Thursday, January 29, 2009

The Reveal

Step 5 - Paint (Roll) More Red Paint

Tonight - we added another 32 pounds of red paint, and also painted the hood.  Ferrari would be jealous.  Upon drinking a 6 pack of Dos Equis, we decided to take off the tape to reveal the white stripes (the paint, not the band).  Surprisingly, the white paint stayed on the car, and not the tape.

It should be noted that this was an impromptu paint session, given that our engine CONTINUES TO LANGUISH IN SOME MACHINE SHOP.  Thats right, we're officially 4 weeks away from the race, and we have yet to see any sign of our engine.  Panicked?   Doe the Pope where a funny hat? Does the French Army wear white flags?  Is "Saab" Swedish for "sh*tty"?

YES.  We're panicked.  Sunday is the next targeted engine build date (its the 4th targeted engine date, so our hopes are not high right now).

Below - pictures of the fancy paint job (with much touch up still required).   There is some internal debate whether we look like the Norwegian Dukes of Hazzard...and whether some redneck at the race will think our flag on the roof is the Confederate Stars and Bars.

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