Topic: First-Timers Wanting Local Help? Click Here!

Preparing for your first race can be a bit daunting, but Lemons competitors have built a pretty supportive and broad community capable of helping new teams and captains get to the racetrack and have a good time there. Here's just a really quick way to find some help in your area.

(1) Post here in the Lemons Newcomers section and include your general location in the subject line. Something like "New Team in Seattle Looking for Local Help" should suffice. In the body/text, include the kind of car (or maybe which car you're considering if you're not there) and what kind of help you're looking for (cage builder, preparation advice, or just someone in the area who knows what you're going for and can help with things you haven't even thought of).

(2) Check out the Teams Looking for Drivers section of the forum if you need drivers. People are always looking for cars to drive.

(3) Ideally, ask for help more than like two weeks before the race. Other teams are also thrashing to get their veteran cars to the race, too, and more time will give them some flexibility. Yeah, we know sometimes that's not super easy.

(4) If you're not getting anywhere on the Forum after three or four days, drop me a line (forum mail here or eric@24hoursoflemons.com) and I'll see if a trusted local team can help out. The Forum members are quite good at getting you help, but if you're striking out, I can try a bit of matchmaking.

Cheers!

Eric Rood
Lemons Media Stooge/Cat Herder

Eric Rood
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Hello.  I'm a driver for one of the teams.  I'm staying at the Quality Inn & Suites Millville but won't have a car.  The rest of my team is camping at the track.  Is anyone else is staying at this hotel or nearby with whom I could catch a ride to/from the track?  Thank you.

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kseo wrote:

Hello.  I'm a driver for one of the teams.  I'm staying at the Quality Inn & Suites Millville but won't have a car.  The rest of my team is camping at the track.  Is anyone else is staying at this hotel or nearby with whom I could catch a ride to/from the track?  Thank you.

There's a thread going for people going to the NJ race....You may want to post up there as well....

https://forums.24hoursoflemons.com/view … p?id=36345

I'm sure someone can help you out...

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Thank you.

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Hi new team in the Fallon NV area looking for cage builders. 

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New team. In Fallon NV looking for help with roll cage.

7 (edited by edthefanman 2019-01-24 07:16 PM)

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I have an E38 740il 2000 that I bought with a bad engine a few years ago.  Toying with the idea of getting in on the action in California.  Also taking a welding class to build a cage for another off road truck in Feb - sounds like this might be right up my alley for the late year race.  I'm in Riverside CA (River-tucky!).  This car would fit right in direct from the track.

Anyone interested in helping?  I can get some help for the race (drivers and crew) but thought if someone wants to help and become part of it locally that would be awesome - then also become driver or crew.   (My buddies live all over the place) 

Questions:

1) I noticed the curb weight max was 4200lbs.  This sled weighs around 4288 curb - any problem?  Or can I just add inflatable dolls filled with Helium?  Or cut the roof off and add cage/arm straps?
2) Mandatory engine parts count towards mods?
3) Roughly how many laps per 100 bucks? 

I don't want to kill the plan as I know what this would cost to get back on the road.

Would this car qualify  (assuming it gets a cage etc)

Edit:  Had not thought of a theme yet, but "James Pond" would fit, or something along the "Hugh Hefty-er" perhaps - tons of inflatable hussies either way....

Thanks
Ed

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I wouldn't sweat much of anything with an E38, you'll be fine.  Document your costs.  You know you can sell non-essential bits like interior to help offset your $500 budget, right?  Do not cut off the roof as that will likely be a tech DQ.  Request a weight waiver from HQ but be aware that other E38's have run without issue.  In general, they like large luxury cars that drove off the depreciation cliff so you'll get a lot of leeway in your repairs.  Dont be surprised if they dont even look at your documentation.

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Thanks!  Now to see if we can get it running! 

I do visit LKQ monthly and they have tons of them, which is handy.  Also have an old Land Rover Discovery which might fit the bill, although thats heavy and slow before we even start adding cage weight.

10 (edited by thecost 2019-01-25 06:49 PM)

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Newbie in Birmingham, Just heard of this "24 Lemons" thing today!

Looking to get involved.

Fast learner.

If you need help at Barbers,

I'm your man.

Rick C.

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thecost wrote:

Newbie in Birmingham, Just heard of this "24 Lemons" thing today!

Looking to get involved.

Fast learner.

If you need help at Barbers,

I'm your man.

Rick C.

Post up in the help wanted section.  Lots of teams make Barber a destination race (because it is an awesome track) and are looking for crew, team mom, gopher, etc.  In our case when we did it years ago we paid the entry for the guy, fed and housed him for the weekend.