Sorry, very remiss in site updates. The last minute nature of finishing up left very little time to follow along. Rest assured though the car did get completed and did indeed finish all 3 events. Each of the "About the Events" sections will soon be updated with details from each event.
Some highlights Close to 3000 highway miles survived on the BABE rally round trip. Index of Effluency winner for the 24 Hours of Lemons Capitol Offense race (their highest honor) Winner of the "crap can racing" class at the Grassroots Motorsports Challenge.
The car is now tucked away for a well deserved rest (along with the builder) but fear not and stay tuned for Wartburg 2.0
The body goes back on
After months of dissasembly, fabrication, imagination and head scratching the body is finally back on the chassis.
Watch the video below and check out the photos in the chassis and suspension section.
Well, to be honest, there isn't one quite yet. The big picture is the car will be prepped and entered in the BABE Rally, 24 Hours of Lemons and Grassroots Motorsports Challenge. All in 2010.
Although the car comes with a BS exemption for Lemons (in other words we can cheat with impunity)we intend to build her within the limits of the rules for all 3 events.
A thing of beauty
We have yet to pick up the car so for now I'll just provide the lovely pictures that the 24 Hours of Lemons guys posted for the contest.
We will be headed out to the 24 Hours of Lemons event the first weekend in October to hang out with everyone and, of course, pick up the Wartburg.
3 screaming cylinders of 2 stroke fury
An engine who's main claim to fame is that it only contains 7 moving parts. I cant wait to dissasemble it just to find out which 7 parts move (or used to move might be the better way of looking at it)
Have a seat on the comfy couch
Interior looks like it came from my grandma's living room. Looks surprisingly comfy though.