Topic: What's better?

Document the build here or wait and surprise the world when we show up at the race?

--bb

Re: What's better?

We have done both and something in between.  Thought the "teaser" approach would be more fun.  Thought dropping it on the paddock uninformed would be fun.  Meh, kinda all the same in the end.  Those that care are totally excited regardless.

Re: What's better?

I like to surprise the world... mostly because I don't have to explain myself as much that way. Documenting the build means finding someone to take pictures... or stopping work to wash my hands to take the pictures... and then writing about what the plan is and where it is going and what got accomplished today.

And some of the internet is annoyingly strident in their misunderstanding of what is possible/right.

That guy

Re: What's better?

Depends on what motivates you more: Getting encouragement and advice and help from people when you're feel down, stuck, or otherwise knackered?
Or working through stuff on your own with the expectation that you'll come out the other end a better person by suffering in isolation.

Just know that Big Reveals don't always work out the way you want them to

https://media.giphy.com/media/WoQmizvOiatTMFxz50/giphy.gif

Re: What's better?

Depends what it is....lol 
Being first isn't so noteworthy, unless it really is something special,

btw, anyone race a subaru brat yet?   this is example of nothing special, but I might do it anyway.

Re: What's better?

nimblemotorsports wrote:

btw, anyone race a subaru brat yet?

Viva La Vulva won Org Choice at Chuckwalla in 2012 with the first appearance of a Brat.

http://www.murileemartin.com/UG/LAF12/195%20-%20LeMons%20Chuckwalla%202012.jpg

1982 MG Metro 1300: IOE 2015 Pacific Northworst GP, Longest Distance 2010 Cd'L Box Wine Country Classic
1980 KV Mini 1: Worst of Show and Fright Pig Supremo 2009 Concours d'Lemons
1978 H Special: Second-Round Elimination 2010 Lemons Pinewood Derby at Sears Pointless
1967 SAAB 96: IOE 2012 Pacific Northworst GP

Re: What's better?

OK, I'll go with a teaser:

https://youtu.be/R8t3Yyinof0

BTW, is there a way to embed videos here? Using BBCode, it should be [youtube]R8t3Yyinof0[/youtube]. But that obviously doesn't work.

--bb

Re: What's better?

Maybe this is a better teaser:
https://photos.smugmug.com/Cars/Shark/i-LnqzxZH/0/62f4ac45/XL/20180918_085619-XL.jpg

Re: What's better?

billy bee wrote:

Maybe this is a better teaser:
https://photos.smugmug.com/Cars/Shark/i-LnqzxZH/0/62f4ac45/XL/20180918_085619-XL.jpg

BMW E24?

Fourteen time loser. You'd think I'd know better by now.

Re: What's better?

Maverick74 wrote:

BMW E24?

Yup.

Too easy? Or did I let it slip in another thread?

It's a 1981 633CSi. The early 633's are based on the E-12 chassis, which dates back to the 70's. L-Jetronic injection. 5-speed; so, it's fun to drive but, um, ponderous is the word I'd use to describe the handling...

Our new team mate, Rachael, at the local autocross this weekend. She also painted the teeth on the bumper...
https://photos.smugmug.com/Cars/Shark/i-G34Vfsf/0/e11958b5/L/IMG_0154-L.jpg

--bb

Re: What's better?

This is great. We'd be happy if all of the 3- and 5-Series BMWs in Lemons were replaced by 6-, 7-, and 8-Series.

Eric Rood
Everything Bagel, 24 Hours of Lemons
eric@24hoursoflemons.com

Re: What's better?

therood wrote:

This is great. We'd be happy if all of the 3- and 5-Series BMWs in Lemons were replaced by 6-, 7-, and 8-Series.

Happy to do our part.

--From the guys who brought you the Kim Jong Elantra...