BRING TORTOISE HOME – GOAL R 50 000
In June 2018 a virgin burner from Port Elizabeth dreamt up a plan to create an art car. He dared to build a TORTIOUS. The idea was to have a mutant vehicle that could be used as a mobile chill area / playa taxi…
It took him 10 months to build and some help from his crew to complete it only days before the burn. Transporting it to Tankwa was not easy. The gravel road was underestimated. But atypical tortious was finally at its Tankwa home!!! BUT it wasn’t without issues… the wheel and tyre choice weren’t up to scratch for the terrain. and weight of it loaded… the lights while beautiful were very hungry and drain the 3 batteries in a few hours… the brakes could have been better… the old carb and dizzy are quite worn out. This made it hard to start and even harder to keep to the Tankwa speed limit…
Since we left the dust, our hearts and tortoise just want to go back home…. The 2020 Burn is nearing, the Tortoise wants to be even better and more interactive for our fellow burners…. but we need your held. Tortoise needs to be redesigned and rebuilt; higher, stronger, brighter and slower…we have the labour, skill and passion. Tortoise just needs the cash.
The tortoise is parked in a garden, far away from Tankwa town…feeling a bit sorry for itself and longing for home…its first BURN was hard on it…and its tow vehicle and trailer…the distance from here and the gravel road were greatly underestimated and a few parts of the tortoise were not sufficient for the playa terrain. The tyres were too small and narrow for the mostly wood floor which is too heavy and also broke in transit back to default world the 3 batteries were too “small” to run the lights all night for 7 nights the auxiliary alternator worked but needs to be replaced with a higher output alternator…the engine ran but had severe turning issues.
I really want to take it home next year (in about 7 months) lots to be done again though.
Thanking you in advance for any donations.
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