Thursday, November 11, 2010

Meet the Metroneige's grandfather

Last weekend me and Alex rushed down to my grandfather's farm in southern Ontario to pickup what has to be the best present I've ever received. You see I'm getting married in a few months and my grandfather decided that I should have his horseless carriage as an early wedding gift/inheritance. For me this buggy isn't just an amazing toy or another motorized vehicle it's a family heirloom that will be cherished for a long time so don't expect it to show up on a race track any time soon.

    At this point you must be asking yourself what any of this has to do with the Metroneige. Well it's very simple you see, we took this opportunity to take Greg's new trailer out for a good road trial to see how it copes with the open road. We're happy to report that it passes with flying colours, pulling like a dream on the busiest highway in Canada. I don't think the road trip could have gone any better despite the light plug issue we had to resolve on Friday before leaving.


The big surprise of the weekend however was realizing that the 1902 buggy with it's giant wood wheels has a few things in common with our Lemon racer. I can't say much since I've been sworn to secrecy on the inner workings of the drive system, but lets me just say that the Metroneige isn't the only vehicle to have a belt in the drive system.


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2 comments:

  1. Dude, that is SO awesome! Congrats!

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  2. You have no idea how actually awesome this thing is... I'm voting to have it as a pit vehicle during the Lemons race. We could house it in Greg's support trailer and do coffee runs or something. One thing is for sure, if the Metroneige isn't that memorable, that buggy sure as hell would be!

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