“There is a feeling that anything can happen in HURT’s music” –Brett Hickman of Static Multimedia
The same sentiment is easily applied to our team and machines.
These guys aren’t just country boys. They are highly skilled mechanics with a creative edge that most people lack.
They call this the “WTF Machine.” It was built by Trevor and Kyle as teenagers with scraps, but it was built with purpose. They used it to jump start cars until it was sold out of the back of their truck to a stranger in the Lowes parking lot for $150. They called it the “WTF Machine” because everyone that looked at it had a “WTF moment.”
My first run-in with these guys came just after they converted this El Camino to run on hydrogen for their school science fair. By the way, that hydrogen was produced from solar energy. It was a set-up they came up with after learning about making solar panels and hydrogen conversions on the internet.
These guys were mostly self-taught creative geniuses. My role was to get them formal training and enhanced skill development at the college level.
So off to tech school they went. Their course work included classes like Drivetrain Systems, Advanced Street Rod Building, and Motorsports Chassis Fabrication. These guys were trained to work on all of the mechanical and electrical systems in a wide range of vehicles. Advanced sheet metal shaping, custom body modifications, custom painting, roll cage construction, and structural welding were just part of what rounded out their time in school.
While in school, they were part of a team that built a 1967 Mustang for the Armed Services that is used as a show car at events all over the country.
Rickie, the third mechanic on the team, won his District SkillsUSA competition for High Performance Engine Building.
These guys are the perfect combination of youth, creative minds, and formal training to bring to life Pandora’s Box.
There will be several others helping us out along the way, and I’ll introduce you to them as well in time.
As always, Thank You For Listening
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