This is the result of having too many friends with art and engineering skills, and too much money. Entering a friend’s spare BMW (he has 2 others :O) into a 24 hour long race in which the cars can’t be worth more than $500. Sounds like I’m in for seeing a lot of scrap metal going around in circles for a long time :)
I just thought some fellow gamers might appreciate the paint job. I can’t draw a stick man to save my life, but my pals put in a fair bit of work on a lot of it. The Castle Crashers guy was put on later after we all got the game and couldn’t stop playing :)
If anyone happens to be in Toledo this weekend and sees a shitty car that looks like it’s made out of bricks, stop by and say hi ;)
I’ll let everyone know how it turns out. I’ll try to get a bunch of pictures, and we’ve got a video camera that we’re planning to mount inside the car if we can manage to rig something up. Hopefully one or the other will turn out fairly well :)
Unfortunately, the red buttons don’t do anything quite so exotic. They’re just for starting the car :) We’re hoping for rocket launchers next year, though.
As fun as it is to watch someone’s car get wrecked with a steam shovel, I can imagine it would suck a whole lot if it happened to us :( Mostly just because we’d only get to run half of the race.
Also, this LeMons is a full, straight 24 hours. It’s not like previous races that have been 12 hours, then a break, then 12 more hours. It’s 24 straight through. That’s why we need a pit crew, six drivers, etc. It’s pretty crazy.
I used to be part of a pit crew for a stock car driver when I lived in Montana (read: glorified mud-scraper). There was a surprising amount of excitement, drama, and rivalry. I’m sure you’ll have a blast.