These are exciting days. Jamie Geer tells me today that the first two pits are complete. One is just back from the paint shop and the other one is being coated now. It was less than sixty days ago when Jamie decided it was time for Jambo Pits to get going full time pit building. If you click the hypertext to Jamie's site, please know that it's under construction, so check back soon.
Well, today the line for a Geer pit is starting to back up a bit, but not unbearably so. The first pit, ordered is some crazy Mopar color, Claret Red Pearl with heavy metal flake, is ready for delivery. I'm not a Dodge fan, so I'm not sure about that one, but honestly, one of Jamie's pits could make pink look good to Hell's Angels. The one in the shop now was obviously ordered by a more sensible fellow as it's coming back a 70's Corvette yellow. Honestly, I can't wait to see both of these beauty's.
The pictures above are of the first Jamie Geer built pit I ever saw. The moment our eyes met, it was love at first sight. I knew right then I would have to own a pit built by the maker. It took me four years, but it was worth the wait. Notice the brass stack, cooking chamber doors and tray rails. What you can't see well is a brass bar sink with a brass gooseneck faucet. He ran a pipe through the firebox so the faucet dispensed hot water. It was a sight to behold.
We're idle this weekend. It's a strange feeling, but strangely good with the heat index and sweltering forecast. Good luck to all the teams competing this weekend. Stay cool and try not burn things up. We're back at it next weekend with a trip to Dillon Colorado to compete and vend at the BBQ at the Summit event. Vending is something we've never tried our hands at. Luckily, and with the help of Cookshack and our FEC-500, I think it will be just fine.