Well, supposedly they use teams of three, but if Wayne's ok with it, I say we go with Me, Fred and Ron...cause we all live close enough to actually work this out a bit easier, which I hadn't thought of right off, but it does make sense when ya think about it.
I dunno how they pick the teams out, but I am sure we can make an impression of sorts (I think they'd prolly find it cute that one of the team members is partly mechanical himself, heh) and we could appeal to the grouchy ole bastard mechanic stereotype....so we got a lot of bases covered there as well.
My forte is bizarre gadgetry, and decades of repair experience in situations where the proper parts and tools were never available...I tend towards solutions that at times surpass the standard by-the-book methods.
As for "what it takes" Ron, between you, me and Fred...I think we have all the "right stuff" one could want, aged to perfection as well (heh) and with a seasoning of real life experience that would give us an advantage over most.
I should know sometime in early January whether they'll be using the same application process as last time, or a new one, but upon reading the old one it don't seem like anything we can't handle.
To quote a friend of mine, upon hearing of this...
"My god, that show will never be the same!"
Lets have at em, as I said, I've already submitted pre-app, that doesn't require the team to be complete at the time, just one interested party.
Hehehe, they won't know what hit them.
PS- last nights show, the dragsters ? MY first consideration was an aircompressor, or similar device powering air-pressure gasoline rockets.
They would prolly have canned that idea for safety reasons, but you never know.