Posts Tagged ‘doo wops’


Tuesday, March 11th, 2008

All of the in-car videos from DooWops 2008 are uploaded and ready for viewing, as well as some links to some videos of the outside of the car. For the in-car, we went back to MPEG-4 for the format after getting complaints about DivX. We’ll probably convert the DivX to MPEG-4 at some point in the future. We also tried a new format, 3GP, that is very small and low quality but can be viewed on your fancy cell phone and your not-so-fancy low-bandwidth internet connection. contact us with any problems or suggestions!

Check us out in a press release!

Wednesday, March 5th, 2008

Our hard-charging effort has been noted in an official press release for the DooWop Rally. Check it out here.

The car may head out for a car show on March 16th at the XXX Drive-in in Issaquah, Washington. That is, if we can get it back in reliable condition by then. Check the schedule for updates on this. If we go, stop by and say hi!

Doo Wop recap

Thursday, February 28th, 2008

What a weekend, after a good long break after LSPR, we finally got the car prepped for Doo Wops, and what a Doo Wops it was. On the first day we taco’ed the rear beam on the first stage causing a rear tracking issue. We were able to get the beam semi- straight for the next stage, but the beam needed to be replaced. After the first day we were able to track down a new beam and get it installed at a local rallyist’s shop.

On Day two we were at maximum attack after a 3rd place finish overall on the first day. We took stage wins on the first two stages. Unfortunately, on our way out of service just before the stage start, the fuel pump died. we got flat towed back to service, but unfortunately we were unable to get the car back out to the stage start before the rest of the field had finished the stage. After speaking with the Rally organizers we were allowed to run the rest of the rally, minus the one stage that we had missed.

Despite knowing that our day was done, we were dead set on setting great times for the rest of the day, and great times they were. We broke a seven year old record set by Todd Hartmann by six seconds on the first run of the famous Brooklyn Tavern Stage. On the second run of the stage we beat our own record by three seconds. We are second on the record list in a two wheel drive car, behind only Carl Jardevall in his rear drive turbo charged Volvo.

Had we completed the stage we had missed, chances are we would’ve won the rally overall, however, we take concession in our first day results, as well as our obscene stage times on day two. We are looking forward to our second running of the Olympus Rally on all new roads in April.