And the Winner Is…

Murilee Martin
by Murilee Martin

The Sears Pointless 24 Hours of LeMons race was all about a Nissan NX2000 versus BMW 3 Series versus Honda motorcycle-engined Geo Metro battle for quite a while, but black flags on the Nissan and the Geo gave the Spin-N-Out Burger BMW E30 the chance to grab the win on laps. Known as “the invisible E30” for its smooth, penalty-free driving, POSRacing’s Spin-N-Out car (formerly known as the F’ed Up Express, winner of the 2010 Arse Freeze-a-Palooza LeMons race) takes home another well-deserved trophy. Congratulations, POSRacing!

The prize? $1,500 cash! Well, actually it was $1,500 worth of Russian rubles, in the form of two huge trash bags stuffed with 10-ruble notes. Who says racing doesn’t pay?

Murilee Martin
Murilee Martin

Murilee Martin is the pen name of Phil Greden, a writer who has lived in Minnesota, California, Georgia and (now) Colorado. He has toiled at copywriting, technical writing, junkmail writing, fiction writing and now automotive writing. He has owned many terrible vehicles and some good ones. He spends a great deal of time in self-service junkyards. These days, he writes for publications including Autoweek, Autoblog, Hagerty, The Truth About Cars and Capital One.

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  • LTDScott LTDScott on Mar 28, 2011

    Well done, guys! The captain of that team is a co-worker of mine. I went to his shop and looked at the car closely last week and it's clear they take their stuff seriously. I'll never win a LeMons race, but oh well.

  • Parkwood60 Parkwood60 on Mar 28, 2011

    How hard is it to get $1500 in Rubles converted? At least with the nickles you only needed a wheel barrel and a sympathetic banker.

  • Scott Miata for the win.
  • Kwik_Shift_Pro4X On a list of things to spend my time and money on, doing an EV conversion on a used car is about ten millionth.
  • TheEndlessEnigma No, no I would/will not.
  • ChristianWimmer If I want an EV then I’ll buy an EV. For city use a small EV with a 200-300 km range (aka “should last for a week with A/C or heater usage”) is ideal. But I only have space for one daily driver and that daily driver also needs to be capable of comfortable long-distance cruising at high speeds and no current EV can do this without rapidly draining its battery charge.
  • SCE to AUX I prefer original, no matter what the car is. If the car has some value, then an electric drivetrain lowers its value. But if it's just a used car, why spend a fortune to install an electric drivetrain?
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