A race in South Africa without motors

A race in South Africa without motors

 A race in South Africa without motors

About 50 drivers competed in a race held Sunday in Cape Town, South Africa, for locally-made vehicles that are mounted on four wheels but without an engine, as they move with the thrust of manpower and gravity alone.

There were many forms of racing vehicles, including, for example, one in the form of a huge ostrich, another tank completely painted in pink, and a cooking pot similar to the iron pots that are used in the region to cook corn porridge over a wood fire.

"We made a pink tank because the world is witnessing a lot of violence right now, and a weapon painted in this soft and happy color is a perfect symbol of peace," student Ross Holland, who was among the participants in the race, told AFP.

Whoever gets to the bottom of the hill first wins the race, but the design factor of the vehicle and the output in which the launch takes place is largely taken into account in determining the winners.

The company, "Red Bull" for energy drinks, has previously organized similar races in about fifty countries around the world, but Cape Town is witnessing it for the first time, and the number of spectators was estimated at about 1,000, separated by bales of straw from the race "track", which is a slope in the Bo Kaap district. It is distinguished by its low and colorful houses.

The steep, steep path of about 600 metres was laid by Dakar winner Giniel de Villiers, a South African driver, according to organisers.

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