Sunday, October 21, 2007
Sunday, September 23, 2007
Sunday, August 26, 2007
Thursday, July 26, 2007
I talked to Tom this evening who is in San Francisco and he hooked up with Gary Faules this past weekend . Tom said he had a great time meeting Gary and talking about the La Carrera.
They both got to share some ideas on the race and what to expect when you get there. Gary is building a Mustang to run in the La Carrera and he updates almost daily with a lot of good stories and information to share. If you want to see a car being built from the ground up he has done a very good job of sharing the build. His site is http://lacarrera2007.blogspot.com/2007/07/since-engine-is-due-any-day-now-i.html
Tuesday, June 5, 2007
The Hula Girl was also given by Tom's daughter Julie. She rode all the transit sections and finally we made her ride the speed sections . The Mexican people got a lot of laughs out of her . She is still in the car today she lost an arm we found it and thanks to super glue she is just fine. We glued magnets to her and she rode on the part of the roll cage over the dash sometimes after a speed run she would be upside down if she was was we knew we had a fast drive.
Tuesday, April 24, 2007
We all signed the hood I of course wished Wally and the Beaver my best. At the time Brad was talking about replacing the the hood and hanging the old one in his garage . I would have kept the old one on just for the war stories. It would be a Badge of Courage. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ut2-Yyybs7c
We lost our alternator just before Mil Cumbre so we decided not to run make the repairs and run the next day. We still think this was the best option as we found out later there were more than a few teams who missed speed sections to make the necessary repairs so they could race the next day. We did drive the Mil Cumbre section just after everyone had left and it was getting dark. On the way back we found a Porsche with a British team which lost an engine so our crew happened to arrive so we loaded them up in our trailer and pulled them back. Their crew finally showed up and we caravaned the wounded soldiers back toward the hotel. Tom might have gotten a little testy during this trip because the Brits got us lost and it was raining and dark and we were running on battery power only. Tom is normally a very calm logical person and this day was not a good one I remember the "F" might have been spoken more than once and F^&%^g Btitish C)@^$&":#$'s might have been mentioned once or twice also. When we got back I might have had a slight temper tantrum after being left in the mountains we did get our time card in and Gerie Bledsoe helped us find an alternator from Sam Berg to get us back running. When all seem hopeless someone is always there to help. Steve Walters helped us rebuild the alternator while his wife Janet went to the drivers meeting. We had a prayer meeting in the lot and our car was blessed by Stanley Gold ,he told us that our car was good for the rest of the race and he was right. This whole event is about the people they all seem to help each other in some way. I really believe in the term now "Paying Forward"