Talladega Nights, how about GVMH Nights.
Hospitals are like small communities and like any community it takes all kinds… I thought I would share why two GVMH employees are taking a vacation day today.
Doug Walrath, Director of Radiology, and Jason Mabee, CRNA, are racing in the Tour deLeMons in Omaha, Nebraska. The Tour deLeMons is a 17 hour car race, 12 straight hours one day and 5 the next. The race is run on a road course and a team of drivers split time behind the wheel.
This is where it gets interesting. The car the team enters in the race can only cost $500 (thus the name of the race Tour de LeMons). If a team shows up with a car that the judges believe cost more than $500 the team is docked one lap for every $10 over. There is also a crane on-site and the crowd can vote to have a team’s car ripped to shreds. Doug and Jason purchased a $500 car from a lot in town, spray painted it, added a few stickers, welded in a roll cage, and filled it with gas.
Doug and Jason assure me the entry fee and the money raised at the event goes to a good cause. Funny thing is, neither of them know what the cause is.
I’m including a picture of their car, I hope you never see it in the parking lot!
You can click on the image to get a better view and I would recommend clicking on the picture that shows the front of the car. Shake and Bake!!!
This is my first post with a picture and as you know I’m learning as I go, next time I won’t post the same picture twice.