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11-12-2002, 11:38 AM
Given that my brain was drained, frozen, and asleep, an idea popped into my head on the way back from the ABC Drink 'n' Eat in Edmonton:<br><br>An Ice Rally<br><br>Time trials on a 1/2 to 1 mile course on a frozen lake. The course would be a road race type, versus straight line or oval, to emphasize handling and driver skill. Each contestant would make two laps, with low time being the winner. Possibly do some kind of round robin affair, so you'd get a couple runs at the course. We would run one truck at a time, to prevent any damage to the trucks, and the course would either be completely cleared by dozer, or groomed with a trail groomer.<br><br>Thinking cash prizes (share of the entry fee), a warm HQ with plenty of chow and hot drinks, vendor displays, a few door prizes. 2WD/4WD classes. Rubber tires only, no chains. Closed circuit TV so people in the HQ can see whats going on.<br><br>I'm thinking of an area where you could get away to, with plenty of snowmobile trails and ice fishing opporunties in the off-time. <br><br>So, how many people would be interested in something like that?<br><br>Rod
11-12-2002, 11:49 AM
That would be great to watch! ;D<br><br>Tony
11-12-2002, 12:13 PM
Would ice fishing holes be considered obsticles or just pot holes? [laugh]<br><br>That sounds like a great idea Rod.<br>I wish I were a little closer, Id love try that! <br><br><br>Rich
11-12-2002, 01:01 PM
Rich, you're not too far...just plan ahead and come on up.<br><br>Tony, skip watching...come on out to race.<br><br>That area where Rod is has some real good fishing...some of the best Walleye fishing in the world and I know several folks in Canuckland that have Diesel trucks have sleds for the trails and racing too.<br><br>Woo Hoo...Great White might need a periscope if the weather is warm. [laugh]
11-12-2002, 01:10 PM
yeah, you gonna' fish my truck out when it goes thru? [eyecrazy] :'( >:( [laugh]
11-12-2002, 01:26 PM
We'll have divers and compressed air tanks to float the rig to the top. ;)<br><br>The ice there gets over 4ft thick...correct Rod?<br><br>EH
11-12-2002, 01:55 PM
The ice on Tobin Lake typically gets to be 6 ft thick, but I will be checking with environmental type dudes to ensure that it would be safe. I would think so, as during ice fishing season, you'll see up to 200 trucks on the ice during a walleye ice tournament.<br><br>We'd do it during Jan or Feb, the coldest days of the year. Winterfronts, block heaters and warm booties also necessary ;D<br><br>Rod
11-12-2002, 05:34 PM
<br>yeah, you gonna' fish my truck out when it goes thru? [eyecrazy] :'( >:( [laugh]<br><br>Tony, never been to Tip-Up Town?
11-12-2002, 09:09 PM
There is a trademark on "Thunder" being used in relation to a diesel gathering. That will be $500US sir, LOL. Sounds like fun! ;D
11-12-2002, 09:18 PM
<br>There is a trademark on "Thunder" being used in relation to a diesel gathering. That will be $500US sir, LOL. Sounds like fun! ;D<br><br><br>Is it a Canadian registered Trademark? [laugh]<br><br>Rod Change it to ... Tunder in duh Tundra<br><br> ;D<br>
11-12-2002, 09:20 PM
:-[ You got me there!
Lary Ellis (Top)
11-12-2002, 09:23 PM
Blunder in the Blundra? ;D<br><br> I can mount downriggers on the truck and troll if the ice get's a bit thin [eyecrazy] Sounds like great deal of fun!
11-12-2002, 09:31 PM
The answer was seen at SEMA!
11-12-2002, 09:33 PM
11-12-2002, 10:45 PM
<br>Close up.<br><br><br>I've seen those in the oil patch a few times. Pricey but COoooOooOoOoOoOL
11-12-2002, 10:50 PM
I could get into something like that!!
11-13-2002, 11:33 AM
<br>I could get into something like that!!<br><br><br>Are you going to revive the Baja truck? ;D
11-19-2002, 11:35 PM
so is thing going to happen or what? ??? ;D
11-20-2002, 09:49 AM
so is thing going to happen or what? ??? ;D
Contact Push Rod...its all in his backyard...maybe he is 'occupied' if ya know what I mean.
Lary Ellis (Top)
11-20-2002, 09:53 AM
<br><br>so is thing going to happen or what? ??? ;D<br><br><br>Contact Push Rod...its all in his backyard...maybe he is 'occupied' if ya know what I mean.<br><br> [laugh]<br>Not sure if that little penguin is officially approved DTR Chapter Logo or not ;D You could at least think about buying him a SASKDTR #6 Tattoo! ;D
11-23-2002, 11:54 PM
<br>so is thing going to happen or what? ??? ;D<br><br><br>We're not sure yet, Tony. Reception to the event has been a little cool (get it? ;D) but I'm going to run an experiment this January on the ice at Tobin Lake, to ensure that the corners wouldn't polish to badly. It'd suck for the first five guys to have a good run, and then everyone else have to drive 4 mph to make the corners. <br><br>Rod
11-25-2002, 04:38 AM
if you could swing sometime in the last week of Jan I could probably make it, sounds cool
I'm sure a bit of gravel on the corners would help for traction...
we used to fool around with an old datsun on the lake at home when I was a teenager, back then we found the more packed snow you could leave on the track the better it was for traction, we used to just drag the track with some old tractor tires behind my dad's cat then let it freeze good over night.......
11-25-2002, 06:51 PM
Polish the entire track. Then it would be even. ;D
11-26-2002, 02:00 PM
<br>Polish the entire track. Then it would be even. ;D<br><br><br>LOL<br>the wind up there will do that real nice.
11-26-2002, 02:30 PM
End of January or so i could probably make it my birthday is January 19th so that sounds like a helluva present to give myself!!!!!! ;D
11-26-2002, 06:08 PM
I'm into it then...I will be off the continent late in Feb.<br><br>Notice the wind takes that lil Penguin off the screen?<br><br>97CTD...we'll make sure its a birthday you will remember but maybe not want to. [laugh]<br><br>BaaaaaaaAAAaAaAaaAAaaAAa
12-03-2002, 10:43 AM
[laugh] [laugh]<br>Sweet sounds like a good time i am getting pumped i hope everything works out and comes together!!!
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