It does, you know. You just have to get it hot enough.

Saturday, December 31, 2005

Massive Portfolio Project or Masters in Design?

I’m not even close to being able to do a project on this scale either financially or technically, but I like the guy’s attitude:

“Considering that a fully sorted nationally-competitive DSR car, whether from Stohr, Radical, Merloy or someone else, would set me back around $60-65K I’m certainly not saving any money by building my own. To me this project is a form of self-expression and a way to learn things that can only be learned by doing. I look at it as an alternative to getting a Masters degree in vehicle design – about the same time, about the same money but a whole lot more fun and I get a car for graduation :)”

In short, he’s building a ultra-light AWD race car of his own design from scratch — think 4/3 scale shifter cart or D Sports Racing car if you follow those. More importantly, he’s documenting his project along the way, including sketches, plans, decision making process, the cost of parts and so on. I’m impressed when someone tries something very difficult and documents it along the way, showing their thinking, their mistakes, their fixes and how they got to the end result.

He’s in the construction phase now but first check out
three years of designing the DP1.

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posted by jet at 21:45  

1 Comment »

  1. Hi, I have read your story about the AWD shifter cart = D-sport racing and like the body style he is using. I would sure like to know where he had it made at or who I can contact to have one made something like that one, you can contact me at my home phone 1-928 522 9292 or at my web adress ( ) thanks paul.

    Comment by paul petrosky — 2006/05/29 @ 02:56

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