Right car, wrong bloke. I apologise for thinking poorly of you when it was entirely undeserved.
Ah yes, the ill fated Celica project. For those that don't know, back in 2007 after one of Don Noble's very congenial get-togethers (I think it was Ross Brown's first visit) I was really bugged that I didn't have anything for the salt. In a moment of weakness I found the Celica online and for $2,000 bought it and a V6 Camry which donated most of its running gear for the project. It was destined for F/BFCC. It was a mistake and I freely acknowledge that. I had nowhere to build it so the photos showed the Celica under a tarp in the backyard, on blocks surrounded by bits that were coming off both cars. It was
unimpressive and the many barely literate trolls on this website laughed their stupid heads off at my self-inflicted adversity. A few kind souls offered some encouragement and I thank them for that.
The car never got beyond the stage of dismantling and cutting out of wheel arches and other panels. Eventually I had to concede that I could never afford to finish the project and to my great disappointment it went to that great big caryard in the sky not long after the tarp died of UV exposure. I must admit that for a long time the project was fun and it was better to have had a go and fail than just never have a go.
My advice for those considering a build is this: Don't start without a real budget and don't think that things will always go your way, life isn't like that. I doubt that I'll ever try to build myself anything for the salt again, much as I love the purity of land speed racing, the reality is that there's very little bang for the buck in it for me anymore.
But that's enough of that. Without the slightest hint of malice intended I have to ask you Cookey, whatever happened to that lakester project of yours?