Topic: Total noob looking to learn a thing or two in Chicago
Hello everyone, my name is Nick Lantzy. I’m 25 years old with a full time position at Starbucks as a shift supervisor, though I am set up for a promotion to assistant store manager in April. I am also a bartender on Saturdays. I graduated college in 2016 with a degree in communications with an emphasis in film. I drive a 2000 Hyundai Accent GL with a manual transmission and 270k on it. It’s worth about $500 according to kbb so I basically daily drive a Lemons car.
I am looking for a Lemons team somewhere on the north end of Chicago who is willing to take on a glorified intern. I have been looking into Lemons racing for a while and it looks like a lot of fun. It also looks a little expensive for where I am in life presently. From what the internet has told me being a part of a Lemons team typically runs in the $1500-$2000 range depending on how much work needs to be done and how many events you go to, etc. I do not have that kind of disposable income right now.
What I do have is a constant supply of free coffee.
As an employee of Starbucks I get a free pound of coffee each week and, even though I drink a ton of the stuff, I still have a surplus. What I am offering is to supply my team with all the coffee they need in exchange for experiencing the world of Lemons racing as well as teaching me to turn a wrench.
Now, I’m not completely green, just mostly. I can change my oil, tire, headlights, and some other basic car maintenance tasks, but I really want to get into tinkering and fixing so I can be a little more self sufficient in my automotive experience.
I am also looking to shoot a documentary of the process of preparing for a Lemons race. As I mentioned above, I have a film degree and I am itching to put it to use. I would love to put together a video of the team going through a season and documenting their struggles and triumphs. I think it would be great to follow a team that is starting work on a new car but has done a season or two.
So, if you are looking for a documentarian who brings coffee, a spare pair of hands and a good sense of humor, let me know and hopefully we can work something out.