Thanks FB and Bas-
Much of this has already been considered.
I live in Toronto, so resell after, and even spending time picking things up before will be very tough. It would take a lot more money to keep me in the area, not to mention, interfere with my fall plans.
I have thought about approching Burners as they arrive and inviting funky vehicles to park in my parking lot. However- this would really change the idea of my project, and the cars would send off a very different message.
If I'm going to do any restoration it would have to happen one of two ways- 1. buy the vehicles nearby- ie Buffalo, and fix them up there.. then somehow cart them to Burn, or
2. Come VERY VERY early to Burn and do restorations then.
The more I think about it it seems hopless, but I'm not any where near giving up-
I do wonder how much it would cost to transport 15 cars by train across the country from Buffalo or Chicago- to Reno or area. Even still, towing would be in order. If I did that though, and could borrow some land out this way- I could spend time making the cars look nice, even if it's just sanding of rust and painting over it, and getting some interior kits off ebay and covering the flaws.
If I buy them in Reno- which is SO much closer and easier expense wise.. I would have to order stuff online and then wait for it. Still- costs would be lower. Potentially.
I don't even have much pocket change, so I also need to fundraise.
I guess a website would be a place to start for that yes? What might be some good fundraisers- do you think..
and how could I reach people in Reno who might have cars to donate.
Is there a local paper? Could I get a Burn volunteer to paint the town with signs??
I live so far away.. :(