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Paris-Dakar Transantarctic race
« on: October 23, 2018, 01:42:56 pm »
A theme I'd like to develop... :rolleyes:

After the Paris-Dakar had to move to south America for security reasons, the south american countries, after a few years, got fed up too.
In search of a continent where nobody would complain for noise, squashed people and similar annoyances, the organizers had a brilliant idea: a (nearly) empty continent. So, for 2019, the race will be across the Antarctic, from coast to coast.
The only rule for vehicles (no human or animal power allowed) is to have the roof, or upper part painted red with white racing number. Else everything goes.
Owing to the current financial difficulties, the light at the end of the tunnel will be turned off until further notice.

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Re: Paris-Dakar Transantarctic race
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2018, 02:09:56 pm »
The Track Rover for the win!  :thumbsup: ;D ;)
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

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Re: Paris-Dakar Transantarctic race
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2018, 02:17:41 pm »
Combination wheel/track/hovercraft.  ;D
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Re: Paris-Dakar Transantarctic race
« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2018, 08:18:52 pm »
Interesting, very interesting.......
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Re: Paris-Dakar Transantarctic race
« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2018, 12:05:41 am »
The Track Rover for the win!  :thumbsup: ;D ;)

Or an Unimog.

Or something like this...?




Or rather this?

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Re: Paris-Dakar Transantarctic race
« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2018, 12:09:38 am »
Combination wheel/track/hovercraft;D

Hmm, maybe it would be better to add to the rules that the vehicle must be in contact with ground (at least most of the time), else it would be too easy.  ;D
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Re: Paris-Dakar Transantarctic race
« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2018, 12:14:07 am »
The Track Rover for the win!  :thumbsup: ;D ;)

As Dozzy has shown, I'd think something bigger than a Land Rover would be more adequate, also in view of the limited support facilities along the route.
Russians are at an advantage here, as they already have all sorts of tracked trucks and tractors.
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Re: Paris-Dakar Transantarctic race
« Reply #7 on: October 24, 2018, 02:55:59 am »
I googled "Antarctic Car" and got these pics.


I wouldn't be surprised if Kit had something to do with the mini... ;)
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Re: Paris-Dakar Transantarctic race
« Reply #8 on: October 24, 2018, 03:02:50 am »


I wouldn't be surprised if Kit had something to do with the mini... ;)


No no no no no, it wasn't me, honest guv!  ;D

I've never seen that pic before, but it's very interesting.
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

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Re: Paris-Dakar Transantarctic race
« Reply #9 on: October 24, 2018, 03:35:19 am »
It came from this page.
http://vrroom.naa.gov.au/print/?ID=18803
with a link to this one
https://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/SearchNRetrieve/Interface/DetailsReports/ItemDetail.aspx?Barcode=11665694&isAv=N
which credits it to the Australian Governments Department of Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs (DIMIA).
This is odd as that's not a government body you would expect to be in Antarctica.
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Re: Paris-Dakar Transantarctic race
« Reply #10 on: October 24, 2018, 09:20:57 am »
Time to dig out Admiral Byrd's Snow Cruiser? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antarctic_Snow_Cruiser

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Re: Paris-Dakar Transantarctic race
« Reply #11 on: October 26, 2018, 07:57:16 pm »
I think The Paris - Mountains of Madness Rally has a nice ring.  ;D
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Re: Paris-Dakar Transantarctic race
« Reply #12 on: October 29, 2018, 03:19:00 am »
Time to dig out Admiral Byrd's Snow Cruiser? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antarctic_Snow_Cruiser



Yes, and read carefully about what happened to the Snow Cruiser and why. Big wheels are no substitute for tracks on the wrong kind of snow....
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Re: Paris-Dakar Transantarctic race
« Reply #13 on: October 29, 2018, 03:27:39 am »
I think The Paris - Mountains of Madness Rally has a nice ring.  ;D

How about

The Arkham - Mountains of Madness Rally
Taking the madness to the madness



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Re: Paris-Dakar Transantarctic race
« Reply #14 on: October 29, 2018, 06:12:13 am »
I think The Paris - Mountains of Madness Rally has a nice ring.  ;D
How about
The Arkham - Mountains of Madness Rally
Taking the madness to the madness
Using shoggoths to clear a (decidedly non-Euclidean) racetrack to the Antarctic would be totally sensible, though :wacko: