This year’s build for the Australian Pedal Car Grand Prix took a more serendipitous path than Ben’s first build The 34 Ford. http://trisled.com.au/the-34-project/ . Pressed for time and in the mood for collaboration he enlisted Jono as the styliser while he focused on chassis. There were two goals for the weeks build:
The first was to come up with a simple, affordable chassis design that could be replicated easily and compatible with many body styles. The Pedal Car GP is not really all about speed, it’s about one little town’s creative steps to have a unique event in there town raising money for their own charity. Fielding fully decked out Trisled Racer would be like bringing a machine gun to a knife fight and not impress anyone. Instead, we’ve chosen to throw our energy into developing a vehicle platform that is assessable and give event organisers a useful resource to grow their events profile and enlist sponsorship. The result of the weeks prototyping were extremely positive and this little chassis will soon go into limited production. It features an approachable seating position, our indexed crank system so it can fit a wide range of riders instantly, and the retro ‘just like a child’s pedal car only bigger’ styling.
The second goal of the week was to give this car a unique looking body in only 2 days! Jono latched onto this task and enlisted Dylan and Gav’ to make it happen. It was clear from the first test ride that this little cart has lines reminiscent of the 1920’s era speedsters. Jono took inspiration from both early Alfa Romeo and Enzo Ferraris heyday and created this beautiful shape almost completely out of Coreflute!
Stay tuned for next year’s build!