madmaori - aka Steve Davies
 
Madmaori started racing RC Stockcars at the end of 2006 after stumbling across them on the net. 2 cars were purchased in November 06, 1 62R was originally for Beanie, the other became 26R and is pictured below in its original condition.

Car # - 26R Contract Club - Rotorua Donor Car - Tamiya TL-01B Donor Type - Off Road 4WD Chassis Type - Spacey Chassis Builder - Slick Race Cars - Gisborne Motor - Tamiya 25T Driver - madmaori Owner - Mad Maori Racing

 

This car became the mainstay for racing at events all the North Island well into 2007, getting the Hammer Trophy at the North Islands, and the Dash For Cash Trophy at the BOP Champs

 

 

The 'Ole Girl' was semi retired 1/2 way through 2007, only to make cameo apperences and to be raced in the Stockcar Class.
A shiny Superstock was aquired. This car proved to be a real pain in the butt, as it never really ran well. In fact at the NZ Champs, the bloomin thing only finished 1 race

 

Car # - 26R Contract Club - Rotorua Donor Car - Tamiya TT-01 Donor Type - On Road 4WD Chassis Type - Spacey (Stainless) Chassis Builder - Mackie - Auckland Motor - Tamiya RZ 23T Driver - madmaori Owner - Mad Maori Racing

 

A new car was built to campaign the Nationals, BUT it was too light, hence running the 'Steelie'
The 'TURTLE' was then born out of frustration.
Its not a good looking car, but 1 that is a shit load of fun to race. Superstrong and able to do a lot of thigs other cars can't.

Car # - 26R Contract Club - Rotorua Donor Car - Tamiya TT-01 Donor Type - On Road 4WD Chassis Type - Spacey Chassis Builder - Mad Maori Racing - Taupo Motor - Tamiya RZ 23T Driver - madmaori Owner - Mad Maori Racing

Heres the 'TERRY the TURTLE' with his brother 'TROY the TOY TURTLE' at the BOP Caravan Derby Jan 08. It was absolutely hysterical and they won !!!

 

The 'TURTLE' became the main car, campaigning all the major events, were it proved it's worth, with a 3rd Place at the 08 Canterbury Champs, and also as the 5th car at the 08 Teams, where we got 3NZ !!!!!!

Taupo Tornado's 3rd Place 2008 RC Stockcar Teams Championships - 11L Rolly 12L Madmaori 13L Beanie 14L Carlo 15L Spare Car

 

In mid 08, a new concept car was built, something a little bit different from any other RC Stockcars around, it was the Supertanker, 12L in the pic above.

Car # - 26R - 26M - 26L Contract Club - Rotorua - Mount - Lake Taupo Donor Car - HPI RS4 Rally Donor Type - Belt Drive On Road 4WD Chassis Type - Tank Chassis Builder - Mad Maori Racing - Taupo Motor - Tamiya TZ 23T Driver - madmaori Owner - Mad Maori Racing

The Supertanker, is a marvel of construction, its supershort but slightly wider than normal, bang on maximum weight 4.46 Kgs, decievingly quick, can stop any car on a dime, spit cars out of the track, all the good things about a tank, and its actually a great fun car to drive.

 

The new TA-05 IFS built specifically for the 08 NZ Champs.

Car # - 26L Contract Club - Lake Taupo Donor Car - Tamiya TA-05 IFS Donor Type - Belt Drive On Road 4WD Chassis Type - Spacey Chassis Builder - Mad Maori Racing - Taupo Motor - Tamiya BZ 23T Driver - madmaori Owner - Mad Maori Racing

The IFS had a few teething problems, as it only managed to get 1 meeting in before the Nats. When it went, it ran extremely well, but had a few broken parts, and gearing issues, so when it failed to qualify, it went smashing and he had a ball.

 

The 09 Taupo Tornado's RC Stockcar Team now consists of 5 indentical cars, copied from a Mad Maori Racing design, built by Bruce Clarke, of Mt Maunganui.
These cars are state of the art profile cut from Bizloy Steel, superstrong, ideal for teams racing enviroment.
Mad Maori's team car is pictured below.

Car # - 13L Contract Club - Lake Taupo Donor Car - Tamiya TT-01 Graphite Donor Type - Shaft Drive On Road 4WD Chassis Type - Spacey Chassis Builder - Clarke Engineering - Mt Maunganui Motor - Tamiya BZ 23T Driver - madmaori Owner - Mad Maori Racing

These donor cars have been exstensively refined by Bruce, including custom machined motor mounts, steering plates and battery holders.
Believe me these really are exspensive machines !!!!!
In their 2nd Team outing, The Taupo Tornado's topped the BOP Teams Champs March 09..... and took out The East Coast Teams Champs, t
hen went on to become 2NZ @ the 09 New Zealand Teams Championships.

 

After quite a few months of designing, a new tank was constructed in time for the 2010 Teams Champs, this time racing for the Rotorua Rebels. It proved to be everything I wanted it to be, in fact she even got a first place :-)

Here it is ready for the 2010 North Island Champs.....

Car # - 25L Contract Club - Lake Taupo Donor Car - Tamiya TG-10 Hybrid Donor Type - On Road 4WD Gas Chassis Type - Tank Chassis Builder - Mad Maori Racing  Motor - Tamiya RZ 23T Driver - madmaori Owner - Mad Maori Racing

 

WHATS NEXT ??????
V2 of the new tank, refining time for the 2010 NZ Champs 

 

MANAGEMENT
Member NZ RC Stockcar Clubs Governing Body 07-08 
President Rotorua RC Stockcar Club    
07 - 08
Founder and President of the Lake Taupo RC Stockcar Club 08
President of the Lake Taupo RC Stockcar Club 09
Member NZ RC Speedway Clubs Governing Body 09
NZ Electric RC Stockcar Representative 09                                                     
2010 President of NZRCS (New Zealand Radio Control Stockcar Association)

 

EVENTS ORGANISED
2007 New Zealand Championships
Vegas Teams Wars 08
Mad Maori's Summer Slam 07
Mad Maori's Winter Picnic 07
World 540 RC Stockcar Championship 08
Tussle In The Tav 09
World 540 RC Stockcar Championship 09                                                     NZ Streetstock Grand Prix 2010  
Tussle In The Tav II 2010              World 540 RC Stockcar Championship 2010

 

HIGHLIGHTS
Biggest Basher Shit Stirrers Trophy - North Island Champs - Gizzy 07
1st Place Dash For Cash - BOP Champs - Rotorua 07
4th Place - North Island Select Team - NZ Teams Champs - Hawkes Bay 07
5th Place - Bay Of Plenty Select Team - Vegas Teams Wars - Rotorua 07
3rd Place - Mad Maori Racing Select Team - BOP Teams Champs - Mt Maunganui 07
1st Place - BOP Caravan Derby - Mt Maunganui 08
3rd Place - Canterbury Champs - Christchurch 08
 3rd Place - Taupo Tornados - NZ Teams Champs - Wellington 08
1st Place - Random Pairs Chain Race - Hawkes Bay 08
4th Place - Pairs Teams - Auckland 09
A Main Qualifier - NZ Grand Prix - Mount Maunganui 09
1st Place - Taupo Tornado's Team - BOP Teams Champs - Mount Maunganui 09 Biggest Shirt Stirrer Trophy - BOP Summer Series 08-09                      
1st Place - Taupo Tornado's Team - East Coast Teams Champs - Gisborne 09     2NZ - Taupo Tornado's Teams - NZ Teams Champs - Wellington 09