Sausages, trol­leys go down quickly

South Taranaki Star - - PROPERTY - HE­LEN HAR­VEY

The trol­leys went fast and so did the sausages in Eltham on Sun­day.

The an­nual Eltham Trol­ley Derby 2016 at­tracted 15 trol­leys, which were driven down a steep hill on Dalziel Rd.

It was an awe­some day, or­gan­iser Glenn Hansen said.

‘‘We’ve been go­ing for 16 years. We do it just be­cause we can. It’s just a good fam­ily day out.’’

The trol­leys were all home made some more pro­fes­sional than oth­ers but all had to com­ply to the reg­u­la­tions, which in­cluded no rope steer­ing.

The trol­leys had to have di­rect steer­ing and the brakes had to be fit­ted and work­ing, he said.

‘‘For safety rea­sons there was only one trol­ley al­lowed on the course, hel­mets and cov­ered shoes had to be worn, along with full length cloth­ing.

‘‘There were some bril­liant ma­chines. Peo­ple had gone to a lot of trou­ble.’’

Com­peti­tors ranged from aged 3 or 4 to 40 plus, he said.

In the past the po­lice have come and used speed guns to record the speed, but this year they were busy, Hansen said.

More pho­tos on page 17.

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