December Newsletter - Merry Xmas all
Hope this finds you are well and thinking about getting your trolley all tuned up over the holidays.
United Video Kiwi Flyer DVD release - Sat Dec 8th
This will be a show of trolleys, Redbox Mini Soap Box Derby and a sausage sizzle at United Video on Vanguard St - 2 to 4 TOMORROW ! Come on down and get your copy.
Redbox Architects have agreed to sponsor the Mini Soap Box Derby so that it can now be free to all primary schools in Nelson and to any future Trolley Kids.
We have had the Redbox Mini Soap Box Derby put into a curriculum Unit Plan form so that schools will now able to run it as a program for years 0 to 3
We plan to have the Redbox Mini Derby running at the Derby all day on the Green. Any Trolley kids can race on the day as well the school kids.
You can get a mini Derby kit for us by emailing us and we will make it up and you can pick up or we can post out for a small fee. For more info
We have had a few events over the past few months that were lots of fun.
Blowkart racing out in Richmond and Vortex which was great fun.
The Whangamoa Run version 2 - this was a great day out and we had a couple of good runs right from the top , curves and all.....and then lots of shorter runs.
A few fell over and one "went over" but all were OK and they had great tales to tell on Monday !!
So next year we hope to be using the Whangamoa's as our practice race day for the derby ... about 3 weeks before the main event.
We will layout an course the same length as Collingwood that will be "almost" straight .... and those who can "do corners" we will be able to have some runs from the top. So it should be a good testing ground for your new designs. The road has been cleared and swept and is in really good shape.
Santa Parade - Dec 2nd
We had 5 trolleys and a fine example of American automotive art in this years Santa Parade - thanks to all that took part and enjoyed a fun "tow" through crowd .
The Roberbertson's Trolley Derby - is SaturdayMarch 16th2013
Registration will open soon (in the next week or so ) we will let you know
New Rules - We are adjusting the age brackets for new years derby a bit. Basic change is just extending out the sprinters to 17 and under on trolley day
Other changes -
Timing - we are looking at using transponders next year to record all the times ... this will be faster and more accurate but will require that a small Tab is attached to your trolley near the nose ... best not on steel so think about having something for this to attach too ... more details to follow
Getting up the Hill - we are looking at using 4 quad bikes to take trolleys back up the hill this year, towing 9 trolleys each, in 3 staggered rows.
So heat will run differently than in past years ... with Rockets leading off , followed by Zoomers then Sprinters ... so all 72 trolleys down the hill in around 20 mins and then a 10 to 12 min loll in racing while all are towed back up Collingwood St ... then start again and so on ...
This will REQUIRE THAT YOU ALL HAVE A CLOSED EYE HOOK AT the FRONT AND REAR OF YOUR TROLLEY capable of taking the load of 2 other trolleys behind you.
You will be clipped on the ropes with snap shackles and as soon as all 9 are on you will be away ... these mean you HAVE TO STAY WITH YOUR TROLLEY DOWN THE BOTTOM and ride up in it.... otherwise it will be left down the bottom and you will get no runs ! - NO closed hooks - NO Tow -
Other things ...
Gordon has put the challenge out to find theWorlds Fastest 18 volt Power Drill Trolley and we will be putting these to the test before each of the new Nelson Falcon soccer games at Trafalgar Park .... first attempt is Jan 13th ... Gordon has it at the moment at around 36 kph .... so think you can beat that better get busy!! ( Rules simple 18 volt drill - with it's standard battery any form of drive - 3/4's of a lap of the velodrome oval with push start to get up to speed then timed over one 500 m lap )
Wanting to buy -a trolley derby cart that that is no longer being used and would be suitable for children aged between 5 and 10 years of age. Please phone Tony or Anna Perkins in Nelson on 545 8449.
President's Newsletter 26 August 2012
We are planning a number of events for the Club over the next few months - ideas are:-
A.Power Drill Challenge: Get your trolley converted with an 18 volt power drill and come on down to test it out against other derby enthusiasts at Tafalgar Park race day on Sunday Oct 7th-10 to 2pm (see item 3 above)
B.Club day out at Vortex Wind Karting . Murray, who had the carts at the Collingwood Street Derby during lunchtime, has offered us a group discount to come out to their course behind the Richmond A&P Show Grounds so that we can try another force of nature - Wind! This will now be in Oct as track is closed for winter and they are carrying out maintenance - so I will let you know when this day will be. In the meantime, check out the website, http://www.vortexwindkarting.co.nz/
C. Whangamoa Version 2 ... This will also now be in the late spring (possibly Nov) ... dependent on logging activity --- so date to come .... this is a great track of around 1.5 km with curves !! Lots of fun ... but we can only handle about 25 to 30 trolleys so book now if you want to come -check out the photos from the last time /gallery/2011-whangamoa-funday.aspx
D. Robertson's Trolley Derby 2013- date is set for Saturday March 16th
1. The AGM - will be on Friday July 20th 6.30 pm at Port Nelson offices -10 Low St.
Formal notification to members will be emailed in the next day or two. There will be a short AGM with all the boring stuff - Presidents address , Apologies, Annual Accounts, Election of Officers: Nominations are required for President, Treasurer, Secretary and 5 committee members.
