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(New York Daily News)   1969 Cadillac Coupe DeVille converted to a fully-functioning mobile hot tub heads to Bonneville to set speed record. "Oops, I think you flooded it"   (nydailynews.com) divider line 29
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2014-07-22 06:17:13 AM  
This story has got everything, American ingenuity, a Cadillac, a hot tub, racing, and two guys who put it all together and made it work.
 
2014-07-22 07:10:34 AM  
make peeing while driving a reality
 
2014-07-22 07:22:53 AM  
Why not just convert a Bonneville at record speed?
 
2014-07-22 07:42:38 AM  
There are a few idiots in England who are insistent on doing the same thing to a Vauxhall estate car and running it at Goodwood. Their online aliases are as follows:

captain_slow
je22a_the_orangutan
short_cross_bloke
 
2014-07-22 07:52:07 AM  
Subby's link doesn't do this project justice.  Their kickstarter page has lots of pictures of construction:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/carpool/carpool-deville-the-wor ld s-fastest-hot-tub

Having run at a car at Bonneville for 10 years I can tell you the real fun is going to begin when they get in line for tech.  They can joke all they want about "this is community is known for racing everything from motorized bar stools, to sofas, to toilets"* but the real fun is going to start in the tech line.  One year I watched an inspector pull the window netting and have a welded tab come off.  After a brief consultation with another inspector they announced to the car owner that every weld in the roll cage was suspect and they wouldn't pass the car until the cage was re-welded.  I watched as those poor bastards pushed the car out to a corner of the pit area, brought in a welder and a generator, and spent an entire day in the heat rewelding that roll cage.

*In fact, the SCTA does not race bar stools, sofas, or toilets and motorized versions of those are banned from the pit area because dumbasses kept going to fast and getting hurt.
 
2014-07-22 07:53:40 AM  
How else do you expect these guys to relax after "another grueling day"?

www.filmbuffonline.com
/"Good morning!"
//"Good morning Mr Flakfizer."
 
2014-07-22 08:04:04 AM  
NASSA's legacy lives on.
 
2014-07-22 08:16:25 AM  
Did they remember to bring their jukebox money?
 
2014-07-22 08:24:20 AM  

Reverborama: Subby's link doesn't do this project justice.  Their kickstarter page has lots of pictures of construction:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/carpool/carpool-deville-the-wor ld s-fastest-hot-tub

Having run at a car at Bonneville for 10 years I can tell you the real fun is going to begin when they get in line for tech.  They can joke all they want about "this is community is known for racing everything from motorized bar stools, to sofas, to toilets"* but the real fun is going to start in the tech line.  One year I watched an inspector pull the window netting and have a welded tab come off.  After a brief consultation with another inspector they announced to the car owner that every weld in the roll cage was suspect and they wouldn't pass the car until the cage was re-welded.  I watched as those poor bastards pushed the car out to a corner of the pit area, brought in a welder and a generator, and spent an entire day in the heat rewelding that roll cage.

*In fact, the SCTA does not race bar stools, sofas, or toilets and motorized versions of those are banned from the pit area because dumbasses kept going to fast and getting hurt.


Yup. I've been to their events at El Mirage, and while they admit Harleys with wheelie bars and '82 Chevy pickups, I've never seen a barstool in the tech line.
 
2014-07-22 08:32:17 AM  
The Poolmobile is finally a reality!
 
2014-07-22 08:33:40 AM  
Why would anyone support the Kickstarter for this? It is pure decadence, with not even a shred of potential value to a base of consumers. It is a more expensive, elaborate, and ridiculous parallel to asking people to send you money to buy D&D painted miniatures.
 
2014-07-22 08:33:44 AM  
They should have made a hot tub out of a DeLorean. Then they would only need to get it up to 88 miles per hour.

/hot tub time machine
 
2014-07-22 08:43:19 AM  

Feepit: Why would anyone support the Kickstarter for this? It is pure decadence, with not even a shred of potential value to a base of consumers. It is a more expensive, elaborate, and ridiculous parallel to asking people to send you money to buy D&D painted miniatures.


I need to put one of my hobbies up on kickstarter so other people can pay for them.  Kickstarter was a cool concept but it seems like it's more of a please give me money so I can do something that I like and don't have the cash to pay for it myself.
 
2014-07-22 08:44:06 AM  

Loaf's Tray: Did they remember to bring their jukebox money?


I believe that would be more appropriate for a Chrysler, assuming it can seat about twenty.
 
2014-07-22 08:44:32 AM  

Feepit: Why would anyone support the Kickstarter for this? It is pure decadence, with not even a shred of potential value to a base of consumers. It is a more expensive, elaborate, and ridiculous parallel to asking people to send you money to buy D&D painted miniatures.


And?
 
2014-07-22 08:48:51 AM  

Kevin72: This story has got everything, American ingenuity, a Cadillac, a hot tub, racing, and two guys who put it all together and made it work.


Fix the cigarette lighter
 
2014-07-22 08:49:05 AM  
gosh i hate flooded engines. then that black smoke out the tail after for the first few puffs. terrible. screams: clean your carb., switch your plugs, repla$e the cat.
 
