After reading dozens of Murilee Martin’s posts about the race, I finally got to witness the circus myself last weekend at Sonoma Raceway. Rather than bore you with words, I will just show you the pictures I took. Actually, I will bore you with a few words. Enjoy.
This 1994 Volvo 940 was haulin’ ass and passing much nimbler cars in the corners.
Though more E30 BMWs were used than any other model, I could swear I saw more FC RX7s and Miatas. More than 170 vehicles competed last weekend.
This Harley-powered, chain-driven Prius was a crowd favorite.
There were quite a few obscure British cars in the lot, including this Austin America. A slow-as-molasses Hillman Imp competed and actually completed the race.
This W126 Mercedes turbo diesel was my favorite. It was big, red, and shiny. It reminded me of a super-sized DTM racer. The diesel engine could be heard from a mile away.
I never figured out what was underneath this “Jeep”. Help, guys?
Here is Bernal Dads Racing’s Volvo wagon. Friend of Hooniverse Telstar Logistics was one of its co-drivers.
I took this picture of this Fiesta because when was the last time you saw a Fiesta?
This W140 Merc just reminded me that one day, my Phaeton would qualify for the LeMons race.
This is a Ford Cortina, right?
The team did a great job converting this Porsche 914.
This shot of a Monaro/GTO is for Scandanavian Flick. The diversity of machines and creativity were truly astounding.
It was nice to see my first car, an Isuzu Impulse/Piazza with Handling By Lotus, in the race. I only learned after the race that UOP Shadow was an old timey F1 team.
Below are some odd-sized Instagram pictures I took.
The Alfas were by far the best sounding cars on the grid.
One of the highlights of the weekend was meeting Hooniverse contributors Ray Lindenburg and Scott Ith. They and their team brought two twin engined Toyotas from Utah.
This poor guy in the middle hurt his neck and received chiropractic treatment right then and there.
Finally, this XJ12 was the first V12 powered car to complete a LeMons race. Kudos!
Images source: Copyright 2013 Hooniverse/Jim Yu