From the $2000 Challenge: The Motorized Sofa

Is it a sofa? Couch? Ottoman? Who cares, it's motorized. Top speed? Who knows, 60? We're too afraid to find out. 

Kudos to the Georgia Tech Wreck Racing team for creating this beauty. And stay tuned for more $2000 Challenge highlights.

They've just autocrossed the couch.

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_ Dork
10/25/19 11:55 a.m.

Thaaaat can't be safe. 

volvoclearinghouse
volvoclearinghouse PowerDork
10/25/19 11:57 a.m.

I count 6 casters, 200# capacity each.  No problem.  

Jerry From LA
Jerry From LA SuperDork
10/25/19 1:38 p.m.

Edd China's mobile sofa purportedly tops out at 50 mph.  He will have it here at at Autobooks-Aerobooks in Burbank, CA on Saturday, November 2 while he's busy signing copies of his new book Grease Junkie from 10:00am - 2:00pm.  Who knows?  Maybe you'll get a ride yourself.

Jordan Rimpela
Jordan Rimpela Digital Editor
10/25/19 1:59 p.m.
SaltyDog
SaltyDog HalfDork
10/25/19 3:04 p.m.

Is there a way to see the couch autoX without being on facebalz?

Jordan Rimpela
Jordan Rimpela Digital Editor
10/25/19 3:21 p.m.

I'll ask JG if he can upload it to our YouTube. 

TVR Scott
TVR Scott HalfDork
10/25/19 3:29 p.m.

Love it!

Bent-Valve
Bent-Valve Reader
10/25/19 8:38 p.m.

I laughed every time it went by, it was hilarious!

 

JoeyM
JoeyM Mod Squad
10/25/19 9:01 p.m.
Jordan Rimpela said:

I'll ask JG if he can upload it to our YouTube. 

I have part of the run here on Instagram

https://www.instagram.com/p/B4EFbTKh2-S/?igshid=o3nwfg9dnh73

keithedwards
keithedwards New Reader
10/25/19 10:06 p.m.

Looked like some good bolster to wheel racing to me!

m1sandman
m1sandman New Reader
10/26/19 2:33 p.m.

Is there a build thread?? (please tell me there is a build thread)...

SaltyDog
SaltyDog HalfDork
10/26/19 3:06 p.m.

In reply to JoeyM :

That was awesome!

Thanks for posting!

slowbird
slowbird HalfDork
10/26/19 3:55 p.m.
Bent-Valve said:

I laughed every time it went by, it was hilarious!

 

Agreed!

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
10/26/19 4:42 p.m.

Got to go for a ride on RaceCouch this afternoon. It handles like a couch--and I mean that in a good way. So smooth, so comfy. 

 

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RevRico
RevRico PowerDork
10/26/19 4:49 p.m.

I laughed when I first saw one in Wreckfest, the demo derby game. Seeing this one though hmm... I'm getting ideas.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
10/26/19 4:51 p.m.

In reply to RevRico :

It's pretty rad. 

Mndsm
Mndsm MegaDork
10/26/19 4:53 p.m.
RevRico said:

I laughed when I first saw one in Wreckfest, the demo derby game. Seeing this one though hmm... I'm getting ideas.

Reports are it's a bunch of powered jazzy scooter wheels and some sort of controller. 

ShawnG
ShawnG PowerDork
10/26/19 5:48 p.m.

It's a Chesterfield you uncouth philistines.

 

Stefan
Stefan MegaDork
10/26/19 11:50 p.m.

PIVOT!

kb58
kb58 SuperDork
10/27/19 1:29 p.m.

It's been done:

Race that sofa

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