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Friday, 19 July 2019

Grand Prix Time : It's the New Milton Pedal Car Grand Prix

The Pedal Car Grand Prix is an annual event which traditionally takes place on the second Sunday of July alternating each year between the streets of New Milton and / or Ringwood in Hampshire. This year it took place in New Milton on the same Sunday as the British Formula 1 Grand Prix! 

It's a great event, and often attracts around fifty pedal-powered competitors. From juniors to adults. Rules govern the vehicle specifications and team members take turns at powering their creations around the 1- kilometre course; prizes are awarded to winners, and runners up in each of the categories. 

What is this crazy event, where competition is fierce, and brings both thrills as well as spills ... but it's all for a good cause. 

This years New Milton Hoburne Pedal Car Grand Prix is a charitable event that involves pedal cars of all shapes and sizes racing around the town centre of New Milton. The whole emphasis of the event is to have FUN! The pedal cars vary greatly in design with some very light and aerodynamic competitive cars, whilst others are built to amuse the crowds. Each car has a team of up to four pedallers who can change over as many times as they like, which makes pit lane viewing very interesting for the spectators! 

With other family members we went along last Sunday and joined in the fun. Yes, there were thrills and spills but no-one seemed hurt, although some experienced a few grazes, and there were first aiders on stand-by.




I'm sure all who took part take training seriously, my legs would surely ache with all the pedalling


looking quite relaxed these pedallers seem to be doing quite well


here come some down the high street


taking the bend wasn't quite so easy, a few spills happened here

Hope you like Eddie's pictures which give a flavour of this fun charitable event. If you click on the photographs it will enlarge them ...

Phew, after all the excitement I needed a cuppa and a slice of low carb lemon cake ... how about you?

All the best Jan

37 comments:

Tom said...

...what fun!!!

Miss Val's Creations said...

Oh this looks like fun. I love a unique charity event! Luckily there were no serious injuries!

Jo said...

What a fun event. Yes please to the lemon cake.

Practical Parsimony said...

That looks like fun. I would like to pedal one of those but not race.

My name is Erika. said...

How fun is that! What an enjoyable post. I also noticed you live in Hampshire. I live in New Hampshire (USA) and Milton is just down the road a bit. I can see where all the original New Hampshire settlers came from with these town names! happy Friday or almost weekend.

Ygraine said...

Oh WOW...this does look such fun - and in aid of a good cause too! I would have loved to have been there...
and that lemon cake sounds just the thing to accompany the fabulous viewing!!😊😊

Have a super day!

Hugs.

Sally said...

Awesome, and fun! Thanks for the photo's; I've never seen that type of race before. :)

Sandi said...

HOW COOL! Um...I expected to see little kids in those carts.... ;-)

Sheryl said...

Hi Jan this looks like fun,hope you have a lovely day my friend xx

This N That said...

Looks like a blast!!..Hope it's cooler there than it is here..Enjoy your weekend...

John's Island said...

This looks like a lot of fun. Neat pictures! Best regards from Seattle, John

DVArtist said...

Looks like so much fun.

Fun60 said...

It looks more fun than watching the Grand Prix.

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

That looks like a lot of fun, but I'm not sure how much pedaling my knees could take. (Unless there's lots of long downhill sections...)

Thickethouse.wordpress said...

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Sue said...

This looks like a great day out, much more fun than F1. Have a great weekend, Sue xx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

This sounds like a fun time and great for charity, too. Thanks for sharing photos of this race.

William Kendall said...

That looks like fun!

Elephant's Child said...

Fun for all.

bill burke said...

Looks like lots of fun!

Lorrie said...

What a good time for lots of people - participants and observers!

CJ Kennedy said...

That looks like a lot of fun.

dellgirl said...

Now, THAT was a whole bunch of fun! I enjoyed every single minute of the festivities. Thanks for sharing this exciting event. The photos are awesome, they make the story come to life.

Wishing you a wonderful weekend!

Sami said...

That seems like great fun :) Have a wonderful weekend.

baili said...

this sounds fun event to watch dear Jan
yes i so enjoyed the images indeed ,so much tell about the event and the excitement :)

i found the cars intriguing ,ofcourse the bent is hard with them
glad you enjoyed the event and then the cake :)

Connie said...

I love this . . . How fun!
The cars are wonderful . . . If Steve wasn't sick, I'd try talking him into building one. Our grands would love it. Why I think this grandma would give it a try too, LOL

Iris Flavia said...

That looks like fun!
We have this once a year, but for the kiddies only.

eileeninmd said...

Hello,

That looks like a fun event for both the adults and children. Fun photos. Have a happy day and a great weekend!

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Now that looks like some good old fashioned Summer fun!! How great is that!! Thanks so much for sharing this slice of Americana and thanks for taking the time to stop by!!
Hugs,
Deb

Beca said...

Well this looks like a lot of fun! Entertaining too I imagine. This makes me think of the Little Rascals. Wishing you a wonderful weekend Jan.
xx Beca

carol l mckenna said...

Great photos of the 'car races.' ~

Happy Day to you,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

Debbie said...

oh such fun...nice to know it was a charitable event!!!

Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes said...

Looks like fun, but I would be most content as a spectator! And I'm always in the mood for lemon cake!

Anonymous said...

Looks a fun event.

Tina

Rose said...

That would be so fun to watch or participate in.

Bob Bushell said...

Fun.

Snowbird said...

Oh my, what delightful fun. Loved this.xxx