Hugh Hefner, Rod Rats, and a Tube-Framed Lloyd: BS Inspections of the Arse Sweat-a-Palooza 24 Hours of LeMons
I came down with some sort of terrible New England vasculo-plague at the Boston Tow Party race, and so the croakers said I couldn’t travel to hot, sticky Thunderhill Raceway in California for the second annual Arse Sweat-a-Palooza. Bummer! That doesn’t mean you won’t get to see who and what are racing this weekend, however, because Assistant Perp Nick Pon was kind enough to send in his photos of today’s car inspections.
Judge Armand had the privilege of meeting the female members of the now-Playboy-themed Eyesore Racing, 2010 LeMons Intergalactic Super-Champions. Yes, they can drive… faster than you, suckaz!
In case you were wondering what the members of the LeMons HQ staff choose to drive the 150 miles to the track, here’s a typical pair of daily drivers for the folks that run the event.
The team that created the Bavarian Ranchero has raised the madness level with their latest racer: a tube-framed, motorcycle-engined Lloyd Hansa Alexander. Experience has shown that all such cars struggle to make any laps at all during their first event, but we’re hoping things will be different for the Lloyd… because it’s a Lloyd!
Fresh from the triumph of their feature in the latest issue of Hot Rod (sorry, not available online yet), the members of the Model T GT team have gone with the “rat rod” look for their outfits. Sure, triple-digit temperatures might make those rat costumes a bit sweaty, but sometimes racers need to make sacrifices for the sake of image.
It’s always good to see the teams registering while in uniform.
The Space Shuttle-themed LeMons teams just keep getting better and better.
Legend of LeMons Speedycop just had to come out to California and race where the whole LeMons thing got started, and so he bought the Death Cab V8olvo, which is actually the descendant of my old race car, from the days when I was a black-flag recipient rather than a race official.
Of course, the Ford 302 engine that was once in the V8olvo ended up powering the Model T GT, which meant that Speedycop and henchmen had to find a basket-case engine-donor Mustang the day before the race and do a last-second-frantic thrash to get the V8olvo in semi-driving condition. Will it run? Who can say?
The 283-powered Chevy S10 with full 1985-custom-minitruck regalia has even more boom in the bed this time. Ideally, it will be audible from any location on the track.
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