By on August 21, 2015

The fine folks over at The Atlantic (yeah, the fancy magazine) have posted a 5-minute short film on the experience that is LeMons. We love it.

(Spot fellow TTAC scribe Murilee Martin in the robe at 1:45.) 

For the uninitiated, it’s a expertly captured glimpse at the personalities that make home-grown racing the best kind of racing. For the car nut, the film serves as motivation to get out and work on your race mongrel — now.

I know I’m preaching to the choir in some respects, but the film accurately captures the enthusiasm and personalities that race veterans can take for granted.

The film doesn’t go heavy into the details about how the cars are built or how the pits work all weekend to keep them ready, but perhaps those could be sequels.

But really, if you’re new to the game and want a cheap way to get into motorsports, the film should prime your passion for entry-level racing. There are plenty of series, including LeMons, like Chump Car or the United States Lawnmower Racing Association (“Let’s Mow!”) or SCCA …

That list goes on and on and on.

Feel free to leave a link to your local association in the comments below.

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