Thread: Gold Coast V8 Bar stool
11th Mar 2008, 03:13 PM #1
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Gold Coast V8 Bar stool
Mates revved up about their bar stool
AUSTRALIA'S first V8-powered bar stool has been built on the Gold Coast.
A bunch of mates who call themselves the SOF (Silly Old Farts) Club decided to construct the motorised stool after one of them got the idea in Las Vegas.
The group, which includes a panel-beater, television electrician and mechanic, spent a month putting the machine together from parts ordered from the United States.
The bar stool has a a 502 cubic inch V8 engine, can travel at 40km/h, spins at 5000 revs a minute and develops 520 horsepower.
Panelbeater Kit Anderson said they got the V8 bar stool going for the first time on Saturday.
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"When we got it we couldn't wait (to put it together) because we'd been waiting since November last year," he said.
"It goes pretty quick and you've only got that steering wheel to hang on to."
Mr Anderson said originally he wasn't going to tell his mates about the idea. "I was going to do it as a surprise but I just couldn't keep my trap shut ... I let the cat out of the bag."
The motoring enthusiast said he bought most of the parts for $7000 but the same kind of machine was sold in the US, for $13,000.
"You can't use it as a vehicle or anything like that, it's just for demonstration," he said.
In the US, the powered bar stools have evolved into racing machines and many bar stool clubs have taken off.
Mr Anderson said the bar stool had already received a lot of interest and they planned to take it to Bathurst and Indy this year.
"When I bought it that wasn't my intention," he said.
"I just had to have one."
Mr Anderson said the machine was not easy to put together.
"When it came it didn't come with any instructions so it was a bit of an effort putting it together. Finally we got it to a driving stage."
Kit Anderson rides the V8 bar stool he and his mates put together
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7th Mar 2009, 03:53 AM #2
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7th Mar 2009, 09:07 AM #3
Well there's a waste with a top speed of 40km an hour, I suppose you could drag the grannies off at the crossings and beat them across the road.
I'd like to see it with some wheelie bars and see it doing the 1/4 mile at Willowbank.I make things, I just take a long time.
7th Mar 2009, 09:23 AM #4
Hate to put a dampner on them thinking it is the first, but I have seen these type of things at Bathurst for about the last 15 years.
Also a V8 powered Esky, complete with 4 trailers towing more eskies, A V8 powered 3 seat lounge and a V8 powered ride on mower.
May not have been as well put together as this one, but they were still out there a long time before it.
7th Mar 2009, 11:51 AM #5
....only 40km/hr???? Take yer' foot off the brakeCheers,
Do something that is stupid and fun today, then run like hell !!!
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