This weekend was Lono's first real build day. With a crew of 10 people, we were able to accomplish a lot to prepare for Lono's first appearance at the 5th Annual Steampunk Masquerade event.
Nico & Carly put to good use their Shibari skills and taught everybody how to tie bamboo at 90 degrees angle. Jason AllDay, father of Sebastian flew from Vegas to drop some Art Car knowledge and help us have a smooth build day . Donnie V picked up Evan, some beers and some pizza to feed the masses. Jerome helped out on just about every project going on, and paired with Evan to strengthen the roof frame. Woody showed up at half time with some of the freshest Guacamole I've ever tasted. Mikaela helped throughout the weekend by doing multiple runs to the hardware store, cutting & grinding metal, painting, and god knows how many other things. Nico and Mikaela redesigned the roof over beers on Saturday night. She came back on Sunday to execute their new vision and let me tell you the roof is now nicer than I could have ever imagined!
Here are the features that were built over the weekend, thanks to everybody's help:
- A new bamboo roof providing shade for Lono's riders.
- Cut to fit flooring, with ready to attach Astro-turf
- Braces for the roof frame
- A steering wheel (yes, Lono had none!!)
- Engine maintenance (yes, Lono hadn't been started in 5 months!)
Photos are worth a thousand words, check out our time lapse and pictures below. See you all at the 5th Annual Steampunk Masquerade event for Lono's first adventures!
Thank you so much to everybody who came and helped out. Special shoutout to Jason for flying from Vegas just to work on Lono <3