MY INSPIRATION

I cannot profess to be doing something truly pioneering with my Flux Capacitor because there are some guys out there who have already paved the way. They’re the ones who made me wake up, lick a 9V battery and want to dabble in some EV hot rodding. Cheers fellas.

The Black Current Beetle

You are looking at the current (unintentional awful gag) world’s quickest full-bodied EV. A ’65 VW Beetle based EV dragster that’s born and bred here in the UK by brothers Olly and Sam Young. You can’t help but admire these guys, who have evolved their tube chassis Bug into a ghostly silent 9-second drag weapon. It’s a sight to behold, both on track and in the pits. The build quality is phenomenal. For these reasons Olly and Sam (Current Racing) are putting together the twin 9” motors for my Flux Capacitor.

They know what makes a quick leccy chariot on the quarter mile…


Check out www.currentracing.co.uk, or the Black Current YouTube Channel

The White Zombie Datsun

This little 1972 Datty is probably the best known EV hot rod, helped by the fact it’s the current world’s fastest street legal EV. The owner and builder John Wayland, from Oregon USA, has perfected and evolved his car over the last 15 or more years. John is basically the Godfather of EV high performance. He loves nothing more than muscle car baiting at his local Portland drag strip. So far the Zombie’s fastest time is 10.2 secs on the quarter mile, with a terminal speed of 124mph. It would be bold/ambitious/insane to think my Flux Capper could match or beat Wayland. But never say never…

Check out the White Zombie’s own homepage.