- 9:27 PM,
Wednesday, April 16th, 2014:
- 12 days. A dozen
days ago I decided to do this
- ...but even more
spectacular is the spans of time at each step: Paul
decides to sell his car on a Friday, we decide to buy
it on a Saturday, THEN decide to do the mod in
Huntington Beach on a Sunday, THEN early Monday
morning I talk to Bob in Dallas and he convinces
me to wire HIM the money for the mod later that DAY...
and by Wednesday? I found and BOUGHT a Delorean, wired
the money to THAT guy in Memphis and ordered the
delivery truck to ship to Bob. Ironically SHIPPING
IT took the longest amount of time with him
finally getting it the following Tuesday.
- Then after all
that insanity? I started building and scheming
and praying and dreaming. It has been a whirlwind and
today (roof isn't done yet) I can show everyone what I
meant by "on the course"...
- Man that pic makes
it look like the right side is way higher...
I assure you it isn't. Odd. Anyway, here's a
little making of video...
- Fueled by people
thinking I can't do something, I used my first a
capella song, Thursday. Man, back when I was 16
and my dad (who had the recording studio)
understandably said: "You know, what Bobby
McFerrin does isn't easy..." I believe he giggles at
that now, but at the time all I wanted to do was
prove him wrong. He was impressed with "Thursday."
Nearly 10 years later when I described 4tvs to
him he had the same doubts but after the first show (I
will never forget this in a million years) he jumped
behind the tvs after the first set and said
"THIS IS GONNA WORK! Maybe not in this
town, but this is gonna work!". In fact, that's the
wonderful thing about The Journey. I can simply
link you to 15
and you can read it as it happened. Man that's
- Of course here we
are again. There's so many levels to this Time Machine
project but the end goal is what inspires me. I'm not
thrilled about going to car shows and selling this
thing to corporations, etc. It's what I have to
do to make back the money and keep the car. The main
goal is getting GolfKon on TV. The network is set-up
with the players and rankings, business sponsors and
charities and now I believe the themed holes and
celebrities will push this over the top. I still can't
process what it's gonna be like to have that Time
Machine all lit up during the events and framed in the
shots. Trying to line up for the pyramid with a flux
capacitor fluxing in your face. LOL. It's all
overwhelming to think about and as the guy shooting
and editing all of this I'm just buzzin'. It turns
every shot into a story. It makes it intriguing far
beyond what's actually happening with the golf. I
really want this "Watchable" by people that never
cared about golf. You know, kinda like me? LOL. I'd
follow the last days of the Majors when Tiger was a
pimp, but it had a lot more to do with watchin' a
black kid take over the sport. So when I watch
these videos I still try to come from that angle.
Ideally I'd like the pyramid to be a Star Wars Theme
(maybe the trapezoid is the death star and you're
trying to hit it like Luke in Episode 4?) and Hole 9
to be a Leap of Faith from Indiana Jones blocking the
view of the hole completely with vines. Keeping of
course, the muted colors and earth tones so it doesn't
seem like a minigolf course at first glance. It's why
I love the design of the Time Machine so much.
Stainless Steel, functional... not shiny and pretty.
It will strangely seem appropriate on a course built
by hand with wood, nails, screws... it all seems to
fit. Isn't that weird? It all just fits.
- Think about
that... I made a deck and decided to put a tiny
putting green around it and 2 years later it
"fits" that the freaking full-sized DeLorean Time
Machine will be part of it. That's so bizarre and so
organic. I could never have planned this out...
it had to just happen one step at a time.
- Still stunned.
What's gonna happen next...