Create your own “Bathurst” like moments!

Fuel your kids’ need for speed with a super-fast pro racetrack.

Playing with toy cars is every littlie’s idea of good fun. So, rev things up and ignite their inner speed racer by building a mini racetrack where cars can tumble through a tunnel, crash into the sides and roll along the finish line. The cars may be tiny, but the competition is fierce!

Gather your suppliesSand & Cement mix (2 bags)
70mm Bricktor or chicken wire
Black oxide powder
Old motorcycle tyre
Selection of small plants (such as mini mondo grass, variegated oregano or Scleranthus biflorus)
Here’s How
Step 1: Using rope, mark out track on turf, then outline with set-out paint. Excavate inside lines to a depth of 100mm and roughly level ground.
Step 2: Place tyre in desired position, then excavate so half of tyre sits below ground.
Step 3: Put 2 bags of Sand & Cement mix and a capful of black oxide powder in a wheelbarrow and blend thoroughly. Slowly add water until mixture is stiff.
Step 4: Line trench with Bricktor to prevent concrete from cracking.
Step 5: Shovel cement mixture into trench, level with a float, smooth with a trowel. TIP: If mixture isn’t as dark as desired, sprinkle black oxide powder onto surface, spread with wooden float and smooth with trowel.
Step 6: Remove turf from inside of track and backfill with garden soil. Plant up, mulch and gently water.
Step 7: Trace and cut out a chequerboard pattern onto a sheet of plastic. Place on track and spray-paint white. Make stencils for lane markings and for the word ‘Start’, and spray-paint onto track.
Step 8: To make ‘safety barrier’, cut poly tube to length and wrap electrical tape, in a spiral, around it. Place along edge on sections of track. Secure with pegs. Put flags near finish line.
You’ll also need
Shovel; safety stakes (flags); 13mm black poly tube; white spray paint; white electrical tape; playground mulch; steel trowel; wooden float; wheelbarrow; mallet; rope; set-out paint; sheet of plastic; tent pegs; utility knife.

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7 thoughts on “Create your own “Bathurst” like moments!

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