I helped to start the team at Cooper Union (small school in Manhattan; www.coopermotorsports.org)
, and was president for the car built for the 2007 competition. Quite the experience... we only had 4-5 people putting in lots of work on it, so I got to do intake design, engine management, suspension design and chassis design, as well as a lot of fabrication and the management/fundraising stuff
Looks like I'll be getting started on the mechanical side of the restoration sooner than I anticipated. I just got a call from the landlord saying that they didnt approve of a motorcycle on my balcony, so it's time to reduce the motorcycle to something that no longer appears that way. Maybe a nice matching set of engine and frame porch chairs, a table made of stacked wheels etc as a way of "storing" the bike.