The Stevens Rocket!

Following our post earlier in the month about 2012 British Champion Trevor Willis exploring a slightly lower speed form of transport than he’s used to, we have recently been informed about more slow speed moonlighting.

Rob Stevens Force SR4

Rob Stevens’ usual weekend wheels, the Force SR4.


Multiple Midland Hillclimb Champion Rob Stevens is used to the huge power figures his self-built blown ‘busa produces, but he exchanged that for gravity power for a day back in the summer.

Rob participated in the Marsh Gibbon Jubilee Gravity Kart Race in the ‘Stevens Rocket’ and has sent us this youtube link to the onboard:


Thanks for the tip off Rob, looks like a laugh!!


  1. Andy Barton says:

    Is it an illusion caused by the wide angle lens view, or does the Stevens machine actually have more than a touch of negative Ackerman, i.e. that the outer wheel turns in markedly more than the inner when the driver’s/rider’s steering mechanism is used? E.g. When turning right, seen from aft of the front axle line, the wheel on the left turns in much more than that on the right.

  2. Rob Stevens says:

    An illusion, the machine was constructed with 100% ackerman to minamise any drag, it drives lovley.

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