By on June 26, 2011


The reports from Oregon LeMons HQ are in, and we’ve got some very interesting results for you. Sure, a BMW E28 in the lead is on the cool side, but a Jeep not far behind? Not only that, a British Leyland product is in the top ten, a feat long considered possible by, well, everyone.

An E28 has taken the win on laps in a LeMons race before, but that was 2007.

How is it possible for a big, boxy, AMC-six-powered truck to have ended the first session in fourth place? The Petty Cash Racing Cherokee has done very well in the past, taking the Goin’ For Broken Index of Effluency trophy with a 14th-overall finish last month, but to get in the top five is a whole new level of madness.

Meanwhile, the veteran Killer Bees MGB sits in eighth place. This car still has SU carbs, lever shocks, and every bit of its original Lucas electrical system. The world has turned topsy-turvy, I tell you what!

I’ll be at Pike’s Peak and disconnected from the internet until late tomorrow, but will do my best to get a Pacific Northworst final-results post when I get home.

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6 Comments on “Pacific Northworst LeMons Day One Over: 5 Series Leads, Cherokee In 4th...”


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    I stopped by for about an hour on my way to Portland today. Here are my pics: http://chuck.forest.net/jag/lemons/

    Looks like a lot of fun.

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    Robert Gordon

    “Meanwhile, the veteran Killer Bees MGB sits in eighth place. This car still has SU carbs, lever shocks, and every bit of its original Lucas electrical system. The world has turned topsy-turvy, I tell you what!”

    Please tell me you are joking! Seriously you are, right?

    You do realise that the MGB is the only car in the LeMons field that has actually raced at the real Le Mans don’t you. With a outright 11th in 1965 it beat every GT40 in the field, and about a quarter of a billion bucks worth of assorted Ferrari 250 LMs Porsches and Shelby Cobras

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    Bryce

    The MGB has proper race heritage unlike the rest of the field

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    grzydj

    I love the widebody kit on the Cherokee.

    I don’t think that sentence has ever been written in the English language before.

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