OT (Humor - sort of) How to make a Solar Oven, or Why I LOVE Auto Racing

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First you take a standard Van Body Ambulance. Station it on Turn 8 at Mid Ohio on a really hot day (95 (f)). Disable the Air Conditioning. Require that it be closed up at LEAST 5 minutes every half hour. Temps can reach 125 (f) easily.

to make it a TURBO-solar oven, simply add a 15 mile per hour wind.

Any idea how much fluid you go through in that environment? Try 4-6 liters in 6 hours. AND you go to the little blue shed only twice.

BUT You get to watch some really great Club Regional level racing, not to mention chasing a few cars as they forget to get a course map (LOL, ROTGLOL).

Chuck, who is trying to get rehydrated even as he types but suspects that the Black and Tan won't help all that much, but Hey THAT'S RACING!!!

-- Chuck, a night driver (rienzoo@en.com), July 04, 1999


Wrap a Big potatoe in foil, place on exaust manifold. 40 min at 65/70 mph should do. Bergers and brats will also work, play with driving time.

-- && (&&@&&.&), July 05, 1999.


Sorry for you.... they used to always stick us in an old rig when doing standby's. At least most of the races were at night around here! The worst time I had was standby fire suppression at a destruction derby (I was a rookie... so lucky!) Full structure turnouts and extinguisher on a 100 degree day - yikes! Oh, how I miss the days.... well.... sometimes..... or how about hiking in 2+ miles to a drowning victim on the river - ambulance stuck in sand, locals snickering but giving a ride in their 4x4, hot humid day.... shortest code we ever worked... Oh yeah!

-- Kristi (securx@succeed.net), July 05, 1999.

I've had great success using my van as a food dehydrator.

-- Linda (lwmb@psln.com), July 05, 1999.

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