View Full Version : So, I thought I have seen everything in my 58 years! Check this out!

08-10-2013, 02:35 PM
In my continued quest for road racing I've been looking to get into Chump Car and 24 Hours of LeMons to continue road racing with a dedicated car. The LX platform is too expensive and too heavy. The car I am posting a picture of is far too heavy, so I think I will go with BMW or Mustang. Check this **** out, ABSOLUTELY GENIUS:

http://i426.photobucket.com/albums/pp346/Meech355/Camaro_LeMons_zps8a1556d6.jpg (http://s426.photobucket.com/user/Meech355/media/Camaro_LeMons_zps8a1556d6.jpg.html)

Hemi RT
08-10-2013, 02:40 PM
Pretty sweet, the camera person sure was quick on the shutter


08-10-2013, 02:43 PM

Something more important here....

Your 58?!??!?!


Hemi RT
08-10-2013, 03:01 PM
I guess his roll bar failed also


08-10-2013, 03:13 PM
Haha!! That's awesome!!! Speedycop.com lmao!!

08-10-2013, 03:20 PM
Omg! Perfect use for and old camaro! LOLLOL

08-10-2013, 03:23 PM
It was a great idea, until the day he rolled the car. Safety crew dragged him all the way back to his pit stall before his pit crew flipped it over and finally got him out! :panic:


Northern Rider
08-10-2013, 04:00 PM
Great photo!

Funny you should mention Chump Car, Meech. I was at the track yesterday to drive 2 of the track Mustangs and then my SRT8. The instructor who rode shotgun with me in the track Racing Stangs pulled me over to a garage afterwards and showed me his Chump car project. I was offered a ride, but as luck will have it, will be in England when the series runs here at Calabogie. Too bad, because the series is a hoot.

08-10-2013, 05:00 PM
OMG that would be great on a L.A. freeway...

08-10-2013, 07:47 PM
That's awesome!
Assuming you've noticed, I quit running my SRT8 and bought a dedicated track mustang. Weight is one of the reasons but the availability of cheap replacement parts is another. Fenders, etc are a dime a dozen online for little $$$$ if you screw up. Mustangs, E30 BMW's and Miatas are all cheap-cheap-cheap compared to the LX platform (although I much prefer shocking people as I sling over 4,000lbs past them!!!

Northern Rider
08-10-2013, 09:43 PM
Our track has 11 identical track prepped Mustangs that you can rent or even buy into the pool. If I did this, they prep the car; do all repairs, even blown motors; replace tires, etc. free - as long as I own the car and leave it in the pool for rental. I can race or lap the car any time I want. I just pay for fuel and for my track time. It's a compelling deal and a few of my buddies in our GT series have stopped running street cars or racing junk and have gone into the pool.

Here is some info: Buy a Mustang Calabogie Motorsports Park (http://www.calabogiemotorsports.com/drive/buy-a-mustang/)

So - there are a couple of cars available right now for purchase, so I drove both last night for a few fast laps each, then jumped into my SRT8. I have to say the Mustangs were easy to drive and I could run the entire 3 mile circuit using just 3rd and 4th gear.

However - I still enjoy my SRT8 more - but keeping it as a street car and being competitive on the track is getting harder, as over half the cars in our series (30 + competitors now) are now dedicated race cars being trailered up to the track.

Not sure what decision I will make. We have 4 more races left for this season.

08-10-2013, 10:30 PM
Rider- Consider the pros and cons of wrinkling your car vs. their car. I assume your insurance would not cover anything if you wrinkled your car during an actual race?

Not that I'm trying to push you into a Mustang or anything... :tinfoilhat:

Northern Rider
08-10-2013, 10:33 PM
That is a big consideration, Ron - especially now that lap times are falling for many of us.

If I bang the Stang, I have to pay for body damage, but repairs will be much cheaper than on the SRT8.

- Patrick

08-10-2013, 11:17 PM
Very funny pic, great imagination there!

08-11-2013, 12:39 AM
From the guy that built the Camaro, his first project was the Spirit of LeMons:

Spirit of LeMons - Donor Van - YouTube (http://youtu.be/zIQ3qW3xof8)

08-11-2013, 07:20 AM
That's funny....


08-11-2013, 07:22 AM
Tapatalk is not cooperating.... Was trying to post the on track video...

Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk HD

08-11-2013, 08:05 AM
It posted Jaak, here's the burnout

CMP Southern Discomfort, Spirit of Lemons Burnout - YouTube (http://youtu.be/XfUn7Q-jvvk)

08-11-2013, 10:06 AM
As a former pilot, I cried a little watching that C310 get chopped-up (chopped down??) and gutted. :sad:

As a crazy car-nut, that build was AWESOME!! :pepper: :rock:

08-11-2013, 11:06 AM
It posted Jaak, here's the burnout

CMP Southern Discomfort, Spirit of Lemons Burnout - YouTube (http://youtu.be/XfUn7Q-jvvk)

pure awesomness!

08-11-2013, 12:29 PM
Cool it posted.... Lol what a laugh for the build... And there is a reason the plane was no good as a plane anymore...

Rose City GC SRT8
08-11-2013, 01:04 PM
If he rolls it, the track crew won't have to turn it over. Just tow him back to the pits.

08-12-2013, 12:42 PM
here is a shot of my teams 79 Chevy Monza during testing @ Road Atl. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=4903999847270&set=pb.1516225508.-2207520000.1376325502.&type=3&theater