Yes, Saab purists, someone has installed an incorrect two-stroke three-cylinder engine in a Saab 96. Well, it’s mostly Saab 96; the Adopted By Jets Saab was assembled from a bunch of random Saab parts found in some Saab fanatic’s back yard. Today, Index of Effluence glory!
The top photo comes from the New England LeMons race in the summer, because I was too busy working the Penalty Box for our 24-straight-hours race to shoot many photos this time around. How about a photo of the melted piston on the engine the 96 started with?
The race ended at midnight on New Year’s Eve, and the party began at that moment.
We’re pouring the drinks and readying for an even wilder, more effluent 2011 season!
As for the other major awards: Organizer’s Choice went to the Nutjob Racing New York-themed Honda Wagovan, which was driven to Florida from Brooklyn. Most Heroic went to the amazing Spank and his cross-country-driven Citroën DS (which lost all oil pressure and developed a rod knock midday Friday, but still went out to take the checkered flag at midnight). The I Got Screwed award went to Clueless Racing, whose CRX was neck-and-neck with the winning Probe for most of the race… but then threw a rod with a couple of hours to go.
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