If you are a friend of motor sports, such as F1, WRC, Moto GP, speed racing or NASCAR, you might also want to experience something new. In Canada they have developed a special category for motor sports – the forklift rally.
A contender racing through a course.
The Forklift Rally is a competition for people who work in constructions, logistics and material handling and whose daily job includes operating with a forklift. The competition aims to measure people’s speed and efficiency in operating a forklift. The first Forklift Rally competition took place in 1997 and has been since then arranged by the Canadian Materials and Distribution Society (CMDS).
Forklifts can be used for other sports besides racing. Here is for example a demonstration of forklift basketball.
The rally consists of two phases. The first phase is a written knowledge test that measures knowledge about the industry standards. In the second phase, the contenders navigate through a course in which they need to avoid colliding with cones as well handle their loads safely. The contenders will be evaluated by judges according to the quality of the contenders work and lap times.
This year’s BC Forklift Rally will take place on Saturday September the 13th in British Columbia. The organizers offer the best contenders 4000 Canadian dollars prize money in total. At the venue you can also enjoy forklift soccer, basketball and bowling.
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Tuomas P. // SMC Editor
More information about the Forklift Rally can be found in the official website. See also more pictures about the event on the organizer’s Flickr site.