And The Real Winner Is…

Murilee Martin
by Murilee Martin
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You get the Index of Effluency, 24 Hours of LeMons’ top prize, by accomplishing the most with the worst car. You can win it by getting a horrifyingly terrible car just into the top half of the standings, or you can get it by getting your very terrible truck a hair from the top ten. The Pickup Trash S10 team opted for the latter route, clawing their way to 12th place under un-pickup-friendly weather conditions against an extremely tough field.

Team Pickup Trash would have made the top ten, but their final driver thought he could milk a few bonus laps out of an empty fuel tank and had to be towed off the track. We’ve been watching this team for a few races now, and they’ve improved from hapless black-flag magnets to serious contenders as they’ve upgraded both their brakes and their driving skills over time. They’ve built an impressive-looking body kit out of street-sign aluminum, upgraded their suspension with cheap junkyard stuff, and left their stock V6 alone. A very easy IOE decision this time. Congratulations, Team Pickup Trash!

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  • Athos Nobile Athos Nobile on Apr 18, 2011

    What happened with the Geo Metro?

    • N545ca N545ca on Apr 18, 2011

      We finished up 22nd overall and took 2nd in the group C division, ten laps out. Lost alternator belt and snapped a bolt on the mounting bracket (day 1). This caused us to drop the lead. Hat's off to team Le Shadow for running a great race and winning the division.

  • Crabspirits Crabspirits on Apr 18, 2011

    I was sure the diesel Chevette was a lock, until the guys packed it up early.

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    • Athos Nobile Athos Nobile on Apr 18, 2011

      @Neil X2 on what p161911 said. That engine must be Isuzu. Just for the heck of it, shot a pic and put a photobucket link to see.

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