|The Donna Mae Mims "Think Pink" Sprite
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|The "Tin Worm" has been to work over the last 49 years. The floor pans were great,
but the outer body sheet metal was a little rusty. Time for replacement panels.
|Compared to most cars, the Sprite is very easy to work on. Easy access to the sides
and bottom of the car by just lifting it up on its side.
|Most of the metal work is about done. The next stop is the sandblaster to remove
the paint in the engine compartment, interior, and bottom.
|Back from the sandblaster, finally. The tub has been primed
and now its time for some pink.
|After many late hours over the last few weeks the Sprite is returned
to its PINK glory.
|My Friends John Gresham and Bill Pohl help put the finishing
touches on the wiring and other small details. Just a few more
days before Mid-Ohio and still plenty to do.
|With only about a week before the SVRA Mid-Ohio Vintage Grand Prix, I finally felt that I was close enough to contact SVRA to let them
know of my plans to bring the car and that I had arranged for Donna Mae Mims to attend as well. About 20 minutes after I had emailed
Jack Woehrle at SVRA I received a response that they would be "tickled PINK" to have us as their guest. When we arrived at the track
Friday morning we were presented with PINK covered entry list/schedule stating: Sprite Speed 50 featuring "Donna Mae Mims and
Think Pink", Wow!
|through the mid 60's) arrived at the track shortly after we arrived on Friday. All of the long nights and weekend work was suddenly
made worthwhile when I witnessed Donna Mae's reaction to the car. She just couldn't believe it! It wasn't long before she asked if we
could take it for a ride. Thanks to the SVRA they let us take a lap before the Sprite race on Sunday
Click on this link to see a YouTube video I put together