Willkommen, bienvenue, welcome to "Lap the World", a project to acquire a 1950 Olds 88 - chosen because of its iconic history and proven long distrance raceworthiness - and to restore/modify it as some amalgam of a period custom, a 1950-53 Carrera Panamericana competitor, and a 1949-55 NASCAR racer. Some of my inspirations are in my album called (unbelievably) 'Inspirations'. Stock And NASCAR Look 1 by Erik Andersen posted Jun 8, 2016 at 9:53 AM Current Panamerica Competitor 1950-Olds-Carrera-pro by Erik Andersen posted Jun 8, 2016 at 9:53 AM 1950_Oldsmobile_Rocket_88_NASCAR_Sedan_Front_1 by Erik Andersen posted Jun 8, 2016 at 9:53 AM All that is for the purpose of doing a series of endurance rallies taking it and pilots from NYC to LA in August 2017 ('Dustball 3000' ), then Melbourne, Australia and up the East Coast to Cape York (just cruising), Singapore to Mandalay in early 2018, then finally Peking to Paris along the Silk Road in 2019 (both Endurance Rally Association events). Join the dots and its a Lap of the World. Step one is to get the base vehicle, which I have recently done in Florida, and the car is waiting transport to Texas where it will be torn down and blasted to see what we are working with - cue nervous pucker! The 'as is' photos are also in an album. IMG_0507_resize by Erik Andersen posted Jun 8, 2016 at 9:31 AM Hopefully I will be able to call on lots of help and information in HAMB to get the car we are going to need, in the state it needs to be in.