Saturday, July 10, 2010

They never grow up!

Jerry, Craig and several of the guys they work with have decided to enter a race known as the 24 Hours of LeMons. Not Le Mans, but Lemons. The race is for cars that cost $500 or less and they hold Lemons races around the country. The guys are shooting for the race scheduled in September here in South Carolina.

There are always more applicants than openings so they first need to be accepted. While waiting to hear if they're officially in they've purchased a car - and they found one here locally that was actually used in a previous race. Today they picked it up and luckily for me (and our neighbors) they've parked the car in Craig's back yard.

They haven't decided yet on a team name and how they'll personalize the car but I'm thinking that there really is no way they'll be able to make this car look good. What you can't see in these photos is that there is an additional engine in the back seat - they got this beautiful car with not 1 but 2 engines all for $500. What a bargain! (and they NEED that 2nd engine because the one under the hood has a blown head gasket.)

It's going to be an interesting couple of months.


Judy Heyward said...

What a gem, Corky. I bet you can hardly wait to ride around the block in it--maybe after it's fixed up a bit.
Really though, I think it's great that they want to work on this as a team and it should be a lot of fun.

Corky said...

Judy, you won't see me anywhere near the interior of that car!