Tom Suddard
Tom Suddard GRM+ Memberand Director of Marketing & Digital Assets
10/27/20 11:05 a.m.

As you probably know by now, we couldn't have our traditional $2000 Challenge awards banquet this year, and as a result we weren't able to show a slideshow of our best photos from the weekend.

Instead, we've posted the best shots from this past weekend online. Check out the gallery at


ShawneeCreek (Forum Supporter)
ShawneeCreek (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand HalfDork
10/27/20 11:30 a.m.

Excellent photos, as always. Thank you for sharing.

But what is the story behind the exterior treatment on this BMW? Those look like rocks glued to the body. Or do I need to wait for the magazine article? Regardless, it looks cool in pictures.

And inflating a tire by hand. Nice.

Stampie (FS)
Stampie (FS) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
10/27/20 11:38 a.m.

Travis I was two spots over with an electric pump.

Mr_Asa SuperDork
10/27/20 11:47 a.m.

In reply to ShawneeCreek (Forum Supporter) :

Yup, those are rocks.  I didn't ask what the specific theme was, but I talked to the team and they were a nice group of folks.

maschinenbau (I live here)
maschinenbau (I live here) GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
10/27/20 11:58 a.m.

In reply to Stampie (FS) :

I found one later thankfully. 

Was worth it, I tree'd you later


slowbird SuperDork
10/27/20 11:59 a.m.

Great photos. Almost makes up for not being there. Almost.

Mr_Asa SuperDork
10/27/20 12:08 p.m.

I like how all the cars have body roll, then there is Roll-Ovalon and the other death karts.


I think I need to add lightness to myself in preparation for the next challenge.

tb (minimally supportive)
tb (minimally supportive) GRM+ Memberand Dork
10/27/20 12:11 p.m.


Yeah, I want to make the car lighter but I should really work on my belly, too...

maschinenbau (I live here)
maschinenbau (I live here) GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
10/27/20 12:13 p.m.

In reply to Mr_Asa :

Can't have body roll if you have no body to roll

Stampie (FS)
Stampie (FS) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
10/27/20 12:27 p.m.

In reply to maschinenbau (I live here) :

I did a Patrick start. I found I waited longer the slower the car I was against. 

Mr_Asa SuperDork
10/27/20 12:41 p.m.

This is a gross misrepresentation of reality.


barefootskater (Shaun)
barefootskater (Shaun) UberDork
10/27/20 3:53 p.m.

The link for pictures isn't working for me. Not on safari or chrome. 

Mr_Asa SuperDork
10/27/20 3:58 p.m.

In reply to barefootskater (Shaun) :

Direct link


Got Javascript turned off?

hobiercr (FS)
hobiercr (FS) GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
10/27/20 4:06 p.m.
Mr_Asa said:

This is a gross misrepresentation of reality.


Not on that run. iirc Robbie either lost or JUST beat us. After that, we couldn't get traction and then smoked the clutch on the 3rd pass. Our "safe" pass had a 2.6 second 60' and a 14.37 second 1/4 mile with a speed of 108mph. Wait until next year when we bring all the traction!

Robbie (Forum Supporter)
Robbie (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
10/27/20 4:10 p.m.

In reply to hobiercr (FS) :

Yeah it was both of our first runs I think. We talked about both doing a safe run and then lining up for a heads up run, but we happened to line up early. So I was messing around with a soft launch to make sure I didn't ruin the axle on the line. 

We never got back to the line together to do the heads up race. Next year!

barefootskater (Shaun)
barefootskater (Shaun) UberDork
10/27/20 4:40 p.m.

In reply to Mr_Asa :

Thanks! Don't know about settings and all. Just using my iPhone 11. Like a real rich kid. 

Billy_Bottle_Caps SuperDork
10/27/20 6:50 p.m.

Great photos!

ojannen Reader
10/27/20 7:06 p.m.

In reply to ShawneeCreek (Forum Supporter) :

They are rocks.  I worked a corner with one of the team members.  They were going for an art car aesthetic.  The team was from a college in the Upper Peninsula.  Sounded like a long drive to get here.

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