1 (edited by Speedycop 2011-07-11 05:37 PM)

Topic: Calling all CRAZY LeMons racers... (SHORT NOTICE RACING IDEAS)

Moderately Crazy:
I want to take one more stab at IoE in the Donk before selling it or parting it out. I have two people on board with me for a Stafford run next weekend, but we need a 4th. $500 A&D covers everything. Stints will be full tanks of fuel, which is close to two hours, with an ultrachiller/cool suit setup in the car. Except for a loose connection on the reman starter, the car ran all of Summit Point pretty much flawlessly. Plan to hug the inside edge of the track all weekend. It has great brakes, scary bump steer, ultra-flat cornering, and no power. Momentum is your friend.
[Highlander]THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE! (new driver)[/Highlander]

EXTREMELY CRAZY, as in BATSHIT INSANE:
There's this:
http://detroit.craigslist.org/wyn/cto/2457584320.html
Plus this
http://www.24hoursoflemons.com/irony2011.aspx
Plus this:
http://forums.24hoursoflemons.com/img/avatars/542.jpg
Add all that up, stir in three or four more nuts, and a whole lot of volunteers at the track Friday night, and you've got a killer race car Saturday morning.

What could possibly go wrong?

speedycop@comcast.net if you are feeling crazy enough. I'm clearly not the only wacko in this series.

Captain: Speedycop & The Gang Of Outlaws -'94 Mark VIII (Least Horrible Yank Tank Stafford '09, NOLA '10) '61 Caddy (Org Choice-NL '09) '63 Tbird (EPIC Repair Failure-Gingerman '10, I Got Screwed-Summit Pt '10, I.O.E. WINNER Stafford '10!) '77 Lancia Scorpion (I.O.E. WINNER Joliet 2010!) '67 Galaxie 500 (Judges Choice-CMP '11)
Future Fleet: 1957 Ford Prefect 1942 Buick 1959 Bugeye Project GLCOAT

Re: Calling all CRAZY LeMons racers... (SHORT NOTICE RACING IDEAS)

My god. Someone stop this man. Or encourage him.

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Re: Calling all CRAZY LeMons racers... (SHORT NOTICE RACING IDEAS)

4 days to cage it and get it ready. Think you can do it?

Newest member - White Trash Racing

Re: Calling all CRAZY LeMons racers... (SHORT NOTICE RACING IDEAS)

That's 3 days too many for him to do it.

Can't wait to share the track with tandem axle El Caminmero.

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This is why ChumpCar will never be as cool.

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Re: Calling all CRAZY LeMons racers... (SHORT NOTICE RACING IDEAS)

Nobody? Really? Nobody wants to help me be the first to show up at the track on Friday night with a car I just bought? A car that stands very little chance of being fast or reliable? A car we will have to thrash on most/all of Friday night to get it caged and prepped?

Surely there's a few of you who prefer adventure to paying the bills, and wrenching to sleep...

Captain: Speedycop & The Gang Of Outlaws -'94 Mark VIII (Least Horrible Yank Tank Stafford '09, NOLA '10) '61 Caddy (Org Choice-NL '09) '63 Tbird (EPIC Repair Failure-Gingerman '10, I Got Screwed-Summit Pt '10, I.O.E. WINNER Stafford '10!) '77 Lancia Scorpion (I.O.E. WINNER Joliet 2010!) '67 Galaxie 500 (Judges Choice-CMP '11)
Future Fleet: 1957 Ford Prefect 1942 Buick 1959 Bugeye Project GLCOAT

Re: Calling all CRAZY LeMons racers... (SHORT NOTICE RACING IDEAS)

I was thinking about going up to spectate but my wife just had a family member pass away. As such we will most likely be in VA.

If things turn out that I am not, I will come up and donate my fully limited skills to the cause.

Please note... I an great at moving heavy things and am wicked skilled with an angle grinder. Aside from that... well. Umm... yeah.

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Re: Calling all CRAZY LeMons racers... (SHORT NOTICE RACING IDEAS)

so are talking next weekend? hmm, may need to do this.

