Topic: 2020 HELL ON WHEELS BEAUTIFUL DOWNTOWN STOCKTON! wut

Hot, smells like cows, 300 miles of the most boring stretch of interstate 5, ending up in Bay Area traffic and density? What's not to like?

Hey! So I will be the sole Certified Official American Motors/Rambler Factory Authorized Human Race Team. I've sent a number of telegrams to George Romney, though I haven't heard back from him yet, I am confident a response will arrive before any deadline.

The only possible problem I can forsee (luckily I can't forsee the others, if I did, I probably wouldn't be this stupid) is a shortage of team members, given that no one I'm podding with down here is willing to take part in this foolishness. Is a team of one OK?


signed,

tom


PS: I can't find LeMon's telex number anywhere on the website.

Re: 2020 HELL ON WHEELS BEAUTIFUL DOWNTOWN STOCKTON! wut

tomicdesu wrote:

Is a team of one OK?

Yes. There have been several solo efforts in previous rallies, some intentional, some unintentional.

tomicdesu wrote:

PS: I can't find LeMon's telex number anywhere on the website.

Can't help you there. I think they're still waiting on parts for the "ran when parked" Kleinschmidt TT-4C they picked up for cheap.

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Re: 2020 HELL ON WHEELS BEAUTIFUL DOWNTOWN STOCKTON! wut

I drove Rt-66 in 2018 Solo in a Miata. Biggest issue is time wasted making the rally instagram posts. Much easier with a team member like I had for Texas last fall.

It would also help to you know, do them when there's More than 12 hours of daylight.

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Re: 2020 HELL ON WHEELS BEAUTIFUL DOWNTOWN STOCKTON! wut

Guildenstern wrote:

I drove Rt-66 in 2018 Solo in a Miata. Biggest issue is time wasted making the rally instagram posts. Much easier with a team member like I had for Texas last fall.

Yeah, I did 2017? Death Valley and all that, yeah, the instagramg posting was a PITA by myself. I was part of a posse of 2, 3 cars, more fun because of that.

But I figured it's better to go than not, and see who I run into (umm I hope not literally) when I get there.

5 (edited by kajer 2020-07-27 02:31 PM)

Re: 2020 HELL ON WHEELS BEAUTIFUL DOWNTOWN STOCKTON! wut

Howdy Howdy!

Just got the go ahead to have hot sweaty cow smell fun with you all!  I'm bringing 2 spare tires with me for this one, but my cooling system will probably be unhappy.

Also plan is to repack rear axle bearings Thursday night. 

Edit: and probably a transmission swap this weekend. And terrible grammar

Re: 2020 HELL ON WHEELS BEAUTIFUL DOWNTOWN STOCKTON! wut

Transmission swap was a success, i now have some synchromesh to avoid double clutching every shift.  Luxury motoring!

Re: 2020 HELL ON WHEELS BEAUTIFUL DOWNTOWN STOCKTON! wut

I paid the $425 entry for this rally via the Lemons site.  It's week-of and it would be nice to get some sort of communication...

PSA: check your wheel bearings...or don't.  Rusty water isn't a great lubricant.

8 (edited by tomicdesu 2020-08-10 11:28 AM)

Re: 2020 HELL ON WHEELS BEAUTIFUL DOWNTOWN STOCKTON! wut

kajer wrote:

Rusty water isn't a great lubricant.

So YOU! say...



But yeah, my feeling is that at this point, we should probably not go, refund us and call it a @#$_(%&+)$*@Y#H FREAKING YEAR FOR DRIVING.

Besides personally sucking, it sucks for Le Mons''''''' folk. This shit hurts everyone. I would like a refund, but if you wanna sell me a t-shirt on the way out I'm game.

INSTEAD OF DRIVING LIKE MAD COVID IS DRIVING ME CRAZY or some shit.

Re: 2020 HELL ON WHEELS BEAUTIFUL DOWNTOWN STOCKTON! wut

I still want to do the rally, but we should get some confirmation before its too late to cancel hotels

Re: 2020 HELL ON WHEELS BEAUTIFUL DOWNTOWN STOCKTON! wut

Just tried the Contact US email on the rally info page. 

Your message wasn't delivered to steve@24hoursoflemons.com because the address couldn't be found, or is unable to receive mail.

This isn't good.   Just a little bit of comms from the rally organizers would be nice.

Re: 2020 HELL ON WHEELS BEAUTIFUL DOWNTOWN STOCKTON! wut

Hey,

The rally is on! Should be an email very soon with final details.

Sorry for the quiet communications on it; I’ve had more than a couple handfuls of grief helping put on our race last weekend in Connecticut. It’s gonna be a really fun rally; the route is spectacular!

ERIC

Re: 2020 HELL ON WHEELS BEAUTIFUL DOWNTOWN STOCKTON! wut

Sorry for the communcations backlog; things have been completely nuts at Lemons HQ. Info is coming shortly. Rally Start location is up here:

https://24hoursoflemons.com/lemons-rall … erey-2020/

Eric Rood
Everything Bagel, 24 Hours of Lemons
eric@24hoursoflemons.com