Paddock of 24 Hours of Lemons GP du Lac Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg

thompson 2016 24 hours of lemons paddock
The 24 Hours of Lemons GP du Lac Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg is history, and it was a hot one. More on our crappy performance later, as I am short on time now.
I am really short on time, so much so that I don’t even have the time to write anything. So, why don’t you just look at a whole bunch of random pictures I took on the paddock. Yes, that Golf is a modern homemade Golf Country 4×4 using OEM parts and it’s spectacular. Yes, that Pinto Cruising Wagon was dreamy. And yes, that GM PD-4106 was perfect.

They hit a wall in Jersey. They fixed. They were back in the paddock after the first lap. Not sure what happened later.
Diesel something. Exhaust stack?
I learned that there is a big difference between EMTs and Paramedics. This is what the paramedic drove. He said it replaced an F-250 which proved costly to operate after two engine swaps. Who knew. Yes, it was a diesel with custom consoles. Very cool.
Proper Lemons RV.
Next to it was an obnoxiously new and expensive truck-based motor home.
The paddock was crowded. Pictured in the middle is the half-ton 2017 Nissan Titan I am reviewing for TTAC.
Back of the awesome bus. Annoying new RV next to it.
Another perfection.
The Z was perfect, too. After wrinkling it up in a recent race, one of the teammates went all crazy in the body shop.
So much want.
Pinto Cruising Wagon looked Lexus in the eye. Lexus blinked.
Boat on some weird ass chassis that didn’t turn well pulling a skateboarder “water skier”. It was better not to ask questions.
I need a Pinto.

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7 responses to “Paddock of 24 Hours of Lemons GP du Lac Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg”

  1. Wayne Moyer Avatar
    Wayne Moyer

    There were so many cool vehicles at this years race but it’s the RV’s that have my interest. Most of the people who know would probably have thought it would be the Pinto wagon but I think it’s that that old Winnebago, or at least think I think it’s a Winnebago. It’s some kind of seventies brick.

  2. Manic_King Avatar

    2 wheel Tuesday question: anyone knows what’s the name of the tiny motor on the last photo? Soviets had very similar looking things boys used to attach to bike frames.
    There’s even 24h race once a year for these contraptions, photos:
    That 24h race is part of 11 race calendar (link to more photos too):

    1. jeepjeff Avatar

      If I were in the market for one, I’d be looking for a “motorized bicycle conversion kit”. Looks like there are a bunch of brands and models in both 2 stroke and 4 stroke. I’d bet the one in the article is a 2 stroke.

      1. Ayreonaut Avatar

        A guy I know who had one too many DUI’s has one of those motorized bicycle conversion kits and drives the thing 4 miles one way to work and back every day

    2. spotarama Avatar

      straight off the bay of E, usually ’bout $100 and can be ‘breathed upon’ for added goodness

  3. jeepjeff Avatar

    OMG, that mint Pinto! Judge Phil posted a gif about BS inspecting that car to FB:
    (In case anyone doubted how BS inspections go for Class C cars.)

  4. Ross Ballot Avatar
    Ross Ballot

    I’d daily the hell out of that lifted Golf.