Topic: Greetings Earthlings
So I guess this is an introduction, and probably a request for beginner advice.
I'm an east coaster (Boston), went to LeMons New England back in '10 and spectated the hell out of it. So, since then I've been asking myself — how the hell do I get involved in this thing?
My background is pretty limited — I managed to carry a 2000 Pontiac Grand Am GT to 250k miles with a fair amount elbow grease (and let's be honest, the internet). A year ago it went to car heaven and my driving is limited to my wife's Ford Focus (I know). Last summer I bought a 50% restored '78 Honda CB 400, got it up and running, and put a few hundred miles into it. I'm really too broke (it comes with the profession) to have racing experience beyond my high school days of being an idiot and racing my other idiot friends on the Mass Pike in my '90 Ford Taurus; top speed 85.
I'm thinking about selling the aforementioned bike and picking up another hopeless heap on four wheels just to have something to yell at in-between the brief moments of functional use. The more time I spend working on cars the more I realize I know nothing about working on cars.
Should I just scrape up $700+ and hope someone foolish enough to enter LeMons is foolish enough to let me behind the wheel? Should I start getting into karting and stick with that for a while before I ask someone to trust me with their precious jalopy? I have no idea where to begin with this stuff. Unfortunately I know exactly zero people who share my enthusiasm for terrible, terrible, cars - so I've come here.