We are TEAM VEERASWAY: Three old friends, 2400 miles of the most dangerous roads in the world, one terrible vehicle and no bags. What can go wrong?
A big thank you to the following people for their help in this project:
Angela and Chris Lee - Being the first to believe in the whole plan
Drew Olson, Chicago, IL - Website Assistance
Rob Gibbs, Chicago, IL - Social Networking Assistance
Kevin Hauswirth, Chicago, IL - Strategy Planning
Professor Robert Parker, Oxford University, UK - Latin translation
Lily Mueller Marcus, Chicago, IL - Team Name
Davide Sikora, Chicago IL - AutoRik Location Assistance
Monika Sharma, Chicago IL - Apna Ghar liason
Marco Ryan, Cairo, Egypt - Contacts, general enthusiasm, Britishness.
Cathie Gray, Chicago IL - Introductions and lots of other help.
Andrew Nutt, Chicago, IL - Mechanical education
Matthew Buckingham (aka Dj Buck), Chicago IL - Providing free beats at fundraisers
Matthew Lew, Chicago, IL - Letting us use his gallery
Keith Kristinat, Chicago, IL - Finding a two stroke engine in a scrapyard, editing help and eating a ghost chili
Dave Gloe, Chicago, IL - Eating a ghost chili
Lane Imberman, Chicago, IL - Eating a ghost chili and dealing with engines, maps and endless conversations about the trip
Evan Lantz - Eating a ghost chili like a champ. “My lips feel like shriveled up chillis”.
Dr. Erik Skulborstad, Chicago, IL - Medical advice
The National Bureau, Bank of America, AMVBBDO - Employing us even though we are doing this.
Bulleit Whiskey, Chicago, IL - Donating booze
Gopi Engineer, Chicago IL - Donating her mad Bollywood dancing skills.
Venetia van Hoorne Alkema, London, England -Donating her photography skills for the fundraiser.
Serge Moussalli, London, England - Being our London ‘fixer’ and all around good lad.
Surabhi Saraswat, Chicago IL - Being a a legendary motivator and bridge to the Indian community in Chicago.
Amalie Drury, Chicago IL - Impeccable journalism.
Uniball Pens, Chicago IL - Particularly Whitney Kelly for being thoroughly awesome.
Dave Roush, Chicago IL - Chief camera man for the ’80s run promo video.
Mike Carver, Chicago IL - Chief production dude for the 80s run promo video.
Ryan Katz, Chicago IL - Giving High Fives like a champ.
Ashley Kantro, Chicago IL - Blog assistance and wearing a mustache in our ’80s promo video.
Nora O’Donnell, Chicago IL - Chicago Magazine, awesome journalism and enthusiasm for this madness.
Ryan Cooper, Chicago IL - Professional quality camera work, technological advice.