This week, Alfred's deadline was missed. The guys are the Service Station in Albuquerque have been working extremely hard to get the taxi ready for Alfred to make his trip, but it's proving to be a bigger challenge than any of us expected.
Oct 1st '09 was the "new" deadline, having already missed a Sept 15th '09 deadline. In this rough edit from Sept 30th '09, we see the attempt and the failure to get the 70-year-old engine to start up.
We also see a demoralized Alfred. Not only is he getting more and more discouraged with the succession of disappointments and lost time, but also the escalating cost of getting his old taxi back on its feet, which has now gone way past what he had budgeted.
We're trying to help him as much as we can, but we want to appeal to you for your help too. Donations via the website's "buy-a-mile" program go directly to Alfred.
Lots of you have already helped, and perhaps you could all spread the word about the film and about Alfred's situation to family and friends. But those of you who have not yet supported Alfred, we hope that might consider "buying a mile" now, before you forget.
Alfred thanks you.