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dc.contributor.advisorHess, Jeanne L., 1958-
dc.contributor.authorBecker, William Fairbank
dc.description14 p.en_US
dc.description.abstractWhen I first had the idea, I didn’t really think I’d be doing it for my senior individualized project. I thought SIP’s were supposed to be “academic,” or as it related somehow to our major or minor. What I learned while doing this project gave me a new perspective on what a SIP can really be. As I see it, this project involved so much more than just painting a car and writing about it. I spent late nights driving around, listening for irregular noises, becoming familiar with how the car handles and behaves. I practiced shifting at exactly the right moment to make the exhaust backfire and burble just so, and how to make the ride like a limousine for my passengers. I learned how much throttle it took to make the tires spin in each gear, at different speeds. I meticulously detailed both the interior and exterior, fed it the highest quality gasoline and fluids, and put considerable time and money into keeping it on the road. I didn’t realize it at the time but I would soon be in over my head. Despite my confidence in my own craftsmanship abilities, I was not prepared for how much time, sweat, money, and attention this project would take. I would face many daunting challenges, both seen and unseen, before I could finally call it complete. But as they say, a project car is never done. To begin, I’d first like to tell you about how I went about creating an art car.en_US
dc.publisherKalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofKalamazoo College Physical Education Senior Individualized Projects Collection
dc.relation.ispartofseriesSenior Individualized Projects. Physical Education.;
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dc.titleThe Unintended Consequences of Making an Art Caren_US

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    This collection includes Senior Individualized Projects (SIP's) completed in the Physical Education Department. Abstracts are generally available to the public, but PDF files are available only to current Kalamazoo College students, faculty, and staff.

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