An afternoon of riding and driving
Like us, Tomcar Australia have an amazing off-road, all-terrain, electric vehicle. It's a rally-style car designed primarily for agricultural, military, and mining purposes. But it's also a super fun vehicle for the everyday person to get some adrenaline! If you want to drive a Tomcar, the easiest way to get behind the wheel, is to travel to their track up on the Gold Coast, pay some cash and take the car for a spin.
Being both based in Melbourne we figured we could just ask them. We play in the same industry and have done a lot of work together. But we were yet to drive their cars... and more importantly, we realised they hadn't ridden our boards. I decided this issue must be fixed at once! I said to David from Tomcar "you bring the cars, we'll bring the boards".
Both vehicles are designed for off-road use, and with Tomcar's track out in the suburbs, it was the perfect opportunity to bring both teams together. We even had some friends from the Australian Advanced Manufacturing Council and ANCA Machines come along for the ride.
Tomcar taught us how to tackle the bumps and skids in their car, and we showed them what's it like to ride an electric skateboard in a paddock full of sheep and goats - I thought about rounding them up but they chose to run and hide in a corner (the animals, not the people).
Whilst it was all fun and games riding electric skateboards and driving cars, this was also the perfect setting to get some videos of these two beasts tearing up the farm. BajaBoard and Tomcar were super lucky to have Aperture Imagining and We Are Affect doing some top-notch filming. Aperture Imaging captured some very cool videos of the BajaBoards and Tomcars riding and driving together, whilst We Are Affect snapped some amazing 360 footage for a more immersive experience. Keep an eye on BajaBoard's and Tomcar's social media channels for the release of these vids.
We all had a fantastic time riding and driving each other's toys. The Tomcar team commented on the ease of riding our electric skateboards, even though some of them had never ridden a skateboard before. The BajaBoard team on the other hand, were we amazed at the suspension and give whilst driving the cars. It was very interesting to see the crossover between the boards and the cars. Both being off-road vehicles, they have unique suspension and chassis systems that give each of them a smooth and easy riding and driving experience. You'll have to wait until the videos come out to see more!
So it's looks like we've started a trend of fun days out. Look out for the our next big day of fun.