2014-07-22 09:30:32 AM  

TNel: Feepit: Why would anyone support the Kickstarter for this? It is pure decadence, with not even a shred of potential value to a base of consumers. It is a more expensive, elaborate, and ridiculous parallel to asking people to send you money to buy D&D painted miniatures.

I need to put one of my hobbies up on kickstarter so other people can pay for them.  Kickstarter was a cool concept but it seems like it's more of a please give me money so I can do something that I like and don't have the cash to pay for it myself.


I need a new workshop and a bunch of wood.
 
2014-07-22 09:48:52 AM  
but, was it a bro-ham?
 
2014-07-22 10:10:41 AM  

Tr0mBoNe: I need a new workshop and a bunch of wood.


Sounds good make a kickstarter saying you are going to need a workshop and wood for a local boyscout troop then have them over one time and then mission success.
 
2014-07-22 10:22:45 AM  

Reverborama: Subby's link doesn't do this project justice.  Their kickstarter page has lots of pictures of construction:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/carpool/carpool-deville-the-wor ld s-fastest-hot-tub

Having run at a car at Bonneville for 10 years I can tell you the real fun is going to begin when they get in line for tech.  They can joke all they want about "this is community is known for racing everything from motorized bar stools, to sofas, to toilets"* but the real fun is going to start in the tech line.  One year I watched an inspector pull the window netting and have a welded tab come off.  After a brief consultation with another inspector they announced to the car owner that every weld in the roll cage was suspect and they wouldn't pass the car until the cage was re-welded.  I watched as those poor bastards pushed the car out to a corner of the pit area, brought in a welder and a generator, and spent an entire day in the heat rewelding that roll cage.

*In fact, the SCTA does not race bar stools, sofas, or toilets and motorized versions of those are banned from the pit area because dumbasses kept going to fast and getting hurt.


Eh, it's not like you need approval to go out there unless there's an event going on.

It's BLM land.  From their FAQ:

14. When do I need a permit?
If you are there during a recreation event or filming project, you may need to pay an entrance fee and/or
adhere to specific security restrictions. If you arrive when there are no events occurring and want to take personal photos, view the area, and/or drive on the salt, you do not need to get a permit or pay
fees. You do need to obtain a permit from the BLM Salt Lake Field Office if you are planning an organized group event or any type of commercial filming at Bonneville Salt Flats. Special permit fees will usually be required. For more details, contact the BLM at 801-977-4300.


So yeah, not so much as long as they go on their own.  Sounds more fun anyway, and you can still have the world's fastest hot tub, you don't have to have a car club endorse your record to have the record.
 
2014-07-22 10:41:18 AM  

eKonk: Loaf's Tray: Did they remember to bring their jukebox money?

I believe that would be more appropriate for a Chrysler, assuming it can seat about twenty.


Not my fault these guys used the wrong car...
 
2014-07-22 10:47:47 AM  

Zeb Hesselgresser: but, was it a bro-ham?


Na, na, na, na, now hold up a second my brutha!  If you gonna try and solve all my ah, whatcha call, interperspirational relationshrimpisies you gots to wait until I'm done heatin' up these vy-enyas!

/Patrick???!!!!!!
 
2014-07-22 11:19:00 AM  
All I have to say about this is that, I saw it on the news last week.  As soon as the car made a turn, the front wheel folded a bit from the incredible weight of all that water, and the hubcap popped off and rolled away.

That made me chuckle.
 
2014-07-22 11:26:51 AM  
They were sloshed.
 
2014-07-22 11:36:11 AM  
If it exceeds the speed of light, will it become a hot tub time machine?

/came here to write this; beaten to something similar by JohnnyBGoode
 
2014-07-22 11:39:40 AM  

TNel: I need to put one of my hobbies up on kickstarter so other people can pay for them. Kickstarter was a cool concept but it seems like it's more of a please give me money so I can do something that I like and don't have the cash to pay for it myself.


I know, right? Many years ago a candid-camera type show had a clerk at a gas station put out a tip jar with note that said "For Charity" written on there. They stuffed maybe 8 dollars in it to start. People came up, dropped money in. No big, no questions. Eventually someone asked "What Charity?" the clerk said "for me. I want Cable." And of course people in line freaked out about it.
The concept was absurd. But I first heard about Kickstarter when a company wanted new computer-controlled precise cutting equipment for their woodshop. They already had a functioning business with a woodshop already kitted out. They just needed an upgrade.
So, they asked strangers to give them money for new cutting equipment running in the 10s of thousands of dollars. They agreed to send a couple hundred wooden model assembly kits to a local school and to anyone that gave them more than $100. Yeah, ok, they gave out maybe $500 worth of wood to a school cut up with some spare time. But they received probably $25000 for equipment (I forgot the specs in the mists of time) essentially for free. I was jealous, yeah, but then I started thinking about incorporating a business for out of my garage. My conscience LadyaPult talked me out of it. For now.
 
2014-07-23 04:04:21 PM  
Was it at the bottom of a Cracker Jack box?
 
2014-07-23 04:33:48 PM  

maniacalclown: Was it at the bottom of a Cracker Jack box?


Two out of three ain't bad.
 
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