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Re: Hasegawa
« Reply #495 on: September 29, 2019, 11:22:23 pm »
I'd have guessed it was Rick Wakeman's golf cart...

Not as funky, but there is a tractor to partner it:
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Re: Hasegawa
« Reply #496 on: September 30, 2019, 06:50:11 am »
If someone were to ask me what that was I would never have guessed in a million years!

Nor me, that is truly weird.

Looks like something from the "Anime" or whatever they call it universes. Looking at it carefully I can just about figure out how it works, but part of me expects to see it racing around Suzuka ?
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Re: Hasegawa
« Reply #497 on: October 01, 2019, 04:47:58 am »
Click on the pic and look at the tyres full size.  They are wild.
It looks to me like something made up from a modellers spare parts box after all the good spare parts have been used.
Or, something from Wacky Races' Prof Pat Pending after the LSD incident... :o
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Re: Hasegawa
« Reply #498 on: October 01, 2019, 06:46:06 am »
Click on the pic and look at the tyres full size.  They are wild.

I would imagine they're designed to work in flooded fields and mud.  Have you ever seen the swamp racers used in the deep US south, very tall skinny wheels just like those, but bigger diameter.


Now I had wondered where the wheels and tires came from, I couldn't imagine they were custom made just for a few racers.

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Re: Hasegawa
« Reply #499 on: October 02, 2019, 02:45:35 am »
IIRC, these are so-called "(Rice) Paddy Tires" - more or less standard equipment for vehicles operated in flooded rice fields and similar wet enironments, frequently seen in Asia. Some of these can be very narrow, almost like discs!

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Re: Hasegawa
« Reply #500 on: October 02, 2019, 05:35:36 am »
IIRC, these are so-called "(Rice) Paddy Tires" - more or less standard equipment for vehicles operated in flooded rice fields and similar wet enironments, frequently seen in Asia. Some of these can be very narrow, almost like discs!
And the rednecks like putting 1000 horsepower through them ;D :wacko:
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Re: Hasegawa
« Reply #501 on: October 02, 2019, 10:26:26 am »
IIRC, these are so-called "(Rice) Paddy Tires" - more or less standard equipment for vehicles operated in flooded rice fields and similar wet enironments, frequently seen in Asia. Some of these can be very narrow, almost like discs!
And the rednecks like putting 1000 horsepower through them ;D :wacko:

Don't they always? ;D

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Re: Hasegawa
« Reply #502 on: October 03, 2019, 03:23:18 am »
IIRC, these are so-called "(Rice) Paddy Tires" - more or less standard equipment for vehicles operated in flooded rice fields and similar wet enironments, frequently seen in Asia. Some of these can be very narrow, almost like discs!
And the rednecks like putting 1000 horsepower through them ;D :wacko:

I have no problem with that.  It looks like fun.
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Re: Hasegawa
« Reply #503 on: October 03, 2019, 07:33:32 am »
IIRC, these are so-called "(Rice) Paddy Tires" - more or less standard equipment for vehicles operated in flooded rice fields and similar wet enironments, frequently seen in Asia. Some of these can be very narrow, almost like discs!
And the rednecks like putting 1000 horsepower through them ;D :wacko:

I have no problem with that.  It looks like fun.

Do a search of swamp buggy racing Fred ---- When Speed Channel was still around, they would show it on TV.
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Re: Hasegawa
« Reply #504 on: October 04, 2019, 06:29:25 am »
IIRC, these are so-called "(Rice) Paddy Tires" - more or less standard equipment for vehicles operated in flooded rice fields and similar wet enironments, frequently seen in Asia. Some of these can be very narrow, almost like discs!
And the rednecks like putting 1000 horsepower through them ;D :wacko:

I have no problem with that.  It looks like fun.

Do a search of swamp buggy racing Fred ---- When Speed Channel was still around, they would show it on TV.

I've seen it.  Hence my comment.  I  am a keen observer of all the weird and obscure forms of motorsport.
Just today I was thinking about Unimotorcycle racing.

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Re: Hasegawa
« Reply #505 on: October 04, 2019, 08:27:44 pm »
Now that's just nuts - but they do look like thy're having fun.