Well, the perfect storm of bad luck did its best to hold us back from going to Bonneville again, but despite Murphy’s best efforts, the car is on the trailer on its way to Bonneville.
The string of bad luck started on the drive back, when our push truck towing our equipment trailer broke down. After spending 10 days being repaired in
So, with our tools, generators, and resistor load bank stuck in
You wouldn’t think a hurricane would cause any problems here in middle of the country, but somehow the extents of the storm caused the jet stream air to dip low, and put most of
Now, normally we are equipped to do all kinds of work on the Salt flats without electricty by using our generators and portable equipment, even portable internet. But that equipment was, of course, all still in the trailer.
So we borrowed generators, and wired up temporary lighting in the shop where we could, but without power the dyno could not be run. 3 days later the power was restored, but then the timing was too tight and the time (and electricity) had to be used to get the car reassembled and prepped for shipping to Bonneville.
The power came back on 9:00 PM Tuesday, and most of us literally worked straight through until about 5:00 PM Thursday to get the car loaded up and back on its way to Bonneville.
Hopefully all this bad luck is behind us, it should be a great week at Bonneville!