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Rules: run anything purchased for under $500. Whoever with the most laps after 15 hours(?) wins. The wackier the better.

Anybody with the "Pope riding in BMW" photos please post! I missed that one.
 

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Well, those were interesting cars :eek: Fur and bottle caps :lol:


good pics :D
 

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Team California Mille

The competition honor of Alfa was upheld today by Team California Mille. We finished 6th overall and the 1st Eyetalian car. We were driving a '79 Alfetta GT. The race was alot of fun but for the last 5 hours it was 10-15 pumps on the brake pedal to get slowed down. We had some pit miscues and a minor fuel filter problem that set us back a few laps. The group is ready to go again. Look for us to defend our title at the Oct. race.
 

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Congrats, Wes! You guys did exceedingly well! Nice teamwork! :D

Team Fritos Banditos Dos (red Milano Gold #91)
 

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That spider was screaming fast. What happened to it?
We were the #70 Saab.
The transponder assigned had dead batteries... so everyone else got a 25 lap head start... ;)

Pics:

Nerf bar, lessons learned from last year - proof of concept.
http://www.rickwrench.com/images-sounds/07lemons/07lemonbentnerf.jpg

115 GTV. So rusted-out, nobody could complain about entering it in this type of race.
http://www.rickwrench.com/images-sounds/07lemons/07lemonGTV.jpg

Turbo-bio-deisel benz. Amazingly fast. Undergoing some body repair here.
The benz drivers were from the "shortest distance between two points..."
school of driving.
http://www.rickwrench.com/images-sounds/07lemons/07lemonbiobenz.jpg

Porsche dies early. Driver not taking it so well.
http://www.rickwrench.com/images-sounds/07lemons/07lemondead944.jpg

The #70 Boxwrench Saab (us) received some crunching early. A good shot
of some damage, and rustoleum durability.
http://www.rickwrench.com/images-sounds/07lemons/07lemonpainttest.jpg

20mb movie of about two laps worth of green flag action going into the
chicane. There were a variety of entry methods, my favorite being the
200 foot four wheel lockup, followed by a hard left through the dirt.
Don't bother turning up the sound, the wind was blowing about 40mph (it
is the Altamont, after all).
http://www.rickwrench.com/images-sounds/07lemons/2laps.mov


Link to a blow-by-blow blog from someone in the stands. Pics too.

http://www.autoblog.com/2007/07/07/24-hours-of-lemons-saturday-madness-begins/

http://www.autoblog.com/2007/07/08/live-blog-24-hours-of-lemons-day-two-of-destruction/


Best radio traffic I heard, "I think I'm on fire... no... wait... yeah,
I'm on fire. Uh, should I come in?"
Rick(wrench)
 

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Great job, guys, and totally hilarious! It was great for the rest of us to just watch the wonderful mayhem on the track.

Did that Chevy Monza guy get any organizer punishment? He stuffed one car into the wall, drove around with a bent front wheel for a couple of laps (still passing people), then lost half a rear axle and wheel and finally cruised to a stop. Clueless!

Nobody got a picture of the mannequin pope flying around the track??!
 

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What's the story with the 2 liter gtv? The colors remind me of Jon Norman's GTV
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that was the idea.... Jon Norman showed up and drove the GTV for quite a while on Sunday, but by then it was suffering from recurring fuel problems that resulted in 5 or 6 fuel pump changes, and driving it became a masochistic excercise of rough running and massive fuel vapor inhalation. i couln't believe how long he toughed it out.

that car and team as well as the Milano were organized for the most part by the Larry's from APE plus Nizam and bunch of others from the Bay Area.

the driving was insane. three wide into hairpins. banging. pushing. more banging. a fantastic excercise for dealing with lots of traffic in track conditions.

btw. Anthony there was a rumor going around that Santo's shop was going to field a Berlina for this event?
 

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Ok, who in the midwest wants to run this??

The are running a Lemons at Flat Rock Racetrack (that's in SE Michigan) in October- I have a few friends who are trying to put together a basic car, but if someone wants to do an Alfa, I'll be there to help!!!

(or even drive)

Eric
 

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Ok, who in the midwest wants to run this??

The are running a Lemons at Flat Rock Racetrack (that's in SE Michigan) in October- I have a few friends who are trying to put together a basic car, but if someone wants to do an Alfa, I'll be there to help!!!

(or even drive)

Eric

Crap...the entry deadline is in 5 days! I just called Roman and he's all over this. This could be so much fun...I'll definitely try to pull this off.
 

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Flat Rock

The Flat Rock race is Sept 29-30. Guys I can't urge you enough do do this. The "fun factor" is unbelievable and the track time is incredible. I got 4.5 hours of driving time and my arms are still sore from my 2 hour stint Sunday afternoon. Something about the heat beats the crap out of you.

Somebody in the Midwest has to have an Alfa that is ready to go on to greater glory than sitting in some field. The other 3 drivers on Team California Mille are not Alfa guys and were wondering about my choice of cars. They told me later that if they each got in 1 stint of driving before the car broke they would be happy. All of them were impressed by the car and the fact that we had no mechanical issues with the car.

If anybody want to run this I'm happy to share any words of wisdom that I can.
 
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