Re: Themes you'd like to see done

My favorite movies were (and still are) Savage Steve Holland's "Better Off Dead" and "One Crazy Summer." Those are both full of thematic possibilities.

https://ih1.redbubble.net/image.229045790.6052/raf,750x1000,075,t,353d77:4d8b4ffd91.u1.jpg

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

Re: Themes you'd like to see done

Also, if you're stuck...look up the Super Bowl ads for your car's model year. Probably something in there somewhere.

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

Re: Themes you'd like to see done

therood wrote:

My favorite movies were (and still are) Savage Steve Holland's "Better Off Dead" and "One Crazy Summer." Those are both full of thematic possibilities.

"Better off Dead" more so than the other in infineately quoteable like "Airplane" and "Princess Bride" so you have plenty of banter to use in BS inspection and the visits to the peanalty box.

Not surprisingly, my first race with an actual semblance of a team was a "Princess Bride" theme mainly so I could walk around in the paddock in costume, drunk (after track cold) yealling "My name is Inigo Montoya.  You killed my father.  Prepare to die".  Saddly mechanical malidies limitted paddock trolling and not surprisingly, Road America in November was a tad chilly for a $25 costume.

854 (edited by Lemon_Newton-Metre 2022-01-07 04:17 PM)

Re: Themes you'd like to see done

OnkelUdo wrote:

[snip] ... Saddly mechanical malidies limitted paddock trolling and not surprisingly, Road America in November was a tad chilly for a $25 costume.

... inconceivable ...

Re: Themes you'd like to see done

It occurred to me this morning that we went through all of 2021 without a Sealab: 2021 theme and that's hugely disappointing. But it's not too late for a Sealab: 2022 reboot.

https://is2-ssl.mzstatic.com/image/thumb/Music/v4/27/41/6e/27416ecf-b3e2-ec4f-5453-28605d2e3606/source/1200x630bf.jpg

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/a5/f0/ad/a5f0add166df02a0bf1d8ee89b03523a.jpg

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

Re: Themes you'd like to see done

therood wrote:

It occurred to me this morning that we went through all of 2021 without a Sealab: 2021 theme and that's hugely disappointing. But it's not too late for a Sealab: 2022 reboot.

https://is2-ssl.mzstatic.com/image/thumb/Music/v4/27/41/6e/27416ecf-b3e2-ec4f-5453-28605d2e3606/source/1200x630bf.jpg

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/a5/f0/ad/a5f0add166df02a0bf1d8ee89b03523a.jpg

That was going to be done by Pod 6, but as it turns out, Pod 6 was jerks!
https://youtu.be/the0rRee7bw

The Other Idiot of Effluencecy

857 (edited by Guildenstern 2022-01-19 02:27 AM)

Re: Themes you'd like to see done

After the judges were completely oblivious to a damn near perfect Venture Brothers Monarch Henchmen Stanza (It was Powder blue, mostly.), we all just assume you don't get anything that isn't either 70's and 80's poisonous nostalga, memes, or insider autojournalist Ephemera.

I mean I had two Murph-mobiles on the line and a plan to rework the Thunderbirds costumes to Sealab one was even a proper tiller drive cushman. But, I couldn't get anyone on board because themes weren't getting any coverage.

Mistake By The Lake Racing (MBTL)
88 Thunderbird "THUNDERBIRDS ARE GO!", Ex Astris, Rubigo / Semper Fracti
A&D: 2014 Sebrings at Sebring (NSF), 2014 NJMP2 Jurassic Park (SpeedyCop), 2012 Summit Point J30 (PiNuts)
2018 Route Sucky-Suck Rally Miata, 2019 World Tour Of Texas 64 Newport

858 (edited by Mental 2022-01-19 03:35 PM)

Re: Themes you'd like to see done

Guildenstern wrote:

After the judges were completely oblivious to a damn near perfect Venture Brothers Monarch Henchmen Stanza (It was Powder blue, mostly.), we all just assume you don't get anything that isn't either 70's and 80's poisonous nostalga, memes, or insider autojournalist Ephemera.

