Alameda To Los Angeles (and Partway Back) In 90 Seconds!

Once you start putting timelapse still cameras on cars, it's hard to stop! That's why I rigged up the CHDK-equipped BumperCam II on the dash of the ol' Civic when I headed down to SoCal on Friday night.

Alameda To Los Angeles (and Partway Back) In 90 Seconds!

I'd been invited to a blowout Halloween party by The Sharks (aka Very Important Peasants), veterans of several LeMons races in their Ghettocharged™ BMW E28. It sounded like as good a reason as any to drive 400 miles, so off I went down Interstate 5.

Alameda To Los Angeles (and Partway Back) In 90 Seconds!

Naturally, the LeMons Supreme Court came in full judicial regalia, as captured by the photo booth set up by the Sharks. That's us displaying the Fists Of Judicial Anger™, which racers around the country have come to fear.

Alameda To Los Angeles (and Partway Back) In 90 Seconds!

The party was still going on come sunrise, but I'd brought my camping gear and pitched a tent in the back yard. It was kind of cool seeing the Hollywood sign through the trees when I finally crawled out of my sleeping bag.

Alameda To Los Angeles (and Partway Back) In 90 Seconds!

On the way back, I stopped by Mad_Science's place to check out the progress on his team's Arse Freeze-a-Palooza-bound BMW 633CSi. The car suffered from guibo maladies and a nasty wreck with an MR2 at the Buttonwillow Histrionics, but it will be back in action at Thunderhill, faster than ever and ready to knock you on your ass with one of the greatest themes in LeMons history.

OK, here's the timelapse. I had the camera set to shoot a photo every 15 seconds; you get the trip from Alameda to the Peasants' front door, then the return trip yesterday: Casa de Mad Science to Buttonwillow.