The 24 hours of LeMons Halloween Hooptiefest 2016 was held in Loudon, NH at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway. The weather started out with overcast skies and some rain but this didn’t stop participants from taking their unique rides to the track. On track you could find a wide variety of race prepped very cheap cars with drivers doing there best to compete in the changeable weather. Luckily there were no major on track incidents of note and everyone seemed to have a fun time. The event travels around the country from track to track and you never know what will show up on race day. Everything from a 952 Chrysler New Yorker to a Datsun 280ZX 2+2 and everything you could imagine in between can be found in the paddock.
What is the 24 Hours of LeMons all about you might ask?
The 24 Hours of LeMons is restricted to cars that were purchased, fixed up, and track-prepped for a total of $500 or less. At most venues, the racing consists of tech inspection and track testing on Friday; long-ass endurance-race sessions on Saturday and Sunday; and breaks for sleeping, eating, and Band-Aid application every night. At least once a year, we also hold a straight 24-hour endurance race. Count on plenty of noise, prizes, water fights, and questionably civilized fun before, during, and after the track sessions. Finally, assuming you’re still standing, there’s the gala awards ceremony, wherein we present trophies, plaques, and winner’s purses paid out in nickels. -24hoursoflemons.com
If you were wondering if it is possible to cheat the $500 car limit read the following from the site FAQ section:
Because our BS-Factor judging panel will dock you one lap for every additional $10 it thinks you spent. It’s also a claiming race, meaning the organizer can buy your car after the race for $500 if he thinks you’ve been cheating. -24hoursoflemons.com
Check out the winner of the Organizer’s Choice award, 2016 Halloween Hooptiefest 24 Hours of LeMons:
ERM Racing, 1952 Chrysler New Yorker.
Race results from the 24 Hours of LeMons website:
22 October 2016 – 23 October 2016
New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Loudon NH
Winner on Laps #199 One Tire Fire (1981 datsun 280zx 2+2, Lancaster. Ma)
Winner on Index of Effluency #31 Great Globs of Oil //Bratva (1978 Buick/Opel Isuzu, Brooklyn NY)
Winner, Class A (The Good) #199 One Tire Fire (1981 datsun 280zx 2+2, Lancaster. Ma)
Winner, Class B (The Bad) #667 Killer V’s (1998 VW Jetta, Bedford NH)
Winner, Class C (The Ugly) #510 Bright Ideas Racing (94 Chevy S10 Ext cab pickup, Coventry CT)
Organizer’s Choice #413 ERM Racing (1952 Chrysler New Yorker, Unity NH)
Most Heroic Fix #47 The Deliverators (1987 Nissan 300zx, Manchester CT)
Judges’ Choice #9 Scooby Doobies (1990 Audi Coupe Quattro, Duxbury MA)
I Got Screwed #43 3 Pedal Mafia (1976 Triumph TR7, Birdsboro PA)
Doing Everything Right Award #26 Team Pro Crash Duh Nation (1987 Alfalafa Romeomustdie Milano, Huntington NY)
24 hours of LeMons Halloween Hooptiefest 2016 Photos:
Photo coverage by Mark Pantalone, Carshowz.com