With a bit of anticipation screaming in my toes... We're ready to head off on the 2011 Dustball 2000!
As the name suggests - it's 2000 miles; starting in El Paso, TX, and ending in Las Vegas, NV. However - the route to get there has not been disclosed to us.
Here are a few pics of how we have the car set up.
What's a rally car without a bunch of sponsorship stickers? The Dustball Rally Sponsors are not only a "sticker on a car". No - these people are car enthusiasts themselves and are in fact running the Rally in their own cars as well! They are business professionals and automotive enthusiasts as well. Pleas visit them at the main Dustball Rally site at this link. You may find that some of them have exactly what you need!
Yes - Every Rally team needs to utilize the latest and greatest technology available to help them navigate their way through the farthest reaches of the galaxy.
Here we have our trustworthy laptop with mobile Wi-Fi (for my co-driver to update her wall on facebook), scanner...
... and here we have the view of our windshield. (We had a nice rain today). Here can be seen our backward pointing camera to record video of our faces (Co-driver screaming at me), Radar detector, and GPS.
Video from the rear.
In the back seat, we will be recording video of the back of our heads and the road ahead. I dare not show a pic of the floor in the back seat... There are wires everywhere! However - to power all of these electronics, we have a 600 Watt (AC) inverter to keep the laptop, and video powered (and keep all the batteries charged).
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