You would be amazed how far a little paint can go. The trailer is now a walking (or trailing…) billboard for EMDUB Racing. The publicity will be great for the company and will help us look professional at the track. Plus, it looks absolutely amazing. But I’m getting ahead of myself…
The trailer has been completely overhauled on the inside. As previously mentioned, E-tracks were installed on the walls. There were also a few accessories added inside. But the big story is the flooring. Chris purchased some great flooring from Costco at a good price and dove head first into a huge project. He tore up the old flooring and replaced it with a brand new one. He spent a good week or so on this project and managed to complete it by himself. Quite impressive, if you ask me. And it turned out looking just gorgeous! The last addition will be the trim inside the trailer, which has been delayed in delivery several times. The next project was to drop the trailer off with the sign company for a true makeover. After many a mock-up and a couple of edits, the design for the trailer was ready to be placed on the exterior. Chris hooked the trailer up, which is not something one wants to do more than once a day, and headed to the bay the company had reserved to do the work. Once again, the workmen seemed to be overwhelmed by the size of the vehicle, as everyone seems to be. They apparently had not prepared enough workspace in the bay for our trailer and Chris was forced to bring it back home and re-deliver it the next day. After a few utterances of frustration the trailer returned home, to the pleasure of our family and neighbors. Once the trailer was finally delivered, it only took a few days for the transformation to be complete. The finished project is just stunning and both Chris and I couldn’t be more pleased. If it wasn’t such a gas guzzler and a pain to park, I’m sure Chris would proudly parade it around Woodinville in all it’s glory.
This trailer is coming in quite handy, which is a blessing considering the pain the you-know-what it’s been to store it. On Friday, the 13th (chilling, I know) Chris and Stephen, my brother, will drive down to California and help my pack up my apartment into the gorgeous trailer. The trip down and back will be great publicity for EMDUB Racing. More importantly, all of my stuff should fit comfortably in the trailer, eliminating the need for renting a U-Haul. Plus, this trailer has the E-track inside, allowing us to secure many more of my belongings than in a U-Haul. After my life is packed away, we will travel to Pullman, WA to unpack my array of boxes into my new apartment! I am excited to be able to start a new in Pullman, as well as moving into a new (and bigger) apartment. Updates from the new apartment to come.
As for the dragster, the panels should be finished tomorrow. They went to Queen City in Redmond, WA for some body work and a paint job. They straightened out all of the dings and reconstructed the nose, which was injured in a ridiculously stupid storage accident on our first trip to the track alone. Then the panels are being painted a luscious pearl white (a Lexus color) after which it will be getting graphics. I feel it is important to note that we did not request a Lexus color on our dragster. We suggested a “pearl white” to the body shop and the technician knew the perfect color, which just happened to be a Lexus brand paint. But I have to say, I had no argument there. I might be the only person on the track with a Lexus inspired dragster. If you’re going to race, you might as well do it in style!