Sunday, September 16, 2007

a very good day

I spoke too soon about the FiOS line, but that'll get worked out.

Meanwhile, the BMW was treated to a dozen guys poring over the suspension and brakes for a whirlwind makeover. She must have known what was coming though, like an excited puppy, she wet herself springing a coolant leak in the heater core -and- a fuel leak from above the fuel tank. The guys took on the jobs for the day and transformed my dust-collecting hulk into a near track-ready Q ship. There are still things to do, but those are for me once I get well again. :oh yes:

Here are some action photos...

C'mon, Sco! Make some engine sounds!

Normally I wouldn't notice, but just watch what happens to that wheel gap...

And they're off... the car is hoisted high and major suspension surgery begins









Ready to roll! (mostly)

Do you think I look happy?


My most sincere thanks to James and Jeremy for rallying the troops within hours of me emailing my bad news and asking if anyone would take the car off my hands. Ed Fuhrman is a gentleman and a scholar for opening the doors of his shop, Induktion Motorsports, and letting my pals use the space and the lift. Said pals were David, Mike, Steven, Matthew, Ian, Steve, Jason, Yun, and Anand. I know there were others who couldn't make it for various reasons but your encouragement was felt just the same.

You guys have no idea what keeping this little car means to me. I am forever in your debt above and beyond the free point-by coupons you'll be getting for events next year. I really love you guys and you are each a testimony to selflessness I hope I can measure up to. I hope you had fun or maybe learned a little about something you may have worked on. I look forward to seeing you guys in the paddock from behind the wheel once again and for a long time to come. :sniff:

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

What a great bunch of guys indeed!

bySarah said...

she looks beautiful john. hope you get her on the track soon.

RickRoss said...

It was an awesome day for sure, glad we could all come together to help you out :) Don't forget to bed in those pads!

tinkknitz said...

Hey! That's too many guys over the Pit Wall. Don't see how they can penalize you with that silly grin on your face though. Now, can you manage to avoid guys from Georgia for a while?

Amie said...

Thought you might find this interesting:
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Scattered Gemini said...

Totally cool! What a great group of guys...nice teamwork!