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Report: Darwen Pedal Car Grand Prix 2011

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DARWEN town centre looked like a scene from Wacky Races yesterday for the second annual Pedal Car Grand Prix.

Thirteen teams raced the town's streets at the same time as Formula One Grand Prix at Silverstone.

Some of the elaborate creations included a St John ambulance and a bee and ladybird-shaped cars.

First over the line was car 12, supported by North West Children Support.

Second place was K9 Spherical Engineering with another car from North West Children Support in third.

Organiser Phil Jones, of Darwen Town Council, said: "It was absolutely great fun, although there are serious competitors taking part now.

"Not many people can afford to go to watch the British Grand Prix, so this the perfect sport to watch instead."

Click on the link for our Darwen Pedal Car Grand Prix gallery.

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6:42pm Mon 11 Jul 11

gags2 says...

he he really serious organiser phil jones when he said not many people can afford to go and watch the british grand prix and go and watch this race at darwen instead no thank you can I surggest next year tortoise racing are snal racing because people from darwen will watch anything get a life
he he really serious organiser phil jones when he said not many people can afford to go and watch the british grand prix and go and watch this race at darwen instead no thank you can I surggest next year tortoise racing are snal racing because people from darwen will watch anything get a life gags2
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7:56am Tue 12 Jul 11

happycyclist says...

gags2 wrote:
he he really serious organiser phil jones when he said not many people can afford to go and watch the british grand prix and go and watch this race at darwen instead no thank you can I surggest next year tortoise racing are snal racing because people from darwen will watch anything get a life
Are you for real?

He was JOKING.
[quote][p][bold]gags2[/bold] wrote: he he really serious organiser phil jones when he said not many people can afford to go and watch the british grand prix and go and watch this race at darwen instead no thank you can I surggest next year tortoise racing are snal racing because people from darwen will watch anything get a life[/p][/quote]Are you for real? He was JOKING. happycyclist
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4:48pm Wed 13 Jul 11

Eyeful Tower says...

Plenty turned out last year for the first one and this year had at least as many despite the weather threatening!
So despite the naysayers on here many Darweners did enjoy themselves, some people just don't know how to.
Plenty turned out last year for the first one and this year had at least as many despite the weather threatening! So despite the naysayers on here many Darweners did enjoy themselves, some people just don't know how to. Eyeful Tower
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9:23pm Thu 14 Jul 11

darwenTower says...

Our lot enjoyed it.
Come away from two now talking about putting a car in next time :)
Our lot enjoyed it. Come away from two now talking about putting a car in next time :) darwenTower
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