Movie Cars, Group B, and a Jeepney: BS Inspections at Goin' For Broken 24 Hours of LeMonsS

A long, long, long day of inspecting so-called $500 cars for this weekend's Goin' For Broken 24 Hours of LeMons (moved to Thunderhill after Reno-Fernley went bust) has finally been wrapped up, and the car selection is staggeringly good.

Movie Cars, Group B, and a Jeepney: BS Inspections at Goin' For Broken 24 Hours of LeMonsS

I'm totally beat after looking at 120 or whatever-it-was cars, so let's just look at a few high points and then get right to the gallery. We had our first LeMons Jeepney, which was the result of telling the Black Iron Racing guys that the only way we'd let their gutted BMW 540i (yes, it's an E39) get through the inspection with no penalty laps would be as a fully credible Jeepney... which they then went ahead and built! Zero laps.

Movie Cars, Group B, and a Jeepney: BS Inspections at Goin' For Broken 24 Hours of LeMonsS

Remember the Audi that whacked a concrete barrier in such dramatic fashion at Thunderhill a while back? It's all fixed up and looking just like a Group B Quattro. Beautiful!

Movie Cars, Group B, and a Jeepney: BS Inspections at Goin' For Broken 24 Hours of LeMonsS

The Tiger Woods-themed car was a big hit with the crowds. Yes, that tableau will remain on the roof while the car races Saturday.

Movie Cars, Group B, and a Jeepney: BS Inspections at Goin' For Broken 24 Hours of LeMonsS

Eyesore Racing is at it again, this time converting their Ghettocharged Miata into a pretty good replica of the Enterprise, complete with top-shelf costumes. This team is unstoppable!

Movie Cars, Group B, and a Jeepney: BS Inspections at Goin' For Broken 24 Hours of LeMonsS

Many, many cars had movie themes, so many that I can't list them. Take a look at the gallery below and see if you can identify all of them.

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