Friends of the Team
Thanks go out to some of the people who have made this happen.
Display Devices- Display Devices Website- Display Devices designs and manufactures audio-visual support products for a variety of display applications. The company employs about 50 people with skills in engineering, programming, metal working, electrical / mechanical assembly and administration. Display Devices allowed us the use of some of their machinery after hours, this really made our project come to life and we definitely appreciate their generosity!
Excel Sports Boulder-Excel Sports Boulder Website- Excel Sports is committed to delivering the best customer service in the bicycle retail, period. Our full-time sales staff has been active in the cycling industry for years and most have managed retail stores before working here. This incredibly qualified staff is backed up by decades of experience in our customer service department and a shipping department that is the most reliable and efficient in the industry.
Excel Sports allowed the purchase of many of the materials we needed for our vehicle for low low prices. Helping to keep our costs down and making it easy to get parts really helped through our design process.
Scuderia Rampante Ferrari- Scuderia Rampante Website- We know our superior workmanship speaks for itself when you turn the key.When you hear the music of your engine after maintenance, you’ll experience our QUALITY. When you take that first spin with your race-prepared instrument, you’ll feel our PASSION.
Dave over at Scuderia has been a great resource for helping us with the form of the Ferrari body. He just happens to have some of these cars passing through the shop so we have had a chance to see them first hand.
Olson Equipment Fred Olson has been very patient and generous providing us with a space to work. He has been dealing with our mess and has a fresh coat of bondo powder that layers everything in his warehouse. Without a warehouse stocked with tools we would surely be working on a much lesser vehicle!
Steve Hueske Steve Hueske has been incredibly generous and helpful with all the body work for the vehicle. He has been coaching us and teaching us through the bondo, the sanding, the primer and the paint. We can not thank him enough for all his help!
John Grimberg- John Grimberg's website A master machinist at Ball Aerospace, John has been a friend of several of the team members for a while. He has taught Josh a lot about machining metal and was generous enough to take the time to make our brake manifolds and door handles!
Schwinn Bikes-Schwinn Website Ignaz Schwinn, with his partner Adolph Arnold, incorporated "Arnold, Schwinn & Company" on October 22, 1895. Within a few short years of its creation, the company became an acknowledged technical and quality leader of the bicycle industry. More than 100 years later, Schwinn has become an American icon and built some of the best-known and best-loved bicycles of all time, including the Aerocycle, Paramount, Phantom, Varsity, Sting-Ray, Krate, Homegrown and more. A world leader in technology and fabrication, Schwinn has been an indispensable player in revolutionizing bicycling around the world.
Schwinn happened to have some Stingray tires that were cluttering their shop and luckily for us they thought our project was pretty cool, so they sent them on out and we are psyched because the nice wide tires and rims really made the car look like...a car!
Metro State College of Denver Industrial Design- MSCD Industrial Design
Designers are found in every part of the manufacturing industry and are required to possess a variety of skills. The curriculum at Metro State develops both art and technology skills to enhance the creativity of each student. Through this solid foundation of art and technology, the design student will be well equipped to meet the challenges of this competitive industry. Graduates earn a Bachelor of Science Degree.
Victory Circle Graphics- Victory Circle Graphix Website Victory Circle Graphix, LLC is a family operated company located at the foot of the Rocky Mountains. We are passionate about our sports and have found a way to be involved in them and make a living at the same time. Our pride lies in our customer service and providing a nice product. Please contact us for all your sticker and graphix needs. AJ was great and got us all set up with our rear plate and panel on the car. This was key to making the car run backwards and look as though it was running with no driver. We surprised a lot of people with that plan and we can't be more happy with the quality that VC provides!
Painters Supply- Painters Supply Website Painters Supply opened in 1981 as an automotive paint distributor. The store is 20,000 square feet in size, including three showrooms, two warehouse units and a dedicated training center.
Painters Supply did a great job of getting our paint matched up and ready to shoot. When we had an issue with our first batch of paint they were gracious enough to return it for us and swap it for the proper paint