The Truth About Cars » Goin’ For Broken http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Sat, 30 Apr 2016 15:15:06 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 When You Have More Balls Than Sense: Road Racing a Dead-Stock 1971 Simca 1204 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/05/when-you-have-more-balls-than-sense-road-racing-a-dead-stock-1971-simca-1204/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/05/when-you-have-more-balls-than-sense-road-racing-a-dead-stock-1971-simca-1204/#comments Fri, 20 May 2011 02:00:01 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=395433 When you’ve driven your $500 Citroën ID19 race car from San Diego to Miami and raced a Mini Moke-based Apollo Lunar Rover, where do you go from there? Why, you buy a furiously underpowered, 40-year-old Chrysler of Europe product and race it for 24 straight hours at a high-altitude road course packed with BMW E30s […]

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When you’ve driven your $500 Citroën ID19 race car from San Diego to Miami and raced a Mini Moke-based Apollo Lunar Rover, where do you go from there? Why, you buy a furiously underpowered, 40-year-old Chrysler of Europe product and race it for 24 straight hours at a high-altitude road course packed with BMW E30s […]

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Twin-Engined Toyota Racer Works Fine, Confounds Self-Proclaimed Experts http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/05/twin-engined-toyota-racer-works-fine-confounds-self-proclaimed-experts/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/05/twin-engined-toyota-racer-works-fine-confounds-self-proclaimed-experts/#comments Wed, 18 May 2011 14:00:45 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=395258 “How will you sync the engines?” whined the naysayers when they heard about the plan to weld an ’89 Corolla front half to an ’87 MR2 rear half. “How will you cool it? The handling will be terrible! It’ll never work!” If there’s one thing that 24 Hours of LeMons racing has taught the automotive […]

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“How will you sync the engines?” whined the naysayers when they heard about the plan to weld an ’89 Corolla front half to an ’87 MR2 rear half. “How will you cool it? The handling will be terrible! It’ll never work!” If there’s one thing that 24 Hours of LeMons racing has taught the automotive […]

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And the Real Winner Is… http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/05/and-the-real-winner-is-10/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/05/and-the-real-winner-is-10/#comments Sun, 15 May 2011 20:22:35 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=394988 Is it possible for a Jeep Cherokee with a 60s-technology AMC power to finish in the top fifth of a race on a crazy road course full of off-camber turns and dizzying elevation changes? No, it is not possible. And yet… Petty Cash Racing somehow finished 14th overall, out of 72 entrants. These Seattle madmen […]

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Is it possible for a Jeep Cherokee with a 60s-technology AMC power to finish in the top fifth of a race on a crazy road course full of off-camber turns and dizzying elevation changes? No, it is not possible. And yet… Petty Cash Racing somehow finished 14th overall, out of 72 entrants. These Seattle madmen […]

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And the Winner Is… http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/05/and-the-winner-is-11/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/05/and-the-winner-is-11/#comments Sun, 15 May 2011 20:12:32 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=394982 For most of the ’11 Goin’ For Broken race, the battle for the overall win seemed to be all about the Spin-N-Out Burger E30 and the Model T GT… but a lot can happen over the course of 24 nonstop hours of road racing. We had snow, gusty winds, dust storms, wild horses, and— eventually— […]

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For most of the ’11 Goin’ For Broken race, the battle for the overall win seemed to be all about the Spin-N-Out Burger E30 and the Model T GT… but a lot can happen over the course of 24 nonstop hours of road racing. We had snow, gusty winds, dust storms, wild horses, and— eventually— […]

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Goin’ For Broken LeMons Halfway Done, Night Racing Madness In Full Effect http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/05/goin-for-broken-lemons-halfway-done-night-racing-madness-in-full-effect/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/05/goin-for-broken-lemons-halfway-done-night-racing-madness-in-full-effect/#comments Sun, 15 May 2011 05:41:50 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=394944 The 2011 Goin’ For Broken 24 Hours of LeMons, which takes place in Nevada’s Reno-Fernley Raceway, is a true 24-hour event. The green flag waved at 10:00 AM this morning, and we’re just about halfway done now. RFR features thin air, crazy elevation changes, off-camber turns, and (starting a couple hours back) pitch darkness. The […]

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The 2011 Goin’ For Broken 24 Hours of LeMons, which takes place in Nevada’s Reno-Fernley Raceway, is a true 24-hour event. The green flag waved at 10:00 AM this morning, and we’re just about halfway done now. RFR features thin air, crazy elevation changes, off-camber turns, and (starting a couple hours back) pitch darkness. The […]

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Twin-Engined MR2olla Makes Debut, White Trash Barbie Goes CHP: BS Inspections of the Goin’ For Broken 24 Hours of LeMons http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/05/twin-engined-mr2olla-makes-debut-white-trash-barbie-goes-chp-bs-inspections-of-the-goin-for-broken-24-hours-of-lemons/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/05/twin-engined-mr2olla-makes-debut-white-trash-barbie-goes-chp-bs-inspections-of-the-goin-for-broken-24-hours-of-lemons/#comments Sat, 14 May 2011 05:54:40 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=394833 Many of you said a twin-engined Toyota race car would never work, but the Doublesuck MR2/Corolla combo (automatic transmission in the back, manual in the front) went out onto the Reno-Fernley Raceway track for some practice laps today and did just fine! West Coast teams tend to come up with the best (or, in this […]

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Many of you said a twin-engined Toyota race car would never work, but the Doublesuck MR2/Corolla combo (automatic transmission in the back, manual in the front) went out onto the Reno-Fernley Raceway track for some practice laps today and did just fine! West Coast teams tend to come up with the best (or, in this […]

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Two Engines Equals Twice As Good: Toyota MR2olla! http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/03/two-engines-equals-twice-as-good-toyota-mr2olla/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/03/two-engines-equals-twice-as-good-toyota-mr2olla/#comments Fri, 11 Mar 2011 00:00:47 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=386846 The crazy thing about 24 Hours of LeMons racers is that they actually follow through with their terrible ideas. Maybe it’s the urgency of the deadline, or maybe it’s the peer pressure to keep one-upping the last ridiculous project. Last month we admired the radial aircraft-engine-powered MR2, and now we’ve got another MR2-based team taking […]

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The crazy thing about 24 Hours of LeMons racers is that they actually follow through with their terrible ideas. Maybe it’s the urgency of the deadline, or maybe it’s the peer pressure to keep one-upping the last ridiculous project. Last month we admired the radial aircraft-engine-powered MR2, and now we’ve got another MR2-based team taking […]

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