SimDeck to attempt speed record racing at the NZ Colour Fest

Plenty of activities for everyone.

Plenty of activities for everyone.

This unique and innovative outdoor art festival promotes quality art and artists, awarding excellence by way of reward in the field of art innovation and creativity. Its is a fun family day that children can enjoy.

The audience and participants will be entertained and interests held through the many stalls, including trade stands. The day will be filled with colour and live demonstrations with product suppliers, clowns, stilt walkers, graffiti art, slide shows and sideshow entertainment. With the international motorsports season having recently started with A1GP, Formula One is to start in March and the Indy series kicking off, plus the Euro Formula 3, SimDeck Formula Simulators will be there to add some high speed Formula 1 colour and action as one of the official supporters and promoters on the NZ Body Art Awards and related activities.

Lap Time Race Demonstration on the Kyalami Circuit.

Pro Sim Driver, Kevin Andreassend will also give demonstrations throughout the day, of racing on the South African Kyalami circuit where the latest A1GP event was held this pass weekend. Kevin will endeavour to match some of the fastest lap times set the previous weekend.
Final Race fastest lap: Monaco of 1.m 27.269s.
Fastest on Final Practice Day – Lebanon’s Daniel Morad recorded 1m 30.816s
Frances Nicolas Prost ended the rookie session quickest with a time of 1m 33.149s
Kiwi’s Earl Bamber Final race fastest lap was 01m:27.569s
To maintain some level of respectability Kevin needs to at least match America’s time of 01m:35.130s
Nigel Mansells (Formula One) fastest lap set in 1993 was 1m:36.39s.

Food and drinks will be available along with live music and creative dance & entertainment shows throughout the day.

This exceptional event has been initiated by The NZ Body Art Awards Team to foster, promote and extend the development of new art-forms throughout Auckland and New Zealand. We aim to inspire artists to look beyond the art that exists, to push their boundaries and create new concepts.

We acknowledge the high calibre of artists, models and tutors in the Auckland region that will enabled this festival to be an outstanding success. We compliment the artists as the thrill and buzz of these creations are the result of many hours of preparation, including timing, sculpting and designing the finished work.

The one-day interactive festival of colour is prelude to the international quality NZ Body Art Awards that has become the premier Body Art feature on the NZ calendar held in July 2009.

NZ Colour Fest Details
Date: 28 February, 2009
Location: Lake House Arts Centre, 37 Fred Thomas Drive, Takapuna
Cost: FREE to enjoy all the outdoor festivities, $5 to enter the NZ Face Painting Competition.
Tickets will be available to purchase rides in the Formula Simulator.

Formula 1’s virtual reality

The decision to ban all circuit testing in the Formula 1 season was designed to save the teams money. For the big teams, however, the battle has simply moved from the race tracks to the factories where advanced simulation technology will take over from actual running.

A real car that is at home on the track as it is in a virtual world

A real car that is at home on the track as it is in a virtual world


Teams these days are using an array of different tools to make the cars go faster. These include highly-advanced rolling-road wind tunnels, transient dynos and seven-post rigs. Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) is developing fast. The goal of all of these expensive items is to ensure that the racing cars are as competitive as possible – and as reliable. But simulation techniques in Formula 1 are now beginning to go far beyond that. Computers crunch away to work out every conceivable race strategy and increasingly the teams are realising the value of what are known as “driver-in-the-loop simulators”. This means that rather than engineers playing with computers, as happens with other simulation, the F1 drivers sit in “virtual” F1 cars and drive them….read the rest of the article by clicking here.
January 14, 2009, BY Joe Saward

In addition we have released some rarely seen photos of the PET250 model Formula Simulator in construction.

Working on both PET250 and 110 models. Real cars that put the reality back into virtual reality.

Working on both PET250 and 110 models. Real cars that put the reality back into virtual reality.


Packing in the electronics converges the real world with the virtual.

Packing in the electronics converges the real world with the virtual.

All the sim parts need to be able to drive an actual car.

All the sim parts need to be able to drive an actual car.

Simulators that can do donuts in the real world!!

Simulators that can do donuts in the real world!!

Testing well underway by our rookie driver.

Testing well underway by our rookie driver.

Testing completed and ready for some high speed action.

Testing completed and ready for some high speed action.

500kg, 4m of high speed simulatior at a circuit near you.

500kg, 4m of high speed simulatior at a circuit near you.

Who wants to come racing?

Who wants to come racing?

The range of SimDeck Formula Simulators are unique in the way we bring the virtual race experience alive. With 3 of our models you can race them on an actual road, and all use exclusively the ICE Digital Daytime Screen technology, allowing stunning life size images. “SimDeck, putting the reality into virtual reality”.