MurileeMartin.com

Posts tagged ‘24 Hours of LeMons Buttonwillow’

It was quite a race, and its photographic Über Gallery has more than 2000 photographs for your enjoyment.

We’ve seen the 2010 Legends of LeMons medal winners, but so many 24 Hours of LeMons teams stepped it up in the team-costume department last season that I feel compelled to share some of the better ones.  

It took me for-freakin’-ever to choose the winners and do the Unununium Medal Winners post, so head on over to TTAC and check it out.

1Up!

December 24th, 2010

The first time we saw this California 24 Hours of LeMons team, they’d decorated their Sentra SE-R like a giant chicken and named their team the Mother Cluckers, in honor of the 2008 Mother’s Day race at Altamont. That was cool, but the Cluckers didn’t really stand out from the crowd. Then: inspiration!  

Take one air-cooled Beetle, add a Type 3 Squareback engine with crank-driven cooling fan, stir in a differential set up for drag racing, and then mix in a draw-through turbocharger setup. Bake for a weekend on the Buttonwillow Raceway track. End result: a race car that can’t get cooling air to the engine, stuffs 12 [...]

So many great junkyard-engineering ideas were on display at the 2010 Arse Freeze-a-Palooza 24 Hours of LeMons that it’s going to take me weeks to get to all of them. Today, we’re going to admire the Commies-’Я’-Us BMW E21, which was converted from a not-so-reliable underpowered race car to a thrown-rod-waiting-to-happen overpowered race car by [...]

Ever since Los Angeles artist Jason Torchinsky and henchmen built the Make:Way Escort for the Demolition Derby at Altamont 24 Hours of LeMons race (the Escort went on to star in the famous OK Go Rube Goldberg video), we’ve known that Mr. Torchinsky had the makings of a great serial killer 24 Hours of LeMons [...]

Working for the 24 Hours of LeMons isn’t just about working hosedown on the Tilt-a-Whirl at Mayor’s Income, Tennessee, and breathing clutch dust and oil smoke all weekend. No, we also get to do a lot of flying while packing all manner of weird race-related items in our luggage, which means we get plenty of [...]

Murilee Martin Home



Proudly powered by WordPress. Theme developed with WordPress Theme Generator.
Creative Commons License