Upgrading the wardrobe with embroidered shirts this year. First “test print” arrived today. We love it!
I wish that everybody were wearing shirts with their names on, because I am hopeless when it comes to remembering names…
”Love-birds”,,,,,extraordinaire……i’ve called you that for a long long time….
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--- It is all about teamwork! ---
Bill and I are blown away by the warm welcome in the southern hemisphere. It was indeed the fact that we have a whole bunch of wonderful friends here that made use choose New Zealand for our new adventure, but the generosity is unbelievable!
Pretty much every aspect of our life here happened thanks to friends. A friend of a friend forwarded my CV to the mechanical engineering department at University of Auckland, which resulted in a great work opportunity for me. Our friends Dee and Steve West offered us housing in their guest apartment which was a total life-safer in the crazy inflated Auckland property market.
Today, we were unloading tools and materials from our sea container into Athol William's "shed" in Pokeno, which is the size of an Olympic swimming pool. This is where we will do the heavy-duty cutting and welding to build the chassis and frame for Green Envy.
It takes a village to build a streamliner! It does indeed. And great sponsors, such as Parts Giant that set us up with the giant red tool chest that is our home away from home. Thank you all!
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—- Building stuff - in real life! —-
The beauty of land speed racing is that your success is so easily judged - did it go fast or didn’t it? That makes the KillaJoule such a great example of backyard engineering - you just can’t argue with 270 mph/434 kph.
I had the pleasure to be a guest lecturer in one of The University of Auckland’s 2nd year engineering courses this past week. My topic? How you built an ultra-fast electric vehicle on a shoestring budget, of course! The course was MECHENG 235, Design and Manufacture 1, so I thought it was a suitable topic. And yes, I am going to continue to claim that mechanical engineering is sexy, because it is! :-)
Although I know what I do is kind of cool, it never stops amazing me that people are so interested in what I am doing. After all, I am just an engineer running a fun project in my spare time....
Thanks Arcot for inviting me and for taking the photos!
Thank you all MECHENG 235 students for showing up to a guest lecture despite you are up to your necks in assignments and tests!
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--- Featured in latest Swedish "Classic Bike" magazine ---
Swedish friends and fans - make sure to pick up the latest issue of Swedish "Classic Bike" magazine, in stores now.
It has a very well-written 8-page article about me, my racing heritage, and - of course - KillaJoule! Written by Henrik Nyberg, and photos by Kevin Smith at Top Dead Center Photo.
The magazine is also available in digital format: https://www.classicbike.se/digitala-classic-bike/ ... See more
The glamorous life of a racing driver.... The good news is that the repair has worked for 5 years.
The glamorous life of running a racing team - spent all day fixing the leaking fuel tank for the generator in the trailer. The fuel tank is installed under the trailer floor, so it had to be taken out, repaired and put back in place. I am now covered in metal chips and diesel fuel. Aaaaah... it smells like racing season.... // Eva ... See more