Friday, September 26, 2008
28 Days Left
Can you believe it! There are only 28 days until the start of 2008 La Carrera Panamericana. I'm positive everyone already has their cars completed, tested and positive everything is perfect as well as loaded in the trailer and all packed and ready to go so that there is nothing to do but sit back and relax. Right? (Sorry, but it's hard as hell to contain the laughter.)
Last year this time with less than a couple weeks before Will and I were to take off for Mexico we were testing Lucky at Sears Point International Raceway.
Lucky gets a shake-down at Sears Point
Lucky for us, everything went off without a hitch. The car ran perfectly and not only didn't it need one thing touched but in fact it went on from there to Phoenix where we spent the entire day driving the car with Bob Bondurant. From there Lucky took us all the way to the tip of Mexico and only one bolt found it's way loose. In the two weeks prior to leaving there was more than enough to keep us busy. We had to install decals, install communication and video equipment and get the trailer ready.
Jon, taking charge of navaigation and Video equipment
Did I say trailer!!! Where in the hell is the trailer??? (Flashback) Even the best made plans suffer a glitch at times and we realized that fact as we came to work one morning only to find Lucky's trailer had been stolen during the night. Thank God we had another trailer ready especially considering you can not take a trailer into Mexico unles you own it. As things turned out, the trailer being stolen was a blessing in disguise and the enclosed trailer we took suited our needs far better than the other one would have.