To get people up to speed on our team and mission, here is a brief history of our rally team:
September 9, 2007: Whilst fighting a hangover with greasy breakfast food at Kona Kitchen, Jason delights the gang with a riveting legend of a crazy car race in Europe where you have to drive, like, a BILLION miles in a car that costs less than, like, a gyro or something. I'm pretty sure none of us actually believe him.
September 11, 2007: Grant has to inform the gang that for once Jason's crazy tale actually exists and begins Googling state-side versions. First hit is the 24 Hours of LeMons race, which Grant is generally unimpressed with except for the $1000 grand prize paid out in nickels. Next hit is the BABE Rally.
December 19, 2007: Grant and Kyle confirmed for BABE Rally and begin scouring craigslist for the most hilarious vehicles under $200.
January, 2008: Vikram and Jason confirmed for BABE Rally. After spreading the word that we are in the market for a beater car, Brian and Meghan of Live Girls! Theater offer their non-operational 1987 Civic that has been sitting in their parking spot for 2 years.
February 11, 2008: Team is officially registered as "I Must Be Naked" (our temporary name)
April 2, 2008: We steal the rally car in a daring mid-day heist and somehow manage to push it to Grant's place with flat tires, fused brake pads, and no power anything.
April 10, 2008: After realizing that we are the worst team-name creators of ALL TIME, we decide to ask for team name suggestions from our friends.
April 12, 2008: After a week of work, Grant and Jason manage to get the car "running" by using a combination of quick-witted strategy, keen problem solving ability, and highly questionable technique.
April 18, 2008: We begin a single elimination team-naming tournament, ultimately resulting in a controversial and extremely exciting championship round which produces our awesome team name, There Will Be Bacon.
May 3, 2008: Further refinements to the operational ability of the car inspire us to test it out on the open road. Using BRG as a stunt-double stand-in for Jason (who couldn't make it), we stretched the rally car out on 250-mile day trip to the creepy Bavarian-themed town of Leavenworth. Important discoveries include:
- Fully-loaded baconmobile maxes out at about 50mph uphill.
- Not having a radio really sucks.
- Vikram can sleep in any position
- Drinking and playing baseball in the mountains is really fun.
I'm sure my teammates will flesh this out a little more, but hopefully this timeline will help give this blog a context!