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Alex of 2011 BABE Rally Team Three Amigos stopped by the party on Night 0 to check in with old friends, make some new ones, and cope emotionally with the fact that his schedule wouldn’t allow him to run the 2012 BABE Rally with us. As always, the aspiring filmmaker had a camera with him and couldn’t resist having a little fun with it. Thanks, Alex!

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Our good friends Foolswagen took first place, and we couldn’t be happier – they also were competing for a worthy cause, Kidd’s Kids.

More details to follow.

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A good day for the team and the car, with a fun challenge to boot!  Watch the video for details and to meet some of the other teams supporting great charities in the 2012 BigApple2BigEasy Rally.

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A long but interesting and fulfilling day for the team.

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THOTC friend and team sponsor Dave Zatz, editor of Allpar.com, once again met the team in Staten Island on Night 0 to check out the team’s ride and enjoy the traditional pre-Rally party.  He was kind enough to share some of the highlights of his visit in a new article posted today on Allpar.com.

 

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A good day for Dodge of the Dead, and Crash and Burn as well.

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No, even Crash is not so directionally challenged as to think that is the route to the start line. Rather, Crash and Burn are taking a little detour to help out friends Scott and Laura of Foolswagen who are having some difficulty getting their 2012 BABE Rally car on the road. Visit their 2012 BABE Rally website and you quickly understand why they may be facing a few challenges with their “Yellow Submarine.” It is an awesome and ambitious build to say the least.

We will thrash with them overnight and get their Ghia going, and then convoy together up I-95 to Staten Island with an overnight stop in Alexandria, VA. Stay tuned for updates on the Thrash and the teams’ progress towards the starting line!

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Crash and Burn are working on a little movie commemorating the 2012 BigApple2BigEasy Rally. Click the image below to watch the trailer.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xi4IbZkS5pE

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Team Two Horsemen of the Carpocalypse is pleased to announce iVision, a leading Atlanta-based technology services firm, as the team’s latest sponsor for the 2012 BABE Rally.  iVision will be making a generous donation to the two important charities the team is supporting this year — American Diabetes Assocaition and March of Dimes.  Look for iVision’s snazzy new logo on Dodge on the BABE Rally, June 4-8, 2012!

iVision provides thoughtful, imaginative infrastructure and application solutions that enable their clients’ businesses to perform better. Their unique approach allows them to assist their clients in formulating the exact solution to fit their clients’ organizations’ needs.  Please visit www.ivision.com for more information about our latest sponsor!

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A few small victories have lifted our spirits a mere 48 hours before we hit the point where Dodge will be as good as he is going to be for the Rally:

Spare tire

For some bizarre reason, our otherwise stock steed came to us with the wrong sized spare tire. While for most cars a replacement spare is no big deal, Papa Chrysler has over the years made it extremely complicated to source wheels due to the variety and scarcity of its bolt patterns. Nonetheless, we have been lucky enough to obtain not one but *two* spare 14″ 5×4 spare tires — one on loan in Atlanta and another we can keep after we pick it up in New Jersey on the way to the start line. Many thanks to Chris Street and Dave Zatz for their kind and generous efforts.

Windshied wipers

More than just a mere annoyance, Dodge’s nonfunctioning wipers were a potential safety issue and source of endless tickets in certain unreasonable northern states that require “a functional windshield clearing device” in their road codes. After failing to source a replacement wiper motor the team was looking at the prospect of having to go with the old standby strings-through-the-wing-windows-attached-to-the-wiper-arms gambit. Feeling like there was nothing else to lose, Crash applied his meager mechanical skills and removed the three nuts holding the wiper motor to the firewall, pried it away just enough to give access to the cam without dislodging or breaking the wiper motor arm linkages and went to town on the bits of the cam and motor he could see with the team’s old standby, PB Blaster.  A few minutes and wrench turns later, and voila!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sESo0mchkGQ

Now, if we only could address the “big” issues that are still dogging Dodge — oil pressure, venting coolant and underperforming fuel pumps (yes, plural) — any one of which still could leave us on the side of the road at any moment.

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