Bread and circuses! The Romans knew what a mighty craic is. Life’s too short to be doing boring things. It’s all about these special moments, short whiles that make oneself happy.
I was sitting in the office, working on some stuff, smoking a fat doob when Rzatzie, the owner of the Mint Green Metallic VW Passat VR6 Estate on BBS RS’, rang me saying: “Listen, I’m bringing the Passat to Wörthersee on a trailer, my brand new Crafter will pull it, come on, figure out something cool to put on the car”. I took a deep toke and looked to my right where I’ve a cabinet full of various liquors. I knew instantly what we’ll do!
P O L N I S C H E
A short while after Rzatzie’s call I had a draft of the project ready – for the National Drinking Team – simple branding for the Crafter. We were both happy with the outcome and decided to go ahead with it.
Do not treat the idea too seriously though. It’s all for the craic and for the laughs. The distance to oneself – is the key.
From the very first moment at Wörthersee we saw people liking the idea and having a laugh with us. All over the place we’d have heard: “Prost, cheers or even Polish: na zdrowie!”. Many tried to join us in wódka drinking contests: Austrians, Germans, our brothers Hungarians and there even was a Russian girl dropping shots proper, like Slavs do. But only the Fighting Irish fought at the world class level!
John, who brought his white A5 over to Austria all the way over from far Ireland, has been working hard in the qualifications and in the grand finale he made a run from the peloton downing nearly the whole bottle of Russian Standard… after we’ve done a few other bottles first, of course. The individual trophy went to Ireland! John holds the Weltmeisterschaft yellow tee for the next year’s grand prix!
But us Polskis kept the team title! Seit 966 ungeschlagen Weltmeister!
Find it all peculiar, stupid or perhaps childish? That’s fine. Not everyone enjoys fishing. We like to have mighty craic. What you take?
Want more? Check out my live coverage from Austria:
Wörthersee 2018 – Dispatch 1 – Reporting In
Wörthersee 2018 – Dispatch 2 – Warm Wódka Velden Warm-Up Sesh
Wörthersee 2018 – Dispatch 3 – Vodka Van Visits
Wörthersee 2018 – Dispatch 9 – Wet Weltmeisterschaft