The Eddies Custom APV Club


The "No Gas Nationals" is a racing event for gravity powered vehicles only.  This event is for people who build their own garage monsters and gives those makers the opportunity to show and ride their kustom creations in a safe environment.  This downhill monster mash is fun for the whole family and tests maker's skills against each other.  The rules are very loose to allow for artistic freedom; hence the "run watcha brung" aspect.  The photos below are from the 2012, 2013, and 2015 events.

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2015 was the first year that the No Gas Nationals was held at the Kansas City Soap Box Derby track in Kansas City, Missouri.  This proved to be the perfect venue for an event like this.  The Eddies Club appreciates the KCSBDA taking a chance on something they've never done before.  It was such a success that the KCSBDA decided  to host  an open class event of their own on Memorial Day weekend 2016. We hope their new venture turns into a successful annual race.

Drift Trikes made a HUGE appearance at the 2015 No Gas Nationals and entertained the crowd with tricks and slides.  The eve brought a trike to donate, which was given to the Kansas City Soap Box Derby Association as a token of gratitude for letting us host an event on their track.

Drift Trikers were kind enough to donate a trike to the event.  The Eddies Club offered the trike to the Kansas Soap Box Derby to show our appreciation for use of their track for our race.

The 2015 No Gas Nationals saw an awesome variety of karts!  The soap box derby racers tested their vehicles against the garage monsters and everyone had a great time.

At the 2016 No Gas Nationals Race one of Kansas City's best bands, The Haunted Creepys, played two sets.  We don't know what was more fun to watch, The Haunted Creepys or the race!

Hopeully live music will be something we can do at every event.

The Soap Box Derby Association rented some of their own cars for $5 per run down the hill.  This gave people who didn't build the chance to experience racing and the thrill of gravity sports!

The 2015 No Gas Nationals was co-MC'd by  talented local singer and personality, Kimberley Jazmyn Szepski. We appreciate her lending her time, talent, and even equipment to helping make the event fun for everyone

Brian Tabor  of Factory SkidMark BMX team from Topeka, Kansas took home the trophy for "Most Sketch."  The No Gas Nationals is the only race that has a class like this!

Dave Tallant took home two trophies this day, the Joel Dyke Speedo award for the team that wins the most races, and the award for "Most Artistic."  His garage monster was absolutely amazing!

Colten and his friends drove a looonng way to race his his drift trike.  He and his team of drifters put on quite a show for spectators by doing a few stunts. He even donated a trike to the event!  He was given tokens of our appreciation.

The Eddies Custom APV Club has been fortunate to have local beauties volunteer as our Start Line Girls.  This has been fun for everyone and helps us keep with the old school drag race them.  It has been well received and we hope it will be part of future races.  (The ugly dude in the middle was a photo bomb, NOT one of the start line beauties!)

The turn below was part of the 2014 race course.  It is almost a full 180 degrees, and of course the track was wet!  No one got hurt but many people got to feel the hay bales that lined the turn.  We called it The Mangler!!!

At the starting line we got alot of great shots of participants and their garage monsters.  The lovely and talented Sophie Sassafrass, a Kansas City Burlesque performer and event organizer, helped us out by waiving the starting line flag for racers.

The beautiful young Kimmon Smutz also helped out at the starting line.  The 2014 event included a class dedicated to skateboarders, and Kimmon did a fantastic job of making sure all of the skaters got a fair start.

The Eddies Custom APV Club has been fortunate to have local beauties volunteer as our Start Line Girls.  This has been fun for everyone and helps us to keep with the old school drag race theme.

It has been well received by racers and spectators alike so we hope to make this part of all of our races.

The No Gas Nationals got some help promoting the event from the gorgeous local talent, Metal Megan.  Metal Megan's hawtness is seen on advertisements for local skateboard makers and NGN sponsors, Stolen Skateboards.  Due to the cold Metal Megan didn't wear the corsets or bikinis we were hoping for, but she was a great sport and did some posing for us anyway.
One of the most fun parts of a relaxed atmosphere of an event like the NGN is the opportunity to meet and talk with other local garage monster builders.  Everyone can show off their builds, talk about builds in progress, trade ideas, and spend the whole day enjoying the same thrills we enjoyed as kids.

If these photos don't get you excited about rolling down hills on your own garage monster build and hanging out with awesome people then I don't know what will !  We were very excited to see a pair of streetluges show up to race

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