Obviously our venture into the 24 Hours of Lemons didn’t go as well as planned. Things started great, with the car handling fantastically (watch the YouTube video linked below - I was having a ball behind the wheel), but it went downhill from there. If only this were a sprint race! Hearing, “Man, your car was so fast. You were passing everyone! What happened?” a bunch of times from other teams was both encouraging and disheartening. Oh well.
Although the car didn’t finish the race, we did accomplish our goal of getting a race car together from scratch. None of our team members are professional mechanics, race car builders, or racers. We’re just a bunch of car loving nerds from the internet. Yet we were able to pool our talents together and build a legitimate race car (in Vince’s garage with basic tools and no lift - oh, and lots Tecate). We did it! Not only that, but our car was one of the best looking cars out there. I was under the impression that the bar had been raised in this race as far as having interesting themes, but there were still plenty of cars out there with nothing but a spray-painted racing number on the side. In contrast, our car looked fantastic, and we got tons of compliments!
So to all the members of our team: Bravo! Everyone contributed different things and talents to the team, and we couldn’t have gotten it done without all of you. Vince and Kris, I’m really sorry that you guys never got a turn behind the wheel. But the Porcubimmer will be back, and you two will be first in line to drive if you can make it back on board.
Thank you to all our sponsors and contributors. None of us are ballers (well, ‘cept maybe Kris), so all the financial support is greatly appreciated.
And to our fans and everyone else: Prepare yourself for Porcubimmer 2: Porc Harder! Coming December 2008 to a cold and rainy Norcal track near you. We’ll be back!