I couldn’t bear to write anymore after that ending, so I’ll write a quick followup here.
My plan for next year is to compete again, but it’ll be a different car. I can’t stomach the idea of any more damage to the VW (the starter wasn’t the only casualty, the 50-year old shocks are not exactly the most functional parts on the car anymore…) so I’ll be coming up with something else. I can’t really give much more information than that right now, though I do have a few criteria…
There’s some more pictures that I plan on putting up, but they need work first (and I never did get the photos from Nick). I’ll do another post just for those.
In the mean time, I’d like to thank EVERYONE involved with the Great Race. Staff, Volunteers, Racers, people at the shows (I think I’ll be in about 15 different VW club publications from around the areas we hit), it just wouldn’t be right without all of them. It will forever be one of the greatest experiences anyone can have in a car, certainly for me it was truly amazing. There’s no way I won’t do it again. I want an Ace!