And the Real Winner Is…

Murilee Martin
by Murilee Martin
and the em real em winner is

We’ve seen some Volvo 240s do very well in the 24 Hours of LeMons, but never before has a 240 this terrible managed to crack the top 10 in a 100-plus-entry 24 Hours of LeMons race. This hacked-up ’92 244 has a creaky, squeaky much-worse-than-stock suspension and an octillion-mile non-turbo B23 engine, but it still beat up on most of the E30s, 190Es, and Integras in the Capitol Offense race over the weekend.

When the checkered flag waved on Sunday afternoon, the Vermont Volvocheros stood proudly in eighth place overall. This astounding achievement earned them the top prize of LeMons racing: the Index of Effluency award. Along with the trophy comes $1501… which the team donated on the spot to the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation. Good work, Vermont Volvocheros!

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  • Aristurtle Aristurtle on Jun 20, 2011

    So, wait, what happened to that Pontiac?

    • EyeMWing EyeMWing on Jun 20, 2011

      Ran more or less flawlessly all weekend. Wasn't fast, but it was quite reliable.

  • Texan01 Texan01 on Jun 20, 2011

    It's funny, I've never realized how much of a wedge there is in the body on a 240, amazing what happens when you cut the roof off.