Remember that ugly BMW that I wrote about in November? Well, last weekend was the race, the 24 Hours of Lemons Houston Gator-O-Rama.
I may write some detailed posts (or start a dedicated new site) about the journey the car has taken from an almost-junkyard-heap to an almost-race-winning performance machine. As for now, I will spare the details and give you an overview with pictures.
Yes, you heard that right, an almost-race-winning car. There were 96 other cars running in the race and after going nine laps down at the very beginning of the race and falling to around 67th position, we clawed our way back up the standings to finish 6th. The car, which is essentially a stock 1986 BMW 325e ran flawlessly (once we made our quick fix at the start of the race) for thirteen and a half hours of racing action.
Not only was it reliable, but it was quick. My brother Drew set the 6th fastest lap of the race. We think we have a shot at winning the next race if the car can hold up and be as reliable as it was this go around.
More later, but as for now, check out the pictures below on CleaverMotorsports.com.