24 Hours of Lemons
February 7, 2010 6 Comments
Alright friends and fellows, I need some assistance here. A year ago I discovered that a friend of mine, Mark, is a bona fide race car driver who is entering into this 24 hour race that has extremely simplistic rules: buy a car for 500 bucks or less and try to make it last the entire 24 hours on the track. Sounds easy enough, right? If anything it sounds like a complete hoot so I decided to sponsor their car. From the site:
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?
-Here’s the thing folks… I need some help. No, I don’t need the money to sponsor this year’s race, what I need… Is a saying to paint on the car. Yes, for my measly donation I get to literally get painted on the hood of the car ANYTHING THAT I WANT. To reiterate: there is no limit to the wording or references that are placed on this vehicle. I was thinking that I wanted something horribly crass to go on there, but I did that last year and feel like it is a bit overplayed.
I am basically saying that ANYTHING GOES.