We have the Shoebarus!

Very exciting news!  The Southampton port authorities and our delightful port agent John successfully exterminated the Virginian spiders (or as Joe likes to say, the Southampton spiders who crawled into the container to escape the British rain)!   We retrieved the …

Cars arrived in the UK

Rumor has it our cars arrived in the UK on the 30th….so says the folks at the shipping company.  I guess we will be confirming said rumor on July 5th.    No confirmation on the rumor that the international wire we …

Circle of Death?

After months of hard work, our Left and Right shoes were ready to ship. What should have been a quick and easy run down I-64 turned into a potential taste of things to come this summer.

For those of you …

Updates (& Packing)

We spent the weekend putting the final touches on the cars and packing them up for shipment to the United Kingdom. Very exciting!

We’re bringing a lot of automotive supplies, so we’re keeping a “clean car” and a “dirty car”. …

Piles of Parts and the Left Shoe

Stupid engineIt has been a long and bumpy road (not unlike the many long and bumpy roads we will be on this summer) in dealing with our Left Shoe.  The quick and dirty – this car was beyond lemon, it was …

The Shoeing Begins

Team Shoebaru had a busy weekend starting to turn a Subaru into a…SHOEBARU!

Since we are all going at this somewhat blind there is a lot of trial and error as we go through the various stages on the build. …

License Plates Have Arrived!

The Commonwealth of Virginia came through today with the successful delivery of the license plates for our second Shoebaru Subaru, the right one!

As far as the left shoe?  It is getting some mechanical TLC before the major “shoe-ing” begins!  …

Shoebaru Twobaru!

We had a left shoe, and now we’ve got a right shoe as well! Step 1 is complete and we are now moving on to deal with the mechanical issues of the vehicles to get them ready for our epic …