So, Jan is concerned about getting the carpets (in the house, not car) cleaned before the race, but I have some other concerns, like what are the rules of the race? They haven’t been updated and I actually hope there won’t be any, other than not putting your car on a train, like the German team did in the 1908 Great Race. The rules could be a problem for us, because World Race stated earlier that cars might be handicapped by age and not engine size. I’m a little concerned about the 1951 Chrysler, with a hemi V8 that originally developed 180 hp and is capable of much more with slight modifications! Our 1967 Beetle? 53 hp, and if I ask much more from it, it might overheat somewhere along that 14,000 miles, in spite of the modified oil cooler and bigger cooling fan. (Note to Jan: The fan cools the engine, not the passengers.) We once came in second, in a rally, in our engine size class, but if the Chrysler carries a more favorable handicap than we do, then all I can hope for is a blinding snow-storm at Times Square when we start. With rear engine/rear wheel drive, we would at least have a head-start on that day.
Thanks Lilla, Whit, and Claudia for your responses to my earlier questions.
So for the (unrelated) questions for the day:
4. How does our team get more media attention without robbing a bank?
5. what is your least favorite bank?
6. Do you work for a newspaper or a TV station? Do you cover crime or human interest?
At the end of March, the best answers (that we judge) to our questions will get a $50.00 gift certificate for Barnes and Noble. Let’s hear from you. (first three questions are on the blog “Anxiety” 3/2
See you on the road to Paris,