BimmerFile Does the 24 Hours of LeMons

LeMons Toyota MR2

A wrap-up is coming this week with results and tons of photos.

Things will be a little quiet this weekend at BF as myself and a few frequent contributors are heading to Michigan for this weekend ‘s 24 Hours of LeMons at the Gingerman road course.

This is our second race (see a recap of our first race last year) and I have to admit I ‘m feeling pretty confident a decent showing. Out of respect for the rules of LeMons (cars can ‘t cost more than $500 including upgrades) I can ‘t say what we ‘ve covertly upgraded or replaced, but lets just say we ‘ve made some changes (yes those rear wheels are OZ Ultraleggeras off of a MINI)

We also managed to talk BMW into giving us what could be the ultimate team support car, the new 550 GT (we would have loved a X5 M but alas the scheduling Gods weren ‘t with us.

If you are interested in getting regular updates, you can follow our progress on my personal Twitter feed: @Gabrielbridger

BMW 550i GT

What is the 24 Hours of LeMons?

Each LeMons race is for cars purchased, fixed up, and track-prepped for a total of 500 dollars or less. But before reaching the grid, you ‘ll have to survive trials like the Personal-Injury-Lawyer Anti-Slalom, the Marxist-Valet Parking Challenge, and the Wide Open Throttle Rodthrowapalooza. Twelve hours into the race, the car voted People’s Choice is called in and awarded a cash prize; simultaneously, the car voted People’s Curse is called in and summarily destroyed. At the end of 24 hours, a gala awards ceremony plies the survivors with trophies, plaques, and four-figure purses in canvas bags full of nickels. What ‘s not to like?

More information can be found here.

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  • Good luck out there guys!!

  • Lee L

    Is this the same car you guys ran last time?

    IF so, can you spend $500 more on it each year?

  • jayparry

    My friends are racing a actual BMW (E30) in lemons over here in california if you want to cover that… http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4072/4414828319_ea60aabe10.jpg

  • IF so, can you spend $500 more on it each year?

    yes and no!