Following the AGM there will be a party starting around 7pm with food and drink for members, supporters and sponsors. There may also maybe some entertainment.
2. Winter Trolley project
Gordon Dacombe and Tim Bayley have been working on a winter project for you all. To this end what they are proposing is that people "electrify" their trolleys with a rechargeable power drill and we run a competition to see who can go the furthest around the velodrome track at Trafalgar Park at Eco Fest in mid August.
Check out the details on the Club website here
3. Kiwi Flier the Movie - From Tony
"We are pleased to be able to lock off a date for the premiere - Tuesday 18th September at The Theatre Royal Nelson. We will send out formal invitations once we get the details finalised."
See the trailer at http://www.flicks.co.nz/movie/kiwi-flyer/
4. Derby on Film .... the 5 finalists have been chosen and will be shown at the premiere where the winner will be announced by Tony. To view the finalists check out the links on our Home Page on the website
5. 2012 Derby Trophies We would like to get the trophies back for engraving so please contact Diane firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange to drop them off to Diane.
We are planning a number of events for the Club over the next few months - ideas are:-
A. Power Drill Challenge: Get your trolley converted with an 18 volt power drill and come on down to test it out against other derby enthusiasts at Tafalgar Park during Eco Fest in August see item 2 above
B. Club day out at Vortex Wind Karting. Murray, who had the carts at the Collingwood Street Derby during lunchtime, has offered us a group discount to come out to their course behind the Richmond A&P Show Grounds so that we can try another force of nature - Wind! This will now be in the spring as track is closing for winter and being finished off - so will let you know when this day well be. http://www.vortexwindkarting.co.nz/
C. Whangamoa Version 2 ... This will also now be in the late spring ( Oct?) ... dependent on logging activity --- so date to come .... this is a great track of around 1.5 km with curves !! lots of fun ... but we can only handle about 25 to 30 trolleys so book now if you want to come -check out last time /gallery/2011-whangamoa-funday.aspx
President's Newsletter 17 April 2012
Derby on Film - entries close TOMORROW 18th April
The Derby on Film competition has proved to be very popular ( I can't count the number of interviews I did on race day from budding Spielburgs! ) a few entries already in, at www.youtube.com/nelsontrolleyclub
Details and entry form on this website or by following this link /collingwood-street-derby/derby-on-film.aspx
We are planning a number of events for the club over the next few months - ideas are
1. Club day out at Vortex Wind Karting . Murray, who had the carts at lunch, has offered us a group discount to come out to their course behind the Richmond A&P show grounds so that we can try another force of nature - Wind! This will now be in the spring as track is closing for winter and a finishing off - so will let you know when this day well be http://www.vortexwindkarting.co.nz/
2. Whangamoa Version 2 ... This will also now be in the spring ... dependent on logging activity --- so date to come .... this is a great track of around 1.5 km with curves !! lots of fun ... but we can only handle about 25 to 30 trolleys so book now if you want to come -check out last time /gallery/2011-whangamoa-funday.aspx
3. The movie - Kiwi Flier will have it's premiere in Nelson at the Theatre Royal - sometime in May we think date- will let you when we know .. at the moment it is showing at TIFF -Kids ( Toronto International Film Festival)
Yours, Tim Bayley
President's Newsletter 23 March 2012
Well the ROBERTSON'S TROLLEY DERBY is all "done and dusted" for 2012 and WoW what a day it was ....
A lot of fun was had by all and I think every one enjoyed themselves and we have had nothing but positive comments about the day. A huge thank-you to the residents of Collingwood St who allowed us to use their street for an amazing day of racing.
Also many thanks to our sponsors, big and small who helped make this day possible.... make sure you support them when ever possible.
There was some amazing racing and some pretty cool "bingles" except for the Firebird that met up with the back of a truck a bit too fast but the boys were fine after a good checkover at A&E. We will be making some changes to the braking area next year so that you will be FORCED to slow down as soon as you cross the finish line...
You may have noticed a couple of words in there - "next year" YES the sponsors have all signed on for another year so we will be go in March 2013 - date yet to be fixed.
