Ed Emberley a.k.a. the master of children's how-to-draw books provided major inspiration for "Frankensteins Fury" or "Fury" for short. Brendan painted his car monster green and rendered Frankenstein the Ed Emberley way.
Race day was a complete S*H*O*C*K to me. Unfortunately my husband couldn't attend, so with three kids, Frankenstein and numero uno cup of coffee we headed off for the race track. I left the pot on as I was expecting we'd be home from the festivities in a half hour...45 minutes at the most...really...how long could this last? I slowly began to get the gist that I may have underestimated things just a little when we walked in and saw the metal track running the length of the cafeteria. PLUS the electronic finishing system, the computerized standings board on a big screen and an eager Dad announcing that lunch would be served at 11:45 over the loud speaker. Definitely not in Kansas anymore Dorothy. Welcome to the Indianapolis Speedway. Even without my beloved second cup of coffee, I'll admit that it was a thoroughly entertaining and exciting morning. As far as the standings, my little guy managed to finish sixth for speed overall (after 6 rounds of racing) and captured an honorable mention medal for best design. Not too bad for a rookie. Next year we'll really be ready. And I'll be bringing my second cup along.