December 17, 2010

THANKS, HENRY:

1927 Model T Triumphs Over 164 Modern Machines In Punishing Endurance Race (Murilee Martin, 12.16.2010, Pop Sci)

After four years, the 24 Hours of LeMons—endurance racing for $500 cars—has become one of the most competitive forms of motorsport on the planet. Most of the time, a team gunning for the bragging rights that come with a LeMons win will follow a standard formula: put a bunch of top drivers in a 20-year-old German or Japanese sports car. Not so with the Beverly Hellbillies; they've got the top drivers, all right, but their car is a 1927 Model T Ford pickup built by a crew of old-time hot rodders.

And it finished an incredible 9th out of 173 entries in a recent race.

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Posted by Orrin Judd at December 17, 2010 6:32 AM
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