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Big Ghetto Skank Tank Caprice at 24 Hours of LeMons South Fall 2010

Big Ghetto Skank Tank Caprice at 24 Hours of LeMons South Fall 2010


The moment we first laid eyes on this ‘74 Chevrolet Caprice at the LeMons South race last weekend, we knew it would be taking home a major trophy.
Big Ghetto Skank Tank team captain

Big Ghetto Skank Tank team captain


From the “HIP HOP” grille on the team captain’s teeth to the extremely violent pneumatically-operated air brake on the trunk lid, this fine race car had the Organizer’s Choice trophy sewn up as soon as it arrived.
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You may remember Big Ghetto Skank Tank Team Captain Hip Hop as the owner of the amazing Chong-autographed Molester Van we saw at the LeMons South Fall ‘09 event. Back then, he was driving the USS Enterprise Ford LTD.
Skank Tank Caprice ready for action

Skank Tank Caprice ready for action


Note the donk-esque spinner hubcaps, which lasted about 0.09 seconds on the race track but were still very impressive.
Big Ghetto Skank Tank Caprice enters the race track

Big Ghetto Skank Tank Caprice enters the race track


There was talk about giving the Big Ghetto Skank Tank the coveted Index of Effluency trophy, but a 79th-place finish (out of 101 entrants) wasn’t quite IOE territory. The problem was that the BGST leaked fluid from every possible location and was black-flagged countless times for various oil-spilling and/or smoking offenses. Still, it managed 240 laps on a very demanding track!
Skank Tank Caprice radiator mount

Skank Tank Caprice radiator mount


The roof-mounted radiator looked pretty effective; as far as we know, overheating was the one problem the Skank Tank didn’t have during the weekend. Congratulations, Team Big Ghetto Skank Tank!

One Response to “Instant LeMons Legend (and Organizer’s Choice winner): Skank Tank Caprice!”

  1. mechimike

    I was never quite sure if this car was done for the weekend, but it kept popping up from time to time on the track. Sometimes it was impressively fast, and other times it was predictably slow, but, like a bronchial infection, it just kindof stuck around forever. The air brake was both comical and scary, and the theme was stereotypical without being racist (something that cannot be said for the Sanford and Son truck!) And best of all, it wasn’t an E30 or a Miata. Nicely done, Skank Tank!

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