What's all this about?
Armed with a team of barbeque and
automotive experts and a 1989 Saab 900
purchased for $400, Team Carbeque is a
unique racing team determined complete the 24 hours
of LeMons... all while making barbeque under the hood.
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Where we are, and preparing for the future
Posted by The Gearhead on October 28, 2010, 1:29 pm CST
What do you do when you get together a group of people in transitional periods of higher education, starting businesses, and working full time careers? A race team of course! As some of you may have noticed, the carbeque wasn't ready for the race, we're looking at it as a positive thing.
Without an actual shop to work in, it has been a slow process of acquiring tools and parts...but we have almost everything we need now! We were close though, the car is nearly done. We just have to put the brakes together (the entire system was completely roached, one of the main problems we've had), figure out what to do about the seized rear shock bolts, modify the seat brackets to allow more legroom for our tall drivers, and address the issue with some threads in the head getting messed up. After that the car will be on the road and ready to cook....or drive. Whichever this is about.
The Carbeque's first competition appearance will be the Detroit Lemons race at Gingerman at the beginning of July, and if we don't destroy the car, we'll be back for the Autobahn race at Joliet in October 2011! These new dates will allow us to get on track practice and testing during the spring. All in all, the team will be better, stronger, more delicious, and faster with the extra time to prepare. For now, you can visit the photo gallery of the race in our media section, and a video is coming soon when I can figure out how to save it in a small enough file to upload to Youtube.
Updates on the way