KillaCycle Down Under 2010

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LCA2010 Open Day

The <a href="">LCA2010 Open Day</a> is the final day of a week long Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) conference.

The Open Day is free to the general public and showcases FOSS software and projects. There will be a number of talks scheduled during the LCA2010 Open Day, which introduce you to FOSS software. You can rub shoulders with some of the world's most prestigious technical gurus.

The LCA2010 Open Day will showcase the <a href="">Electric Mini</a> with its owner, Tom Parker, available to talk about its open source <a href="">Battery Management System</a>. The <a href="">GreenStage Electric Saker</a> will also be on display with its owner, Philip Court, available to talk about writing software for the 200kW inverter and the <a href="">Tumanako</a> project.

As both of these vehicles live in Auckland, this is an opportunity not to be missed for Wellingtonians.

After visiting the LCA2010 Open Day be sure to go to Te Papa to see the <a href="">Killacycle</a>, the world's fastest electric drag bike, while it visits from America.

Te Papa entries

Bill Dubé's quickest electric motorcycle in the world, the <a href="">KillaCycle</a> and Athol William's Australian record holding (and fastest bike outside the USA) <a href="">Top Fuel</a> drag bike on display at <a href="">Te Papa</a>.

See the <a href="">Te Papa website</a> for more information on this event.

This four day display includes Free Public Lectures by Bill and Eva. <a href="">Bill Dubé</a>, the KillaCycle’s owner, who is a passionate speaker on topics such as leadership, motivation, persistence, and problem solving, as well as engineering, motoring and the environment. Bill commutes daily in an electric-converted 1985 VW Cabriolet with a top speed of over 100 mph. <a href="">Eva Håkansson</a>, KillaCycle’s crew chief is a well-regarded authority on alternative-fuel vehicles and electric vehicles in particular. She is on the advisory board for the Swedish Department of Energy and a board member of the Swedish "Green Motorists" as well as the Swedish Electric Vehicle society.

Te Manawa

Te Manawa, 326 Main Street, Palmerston North 4410

<a href="">Te Manawa</a>, Museum, Gallery and Science Centre, will host the KillaCycle as part of the ZeroNOW launch. ZeroNOW promotes renewable resource energy, alternative fuels and zero emission transport.

Organised by local Technology Company, Zero Emission Vehicles Ltd (ZEV), the day brings together "kiwi skill and ingenuity" says ZeroNOW spokesperson Jon Hogan.

ZeroNOW is an opportunity for local businesses, people, organisations, engineers, technologists, designers, greenies and conservationists to demonstrate what they are doing now in response to the issues of global warming, climate change and diminishing natural resources.


To be advised


Wintec Avalon Campus, Avalon Dr, Hamilton (Automotive workshop D1.01)

<a href="">Wintec</a> automotive workshop host a public event followed by private technical discussions and BBQ.

Rotary Show and Shine

ASB Showgrounds, Greenlane, Auckland.

<a href="">4 & Rotary South Nationals - Show ‘N’ Shine</a> host the <a href="">KillaCycle</a> at this One Day car show.

A trick body kit, shiny paint job, booming I.C.E., phat interior, some bling rims and you’re half way there… the Show ‘n’ Shine element of any 4 & Rotary event is heavily contested. Year in and year out competitors go for broke (…literally…) to please the eyes of the judges in an effort to take home the silverware and cash prizes!

Rotary Nationals Drag Racing

Fram Autolite dragway, Meremere

The KillaCycle will be competing against <a href="">Ian Wilkins and his Suzuki GSXR1100 dragbike</a> in an exhibition drag race at the <a href="">Rotary Nationals Drag Racing</a>.

From Fram Autolite Dragway, Meremere, Drag Day at the ‘Nats’ truly is the drawcard of the whole Nationals weekend. Limited to only 300 cars, year in and year out the limit is reached and capacity crowds flock from all over NZ to witness the fastest 4, 6 & Rotary (and some Japanese V8) powered vehicles in the land. Not racing and worried about parking your ride? With a large free secured carpark allocated for spectators your pride & joy will be safe!

Nelson Drag Racing

Motueka Aerodrome

<a href="">The NZDRA National Series Meet</a> will be at the Motueka Aerodome where it will feature the KillaCycle making a number of passes on the drag strip.