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Deano posted:


Me and my C5 go back a long way. I was a kid go the 80's and had a ZX81 and later graduated to a Spectrum. I lusted after the C5 when it was launched and sent off for the information pack... treasured for years, but long gone.

We chanced across the C5 abandoned wen I was about 17 years old. It belonged to a friend of my fathers... My dad had something he desperately wanted and a deal was done.

Various repairs were needed, and a battery required. After a bit of hunting, all the C5 spares were located in a Hover warehouse on Bury Road, Bolton. A day out on the train was planned and all the required parts were purchased across the counter. These included a battery, battery carrying strap, a high viz mast and a few rubber bungs and parts. I so wish I had the foresight to buy more parts whilst they were available.

The C5 was pressed into various roles.... but generally only high days and holidays. The acquisition of a few 1950's Cyclemotors provided faster transport to VIth form college and a much greater range.

30 years later, the C5 is still with me.... tested a few years ago and all well.... a certain young person in the household turns 14 this June and feels it is her right to have access to powered transport. So a resurrection is on its way.

Incidentally I run an electric car racing team for the kids at the school I work at..... very C5 like, but at speeds around 30mph.....

I hope to post some pictures later when it is disembowelled from the depths of the garage...

posted on: 08/02/2016 22:58:05

dadandjames posted:

Hi deano

Another Befordshire c5 thats great. Welcome to the forum.
My lad is involved with Redbourne racing. He is well impressed with your scooby.

posted on: 09/02/2016 19:02:45

Deano posted:

It's a small world...... I did see a C5 in St Neots a few years back... close to Ernaulf school. Couldn't stop though...

Scooby has had a baby!! We now have Scooby Too.

Forgot to mention. I also have a brand new in the box Sinclair Zeta 2. I may get round to fitting it to my bike one day.
posted on: 09/02/2016 19:51:59


Hi there welcome to the forum any help wanted just ask
Bye Chas
posted on: 09/02/2016 21:34:44

Karl posted:

Hi Deano,

welcome to the forum, and hope to see some photos of your C5 not only in pieces but also when completed.

With reference to the Scooby photo. If that is a regular size helmet where does the rest of the body go?



posted on: 09/02/2016 21:52:13

Deano posted:

It is a regular helmet, but the photo is taken with a very long lens so makes the car look shorter then it actually is. It is school kids building and racing so they are fairly short to begin with.
posted on: 09/02/2016 22:07:04