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Re: Calling all CRAZY LeMons racers... (SHORT NOTICE RACING IDEAS)

Wait-are you looking for Stafford Donk drivers or new build drivers?

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Re: Calling all CRAZY LeMons racers... (SHORT NOTICE RACING IDEAS)

I need one donk driver for Stafford. $500 all inclusive.

I was also checking interest for a ridiculous 6 wheeled camarino build this Friday night at gingerman. It would raise the bar for LeMons last-minute builds, even by my standards. Cost sharing basis, depends on interest. So far nobody is dumb enough, but damn, would it ever be epic!

Captain: Speedycop & The Gang Of Outlaws -'94 Mark VIII (Least Horrible Yank Tank Stafford '09, NOLA '10) '61 Caddy (Org Choice-NL '09) '63 Tbird (EPIC Repair Failure-Gingerman '10, I Got Screwed-Summit Pt '10, I.O.E. WINNER Stafford '10!) '77 Lancia Scorpion (I.O.E. WINNER Joliet 2010!) '67 Galaxie 500 (Judges Choice-CMP '11)
Future Fleet: 1957 Ford Prefect 1942 Buick 1959 Bugeye Project GLCOAT

Re: Calling all CRAZY LeMons racers... (SHORT NOTICE RACING IDEAS)

This goes beyond insane...

Re: Calling all CRAZY LeMons racers... (SHORT NOTICE RACING IDEAS)

Jackasic wrote:

so are talking next weekend? hmm, may need to do this.

Do it! If I didn't value my marriage, I would have been all over this one when I saw it last night. But since I do value Chris, and I know that both of us couldn't show... I'll be in Houston tearing out our kitchen cabinets.  sad

Thusly the burden falls to you, Sir Spears! Take on Speedy's challenge and go Donk it up!

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Re: Calling all CRAZY LeMons racers... (SHORT NOTICE RACING IDEAS)

I would have been all over this if I didn't already have other commitments.

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We got the curse at Capitol Offense but they wouldn't let us destroy the car.

Re: Calling all CRAZY LeMons racers... (SHORT NOTICE RACING IDEAS)

The 6-wheeled El Camino on the race track would be one of the greatest things ever.

Re: Calling all CRAZY LeMons racers... (SHORT NOTICE RACING IDEAS)

RobL wrote:

I would have been all over this if I didn't already have other commitments.

+1, this sounds epic

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Re: Calling all CRAZY LeMons racers... (SHORT NOTICE RACING IDEAS)

if the el camino fails, you can always make a pool in the back and sit around drinking beers

Re: Calling all CRAZY LeMons racers... (SHORT NOTICE RACING IDEAS)

UPDATE:

The esteemed and honorable John "Jay" Lamm, Esquire, has spoken. This automotive obscenity, should it be brought to Gingerman this weekend, will be granted FREE ENTRY!!! That means costs will be REALLY low, like $300 each. If you are already racing a car this weekend, and want to jump in on this as well, let me know ASAP. I have one volunteer to help wrench, but I can't pay for the car, the cage materials, the fuel, and the tow alone. Having 5 guys jump in at like $300 each would be enough of an offset, I think.

Anybody?

Captain: Speedycop & The Gang Of Outlaws -'94 Mark VIII (Least Horrible Yank Tank Stafford '09, NOLA '10) '61 Caddy (Org Choice-NL '09) '63 Tbird (EPIC Repair Failure-Gingerman '10, I Got Screwed-Summit Pt '10, I.O.E. WINNER Stafford '10!) '77 Lancia Scorpion (I.O.E. WINNER Joliet 2010!) '67 Galaxie 500 (Judges Choice-CMP '11)
Future Fleet: 1957 Ford Prefect 1942 Buick 1959 Bugeye Project GLCOAT

Re: Calling all CRAZY LeMons racers... (SHORT NOTICE RACING IDEAS)

eljefe17 wrote:

if the el camino fails, you can always make a pool in the back and sit around drinking beers

You should make a pool in the back of it workng or not. It could fit at least 10 people in it. Make sure the rear end can handle that.

