As many URB fans know, the MikeCroweMachine was Mikes first car. It was a 1994 Ford Tempo, and those who have ridden in it, will never forget it. The front end was held together with duct tape, and the inside was covered in signatures of fans.
September 15, 2001 was the day that everyone knew would come, but everyone wished it wouldn't. On the way home from CMU, while listening to the Goo Goo Dolls, with Matt driving, and Mike in the passenger seat, a bang was head, followed by smoke and oil. Matt pulled the MikeCroweMachine over, but by then it was too late. The URB had to watch as she bleed to death. To this day, if you look on the shoulder of 96, you can see the oil spot.
The first mission to bring the MikeCroweMachine home, Operation Rescue Me, was a failure. It took a second mission, and two other people to bring her home. But she made it, and this is her tribute.
All pictures were taken on October 30, 2002, the last day Mike and Matt saw the car.
Mike and the MikeCroweMachine
The MikeCroweMachine after it got into the accident that required it to be duct taped up.
Mike inside the MikeCroweMachine
Matt and Mike in the MikeCroweMachine
Another picture from the accident
Mike's taking one last nap on top of his car
Looking down on the imfamous car...
1994 thru 2002