Bless you, Matchbox, bless you.
Basically fixing all my mistakes in The Lethal Locost by starting over. While 99% of the population wouldn’t know a Lotus Seven when they see one (much less a fake), 99% of the “Locost” chassis bothers me.
Read More: The Lotus Seven
I Googled for dimensions of the Stanley Cup, drew it up as best as I could in Pro/Engineer, and scaled it down to be machined out of 1.5″ Aluminum stock. One student took the Guinea Pig Challenge, and this is his result!
Awesome car in every respect.
This one was fitted with monster 275/35R15 Hoosier tires. The fenders were cut to clear. Crazy wide tires.
Yes, that’s a Lexan spoiler. Yes, there are Kirkey seats in it. Yes, there’s even a splitter on the front. This car is fine-tuned to the maximum allowable in SCCA CSP Solo II rules. And yes, we all want one.
Frankly, I am not at all surprised that the end of the world did not come, and we weren’t all raptured. I’m a bit disappointed too.
Yeah. Whatever. This isn’t true.
I’ll see you on the 22nd with an “I told you so!”
Of course, if you’re reading this and there is no follow up on the 22nd, things might start getting a LOT worse.
A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.
Robert A. Heinlein (1907-1988)
Election results: Conservative Majority.
Kind of what I thought shortly after the LAST federal election, when the Liberal leader pushed for another election, succeeding, finally, via a non-confidence vote. Stupid political gaming.
My thoughts at the time: I hope the election results are overwhelmingly against this opposition. And so it was.