LeMons Update: the Fox Moves Aside for a Fairlady

Sajeev Mehta
by Sajeev Mehta
lemons update the fox moves aside for a fairlady

I think the Pistonhead's natural enemy is the home owner's association. There's no overnight curbside parking, no car covers and zero chance of enjoying the suburban lifestyle while keeping your toys. Then again, their rules and egos worked to our favor: our team, Mad Cow Motorsportz, now has a power player in the 24 hours of LeMons. Troy Hogan, our [s]chief[/s] [s]PIT[/s][s]A[/s] fearless leader, got smacked with a home owner's complaint letter, forcing him to remove his (hidden in the weeds) 1973 Datsun 240Z. Troy is attached to that rotting hulk of crap, so we dashed the Lincoln LSC's racing dreams. Now the Z goes in for major cancer resection (with a mandatory roll cage) and we get another Craigslist sweetheart: a 1983 Datsun 280ZX for the tidy sum of $150. The 240Z shall be healthier with the ZX's bigger long block and beefier brakes. Amazingly, the switch to a basket-case 240Z made fiscal sense: we underestimated the ZX's valuable componentry and astounding $118 crush value at the local scrap-heap. So don't worry Capt. Mike, we'll do you proud in H-town.

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