John got a brilliant idea this morning. When we haul the race car home Saturday night, the underneath is covered with wet clay from the track. John cleans off what he can, but there's plenty left. If course by Monday morning it's dried & doesn't come off easily.
John decided to drive it out to pick up mail a distance of maybe a 1/4 mile on an unmaintained "road" this morning, which would hopefully knock a lot of the tenacious clay off. Sounds like a plan, so I went out to the gate, so he wouldn't have to get out of the car, open the gate, get in the car, drive thru the gate, get out of the car, ETC.
So off he goes on his mission to get rid of dirt & have fun. Heard him for awhile, didn't hear him,. thought he might be talking to one of the neighbors, that usually comes out when he hears us to talk. He also was gone longer than I expected .
First thing John said when he got back was, "do you know what happens if you go fast & don't have the hood pins in the hood? When the hood flies up, you can't see anything".....!!! REALLY.........I've never had the experience, but for some reason it struck me as hilarious, occasionally it happens on the track, & a lot of times the driver will stay in the race, trying to look out the side until the flagman gets tired of the game & black flags the car.
So he had to stop, get out of the car, pin the hood down get back in the car, ETC......!!!
I told him if that ever happens to me on the track, he better be gone when I get back to the pits......!!! LOL