I mean I had two Murph-mobiles on the line and a plan to rework the Thunderbirds costumes to Sealab one was even a proper tiller drive cushman. But, I couldn't get anyone on board because themes weren't getting any coverage.

You can't just paint a car. One of you had to be wearing a "Pork Chop Sandwiches" T Shirt, at least one person in a henchman costume. Someone dressed in a Jackie O outfit with a gruff voice and a David Bowie. I mean sell it dude.

Themes aren't just paint schemes.

A Murph mobile? That's selling it! Get a Chopper Dave in there and you can probably actually hire mc chris these days....

The Other Idiot of Effluencecy

Re: Themes you'd like to see done

Themes R hard

Team whatever_racecar #745 Volvo wagon

Re: Themes you'd like to see done

rb92673 wrote:

Themes R hard

Just remember one simple rule:

https://youtu.be/KFgi226uhFs?t=599

1982 MG Metro 1300: IOE 2015 Pacific Northworst GP, Longest Distance 2010 Cd'L Box Wine Country Classic
1980 KV Mini 1: Worst of Show and Fright Pig Supremo 2009 Concours d'Lemons
1978 H Special: Second-Round Elimination 2010 Lemons Pinewood Derby at Sears Pointless
1967 SAAB 96: IOE 2012 Pacific Northworst GP

861 (edited by Guildenstern 2022-01-19 05:46 PM)

Re: Themes you'd like to see done

Mental wrote:
Guildenstern wrote:

After the judges were completely oblivious to a damn near perfect Venture Brothers Monarch Henchmen Stanza (It was Powder blue, mostly.), we all just assume you don't get anything that isn't either 70's and 80's poisonous nostalga, memes, or insider autojournalist Ephemera.

I mean I had two Murph-mobiles on the line and a plan to rework the Thunderbirds costumes to Sealab one was even a proper tiller drive cushman. But, I couldn't get anyone on board because themes weren't getting any coverage.

You can't just paint a car. One of you had to be wearing a "Pork Chop Sandwiches" T Shirt, at least one person in a henchman costume. Someone dressed in a Jackie O outfit with a gruff voice and a David Bowie. I mean sell it dude.

Themes aren't just paint schemes.

A Murph mobile? That's selling it! Get a Chopper Dave in there and you can probably actually hire mc chris these days....

The team was all in full Monarch Hench regalia, glorious yellow and black wings, the whole deal. Even had a Monarch accurate tangerine mac book to show one of the sizzle reels to educate the judges. That nobody even knows about it is pretty damning proof.
These were they;
https://i.imgur.com/V5tdiY0.jpg

It was the same race my team did a full Thunderbird 2 theme with costumes and a fancy bribe/"International Rescue emergency ration kit" full of rum snacks and calorie mate,
https://i.imgur.com/QE3fxPF.jpg
oh and this car:
https://i.imgur.com/OpNmctD.jpg

I know what a good theme should look like.

Mistake By The Lake Racing (MBTL)
88 Thunderbird "THUNDERBIRDS ARE GO!", Ex Astris, Rubigo / Semper Fracti
A&D: 2014 Sebrings at Sebring (NSF), 2014 NJMP2 Jurassic Park (SpeedyCop), 2012 Summit Point J30 (PiNuts)
2018 Route Sucky-Suck Rally Miata, 2019 World Tour Of Texas 64 Newport

Re: Themes you'd like to see done

Guildenstern wrote:
Mental wrote:
Guildenstern wrote:

After the judges were completely oblivious to a damn near perfect Venture Brothers Monarch Henchmen Stanza (It was Powder blue, mostly.), we all just assume you don't get anything that isn't either 70's and 80's poisonous nostalga, memes, or insider autojournalist Ephemera.

I mean I had two Murph-mobiles on the line and a plan to rework the Thunderbirds costumes to Sealab one was even a proper tiller drive cushman. But, I couldn't get anyone on board because themes weren't getting any coverage.

