Jonas Velasco’s 512 Project Recap, Part 1
It’s been a week and my body is just now finally recuperating from what was the 512 Project put on by the folks from Hellaflush & Fatlace (along with their fellow compatriots) at Driveway Austin Motorsports here in the Lone Star State’s capital. Glancing at the empty bottle of Ibuprofen (nudged every so often by a ceiling fan breeze) on my writing desk, the recap is a little less painful translating the events from a more rested mind. Still restless but rested none-the-less.
On the prompting of a few of the guys from 86garage.com I registered for the event with plans to drag NST along by hook or by crook. Fortunately it was more of the former so there was less clawing and biting and very little running mascara. So on Friday – June 25th, after planning out the logistics and paying our $35 registration fee, we kissed the loved ones, loaded up the old Corolla and raised up some dust for Austin, Texas.
Even in the midst of Texas’ infamous summers, the “midnight” trek for our destination was a relaxing and serene enough jaunt up US 290; we sailed through with windows wide open. In spite of it being a day before the full moon, the night sky and road ahead were lit up quite brilliantly; the tops of trees and the rooftops of scattered homes were bathed in pale light as we sped by with just the drone of a 5.0 V8 hinting at another “commuter”.
It wasn’t until 11:45pm that we finally pulled into our gracious host’s driveway upsetting the surrounding community’s tranquil evening fung shui. After tucking away the 86 and giving its hapless “chauffer” a well deserved rest, Mike and I were lead to our accommodations by our benevolent but yawning proprietor – “Sorry Irving & Alice for waking ya’ll in the dead of night. Thanks none-the-less for the cozy comforts!”
…to be continued.
NST – NonStopTuning