- Contest Writeup
Colin's Contest Writeup
I am honored to be a finalist in the EVTV Component Givaway. I submit my plans below, but first, a little about me.
I am an architect specializing in Building Information Modeling (BIM) philosophy and technology; however, my true passion has always been automotive. With a long-standing history of rebuilding, maintaining, and restoring vehicles, I am a gearhead at heart. I am also a fervent believer that we need even more progress toward EVs than OEMs can provide and that we desperately need an alternative to petroleum based transportation.
If awarded the EVTV prize, I will build an electric vehicle for the hot rod scene. Although traditionally viewed as a gas guzzling demographic, I believe that even members of the custom car culture can be shown the power of electricity. Historically hot rodders, by definition, look for ways to differentiate and customize their cars - what a perfect fit - alternative designs meet alternative energy!
I am evaluating two options for this build.
The first is a 1939 Lincoln Zephyr / DecoRides Scrape body (http://www.decorides.com/