Topic: Looking for a lemon in Wi..

Newbie team, looking for our first car. Found a bunch of options, but instead of starting from scratch, we are entertaining, starting out in a car that is already passed tech and learning from there. Need to open up some shop space? Let us know. Thanks!

Re: Looking for a lemon in Wi..

Nice where are you at? I know of several teams in the Milwaukee area

Re: Looking for a lemon in Wi..

We are up in Rhinelander ( or Hoth as we call it this time of year). We are hunting for our lemon but  -20 slows progress a bit.

Re: Looking for a lemon in Wi..

If you are still looking for a car, I might have an option for you.

A 1990 Cutlass Ciera.

We have raced it a half a dozen times, most recently at Road America in October 2023.
In that race we threw a belt, it overheated and damaged the #4 piston.

The engine (V6 3800) could be rebuilt, or there is a spare engine/trans (V6 3300 original to the car) that could be installed.

It has passed tech every time with no issues.

It is currently located at the Wisconsin Illinois border.

Re: Looking for a lemon in Wi..

Thanks Rookie. We actually picked up an old VW Golf ( that identifies as 70 Porsche 917).  Hopefully track ready by Autobahn.

Re: Looking for a lemon in Wi..

Bdr529 wrote:

Newbie team, looking for our first car. Found a bunch of options, but instead of starting from scratch, we are entertaining, starting out in a car that is already passed tech and learning from there. Need to open up some shop space? Let us know. Thanks!

I might have an option for you.

located near SE Wisconsin, NE Illinois

Car is a 2011 VW Golf, 2 door
NA - 5cyl
Manual transmission
Starts and runs good, well maintained... needs a transaxle...
sitting on steelies
set of alloys available as well

thought of making my own Lemons project out of it, but would just as gladly know it was going to a team more ready than me at the moment. (...lol) I might even be available to help out?

if you're interested, let me know!

cheers

Re: Looking for a lemon in Wi..

Bdr529 wrote:

Thanks Rookie. We actually picked up an old VW Golf ( that identifies as 70 Porsche 917).  Hopefully track ready by Autobahn.

...just saw this...
want another one i guess???
it is a great platform for this kind of thing...