Monday, April 16, 2012

Team Racing Trailer

Hi all,

A very eventful few weeks has passed since the last update. Might as well jump headfirst into the news.

Another big ticket item was crossed off the list this week (9-15 April). This week, our team purchased the race trailer which we will use on the Cannonball. The trailer is an important aspect of the run. After all, it will be our home away from home for almost a month. Previously we had been looking online at different models and had relegated ourselves to purchasing one from a factory in Georgia. We would then have to drive halfway across the country, purchase the trailer, put a couple thousand miles on it before we even started the Cannonball, and then build out the inside into a workshop.
Even better- the new trailer matches the truck!

Well, my friends, the moon and the stars seemed to align this week. While out in town running errands, not five miles from the shop, we came across our trailer. This model has tandem axles with electric brakes on all wheels. The size is a bit bigger than we imagined, at 8 metres (28 foot) long, 2 metres (8 foot) wide, and almost 2 metres of headroom on the inside. However, this extra room will most definitely come in handy during the race for storage and extra room.

More good news about the trailer- the inside is actually already finished out, so we will not have a wooden shell to work with. Interior accommodations include: Black and white checkered vinyl flooring, finished ceiling with 12 volt lighting and twin rooftop air vents, polished aluminum walls, and aluminum workbench/overhead and lower storage units. Great start for us, and much less work to do.

Aircraft Cable-Assisted Rear Loading Door

Here's the start of the list of things to be added:

  • Exterior Signage
  • 110 Volt AC Fluorescent Lighting and interior/exterior power outlets
  • Roof-Mounted Air Conditioning/Heating unit
  • 6 metre (20 foot) outdoor awning
  • Air compressor and multiple air line station feeds
  • Wire feed welder
  • Motorcycle lift and smaller jacks
  • Engine Stand
  • Drill press
  • Grinders (2)
  • Band saw
  • Oxyacetylene torch
  • Additional motorcycle tie-downs/chocks

Ooooooooh weeeee- check out all that polished aluminum

Now, we're also working on a few special top-secret touches, so stay tuned.

Buck Carson
Confirmed Cannonballer # 3
Carson Classic Motors Race Team

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