You can't just paint a car. One of you had to be wearing a "Pork Chop Sandwiches" T Shirt, at least one person in a henchman costume. Someone dressed in a Jackie O outfit with a gruff voice and a David Bowie. I mean sell it dude.

Themes aren't just paint schemes.

A Murph mobile? That's selling it! Get a Chopper Dave in there and you can probably actually hire mc chris these days....

The team was all in full Monarch Hench regalia, glorious yellow and black wings, the whole deal. Even had a Monarch accurate tangerine mac book to show one of the sizzle reels to educate the judges. That nobody even knows about it is pretty damning proof.
These were they;
https://i.imgur.com/V5tdiY0.jpg

It was the same race my team did a full Thunderbird 2 theme with costumes and a fancy bribe/"International Rescue emergency ration kit" full of rum snacks and calorie mate,
https://i.imgur.com/QE3fxPF.jpg
oh and this car:
https://i.imgur.com/OpNmctD.jpg

I know what a good theme should look like.

There is a whole lot of winning in this post.

Team whatever_racecar #745 Volvo wagon

Re: Themes you'd like to see done

The wing might still be up for grabs if someone wants it, I can check if Ratdoggy still has it or chucked it. It's way overbuilt. Gravimetric downforce.

Mistake By The Lake Racing (MBTL)
88 Thunderbird "THUNDERBIRDS ARE GO!", Ex Astris, Rubigo / Semper Fracti
A&D: 2014 Sebrings at Sebring (NSF), 2014 NJMP2 Jurassic Park (SpeedyCop), 2012 Summit Point J30 (PiNuts)
2018 Route Sucky-Suck Rally Miata, 2019 World Tour Of Texas 64 Newport

Re: Themes you'd like to see done

Guildenstern wrote:

The wing might still be up for grabs if someone wants it, I can check if Ratdoggy still has it or chucked it. It's way overbuilt. Gravimetric downforce.

I thought it a great theme. we even dressed as the puppets...What do I know?

MBTL Racing

Re: Themes you'd like to see done

Ratdoggy wrote:
Guildenstern wrote:

The wing might still be up for grabs if someone wants it, I can check if Ratdoggy still has it or chucked it. It's way overbuilt. Gravimetric downforce.

I thought it a great theme. we even dressed as the puppets...What do I know?

Culturally? A lot more than the Judges.

Mistake By The Lake Racing (MBTL)
88 Thunderbird "THUNDERBIRDS ARE GO!", Ex Astris, Rubigo / Semper Fracti
A&D: 2014 Sebrings at Sebring (NSF), 2014 NJMP2 Jurassic Park (SpeedyCop), 2012 Summit Point J30 (PiNuts)
2018 Route Sucky-Suck Rally Miata, 2019 World Tour Of Texas 64 Newport

Re: Themes you'd like to see done

Well, then I expect to see a Pinnacle of Lemons Culture theme from you or you'll be thrown in A.

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

Re: Themes you'd like to see done

Oh we don't care about being in A, we aren't trying to win silly.

Mistake By The Lake Racing (MBTL)
88 Thunderbird "THUNDERBIRDS ARE GO!", Ex Astris, Rubigo / Semper Fracti
A&D: 2014 Sebrings at Sebring (NSF), 2014 NJMP2 Jurassic Park (SpeedyCop), 2012 Summit Point J30 (PiNuts)
2018 Route Sucky-Suck Rally Miata, 2019 World Tour Of Texas 64 Newport

Re: Themes you'd like to see done

I lead a sheltered life and often miss the point of themes... especially Judge Phil stuff... LOL

Has there been a decent Trunk Monkey theme done in Lemons? Asking for a friend...

Off-Kilter Racing

Re: Themes you'd like to see done

Dudefladge wrote:

I lead a sheltered life and often miss the point of themes... especially Judge Phil stuff... LOL

Has there been a decent Trunk Monkey theme done in Lemons? Asking for a friend...

There were a couple a long time ago, but that's always a good one.

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