FEB 01] MUSEUM
OF BRITISH ROAD TRANSPORT NEWS
Car Designers Delve Into Skips For Waste Race
will be flying around some of Coventry’s oldest cars tomorrow when
the latest models to be made in the city are built out of a load of
next generation of car designers will be stretching their talents to
build a car in eight hours using nothing but waste materials.
Great Waste Race will be held at the Museum of British Road Transport
in Hale Street to raise awareness of car design.
against each other will be a team from the first year of Coventry
University's BA Transport Design Degree Course, a team from the
postgraduate Automotive Design Course and a team from the museum.
will have just eight hours to design and build a self-propelling
full-sized car that will carry one person through an obstacle course
the length of the museum’s exhibition hall.
judges include the American and International winner of the television
programme 'Scrapheap Challenge', and the British winning team 'The
will be awarded points in a number of categories including overall
concept, aesthetics, function and performance.
development officer Lucy rumble said:
Great Race is intended to raise awareness of car design and to
encourage children, young people and adults to think about design in
a fun and exciting way.
follows hot on the heels of the highly successful gallery Icons,
Cars & Design from the 1930s to the Future, which was opened in
Museum worked on the gallery in conjunction with the Coventry
University's Industrial Design department and an area of it is
devoted to the next generation of car designers.”
to the museum are invited to come along and support the teams as they
race against the clock.
are also invited to come along Monday to Friday of half term between
11am and 3pm when they will have the opportunity to make there own
model cars using scrap. Admission is free, but children under eight
must be accompanied by an adult.
will commence at 9.30am, with grand finale starting at 5.30pm and the
awards being presented between 6.30pm and 7pm.