From Rigs to Riches: The Ultimate Racing Rigs Contest
Note: All the rigs signed a declaration of consent for being depicted in this article, except Jason Jones’ one, who is illiterate; and Gianluca Roncaglia’s one, that instead of signing wrote a short novel, a graduation essay and two poems.
Juan Alberdi – “Cool Siesta”
A portable, beach suitable rig, ideal for lazy and sunny afternoons and also for fishing with some snacks and beverages thanks to his easy-on supports. The do-it-yourself shifter can also be used as a vintage joystick or for maneuvering the entire rig if mounted on electric wheels (sold separately).
Dario Bucalo – “Dancing Barefoot”
Ideal to be used as a school desk or as a homework space from your kid brother, has some IKEA flavor that can be easily replaced by a rare/unwanted scent, especially in summer, since it’s used barefoot (socks are not included). Needs also a separate overpowered fan to cool off the “80s Disco” desktop.
Colin Chilibeck – “Black Star Wars”
A high-end, high-profile, plutocratic rig all moved by mechanical arms via remote control. The Boba Fett VR visor can also fire some lasers to front cars in order to get easier wins; the rim on the cabinet is a R2-D2-like droid in disguise. Using some special blades to be mounted on the front, the rig can also be used as a fashion lawnmower.
Nicholas Hall – “Racing Cuppa”
A minimalistic, quiet but consistent rig, perfect for relax and checking from time to time your stock options from your favorite e-trader while sipping a cup of tea. Perfectly paired with the green wall, the rig has also some extra buttons to spread soothing sounds of birds chirping and Buddhist mantras. Ideal for slow-oriented, calming racing.
Michal Janak – “Vintage Monster”
An impressive, somewhat URSS World War Two tank-like multifunction and indestructible rig. Comes along with a 1.400 pages instruction manual and 55 kg of spare parts. Requires a masterclass in modeling (not included) to be fully used, and also a GPS to find your way back to the living room after playing. Covers everything for every car – even a cigarette lighter. First prize in the “DIY Sim Rigs” World Fair.
Jason Jones – “The ‘Alien’ Complex”
Directly inspired from the Ridley Scott’s movie spaceship scenography, is a rude, not facilitating, somewhat uncomfortable rig, for hardcore simracers – in space, and if crashing at 300 km/h, no one can hear you scream. All the cables behind the rig are to be connected to your body in order to track your vital functions while playing. The caps on the rig and on the floor are from previous players that met the Alien.
Omer Kinay – “Engineer’s Delight”
A rational, tidy, logical rim, all retractable/sliding. The perfect choice for the professional setupper – the setup sketches boards on the right are included. Make you go faster even by watching the picture. The rig can also be used as a Dyson-like vacuum cleaner.
Chris P. Bacon – “Silver Window Pane”
A brilliant, all around rig for the demanding simracer. The impressive pedal set weighs 35 kg, and can also be used for electric guitars – just wire and play. The rig structure can also be used to reinforce your windows in winter. Includes a mod that reintegrate the subtracted incident points of a race; toilet connection tubes are optional.
Davide Ramo – “Warm Supper”
A compact, comfortable and suitable for travelling rig. Keeps your feet warm with the included heater, and can also be used as a movable food plate cart – you’ll be a cool and appreciated host when serving the desserts to your guests on your simracing rig. The shifter can also be used as a pulling lever to easily move the whole structure.
Gianluca Roncaglia – “Simracing Scholar”
Ideal for intellectuals and avid readers this rig/no rig comes along with thousands of simracing manuals (on the left), in mint condition since the previous owner never read them. The compact wheel base allows to use the rig as a workspace and leaves a lot of free space on the desk surface, for comfortable pounding/knocking the table or banging your head after screwing up a race.
Matteo Venuti – “Young Rascal”
A top class, rock solid racing rig directly from the pre-Covid era (approximately 700 B.C.), which literally has his roots and fundaments in culture. Doesn’t move even if racing during a earthquake. The tissue blocking the pedals are exclusively patented for this rig. Guaranteed for at least 10.000 races.
Ilmari Ylitalo – “Direct Wooden Drive”
Another IKEA flavored rig, but solid as solid wood can be. The overpowered wheel base can also be used as a jackhammer; the whole rig is also suitable for bobsleigh. The Big Red Button is for destroying opponents’ cars with nuclear weapons – requires protection goggles, hanging on the wall and ready for the use.