2014 Photos

Old Shop

Images from the old Genius Garage location
Packing up the 97 Reynard to transport it to the new shop It's a tight fit for the car in the trailer to move to the new shop The geniuses bear the cold and wind to push the 97 Reynard to its new home Tiko, Austin, Chris, and Lawrence get ready to attach the under tray Shreyas, Kyle, and Mahesh are all working on their assigned projects Chris is taking the rear wing off of the 97 Reynard while Lawrence is busy crunching numbers Lawrence is busy at work Shreyas and Chris starting on the electronic components of the Reynard Mahesh helps Austin remove the rear wing The bare bones of the Reynard Shreyas familiarizes himself with the engine Thank you to Chuck Putsch for being a mentor for the geniuses Thank you to Mervin Dunn for being a mentor for the geniuses Chris Scherzer is a kid in a candy store sitting in the driver's seat of the Reynard Mahesh discusses parts of the Reynard with Tiko Casey talks to Chris and Lawrence about the ergonomics of the cockpit Chris has the power and is controlling the minds of the geniuses with the racing helmet Taylor Wilson is designing the logo for the Genius Garage Lawrence Lei calculating gear ratios for the gear box Taylor has been swallowed by the chassis Austin is perfect for pin-up Tiko taking a nap "South of France" looks up part information for the transmission Chris Scherzer marks up tape for labels We've spotted King Kong, and has has taken over the engine Everyone is ready to go... except Tiko who is asleep in the chassis
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Chris is taking the rear wing off of the 97 Reynard while Lawrence is busy crunching numbers

Toledo Cars and Coffee

Images from the Toledo Cars and Coffee event on April 13th, 2014
Thank you to our sponsor, Putsch Racing, for helping the Genius Garage program Casey teaches Tiko how to properly secure the race car in the trailer Before the Toledo Cars and Coffee event, Casey, Taylor, and Tiko hit some golf balls in Tiffin, Ohio Chuck Putsch takes Taylor Wilson for a spin in the Morgan Tiko's turn in the Morgan with Chuck Putsch A view from the cockpit Taylor is the temporary driver while the car is positioned at the Toledo Cars and Coffee event Moving the car into place A view of the nose and front wing elements Taylor in charge of the meeting of the geniuses before the unveiling Casey talks about why he started the Genius Garage program Casey stands on the tire to draw attention to the geniuses to start the presentation Tiko giving his part of the presentation The geniuses give their presentation at the Toledo Cars and Coffee event Lawrence and Shreyas try out a BMW Isetta Taylor Wilson is trying out the driver's seat in Michael Murray's beautiful Ford GT Michael Soriano from the Porsche Club of America tries out the Reynard Shreyas and Taylor test out the Ford GT
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Before the Toledo Cars and Coffee event, Casey, Taylor, and Tiko hit some golf balls in Tiffin, Ohio

Mid-Ohio

Images from the Mid-Ohio driving experience held by the Porsche Club of America
Taylor Wilson and The South of France (Lawrence Lei) get ready to ride in the Buick at Mid-Ohio Time for the fast laps! Casey's car is on the grid with a bunch of Porsches. Austin is pumped for his ride! Shreyas is buckled up and ready to go! Chris and his driver look like twins Lawrence gets to ride in the Corvette first, then Mahesh afterwards. Another view of the starting grid lineup Tiko's got a nice ride! Taylor and her driver are crammed in the itty bitty Miata! Lawrence and Casey are ready to go!
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Taylor Wilson and The South of France (Lawrence Lei) get ready to ride in the Buick at Mid-Ohio

New Shop

Images from the current Genius Garage location
The Reynard is beginning to take form Genius Garage vinyl decals for the truck Austin reports his research at the team meeting Tuesday night team meeting Tiko updates the team on progress at the Tuesday meeting The geniuses show their silliness as Taylor hides behind the new vinyl while Mahesh gives her bunny ears The team talks about the new vinyl Shreyas is busy at work Tiko gets to practice his welding skills Kyle is busy cleaning parts Kyle Norton at work on the engine Chris working on the ergonomics of the steering wheel Tiko working on the front suspension
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The geniuses show their silliness as Taylor hides behind the new vinyl while Mahesh gives her bunny ears

Indy

Images from the SVRA Brickyard Invitational, June 4th-8th
The Genius Garage has made it to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway The Pagoda at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway The pole at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Pre-race pep talk Talking to visitors at the Genius Garage B26 in Gasoline Alley The team is off to technical inspection to make sure the car meets the SVRA standards The Genius Garage waiting in line for technical inspection Kyle Norton takes the lead in the technical inspection; the geniuses pass with flying colors Chris works with Casey with last minute cockpit adjustments Casey and Shreyas finish setting up the tablet for remote communication with the car's programming The South of France (Lawrence Lei) chilling out Austin Wright is attentive and alert Shreyas and Chris joke with Casey as they secure his seat belts Chris and Austin clean up the car before it heads out for its' heat "Pre-race intensity" OR "These kids are driving me crazy"? I'm just going to cut the seat belts with these scissors... and then melt the ends with a blow torch.... The team is working on the communication system Everyone has their hands in the car, finishing it up in time for the practice race The geniuses are on the false grid waiting their turn to enter onto the track Casey leaves the false grid and is ready to enter the track The Reynard is about to enter the Indianapolis Motor Speedway track Casey enters the track for the practice run Casey Putsch zooms around the track during the practice race The 97 Reynard zooms by! The last picture of the Reynard on track; a freeze plug popped, overheating the motor.
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I'm just going to cut the seat belts with these scissors... and then melt the ends with a blow torch....