Lately I've been following a lot of the work of Adam Savage online. You may be most familiar with him as one of the main co-hosts of the Mythbusters TV show. As a generalist, he makes all kinds of cool, nerdy stuff. I like making cool, nerdy stuff...including race cars.
|The drawers are all pretty full, but I still have stacks of tools and parts needing homes.|
One of the biggest things I've taken away from watching him and the crew from Tested
, is that it's important to show the process and even failures and not always just the shiny final results. I'm hoping to run with that idea in future posts, because especially with my experience in the 24 Hours of Lemons, nothing comes easy and there's a lot to learn in all the struggle.
|The new tire trailer fits! ...When the toolbox is unbolted and you lean it carefully against a wall.|
Today I made a lot of progress cleaning up the one car garage. Speaking of failures, buying a one car garage then trying to build race cars in it and have an active car hobby is pretty high up there! It's a lot of work keeping the small space clean enough to get anything done, but at last, the purple car is back inside!
|There's still several boxes of spare bolts that need sorting and organizing. |
I've been continuing to invest in more shelving for the ever-increasing inventory of spare parts and tools, but I've managed to also kill a lot of working space around the sides of the car, so even getting a jack under a Miata is a tight fit. It's also pretty common that I just can't get all the tools and parts put in their homes (or find them a home) quick enough between projects.
|Miata, Miata, Honda...the lawnmower just barely fits.|
It will always be a work in progress, but for now, everything fits inside and I can still walk all the way around a Miata, so I call that a win!