The event is organized by a large online community of folks that are passionate about their cars. My girlfriend Stephanie, the proud owner of a Black New Beetle named Phoebe, is a veteran of the Roswell event, and is going again this year.
Stephanie’s good friend Lisa Linn is also a veteran attendee, and she (being the techno whiz that she is) documents the event extensively on her own site: All Pods Go To Roswell.net.
The site features a web log, video documents and a photo log (podvision!) updated live at 1 minute intervals during the entire trek of the eastern caravan. Now if you think about that for a minute — that’s a remarkable technological achievement. Lisa outfits her New Beetle, Spacepod, with three web cams attached to the car with giant magnets. The cams feed photos to her iBook, where she adds captions, and using her cell phone, she transmits the photos to the live site.