The 24 Hours of LeMons Traveling Carnival has been setting up the Tilt-a-Whirl— so to speak— at MSR Houston since way back in 2008, and we can always count on seeing plenty of those most Texan of low-budget race cars: Ford Taurus SHOs, Mazda Miatas, and Ford Mustangs. This time, the number of SHOs was down (no doubt because they’ve killed every Yamaha V6 within a three-state radius), but it was business as usual for Miatas and Mustangs.
When in Rome, you drive a Miata, so here’s the LeMons Supreme Court’s Judgemobile posing by the Team Nucking Futs Miata.
With all the Fox Mustangs we see, it’s always refreshing to get a different member of the Fox family. Say, a Fairmont.
This one has a very unusual 4.6 Modular V8 swap. The 4.6 doesn’t make huge power and it’s too wide to be an easy swap into a 1970s car, but it has proven to be the most reliable V8 engine in LeMons racing.
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The GM 4.3-liter V6-powered Chevy Monza of Team Speedy Monzales had big differential problems at the last race, so the team went and found some sort of random junkyard rear end that required the addition of trailer fenders to meet the LeMons “no wheels sticking out” requirement.