It's not in Europe and the cars are crappy, but it rates high on the Fun-O-Meter. YEE-HAW IT'S LeMONS TEXAS '08!!
The crowd. The spectacle. The pall of blue smoke and roasted clutch discs. In all motorsport, no event captures the universal human need to whale on old crapcans and hoover down greasy barbecue like 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?(The above was excerpted from the Official 24 Hours of LeMons Website)
We heard about this LeMons race, checked it out and figured we had a group that (1) was crazy enough to do it; and (2) would fit right in with the program! And so a race team was born! Time to apply for acceptance and start looking for the "perfect" P.O.S. race car.