Wow, I am humbled, amazed and ever so greatful for all of the contributions to our Kickstarter project! Thank you so much! Whether you donated, posted it on Facebook, tweeted it, what ever, we'd like to thank each and every one of you for all that you have done to help get the word out. We had a great article on Epicurious, check it out if you haven't seen it yet. There was also a fun mention on the blog Jalopnik, which brought a lot of visits from old car buffs!
Now we're going to get to work! I'll be meeting with the sign people this week to get our logo painted on the site of the truck, that's number one. (the sign you see on the side there is supposed to be hanging on the front of our house, we stick it on the side of the truck with suction cups each time we set up!) Then we'll be working on getting the floor replaced and painting the inside of the truck. Not very exciting, I know, but it must be done! Then we'll get to the fun part, deciding how to fit the equipement inside the truck. We'll be working with a local used kitchen supply company who is going to help us find just the right equipment for our super truck!
We're getting dangerously close to August, a month where most of France is on vacation and it's hard to get anything done, but we're going to try our best to get a good chunk of it done before harvest. That way we'll be able to have the truck out in the vineyards with us while we're picking!
I've been emailing back and forth with one of our backers Professor Bill O'Riordan who is a genious when it comes to anything electrical. Bill is going to help us figure out how we can put solar panels on the roof and use old car batteries to hold the charge, then we might even be able to run our kitchen equipment and lights off the grid. Now that would be very cool.
Any money you donate at this point will go towards powering the La Gramière super truck from the sun, that's not a bad bonus now, is it?
Once again, thank you to all participated in this fun campaign!! We are so very greatful! Hopefully we'll get to serve you all a glass of wine when you come to visit the truck in person!!