the 11 Wing RAF Kimpo Airfield, Korea in 1952. He fought along side the Republic of Douth Korean army and the US 1st Calvary south of Osan, during the retreat to Nuttang River. There his unit took up defence of Pussan. It was during these actions that he was awarded the military medal. When British and US forces advanced north, 11 Wing joined the 27 Battalion and he was promoted to Pilot Officer.