I didn’t really know what to call this entry. And that’s often the case! Sunday evening my son Andy had a visit from his friend Istvan (the Hungarian form of Stephen) who has been working on building a sort of Lotus car for himself for the last five years – though he really didn’t work on it when he was finishing his graduate degree in engineering. The beginning of it took place at our house, in our garage, in 2005 when Paul and I were in Hungary for a few months.
Andy has been calling it a Lotus, but it’s really a Brunton Stalker V6 and you can read a little more about it here: http://www.bruntonauto.com/
When Istvan arrived the car was overheating so they took the hood off and that was the first way I saw it. After sitting in the drive and cooling somewhat (with the help of a fan) they put the hood on and went out for a test drive, taking along the manual and a fire extinguisher. Just what every mother is hoping for! Her son out for a ride in a car that needs a fire extinguisher for safety!
But they it made back ok, and I have to admire Istvan’s tenacity in getting this car to work. On the drive down here from Twinsburg he said the police, not surprisingly, followed him for about ten miles, but then disappeared. He wasn’t doing anything illegal.