Monday, December 27, 2010

Test drive

The car is running. It's damn quick for a pile of crap. Damn quick. We've done a few test (joy) rides around the 'hood. The neighbors hate us.

Monday, December 20, 2010

10 days to go.

Wow. What a week. Thursday night 11 people stood around a car that refused to start. We threw every part, diagnosis, and backyard remedy possible at the car - and eventually called it a day around midnight. It was apparent we were chasing more than a single problem. But we wouldn't learn how many gremlins remained until Saturday...

Monday, December 13, 2010

Optimism bites.

What a mess.
The cool thing about this kind of project is you learn a lot. You learn about ambition, patience, and determination. But, more than anything, you learn about optimism. Typically optimism is a good thing to have - until it's misdirected, then it's disastrous. Late Sunday, our optimism turned into a big steaming pile of disaster.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Quarter 'til Midnight.

The hours are getting late. Literally. We've maintained constant momentum, but our long strides have slowed to a shuffle in recent weeks. Not this weekend. We're getting shit done.

Monday, December 6, 2010

3 weeks to go.

Damn there are a lot of parts in a car. Did you know most of them are sort of important? Ya, I know. As we continue with the build the annoying sound of a clock ticking is getting louder - and we're running tight on time. How'd we do this week? Click the link and read on...

Monday, November 29, 2010

Hurry, Hurry, Wait.

Checklist in hand, helpers at the ready, and parts carefully arrayed across the driveway - Sunday dawned with the promise of hearing an engine roar, and a crew cheer. The day would end in disappointing silence.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Giving Thanks

Hundreds of years ago - some brave individuals left the comfort and safety of far-away lands in search of fortune and adventure. It certainly wasn't easy - nothing worth while is. They eventually overcame challenge after challenge (often with available horsepower in the single digits!) and founded the tradition of Thanksgiving in celebration. Having a kinship in-spirit with these stubborn and tireless trail-blazers, we offer our thanks this year in their honor.