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Callaway @ 24 Hours of Lemons

Post by Luigi » Wed Dec 29, 2010 2:18 pm

Every once in a while something so ingenious, daring, and some say even crazy comes along :bulb

One of these such events is the 24 Hours of Lemons. That's right, not LeMans, but Lemons. Its a serious spoof on the endurance event. Regular weekend racers, crappy cars (cars worth more than $500 less safety equipment and tires are penalized if not crushed), going for a 24 hour endurance race. A mental picture the Coyote chasing Bugs Bunny comes to mind. And it happens every month in a different city near you.


This month... its in Florida @ PBIR. The Theme... of course Cuba del Norte :beer (which did not go over well with the local Cuban community when Che Gevarra was selected to be the mascot).
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And a local Team (2 forum members), the "Miami Vice Grips" have entered with an ex-Calaway BMW 381i turbo. :help The prize, $1500 in nickels.

If you're in town, come over, amuse yourself, and cheer them on. The race beings at midnight Dec 31st and ends at the drop of the bell of the New Year!

Wish Them well. :help (pics below)

-Luigi
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GENERAL

Race Weekend: 31 December 2010

Entry Deadline: 23 October 2010

Late Entries: Considered case-by-case, space permitting

Track: Palm Beach International Raceway, Jupiter FL


SPECTATORS

Full weekend passes are available at the gate for $25.



SCHEDULE

Pre-Race Track Testing: 9am-5pm Thursday Dec 30th. $100 per driver, register with the track Thursday morning.


Thursday, 30 December 2010

8am: Gates Open

12pm (noon) - 6pm: Mandatory Tech inspection. Every car and at least one driver per team must be present for Tech Inspection on Thursday.

10:45pm Mandatory Driver's Meeting

11:45pm Cars enter track for transponder checks



Friday, 31 December 2010

12am: Start

12pm: People's Curse



Saturday, 1 January 2011

12am: Checkered Flag

12:30am: Awards and New Year's Celebration


THE CARS

Lights: This is a night race on an unlit track. Each team must provide its own illumination. While good-quality, properly aimed OE headlight systems are generally up to this task, aftermarket driving and/or foglights are also legal. DON'T OVERTHINK IT: A small number of high-quality, properly mounted, correctly aimed headlights or driving lights is much more effective than a large number of crappy add-ons, or overpowered projector lights, or fancy-pants spotlights.

• During daylight hours, forward lights may be removed if desired.

• Lights, mounts, and associated switches and wires are considered safety items and do NOT count toward the $500 build total.

• From dusk to dawn, all cars must have at least two working headlights, one working taillight, and one working brake light. Multi-filament combination tail/brake lights are acceptable.

• The center of all lights must be no higher than 6 inches above the car's hoodline; roof-mounted lights are not allowed..

• There is no limit on the total number of lights. However, lights must not be unduly dazzling or distracting to others.

• All lights must be properly aimed. Cars with mis-aimed lights may be black-flagged at any time.

• Teams whose lights are deemed overly dazzling, insufficiently bright, badly aimed, or problematic in any other way may be black-flagged at any time.

• All lights must be present and working during tech inspection.



Side and Rear Glass: no restrictions

Noise Limit: 92dB @ 50 feet



PITS & PADDOCK

Overnight Camping: Camping in Paddock OK. Since you've got to be at the damn track all night anyway, there's no charge for camping at this one. Note: PBIR has an event on Wednesday night and LeMons competitors will not have access to the track until Thursday morning.

Vehicle Restrictions: Vehicles (including ATVs, motorized barstools and the like) must be operated by a street-licensed driver.

Pit Assignments: First come, first serve. The paved paddock is limited. PBIR has informed us you should be prepared to have one support vehicle and trailer with your car in the paddock. Extra motorhomes and vehicles will be positioned north of the tent.

Barbecues NOT Allowed: PBIR doesn't allow grills in the paddock, however the concession stand will be grilling and will be open during the entire race.

Running Water: There is water on site for hand washing / filling radiators -but don't drink it.

Bathrooms: Permanent bathrooms are scheduled for construction this summer, so barring disaster they'll be in place. If not, port-o-fun times for everyone.

Electrical Hookups: There are a limited number of electrical hookups at $55 per day. Call Arlene Lourie at 561.622.1400 to reserve.

Pit Hours: Just be polite to the neighbors.

Fuel Sold On-Site: There will be a VP fuels truck on site.

Dead Cars: Be prepared to bring them home, PBIR wants nothing to do with them.
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Re: Callaway @ 24 Hours of Lemons

Post by SurfnSun » Wed Dec 29, 2010 4:40 pm

I REALLY wanted to be there for this, but we have big NYE celebration that is mandatory. :rmad

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Re: Callaway @ 24 Hours of Lemons

Post by kingforward » Wed Dec 29, 2010 6:40 pm

SurfnSun wrote:I REALLY wanted to be there for this, but we have big NYE celebration that is mandatory. :rmad
No worries Josh. We'll be using this car at other Lemons and "Chump Car" events in 2011. The chassis has 375,000 miles on it but the motor is super strong. Should be a fun event and we hope to make our COG brothers proud.

Strategy is to drive the thing for 24 hours as if we were driving it to the grocery store for milk..... :joker

We'll be posting "action photos" soon.

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Re: Callaway @ 24 Hours of Lemons

Post by Callaway Chris » Wed Dec 29, 2010 7:51 pm

I'm there in spirit :hi

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Re: Callaway @ 24 Hours of Lemons

Post by Jeroenvgfn » Thu Dec 30, 2010 6:25 pm

can we do a European tour LeMons too ??


I am willing to lend out my stage 3 VW Golf GTI Callaway turbokit for a racing season :jsmile .


good luck guys tomorrow, enjoy , I will be watching the webcam from the official website.
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Re: Callaway @ 24 Hours of Lemons

Post by Kruzmisl » Fri Dec 31, 2010 12:00 am

What a riot! I've not heard of this before, but how cool it would be to do. Good luck.

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Re: Callaway @ 24 Hours of Lemons

Post by Luigi » Fri Dec 31, 2010 10:27 pm

I dropped by to see the gang in the morning.... what a riot!

Here are some pics...

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Re: Callaway @ 24 Hours of Lemons

Post by Luigi » Fri Dec 31, 2010 10:43 pm

And if you were penalized, you got called over to "Tech & BS" where Castro would read you the riot act and cast his punishment...
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and here are pictures of the Miami Vice-Grip (ex-Callaway Turbo) 323i on the track:
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I wish I could have stayed and/or driven but I would have been shot, tarred, and feathered. I know a couple of COG members who will probably be in the sleeping in the dog house for a few months however :beer

Here was a pit stop for a quick brake pad swap:
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The Miami Vice-Grip Team strategy seemed to be paying off as I left as they were slowly moving up the rankings (20th place out of 74). The 383i was going strong while some of the other cars were going kaput...
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Re: Callaway @ 24 Hours of Lemons

Post by Luigi » Fri Dec 31, 2010 11:30 pm


:haha

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Re: Callaway @ 24 Hours of Lemons

Post by Luigi » Sat Jan 01, 2011 10:59 am

Here we nearly captured a spin out...



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