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Bonneville Salt Flats Discussion => SpeedWeek 2019 => Topic started by: Seldom Seen Slim on July 17, 2019, 12:13:17 PM

Title: Retiring soon to build your race car/bike?
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on July 17, 2019, 12:13:17 PM
I just got off the phone with Andrew Hecht, a guy that's ("...working with...a financial institution on a branded docu-series..." of his) casting for a "soon-to-be-retiree" that wants to pursue a goal - like building his own car.  Who's that among us?

Lots of folks here already actively building, but I betcha there are some - lurkers, maybe even - that fit Andrew's needs.  To clarify, he's seeking someone (late 50s-early 60s?) that's planning on what he'll do after retirement in a few years.

I've got a flyer to post but that'll have to wait for me to get to the 'puter at the house.  Check back and if you're interested you can PM me.
Title: Re: Retiring soon to build your race car/bike?
Post by: SteveM on July 19, 2019, 04:03:45 PM
That's probably about 80% of the members here.   :cheers:

Steve. (Retiring soon to build my own car)?.
Title: Re: Retiring soon to build your race car/bike?
Post by: kiwi belly tank on July 20, 2019, 10:08:04 AM
I'm building a 4WD AA/BFS, I can't retire because money doesn't grow on trees in the Caribou National Forrest. :-(
  Sid.
Title: Re: Retiring soon to build your race car/bike?
Post by: Stan Back on July 20, 2019, 01:58:59 PM
Maybe it's time to change location, even go into politics, get a cabinet position ? one opens up about every week (some jail time may be included).
Title: Re: Retiring soon to build your race car/bike?
Post by: jimmy six on July 20, 2019, 02:36:54 PM
I agree with Stan....After being elected you will be dead broke. After your term is ended or you are voted out of office you be a millionaire many times over and be able to complete your race car on someone else's dollar (maybe even mine).

Just remember the first day you are in office is the begining of your re-election campaign.
Title: Re: Retiring soon to build your race car/bike?
Post by: bearingburner on July 20, 2019, 04:08:05 PM
Been there done that. Lost job at 57 and started building with a friend.
 Only took 17 years to get to run.
Title: Re: Retiring soon to build your race car/bike?
Post by: Bratfink on July 21, 2019, 12:45:03 PM
My team partner on Team Brine Shrimp was recently ?coerced? into retirement. Part of the reason we aren?t running this year. But we are still updating the shrimp and starting work on a new secret project.
Title: Re: Retiring soon to build your race car/bike?
Post by: gofast on July 22, 2019, 04:40:04 PM
Jon, I retired early so I could spend more time racing and I'm building a Landspeed truck.
See you on the Flats.
Marcia
Title: Re: Retiring soon to build your race car/bike?
Post by: wobblywalrus on July 23, 2019, 12:47:55 AM
In some cases it work the other way.  A person retires and has a hard time figuring out how to keep racing.
Title: Re: Retiring soon to build your race car/bike?
Post by: RidgeRunner on July 23, 2019, 05:58:25 AM
     Problem for me since retirement has been finding time for reviving my own unfinished race projects from way back.  Been too busy having fun helping out friends with their programs.   :-D

                   Ed