Callaway @ 24 Hours of Lemons

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Re: Callaway @ 24 Hours of Lemons

Post by Callaway Chris » Sat Jan 01, 2011 3:27 pm

Where did the team finish??

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Re: Callaway @ 24 Hours of Lemons

Post by Luigi » Sat Jan 01, 2011 4:24 pm

I don't know, the results are not yet posted on the website. I was waiting to give them some time to recover before calling as they were up for the 24 hour race and then had to pack up and get out of the track after the event. I figured they were pretty much exhausted today. :zs

I'm sure they will chime in when they wake up

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Re: Callaway @ 24 Hours of Lemons

Post by kingforward » Sat Jan 01, 2011 8:23 pm

Race Report/ 24 Hours of LeMons/ Team Miami Vice Grips


Guys, with there were 74 cars starting at midnight Dec 30th at Palm Beach Int Raceway. Team MVG had 5 drivers, 4 crew members and a 1980 BMW 323i with 370,000 miles on the chassis. The motor was an ex-BMW Callaway 320i, less turbo that was owned and built by a Callaway employee that specialized in the C1 program in the early 80s! It was "massaged" at Callaway during that time, but we do not know the specifics and had never touched the motor other than replace the head gasket last week. We nicknamed the car "Rusty".

We are happy to report that the car ran virtually flawless for 24 hours, came in 16th overall ( sixth in class) with hundreds of spectators cheering us as we passed the finish line taking the checkered flag at midnight, New Years Day. After 600+ laps of racing ( 1200+ miles) we only needed to add one quart of oil! One quart to a 30 year old engine!!

The guys on the team did a great job and many thanks to fellow COG members helping the effort including Bruce and Luigi. We learned a lot during the race and will return to the series in 2011 with a three car entry and an opportunity for fellow COG members to participate ( just need to show up sober and a valid driver's license).

And, I went back to the track this AM, put gas in the car and license plate on the bumper and drove it 70 miles home without an issue. How cool is that? We ran an old Callaway motor hard for 24 hours at the race track and drove the car home afterwards.... just like the Sledgehammer!! :beer

HNY COG friends!

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Re: Callaway @ 24 Hours of Lemons

Post by SurfnSun » Sat Jan 01, 2011 9:49 pm

Great story!!

Glad to hear the car ran so well. Thats just awesome.

I hope to get in on some of this one day. :beer

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Re: Callaway @ 24 Hours of Lemons

Post by Callaway Chris » Sat Jan 01, 2011 11:47 pm

As much driving as I do, this should be a cake walk. KF, hope you enlist me for next year :beer

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Re: Callaway @ 24 Hours of Lemons

Post by Luigi » Sun Jan 02, 2011 12:09 am

That is a true testament to BMW & Callaway.

I wish I could have participated more without getting into trouble with the family (due to the NY's celebration). I really enjoyed helping out while I was there.

I'm in on the next non-holiday race!

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Re: Callaway @ 24 Hours of Lemons

Post by Jeroenvgfn » Sun Jan 02, 2011 5:09 am

thanks for the pictures :jsmile

looks like real fun to be there :thumbs
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Re: Callaway @ 24 Hours of Lemons

Post by Evil Twin » Mon Jan 03, 2011 12:49 pm

The Dog House......
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Re: Callaway @ 24 Hours of Lemons

Post by Evil Twin » Mon Jan 03, 2011 12:52 pm

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Re: Callaway @ 24 Hours of Lemons

Post by CallawayWest » Mon Jan 03, 2011 1:56 pm

Nice Work fellas!!! Amazing, truly amazing...

Looks like a hell of an adventure, the next one I won't miss!

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