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Re: Calling all CRAZY LeMons racers... (SHORT NOTICE RACING IDEAS)

Don't you mean rear ends?

Captain: Speedycop & The Gang Of Outlaws -'94 Mark VIII (Least Horrible Yank Tank Stafford '09, NOLA '10) '61 Caddy (Org Choice-NL '09) '63 Tbird (EPIC Repair Failure-Gingerman '10, I Got Screwed-Summit Pt '10, I.O.E. WINNER Stafford '10!) '77 Lancia Scorpion (I.O.E. WINNER Joliet 2010!) '67 Galaxie 500 (Judges Choice-CMP '11)
Future Fleet: 1957 Ford Prefect 1942 Buick 1959 Bugeye Project GLCOAT

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Ohhh crap. Do you really have to have all that awesomeness happen when I'm busy having a life shitstorm?

I was hoping to come over this weekend, but that might be a problem if you're gonna be in Detroit smile

K Car Stalker

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Alex, if some of these suckers---I mean fine fellow racers---don't hurry up and sign up, it ain't gonna happen anyway. I'm stretched thin enough getting the Donk to Stafford next weekend.

Captain: Speedycop & The Gang Of Outlaws -'94 Mark VIII (Least Horrible Yank Tank Stafford '09, NOLA '10) '61 Caddy (Org Choice-NL '09) '63 Tbird (EPIC Repair Failure-Gingerman '10, I Got Screwed-Summit Pt '10, I.O.E. WINNER Stafford '10!) '77 Lancia Scorpion (I.O.E. WINNER Joliet 2010!) '67 Galaxie 500 (Judges Choice-CMP '11)
Future Fleet: 1957 Ford Prefect 1942 Buick 1959 Bugeye Project GLCOAT

Re: Calling all CRAZY LeMons racers... (SHORT NOTICE RACING IDEAS)

Ohhhh snap!

I MIGHT be able to swing this.  I am SUPPOSED to help with my teams build on our other car in PA, BUT, I work only a few hours from Gingerman.

I will let you know as soon as I talk to the team, and the missus.

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Re: Calling all CRAZY LeMons racers... (SHORT NOTICE RACING IDEAS)

How often can you get on board with something this epic for like three hundred lousy bucks?

Captain: Speedycop & The Gang Of Outlaws -'94 Mark VIII (Least Horrible Yank Tank Stafford '09, NOLA '10) '61 Caddy (Org Choice-NL '09) '63 Tbird (EPIC Repair Failure-Gingerman '10, I Got Screwed-Summit Pt '10, I.O.E. WINNER Stafford '10!) '77 Lancia Scorpion (I.O.E. WINNER Joliet 2010!) '67 Galaxie 500 (Judges Choice-CMP '11)
Future Fleet: 1957 Ford Prefect 1942 Buick 1959 Bugeye Project GLCOAT

Re: Calling all CRAZY LeMons racers... (SHORT NOTICE RACING IDEAS)

You on-the-fence guys want to be famous? A large percentage of the Car & Driver editorial staff will be at the track (including Editor-In-Chief Eddie Alterman as guest LeMons Supreme Court Justice), plus we'll have a NY Times Wheels writer there (not to mention some schmo who writes for TTAC). Join the El SexMaroMino team and you'll hit the big time!

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BTW, the spot in the Donk at Stafford next weekend has been filled with a celebrity guest driver. You snooze, you loose.

The spots this weekend for Gingerman on the El SexMaroMino team are WIDE OPEN. What are you scared of? It will be SOOO EPIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Captain: Speedycop & The Gang Of Outlaws -'94 Mark VIII (Least Horrible Yank Tank Stafford '09, NOLA '10) '61 Caddy (Org Choice-NL '09) '63 Tbird (EPIC Repair Failure-Gingerman '10, I Got Screwed-Summit Pt '10, I.O.E. WINNER Stafford '10!) '77 Lancia Scorpion (I.O.E. WINNER Joliet 2010!) '67 Galaxie 500 (Judges Choice-CMP '11)
Future Fleet: 1957 Ford Prefect 1942 Buick 1959 Bugeye Project GLCOAT