Here's the thing: The belief that the Universe needs a World's Fastest Hot Tub is something that has been obvious to the creators of the Carpool DeVille for a very long time. It is fair to say that in the project's darker moments, when so much work seemed to lie ahead, it was the vision of a hot tub going a hundred miles an hour that kept the dream alive, and a flame burning under the asses of we who were responsible for building it, and building it right.
A trick of fate
But Mother Nature had other ideas. Unseasonably heavy rains put the course under water, and the annual Speed Week event was cancelled. We'd made the trip though, and ergo, we'd spent the money we raised, so we ran the Carpool DeVille in an unofficial time trial on a patch of mud, getting up to 50 miles per hour.