We're on a mission from, uh... God?
What do you get when you combine a BBQ pitmaster, a wrench wielding guitar hero, a Juliard educated business entrepreneur, and a handful of art students? A race team of course! But not just any dirt flinging tire smoking non-sense (of course there will be some), this is the 24 Hours of LeMons! A race designed to put sub-$500 cars to the ultimate test of speed, endurance, and outright sillyness.
To contend, we will be manifold cooking during race stints using our specially modified Saab 900, hoping to revolutionize the art of flameless (we hope) BBQ. And the best part?
The engine bay of our 900 is perfectly shaped for this, which is a major reason for picking this car. Our carbeque is a naturally aspirated 1989 Saab 900 that we got for $400. It has some transmission issues (a toasted second gear synchro and reverse is a pile of shavings), but the previous owner supplied us with what he claims to be a good spare. She's rough (duh), but a runner through and through, and over the next few months we will get up to full speed.
You can learn more about the 24 hours of LeMons at: www.24hoursoflemons.com