LLTek receives calls and e-mails from all over the world. Several
months ago we received a call from the city of Manaus, deep in the Amazon
rainforest. Manaus was founded some 330 years ago by the Portuguese to assert
sovereignty in response to aggressive Dutch ambitions. A free trade zone in
northwesterern Brazil, the city is the modern and prosperous capital of the
Amazonas State. Located on the Rio Negro near its confluence with the Rio
Solimões (also known as the Amazon River), it is the chief port and a
hub for the region's extensive river system. It is also the common point of
departure for eco-tourism in the Amazon jungle.
Moving a complete body kit and two sets of wheels to the Amazon
comes with its own challenges.
The enquiry was for a brand new Audi TT MK II and the product of choice was the
new Caractere TT conversion kit which makes the TT Coupe and Cab (RS Cab
coming) look a cousin to Audis R8 super car. The customer also ordered a
set of RS 19 inch wheels (in fact we sent 2 sets). Extra fog lights were
purchased from our local Audi dealer and we then installed a new 50 watt 6000K
high performance Xenon (HID) High Intensity Discharge Kit in the fogs with
extra waterproofing for those torrential Amazon rains. The Caractere parts were
match painted in our own MatchPaint facility.
The entire order was carefully wrapped with
numerous protective layers of foam, oversize bubble-wrap and inflatable
oversize protective fillers. Finally foam peanuts filled the remaining space in
the box. Two pallets were created, the second for the 8 wheels.
The journey was long and complicated using trucks, planes, and boats to provide
doorstep delivery right to the Audi dealership in Downtown Manaus. Pictures of
the completed car will be posted shortly. When LLTeK receives photos from
Brazil - you can be sure they will be posted here. Definitely one of
LLTeks a long way away sales.