Greetings to all 'Oilyracer' fans worldwide... Albert here. Back in 'Blighty' after the superb build off competition. Just to keep you updated with the final hours I have attached 4 links to small movies. Follow the links or just type 'oilyracer' into youtube. The full film version will follow shortly.
Belgium Calling..... Just put the Blighty boys on to the main road to Antwerp so they can safely bring their "Picklington Precision" home. Unfortunately our first biker build off has already come to an end..... it were an exceptional couple of days!!!! The English flag is still waving upon the arcade ....the empty spot has been replaced with tons of nice remembrances. As Barry mentioned a couple of day ago "this shed will always stay a bit Blighty" "CRACK ON"
The hours tick by and progress continues at a pace. Both bikes are now revealing their true qualities. Team LinkySoup are creating a snarling monster machine, our own motorcycle appears to have all the requirements to satisfy an archetypal english gentleman.
The schedule is tight and at the moment our competitors are working into the early hours to try complete on time. Ourselves ? careful planning pre-competition appears to be paying off and we are now entering the final leg with only a few finishing touches to do. (Lets hope there are no last minute hitches, that could spell disaster)
I'll leave the pictures attached to show the position of each team as of 02.a.m. this morning
Must dash......LinkySoup are already encamped down the arcade hard at work....
We have successfully set up base camp here in sunny Belgium. I can report that the first day ran to schedule.
As the flag of St George fluttered in the breeze from the roof of the arcade we positioned our key pieces of bike on the build bench. Held firmly with props found on the woodpile the accuracy has to be seen to be believed.
The work on the frame only stopping for another refreshing beer from the on site fridge.
I'm not sure at what time the build stopped and the sampling of local beers completely took over......all i can say is 'Crikey it was a long night'
Anyway must go.....The LinkySoup team are all ready in the arcade discussing todays tactics