The Truth About Cars » Gator-O-Rama http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Fri, 12 Feb 2016 13:00:35 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars » Gator-O-Rama http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com TTAC 24 Hours Update: The Benz We Didn’t Race And The One We Did http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/09/ttac-24-hours-update-the-benz-we-didnt-race-and-the-one-we-did/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/09/ttac-24-hours-update-the-benz-we-didnt-race-and-the-one-we-did/#comments Mon, 30 Sep 2013 17:11:14 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=532137 Gorgeous, huh? She appeared in the night like a white-robed dream, resplendent in her restrained livery and requiring just four or five hours of work to be ready to race. Problem was, the race had already started. In the upcoming week, you’ll get to hear from each one of the participants in our ill-fated LeMons […]

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Gorgeous, huh? She appeared in the night like a white-robed dream, resplendent in her restrained livery and requiring just four or five hours of work to be ready to race. Problem was, the race had already started. In the upcoming week, you’ll get to hear from each one of the participants in our ill-fated LeMons […]

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Field Expedient Engineering: JB Weld Porsche Cylinder Head Repair http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/04/field-expedient-engineering-jb-weld-porsche-cylinder-head-repair/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/04/field-expedient-engineering-jb-weld-porsche-cylinder-head-repair/#comments Thu, 28 Apr 2011 16:57:35 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=393167 When your 1980 Porsche 924 craps out minutes after the start of its first race and you’re in rural Texas, parts might be a little hard to find. You won’t get far with a blown head gasket and big ol’ notches burned in the head itself. But, damn, the clock keeps ticking! The Moose Knuckles […]

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When your 1980 Porsche 924 craps out minutes after the start of its first race and you’re in rural Texas, parts might be a little hard to find. You won’t get far with a blown head gasket and big ol’ notches burned in the head itself. But, damn, the clock keeps ticking! The Moose Knuckles […]

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Strangelovian W110 Thrives On 573 Miles of Full-Throttle Abuse http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/03/strangelovian-w110-thrives-on-550-miles-of-full-throttle-abuse/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/03/strangelovian-w110-thrives-on-550-miles-of-full-throttle-abuse/#comments Tue, 01 Mar 2011 14:00:20 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=385556 The first Mercedes-Benz W110 to compete in the 24 Hours of LeMons was this ’65 190, and it did very well in spite of having spent many years vegetating in a California field prior to being brought back to life as an endurance racer. Last weekend, we saw another W110; this time it was a […]

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The first Mercedes-Benz W110 to compete in the 24 Hours of LeMons was this ’65 190, and it did very well in spite of having spent many years vegetating in a California field prior to being brought back to life as an endurance racer. Last weekend, we saw another W110; this time it was a […]

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And the Real Winner Is… http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/02/and-the-real-winner-is-4/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/02/and-the-real-winner-is-4/#comments Mon, 28 Feb 2011 00:14:03 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=385494 Watching the J30/280ZX/SHO battle for the win on laps this afternoon was pretty exciting, but the Index of Effluency (which goes to the terrible car that accomplishes something orders of magnitude beyond what any sane observer considers possible) is what the true LeMons fanatics care about. A 280ZX coming in first is impressive, but how […]

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Watching the J30/280ZX/SHO battle for the win on laps this afternoon was pretty exciting, but the Index of Effluency (which goes to the terrible car that accomplishes something orders of magnitude beyond what any sane observer considers possible) is what the true LeMons fanatics care about. A 280ZX coming in first is impressive, but how […]

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And the Winner Is… http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/02/and-the-winner-is-5/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/02/and-the-winner-is-5/#comments Mon, 28 Feb 2011 00:01:19 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=385488 The third annual Gator-O-Rama 24 Hours of LeMons endurance race is in the books, and a 29-year-old Datsun just beat out 80 or so competitors— most of them less than half the Datsun’s age— to bring home the Win On Laps trophy for Team Z-Wrecks. The GT$500 Celica (itself nearly as old as the Z-Wrecks […]

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The third annual Gator-O-Rama 24 Hours of LeMons endurance race is in the books, and a 29-year-old Datsun just beat out 80 or so competitors— most of them less than half the Datsun’s age— to bring home the Win On Laps trophy for Team Z-Wrecks. The GT$500 Celica (itself nearly as old as the Z-Wrecks […]

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Gator-O-Rama LeMons Day One One: Celica, 280ZX, J30, SHO, E30 Make Up Top Five http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/02/gator-o-rama-lemons-day-one-one-celica-280zx-j30-sho-e30-make-up-top-five/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/02/gator-o-rama-lemons-day-one-one-celica-280zx-j30-sho-e30-make-up-top-five/#comments Sun, 27 Feb 2011 03:40:02 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=385428 As is typical for races at MSR Houston, the mechanical carnage has been quite extreme. We saw sheared axles, blown head gaskets, thrown rods, and a Jetta with its engine dragging on the pavement (the last one is a first in my experience). Still, some cars haven’t broken, and the battle for the win on […]

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As is typical for races at MSR Houston, the mechanical carnage has been quite extreme. We saw sheared axles, blown head gaskets, thrown rods, and a Jetta with its engine dragging on the pavement (the last one is a first in my experience). Still, some cars haven’t broken, and the battle for the win on […]

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Miatas, SHOs, and a Pontiac Montana: The BS Inspections of the 2011 Gator-O-Rama 24 Hours of LeMons http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/02/miatas-shos-and-a-pontiac-montana-the-bs-inspections-of-the-2011-gator-o-rama-24-hours-of-lemons/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/02/miatas-shos-and-a-pontiac-montana-the-bs-inspections-of-the-2011-gator-o-rama-24-hours-of-lemons/#comments Sat, 26 Feb 2011 05:01:00 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=385311 The 24 Hours of LeMons has been coming to MSR Houston since 2008, and it has become one of the toughest, most competitive tracks in the series. Out of the 80 or so cars at the third annual Gator-O-Rama inspections today, at least four are former winners and another half-dozen have multiple top-three finishes. TTAC’s […]

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The 24 Hours of LeMons has been coming to MSR Houston since 2008, and it has become one of the toughest, most competitive tracks in the series. Out of the 80 or so cars at the third annual Gator-O-Rama inspections today, at least four are former winners and another half-dozen have multiple top-three finishes. TTAC’s […]

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