Last year I had the opportunity to participate in the 24 Hours of LeMons up at Stafford Motor Speedway in Stafford Springs, CT and to say that I got hooked would be an understatement. I ran with Team Trailing Throttle Oversteer in a 1963 Corvair that eventually went on to win the coveted Index of Effluency award. The Corvair was probably the worst handling car I’d ever driven but that didn’t change the fact that it was one hell of a lot of fun. This year I’m heading back to Stafford Motor Speedway, but with a new team and a new car. Now most teams try to keep their cars hidden until the very end, but for us, the members of TEAM ANGRY, well, we simply don’t give a crap.
You see will be showing up in a jalopy that we literally found sitting next to a dumpster out on Long Island. It’s old, it’s rusty (seriously, there’s A LOT of holes in this thing) but it runs (kinda’) and praise be to God it’ll get us to the finish line. Our chosen battle-wagon for this years running of the 24 Hours of LeMons is an American made, Detroit built, 1979 Buick Regal.
When new it was almost two-tons, but now since most of the metal has fallen off it, it’s probably more like 1.3. Sure it’s not pretty and sure it may have flaws but at the end of the day who doesn’t? As the build progresses we’ll keep you posted, so make sure you stay tuned because the 24 Hours of LeMons up at Stafford Motor Speedway is only two weeks away.