Thursday, January 27, 2011

Snow Shovel vs Race Car


I like everyone else around Chicago hates shoveling snow, but since I have to get rid of it somehow I'm always trying to find an easier way to make it go away, well other than ignoring it until spring.

Since I never got around to pulling the battery from the Cutlass before winter struck I've been starting it and running it a bit every couple weeks and since it is sitting in the middle of the driveway, so I wondered if it could be used to get rid of it.

Here is what the driveway looked like to start

So it wasn't particularly deep so it really wasn't much of an issue with the regular shovel. As for the Cutlass Ciera, it started up with a single turn of the key, no need to push the gas pedal or anything.

So how did it end up.

Well the shovel did this

The race car did this

So in the amount of time it took to shovel the whole driveway the car melted a little circle directly under the exhaust. In the cars defense it did this by itself without me having to do any work which is a plus, and since its exhaust is creating global warming the car is actually permanently solving the snow problem so its got that going for it.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

2010 Legends of LeMons

The final group of Legends of LeMons was posted today. Congratulations to all the winners. We hope to reach this lunacy someday ourselves.

Unununium Medal Winners

Ununquadium Medal Winners

Ununhexium Medal Winners

Thursday, January 13, 2011

New Place on the Internet for us to Sproratically update

We now have a Facebook Page, since that is what all the cool teams have. So take a look and like the page so we can feel popular and cool.!/pages/Racing-4-Nickels/146023028785760

Friday, January 7, 2011

Catch Phrases

Since it is getting pretty cold today and snow is blowing I'm pretty sure none of us are going to want to do anything physically with the car right now, so I thought it would be a good time to work on marketing.

The Purple color already makes it rather eye catching, and the gold metallic paint makes it classy, I figured what we need now is a good catch phrase. Something that can help sell the Racing 4 Nickels brand.

The first thing is a play on the best remembered Oldsmobile Slogan

This isn't your fathers race car

Also I think a spin on the less popular slogan from 1992 (the power of intelligent engineering) would work

The Power of Stupid Engineering

or just outright steal the slogan from some of their previous years since I don't believe Oldsmobile has any lawyers left.

Something like their slogan from 1984-1986

There's a special feeling in an Oldsmobile

or take the slogan from 1902 which I'm sure is public domain

The Oldsmobile is the Best Thing on Wheels

We could also try and do something more specific to our car like

2.8 liters of fury

But the car seems more grumpy than furious. So instead maybe something like

Springs as soft as a babies behind

While true our springs are awfully soft that is on the list of things to improve, and honestly I really don't know how soft a baby behind is since I tend to avoid them since all kinds of nasty stuff comes out of them.

Maybe we could work with our theme. We already had people commenting on our candy-assed monkey suits and wanting to get the band together.

We had a band powerful enough to make got piss into gasoline, which we use to race

That is way to long.

We'll have to work on this. Suggestions are welcome, if we pick yours we'll give you absolutely nothing.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Welcome to 2011

So its the start of a new year. There are a few things I wanted to post last year but being that I'm a big geek because I couldn't bring myself to go past 42 posts. If you don't know why 42 is a special number it just means you aren't a big geek.

So Anyway I'd like to congratulate Eye Sore Racing for their Series Championship. So with that they get a trip to some French endurance race, and everyone wanting to beat them even more.

Also like to congratulate the Midwest Regional championship Clueless Racing. Who won a free entry into last nights race which consequently also a congrats to BoomPowSurprise for winning that.

Well for this year there will be more races more fixes an upgrades that we will either make hopelessly overly complicated or screw up, more bad ideas, and most importantly more fun.

The Cutlass seems to be removing its cover so it can get the new year started.

So keep checking to keep up with all the fun.