Thursday, May 25, 2006

I now own a car I have never seen.

So, Team Ramrod wants to know how we acquired a car for the Rally. Paul, I don't want to take you away from your appointed duties of turning the car into the unstoppable force in question, I'll try and answer Patrick's question.

Some dude gave it to us!

For real - we're sitting there one day, and Paul gets the word from on high (or maybe his Dad) that some dude out on the Island wants to *donate* a car to us for use in the Rally. As it is my role in this endeavor to play Bad Cop at all times, I had look sternly at Paul (over the phone) and say, "hmm, don't know if that's a good idea," and it's Paul's role in this endeavor to go "WE'VE GOT A CAR!!!!!!!!!!" and be, generally, Mr. Bright Side. And also, Mr. Elbow Grease. Because what happened next is rather outstanding. Paul and Mr. Hanson (father of Paul) went to check out le automobile, found it to be in good condition, and provisionally accepted the kind offer of the Gentleman (who is an acquaintance of the Hansons). But that was only hurdle #1. Then came the paperwork we lacked - namely, the signature of the current owner of the car (who had to be tracked down) and then battle the DMV and insurance industry bureaucracy to make it happen. Which Paul did. For, like, three whole days. And then, voila, we have the car. Which of course we need to now have shipped to England (which may be Reason #1 for Fundraiser #2). But the car itself remains shrouded in mystery - I'll let Paul tell the world about our ride.

We are currently accepting offers to pimp the aformentioned ride. Call us to make your pitch.


Blogger Patrick said...

Congratulations on your good fortune at attaining a vehicle -- I think we can all agree this is an important step in the 'drive to Mongolia plan'!

Would that, when our time comes, we will be so lucky.

9:07 PM  

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