Thursday, May 25, 2017

Speed Love and Understanding

On Tuesday evening it was about time. The extended team had got everything just right!

It was about time to manifest our view on lust for life...Speed Love and Understanding.

The SSR Amazon was all fueled up, bolts were tightened, oil and water checked and we were on a mission to state what Salt Slush Racing is all about.

The event took place on a secret test track with a long but still too short straight south of Jokkmokk.
 OK. It was a shake down.We needed to understand if it was possible to drive the SSR Amazon with some speed....not only idling around Ringön in Gothenburg
The discussion regarding chassi attribute was to be solved or at least moved forward. Magnus and Anders spend some serious time in advance to set up the geometry. The team had at the time as well made a best guess engine calibration. Which turned out to work just fine.  
Discussions and debates before the first run, verbally checking what needs to be checked....and as it turned out we were good to go...Yeah you got it right, ready to speed down the line. Felt good.
Håkan concentrated and focused before the first shake down.
Life can be Wonderful and so gooooooood. What a joy..........
Speeeeeeeeed. Not + 200 mph or even + 200 kph more like + 165 kph but still, we understood that we had margin. A lot of margin.
Looks good. Not on the surface, but the racing soul is there.
The parachute is ready to dampen the anxiety if the normal brakes feels to weak (which they do) and as the end approach you way too fast. It's the very same feeling that you get when your Love embraces you and tell you that everything will just be fine....You can do it....You can handle it, I Love You. 
Classic style ready to deliver Speed Love and Understanding

Our Boost providers ! Borg Warner EFR (9180).

Our noice department

The stance attitude was more than approved

Success can be combined with lovely weather.

I was last out do drive. Håkan, Magnus and Anders had all bitten the apple and soon we'll be lost in the gospel of spreading the word of Speed Love and Understanding.

Anders is here embraced and loved by the parachute ! 

All anxiety gone just love and happiness !

Speed has many faces but the best is the green SSR Amazon face....

Epilogue firs test drive.

First of all, we agreed that we have a starting point when it comes to chassi attributes.

The pictures above is provided by Marcus Percival (macco_pe at Instagram) one of the extended team member and just like Per Andersson (P.A) who's our senior technical advisor (when it come to some stuff and being sane)

Lesson learned: We're better race car builder than transporters. The Amazon, wild as it is, broke loose on the trailer and got a huge love bite on the front.
We were all happy and proud since we by now understand that the journey that started with a question in a text message a Saturday evening a couple of years ago, which one week later ended up with us owning a totally empty Amazon wagon body, bought on a cloudy and rainy November Sunday in Munkedal, is soon to become epic.

You ain't seen nothing Yet !

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