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Soltek Lamps: enlightened with 1000 watts Highspeed at twilight: no problem with our Soltek lamps Dear Friends, Partners and Sponsors, "If you don't see anything, then there is nothing there." Following this motto, a good friend and excellent...

Soltek Lamps: enlightened with 1000 watts
Highspeed at twilight: no problem with our Soltek lamps

Dear Friends, Partners and Sponsors,

"If you don't see anything, then there is nothing there." Following this motto, a good friend and excellent rally photographer was flat out even through poor visibility. With the years gone by I have to say, he is still fast but he now prefers to see something.J As far as I'm concerned, I definitely like to see a lot going full bore through the desert at 190 kph. The Soltek headlights on our Buggy give me plenty of light. Without dust and in clear visibility I can see a good 500 metres as if in daylight.

Like with many details, our AGM Buggy is very different from conventional race cars when it comes to the lighting. The ten lights on our Buggy are illuminated with 1000 Watts, which is great in good viz but simply too much in dust. It's like driving towards a wall of light. To avoid this my navigator can turn off lights individually, so that we have the optimal lighting for every dust density. And he can move the lights on the roof up and down. This comes in handy zooming up the hills and diving down into the dips. Downhill the navigator turns the lights down. When we sprint uphill he aims upwards, always spotlighting the track. Our alternator delivers plenty of juice even from very low revs, that's what Martin Christensen made sure.

The navigator can move the mighty roof lampsup and downJ Another speciality that fits perfectly with our kind of racing in SCORE International: All lights are positioned so that if we should politely 'knock' on the rear bumper of a rival asking to pass, the lights don't fly off.

After our Baja 300 Powerdays, the Buggys and Trophy Trucks of my American colleagues are now on their way to Los Angeles from Bremerhaven. The mechanics in the USA are rearing to get going - it's not long until the next round.

I'll be back in 14 days with more news on the Primm.

Until then
Best regards,
    Armin Schwarz

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