Saturday, February 27, 2010

Trolley Derby

Yet another activity in Nelson was the annual Trolley Derby yesterday. This is a fantastic event. They close one of the hilly streets in town and the trolleys are raced down the hill. They announce the races as they are taking place and have a radar gun that gives the speed the racers are travelling. The winner was clipping along at a 68km per hour rate (that's about 40 mph). The trolleys and their drivers are all shapes and sizes. Some have been professionally engineered while others are held together with duct tape. They had different categories for ages. The youngest was for children born between 2003 and 2008 (boy does that make me feel old). Can you imagine putting a 3 year old behind the wheel? It was great fun.
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