As we've seen before, pissing off your competitors in the 24 Hours of LeMons tends to backfire in dramatic fashion. Here's how it works: at the end of the first day of racing, each team votes for the team whose car they most wish to see destroyed the next day. The team with the most votes gets a date with a large piece of construction equipment. Today, the "winner" was Team Salazar Racing and their BMW 325. Make the jump to see the whole gallery and get the rest of the story.
When these guys came to us for the BS Inspection judging, we were pretty sure they were cheating like crazy on the budget numbers (hint: NASA stickers on your intentionally beater-ified BMW don't help), but that's just racing. Sure, there was some grumbling from the (allegedly) more legit BMW teams about perceived high-buck engine mods, but it was the very enthusiastic- some might use a different word- driving style of their team members that really sealed their fate. When the ballots came in, it was a landslide win for the sombrero-equipped E30. The team had a sense of humor about the whole thing, with nary a whine coming from any of them, and the crushing was truly apocalyptic. Come back in a few for the video, courtesy of Mr. Arnold.