Chelsea School set to become a high speed Formual One race track

SimDeck Formula Simulators is set to appear at the Chelsea School on Auckland’s North Shore to bring high speed racing in the schools annual School Fair. It will be a fun day allowing students, parents and public to experience some unique high speed Formula Race car simulation allowing them to create their own Formula One experience.

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There will be a wide range of stalls, garage sale, attractions, BBQ and bargains galore. We are expecting an eager crowd of budding drivers keen to impress and who knows plan for a career to follow in the steps of NZ’s motorsports champions.

It will be a great fun day full of high speed crashes, Dad’s with bruised egos and students who live in a digital world wanting to challenge their teachers on an international Formula One GP life like race track.

SimDeck Formula Simulators has a launched a fund raising partnership pogramme for Auckland schools to both create awareness of the SimDeck experience and at the same time raise funds to supplement the schools budget and special projects. By combining the world’s largest spectator sport, Formula One racing in a virtual reality world using actual race cars, has got to be the fastest school fund raiser ever to appear down the road.

School Fairs have become a standard feature of school life to raise badly needed funds each year to supplement their Government Grants. Read about the difficulties most schools face in this alarming story published in the NZ Herald newspaper.

Schools interested in utlilising the Formula PET250 Simulator race car are invited to contact SimDeck Formula Simulators on Tel 09-414 2348

Available for Auctions, School Fairs.

SimDeck’s sister division has launched the Out Door Cinema Fund Raiser Experience. Click here for brochure download.For further details contact ICE AV Technology Ltd Tel 443 7531

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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.

SimDeck Sim Centre upgrades in time for A1GP

We have been working on the upgrade programme here at the SimDeck Formula Simulator centre as we launch a number of new initiatives to bring the A1GP, Formula One and Indy500 experience alive for anyone prepared to take control of the wheel.

The larger centre channel ICE Digital Daytime Projection screen in place with the car parked up in the pit lane at Spa.

The larger centre channel ICE Digital Daytime Projection screen in place with the car parked up in the pit lane at Spa.

The SimDeck car bay now is a uniform scheme elminating visual distractions and the centre piece is a stunning 2.54m x 1.97m centre channel ICE Digital Daytime Screen. This center channel now almost fills the driver’s horizontal field of view and the typical sky in a virtual world is where it should be – above the drivers direct field of view!

Additional upgrades about to be implemented will be left and right channels providing a full visual immersion for the driver. The new upgrades timed perfectly with the Saturday qualifying round of A1GP’s Taupo Round and the first time this year of the new A1GP car GPS system. For visitors to the SimDeck Centre whilst racing in the various con-current circuits they will be able to keep up-to-date in real time with each of the actual countries car’s performance, position, gears, speed on the virtual dashboard.

An uncanny moment in American history did not go un-noticed down here at SimDeck. Whilst President Obama was swinging the paint roller in Washington DC we were doing the same here at the Formula Race car centre down under in NZ.

An uncanny moment in American history did not go un-noticed down here at SimDeck. Whilst President Obama was swinging the paint roller in Washington DC we were doing the same here at the Formula Race car centre down under in NZ.


Here at the SimDeck Simulation Training centre we have the most life like and realistic open cockpit race car simulator in New Zealand and will also serves as a demonstration centre for potenial business clients wanting to enter into the world of high speed simulation.

No its not President Obama pitching in with the roller brush, but sim driver Kevin putting on the finishing coat in the Sim Car Bay.

No its not President Obama pitching in with the roller brush, but sim driver Kevin putting on the finishing coat in the Sim Car Bay.

The realism has not been lost on many visitors when they realise that by wheeling the huge center display channel out of the way, that the SimDeck250 race car could actually be driven straightout the building and down the road. Overall it is part of the core vision of SimDeck …”we put the reality into virtual reality”.

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”.

SimDeck has the solution to replace Montreal loosing the F1 GP

Reported in the Montreal Gazette was the depressing news for the city’s motorsports fraternity that the F1 GP will not be returning….

F1’s Ecclestone ‘ unreasonable,’ mayor decides

Montreal has lost its “trendy, worldly, sexy” image along with the Grand Prix of Canada, but the race is already on to replace the international event and the millions of tourist dollars it brought to the city.

“We made a reasonable proposal, it was rejected, and now we turn the page and try to do something else,” said Tourism Montreal president Charles Lapointe, whose organization had offered to spend $5 million per year over the next five years to keep the race in Montreal.

Arguing that Formula One CEO Bernie Ecclestone’s business plan was “unreasonable,” Montreal Mayor Gérald Tremblay said yesterday that negotiations he undertook last month to save the race failed.

Montreal, the provincial and federal governments and Tourism Montreal had offered Ecclestone $20 million for 2009, increasing to $24 million in 2013 – a total of $110.5 million over five years.

The city would also pay 75 per cent of the first $10 million in race profits and 25 per cent of profits above that to Ecclestone, but he turned them down, the local negotiators said.

So here is a brigft spark of an idea why don’t we set up the world’s largest virtual grand prix based on full life size actual F1 race car simulators. That sort of money will buy a massive number of our full size replica F1 race cars. The software backend has already been developed.

Every adult in the city would be able to race in our full blown car system complete with motion platform . Remember that computer gaming is the world’s largest entertainment industry and combine this with the world’s largest spectator sport and you have SimDeck Virtual Grand Prix. Imagine the uniqueness of such an event, the flood of people if would draw, and not just for a few days, …oh and the noise of 100 full size race sim cars (or more) racing at high speed not just in Montreal but on TV and and every gamers computer station around the globe.
The world’s most environmentally friendly motorsports in the world could just have been established. You might ask on a serious note…is this technically feasible… a short YES YES YES.

The advertisers would love it with all the virtual bill board advertising along with car branding.
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