Baksheesh, Jambalaya, and a Hemi: BS Inspections at the Cain't Git Bayou LeMons

We just finished a huge meal of serious jambalaya, courtesy of those E30-drivin' Cajuns from Chauvin, Louisiana, and that capped a long, humid day of busting cheaters and rewarding the effluent.

Baksheesh, Jambalaya, and a Hemi: BS Inspections at the Cain't Git Bayou LeMons

You already know about the Imperial Hemi, of course.

Baksheesh, Jambalaya, and a Hemi: BS Inspections at the Cain't Git Bayou LeMons

I had the opportunity to ride along on a dragstrip run in this fine Chrysler. Sure, it ran a best of 16.1 seconds in the quarter-mile (we're talking about a very, very heavy engine in a very, very heavy car with skinny tires), but it was the best-sounding 16.1 seconds in dragstrip history!

Baksheesh, Jambalaya, and a Hemi: BS Inspections at the Cain't Git Bayou LeMons

We saw the usual cheaty Japanese engines.

Baksheesh, Jambalaya, and a Hemi: BS Inspections at the Cain't Git Bayou LeMons

And the engine that powered the winner of the most recent Houston LeMons race.

Baksheesh, Jambalaya, and a Hemi: BS Inspections at the Cain't Git Bayou LeMons

Our usual "BRIBED" stencil didn't get packed for some reason, so we had to use a box-cutter and 24-pack box cardboard to make a Stencil, Field Expedient Replacement. Baksheesh!

Baksheesh, Jambalaya, and a Hemi: BS Inspections at the Cain't Git Bayou LeMons

Speaking of field expedients, how about a case of Katrina-leftover MREs as a bribe?

Baksheesh, Jambalaya, and a Hemi: BS Inspections at the Cain't Git Bayou LeMons

While we're on the subject: with the hot and muggy weather, one team of Jalopnik readers camping at the track decided they'd take advantage of a conveniently located power outlet. Yes, that's a window-mount air-conditioner feeding a beer-box manifold attached to dryer hose.

I couldn't find a good mounting location for the BSCam this time, but I was able to catch some of the action from a strange angle:


Music: Hackberry Ramblers, "Faux Pas Tu Bray Cherie,"1938, via Archive.org

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Disclosure: Murilee Martin gets crazy baksheesh for his work as a judge on the LeMons Supreme Court.