Re: [CR]KOF Build-Off?


Example: Framebuilders:Norman Taylor

From: Donald Gillies <gillies@cs.ubc.ca>
Date: Tue, 14 Dec 2004 22:36:15 -0800 (PST)
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR]KOF Build-Off?

I suggested this idea last year and was shot down. I think the KOF build off would have to be organized in such a way as to not burden the KOF people on vacation. For example, teams of 5 KOFs are to build a frame in 60 minutes flat (including paint!)

WINNERS TO SHARE $1500 PURSE !

BOTH FRAMES TO BE AUCTIONED OFF TO HIGHEST BIDDER(S), PROCEEDS SPLIT AMONG BUILDERS, OR BOTH ONE OR BOTH FRAMES DESTROYED, AT TEAM'S OPTION.

Under such circumstances nobody expects perfection but it would be quite amusing to see what might be done. Of course the main problem is that a KOF might cut off a finger or worse ...

An iron chef who fails might burn his finger. Speed is part of a chef's job. The motorcycle and car builder contests are always entered by rank amateurs, many who are wildly optimistic, and so maybe a 24-hour amateur build-a-thon would be a better idea than a KOF bake-off ??

- Don Gillies
San Diego, CA