[dorkbotsocal-announce] Dorkbot SoCal 29 - Make:Way Team gets 33rd Place - 8pm Thursday, May 29, 2008

Garnet Hertz garnethertz at gmail.com
Thu May 29 01:55:54 EDT 2008


Dorkbot SoCal 29 - Make:Way Team gets 33rd Place

***** Thursday, May 29, 2008
***** 8:00pm
***** Machine Project
***** 1200 D North Alvarado Street
***** Los Angeles, CA

Hear the gut-wrenching tale of four plucky men and a crappy car who
made a foolish fantasy into a foolish reality!

Earlier this year, Make: magazine agreed to sponsor Jason Torchinsky
in fielding an entry into the 2008 24 Hours of Lemons motor race: an
endurance race for cars valued at $500 or less. Jason gathered the
best people in the field of enough free time and some interest in
racing a shitbox: Tom Jennings, Brett Doar, and Sloan Fader. A 1993
Ford Escort LX was purchased for $300, and the work began.

In the end, The Make:Way car came in 33rd out of nearly 90 entries-- a
far better result than ever hoped for. Come see what the team did, how
they did it, and see the 33rd-place-winning car itself!

Press coverage:
http://jalopnik.com/391333/huge-wing-eyeballs-propel-makeway-escort-to-33rd+place-lemons-finish

The project: http://www.makewayracing.com

More event info: http://machineproject.com/2008/05/27/makeway/

Dorkbot SoCal: http://www.dorkbot.org/dorkbotsocal/


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