With all the C8 build-up and motivated by John's question in Corvette Happiness about when it all started. I just re-found the video that in my mind started my passion for what became Calypso. This is that video. So with my memory refreshed; my passion for Calypso began in August 2012 two years before I parked Calypso in my Garage, following the delivery and Route 66 Trip,
Calypso has been at the center of a few Pod-Casts, on John Riley Project; here are the links to not only his YouTube Channel posting of His Pod-Casts, but one that I have modified as well.
Be sure and read about "The Wrinkle in Time" on the Stories page about the unexpected benefit of going to this race.
360 Video of the Trip TO the Long Beach Grand Prix with John 13:42
John does a great job of adding
good descriptions to his Pod-Casts.
In this case, it leads to a slew
Follow the instructions
in this PDF.
The subject of Allocation and Contraints are discussed; that were not covered in Corvette Happiness. So the "whole" story is nearly 2 and a half hours.
While NOT a Pod-cast about CALYPSO
She did assist in the promotion of another John Riley Project
I was delighted to introduce John to my friend Mark. And the little introduction "game" that Calypso and I played was indeed fun in the making. Watching and listening to John's linear deductive reasoning was a real treat.
My friendship with Mark goes back a bit, way before Calypso. I knew Mark not only from work but also from my attempt to help him try and get the "Roton Rocket", which was the inspiration behind SpaceX's desire to have a first stage re-use of the Stage 1 Rocket Booster. Unfortunately transport of the Roton Rocket from Mojave Air and Space Port was too difficult and they eventually took custody of the Rocket.
But, on the personal side. That attempt did align with my "Corvette" thing. The multiple trips to Mojave to assist Mark and the attempts by Classic Rotors marked the first long distance trips of the "Black Rose" my first Corvette.
You won't learn more about "Black Rose" at the Museum, but you can learn a hell of a lot more about the Roton Rocket.
YOU SHOULD DO IT.