Tuesday 18 December 2012

Merry Christmas from Spookworks!

From all the technical team, advertising and media team, the aerodynamicists, artists, legal people, drivers, mechanics, security guards, sculptors, zookeepers, rodeo clowns and of course the boffins from the Spookworks technology centre; we would like to wish all of our friends, supporters, sponsors, competitors, officials and anyone else we know a very merry Xmas and a very successful and enjoyable 2013.

See you in 2013!

The view from the Spookworks executive dining facility next to the badminton courts and sauna complex.

Tuesday 11 December 2012

Drama at Spookworks HQ

As the winter "clearout" at Spookworks HQ gains momentum there was drama when the sign below was discovered in the top secret engine test development bay.

The sign has been confiscated of course and replaced with a sign that simply states;


2 Spookworks Boffins have had their muesli bars confiscated as a result of this action.

Monday 10 December 2012

Thinking about 2013?

In a spin over what to do in 2013?  Is the future not as clear as it should be? 
Whilst Spookworks is decorating the decks with holly or halls with bells or whatever its supposed to be, polishing the tools and cleaning out that room at the back of the Spookworks tech centre that suspiciously smells like artists paint; Spookworks directors have set up a small executive committee or EXCOM.  Well we thought that if it worked for the Cuban Missile Crisis it should work for the 2013 Spookworks Events Planning meeting.  I mean there are a lot of similarities between war and rallying for example:

  1. The othersides weapons always seem to look better than your own.
  2. The noisiest weapons always appear to the most powerful.
  3. The only terrain that is truly controlled is the terrain upon which you're standing.
  4. If it's stupid but works, it's not stupid.
  5. The important things are simple.
  6. The simple things are very hard.
  7. No plan survives the first contact intact.
  8. Prefect plans aren't.
  9. When both sides are convinced they are about to lose, they're both right.
  10. You are not Superman.
  11. Professionals' are predictable, but the world is full of amateurs.
Anyway the message to get across here is that if you are thinking about 2013 why not set up your own XCOM?  Or alternatively visit:

And leave the crisis to someone else. 

Lets be clear.  This is NOT going on in Spookworks HQ.