Valve cover racing
Valve cover racing is a competitive event similar to the
Pinewood derby, but vehicles are made from a valve coverfrom an internal combustioncar engine, rather than of wood blocks, . Valve cover racing is most commonly seen at car shows.
Rules and regulations will change depending on the venue, but the basics remain the same: Competitors must construct a vehicle using a valve cover from a car's engine. Usually it must have four wheels. It can be decorated or modified within the rules set by the organizing body. The valve cover is powered by
gravity. In a valve cover race, two or more racing valve covers are placed at the top of a specially constructed incline, which can be straight or curved. They are released at the same time and the first to cross a finish line at the bottom of the incline wins the race. Win lights or timers may be used to more accurately determine the winner of a race. Valve cover racing is often an event for children at car shows, although adult valve cover race events are also seen.
Woodcar Independent Racing League
* [http://www.mgcarclub.lu/ValveCoverRaces/ValveCoverRaces.htm M.G. Car Club Luxembourg Rocker/Valve Cover Races]
* [http://www.ridgenet.net/~biesiade/Valvecover.htm Photos from a 1998 Event in Bakersfield, California]
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.
Look at other dictionaries:
Woodcar Independent Racing League — (WIRL) is an independent racing league for pinewood car builders.Pinewood car racing was popularized by the well known Boy Scout sanctioned Pinewood Derby. Unlike the Scout races, WIRL races are open to people of all ages and participants are not … Wikipedia
Alan Jones (racing driver) — Infobox F1 driver Name = Alan Jones Nationality = flagicon|Australia Australian Years = F1|1975 F1|1981, F1|1983, F1|1985 F1|1986 Team(s) = Hesketh, Hill, Surtees, Shadow, Williams, Arrows, Haas Lola Races = 117 (116 starts) Championships = 1… … Wikipedia
British Racing Motors — BRM Full name British Racing Motors Base … Wikipedia
Pinewood derby — The pinewood derby is a racing event for Cub Scouts in the Boy Scouts of America. Cub Scouts, with the help of parents, build their own cars from wood, usually from kits containing a block of pine, plastic wheels and metal axles. With the… … Wikipedia
Top Fuel — Racing is a class of drag racing in which the cars are run on a maximum of 90% nitromethane and about 10% methanol (also known as racing alcohol), instead of gasoline. The cars are purpose built race cars, with a layout superficially resembling… … Wikipedia
History of BMW motorcycles — BMW s motorcycle history began in 1921 when BMW commenced manufacturing engines for other companies. The motorcycle subsidiary now operates under the BMW Motorrad division. BMW (Bayerische Motoren Werke AG) introduced the first motorcycle under… … Wikipedia
Chevrolet small-block engine — Chevrolet Small Block V8 engine Manufacturer: General Motors Production: 1955–2003 Successors: GM LT engine, GM LS engine Type: small block V8 265 Produ … Wikipedia
Chevrolet Camaro (third generation) — This article is about the third generation Chevrolet Camaro. For general Camaro information, see Chevrolet Camaro. Chevrolet Camaro (third generation) Manufacturer General Motors … Wikipedia
Pontiac V8 engine — From 1955 to 1981 the Pontiac Division of General Motors manufactured its own, unique V8 engines, distinct from Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, or Oldsmobile. Displacement began at 287 in³ and grew as large as 455 in³ (7.5 L) by 1970. Pontiac s… … Wikipedia
Rice burner — is a pejorative used initially to describe Asian made particularly Japanese made motorcycles and automobiles. Many variations have also been used, such as rice rocket for Japanese sport bikes.More contemporary use of the term rice burner , along… … Wikipedia