Topic: IOE contender? Want to help?
I have a line on a car that will be an IOE contender for sure. Might even pick it up tomorrow.(4th of July - perfect!) It is a car the judges have been hoping to see. It's American. It will be kinda big. It will be heavy. It will handle like a pig. It will be a challenge to keep it running for a weekend. BUT, if it keeps running, it will be a contender for the best prize. No doubt.
My current team will have NO interest in messing with this thing. I do. A lot. My mechanical skills are...lacking. But my enthusiasm is off the charts. I'm reliable. My mom says I'm cool. I'm a good person. I'm smart enough, I'm good enough and people like me. And I love Lemons. Think about it all the time. Our "reliable, easy car" broke after 11 hours at Buttonwillow and I wanted to cry. Felt like a little kid having to leave Disneyland just as the Electric Light Parade was starting.
Anyway, I'm looking for other West Coast Lemons (or people interested in IOE that want to come run a West Coast race) to get involved. Especially people that "get" Lemons and think they could work with the guy described above. Mechanical skill, experience building Lemons are also pretty key, since I lack that badly. I'm still pretty new to this myself (3 races so far) but I think this would be the wrong project for a total rookie to be involved in. I'm more than willing to hand the project over to somebody more adept at this than me. I would just be happy to be part of it. I would do my part monetarily, for sure. And I don't mind working hard. I also don't mind doing the organizing and leading the project, if need be. I'm a pretty agreeable cat.
I'm in SLO, but I'd be happy working on this car anywhere in California. One of my Lemons friends is based in Winters and I know he would have an interest in being part of this, but he doesn't have a shop.
I know this is long winded but I just wanted to give you an idea of who you would be working with. If you are interested, contact me. I think this would be challenge. And it would be fun. And it would be a chance to win that IOE you have been craving. Thanks for your time.