We’ll see you at altamont with an operational car!

Yes, we’re operational. Subscribe to us over at Youtube. Have fun ignoring it! (watch the next video!)

It’s ALIVE!!!! (slightly)

Work, was definitely accomplished this week.

We got the engine to begin that wonderful belching noise that means, that some way, some how,, it could come to life!

Watch the video to get really excited about just how awesome it’s going to be!

Also, we finally got to meet our crew chief in person, he even approved of the car. Typically this wouldn’t be a big deal, but our crew chief is none other than racer Scott Schroeder, (he’s a little bit of awesome).

So check the video, think of pledging all your money to sponsor us for no good reason whatsoever, (seriously, others have!)

makin Z\'s the hard way

I can do this with my eyes closed (said Jaime)

eyes closed

A lot got done today, from the left rear suspension (we yanked the old one, once it decided it wanted to leave) by the simple process of:

1. Remove muffler

2. Remove a bunch of other bolts

3. There are more bolts apparently

4. Suspension parts are really heavy, when you put them back in the car, have a whole jack to lift a car and the parts, Jaime does,, whew,, without Jaime,, we’d be SCREWED!

5.Put everything back in, pay attention to what you did

At this point I did:

6.Leave muffler unattached on floor, and various parts strewn about his shop. Apologize and go visit my best buddy down the street who’s wife just had their second child (what a cutie! Hi Nora!)

We also removed the fan mount and fan clutch, then mounted the radiator (with hoses), then placed the fan in front of the radiator, (that thing rips, we’re just going to use one).

We also fussed about a bit with the clutch (it was clearly out of fluid). We’re not out of the woods there yet, but things are looking up.

Mike worked online (buy our stuff!)

More happened I’m sure,, but that’s what I know so far.

Have a lemony weekend!

We’ll be working on the car in Patterson this weekend. If all goes well, the tires may turn under their own power,,, or not.

I leave you with this moment of Zen from Thunderhill last year.

Murilee does it again, we’re paid up, and the cage is on the way!

So special “friend of team” Murilee Martin at Jalopnik (he’s not special in that needs a helmet way, more of a “helpful human who is cool way”) . Though yes, at the race we will have a picture of Murilee in a helmet (maybe even when he’s racing!) Murilee has found on one of his many junkyard forays (I’m surprised they haven’t offered him a yearly pass, no one goes there more, or sends them more traffic!)

We’ve got a new bumper sticker up (to complement the original (get it here!) (don’t worry, more to come)).Bumpersticker2

We’re paid up for the race (don’t worry Shaun, we’ll all pay ya back!)

Also, our autopower roll cage is ordered. Oh yeah,, protecting the team with the power of steel!!! Get your Autopower cage here!

Next task, to get the stuff in the Junkyard Murilee found (don’t touch it anyone else!) Also to order a race seat and safety belts.

Forza Porco!!

Today’s update-Jalopnik, new crew chief, work accomplished, still need,,,

First of all,, Thanks Murilee!!

That’s Murilee Martin at Jalopnik.com he’s written a bit about us (and our fun logo).

Next, this weekend we got some serious work done (yipee!) Check the pics here.

New (Used) radiator -in

Old AC condensor, heater core, dashboard- out

front lights -out

Interior, carpet, passenger seat, general schmutz-out

We have a special announcement as well, we have a new crew chief (not Chef, that’s already Jacob Meggers) named Scott Schroeder.

Who’s that you say? Well so far our team Nurse/Racer Jukka Valkonen (to be profiled later) has brought in Scott with these few words about him

“He races professionally (porsche), and trains drivers. this is a guy who has been racing since he was 15 having gone through the race schools, the BMW F1 development program."

So to recap: New crew chief Scott Schroeder (awesome), Murilee wrote about us at Jalopnik (Sweet!), parts are starting to get on the car!

Oh yeah, and tomorrow we’re buying our roll cage!

Here we go!!

So, uhh, junkyards can be fun,,, no,, seriously,, really…

So Mike and Fred went to the pick a part, pull apart,, place with dead cars.

Now, for the low low price of 92 bucks, we got a radiator, 2 electric fans, and a front bumper,, as we’ve been told there will be bumping,, and thus,, bumper.

Junkyards,, what an amazing type of place.  Dirty filthy awesome dead cars.

It’s like the sarlacc pit was on cybertron and all the autobots got sucked down it and the sarlacc pooped all the autobots, then a bunch of people wanted his poop, and then they paid for it.

Yep, I nailed it!

So of course I’ll be going back very soon, (I’ve got Optimus Prime’s appendix!)