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It took a while but finally a new update on C.A.T. the Taurus chassis of Chris Abel.
This chassis now went to the paintshop and Chris is finishing the last few details as we speak!
Some pictures to give you an idea how the truck is looking now:
Cedric Smets and Julian Messent finished their project after 18 month of hard work!
They started from scratch and built a complete Stainless (316 L) spaceframe.
The buggy is powered by a Land Rover Td5 engine with a custome turbo and manifold and an automatic gearbox.
To handle all the power the buggy has 2 Spidertrax Spider 9 axles with High Pinion 9″ differentials and 40″ Super Swamper LTB tires!
They gave the buggy the first test at Mid Summer Madness in Ireland straight from the workshop and were very pleased with the result!
Watch out for this monster in the upcoming competitions!
We are very happy to announce the good results from Nico Ladang and Peter Whitman and their co-drivers at the Croatia Trophy 2010.
They both finished this very tough edition of the trophy!
Peter Whitman was really pushing his D&G Spidertrax portal axled Humbug to the limit and was on his way to take the 2nd place overall! Unfortunately on the last day due to a roll the wheelstuds of the rear wheel broke off which which resulted in a DNF for the last day. This resulted in a 7th place which is still an amazing result!
Nico Ladang in his orange D&G buggy suffered with a three that damaged the cooling fan which meant that he couldn’t push the engine to the limit. Still he and his co-driver were able to get to the 11th place!
Congratulations to both teams with this great result!
It is again time for the amazing Croatia Trophy!
This year two of our customers take part at the trophy!
Peter Whitman and his Co-Driver Adrian Turner with the Yellow Humbug on Portalled Spidertrax Spider 9’s and Nico Ladang with his Co-Driver Ben Flamaing from team Off-Roadrunner with their orange D&G Buggy on spidertrax axles!
Of course we wish them both best of luck and will try to give you a daily update on their performances!
A few pictures we received this morning from Pete (the trophy only starts tomorrow so last checkups of the cars is done today!)
The X-treme Challenge organized by our good friend Gilles Girousse is one of the toughest challenges in Europe!
a D&G Tuning-twisted customs buggy managed to grab the 2nd place with the Spidertrax Spider 9 axles!
Congratulations with this great result!
A lot of work has been done on Chris Abels Taurus the past few weeks!
As you can see both the front and rear axle are now installed. The rear axle is completely finished with the Radflo 2″ coilovers and 2.5″ Triple bypass shocks in place! In the rear C.A.T. will have a 4 link suspension.
On the front we are now working on installing the Radflo 2″ coilovers and 2.5″ and the HD steering box, as this Taurus will get a mechanical steering box and not the full hydraulic steering as we use on most of our competition trucks. Also the 4 link which we use on most of the tubular chassis will be replaced by a custom made 3 link with panhard rod!
In the back we also made a lightweight support for the huge ATL tank with a capacity of 100l. The ATL tank has a built in lift pump, high pressure pump and fuel pressure regulator!
Also in the cabin a lot of work has been done, the floor panels have been made, also the D&G Dashboard got installed so we can soon start working on the electirical part of the truck!
More updates on C.A.T. will follow very soon!