NOW for a big thank-you to the Committee who have worked tirelessly throughout the year to make the event such a success and to all the Clubs and helpers on the day. Without these dedicated folk (some of whom don't even race!) we would not have this amazing event. Great job team - well done
...and Big Brother Big Sisters raised around $2400 for the day ... great work.
Now to a few things and changes that we will be looking at for next year. We welcome your feedback and thoughts on these ideas.
We are planning a number of events for the club over the next few months, and our ideas are:-
Funny Post-Derby story
One of the Formula NZ trolleys went AWAL on Saturday. It was left on Collingwood on the Green .... I spent a few days sending out emails to all as to who had it, when yesterday I got a call from the Police through Gavin from Big Brothers Big Sisters. Apparently It had been found at 2 am Sunday morning on Bridge St with a large, rather drunk Irish lady in it, being pushed along by two equally drunk Irish revelers. Word is that it was pushed to Trafalgar St by some kids... used by a bunch of drunk St Paddites and painted with green shamrocks !!
I got it back yesterday no worse for wear- .. so it has passed a major test with flying colours and now has a history ... maybe will install a GPS tracker and a video camera on it for next year ! So get out there people and build some more...
Well that's it for now must get back to real life and a job ..... many thanks to all that supported us this as below please support them when you are out about looking for products and services during the coming year.
Tim Bayley __________________________________________________________________________________
President's Newsletter 12 March 2012
JUST 5 DAYS TO GO to the 2012 ROBERTSON'S TROLLEY DERBY
ON SATURDAY, 17THMARCH
Registrations are almost full in all classes except for the Nippers as there is still lots of room in this section and we have some spare trolleys for Nippers if you want - so email us email@example.com
President's Newsletter 3 March 2012
Hi Trolley People, Tim here again from the Nelson Trolley Club ....
JUST 2 WEEKS TO GO to the 2012 ROBERTSON'S TROLLEY DERBY
on SATURDAY, 17TH MARCH
Well we are getting closer to the Big Day. Just start praying for some good weather now! Almost 60 registrations in NOW so get on the website at www.nelsontrolleyclub.co.nz/registration.aspx
Register NOW before all the spaces are gone
Registration closes on Sunday the 11th of March.
Lots of space in the Nippers and we have some spare trolleys for nippers if you want so email us firstname.lastname@example.org
Don't forget to upload a photo of your current trolley and to fill out your "Bio" with lots of fun stuff about you and your trolley for the MC's to use on the day. Now it is time to get back to the garage and keep working on this year's creation for the derby on Saturday March 17th.
We need lots of volunteers to help on the day to make it all happen so please email Diane or Tim if you can help in any way on the day:- email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
This year there is a new competition for all you videofiles sponsored by Kiwi Flyer - The Movie!
Derby on Film
Get the Derby on Film and you could win tickets to the Kiwi Flyer Premiere in June at the Royal Theatre and your winning entry will be shown at the Premiere along with the presentation by the director Tony Simpson of the new Kiwi Flyer Trophy. Details and entry form on the website or by following this link DERBY ON FILM
T Shirts..... would anyone like to order a Robertson Trolley Derby T shirt ? Check out the photos on the website to see the design. Price $15 for kids $20 for adults . Please let us know by Friday the 9th with size
The Formula NZ Trolley for Nippers and Zoomers - The building of 3 new entry level trolleys for kids built out of a single sheet of plywood is progressing well.
The plans and build instructions for this new design are now on the website with pictures, instructions and downloadable plans. This is an easy build for any handy person with their child.
Build Session Two is now online at www.nelsontrolleyclub.co.nz/design-tips/formula-one-design.aspx
There will be one more build session posted next week and then you can see them at the
Robertson's Trolley Derby 2012 - Resene Paint Day
Bring Your Own Paintbrush and Paint your Wagon!
Sunday 11 March, 12.00pm - 2.00pm
Resene ColorShop, 69 St Vincent Street, Nelson
19 January 2012
Hi Trolley People, Tim here again from the Nelson Trolley Club .... hope you have all had a great Christmas and New Year and are now well rested after a bit of time off in the sun!
Now it is time to get back to the garage and get working on this years creation for the derby on March 17th.
All is progressing well with the preparations for the day.
Don't forget that tomorrow is T-Day ( Trolley recycle day ) where you can bring in all those unused parts and old trolleys so that they can be recycled by new up and coming racers. Also it is a chance to get some of the missing bits for this years trolley that you are working on.
Location - 6 Washington Valley Road - behind the Vent Shop
Time 1 to 3 pm - Sat 21st Jan
So gather up all you "good" old trolley stuff ( no junk please ! ) and come on down and we will see you there.
See you all there
Nelson Trolley Cub