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A Visit To Holman Moody Makes 24 Hours Of LeMons Staff Reconsider $500 Limit

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When you've got a few hours to kill before catching your flight out of Charlotte, North Carolina, what do you do? Pound Retsina-and-Schlitz Boilermakers at the airport bar… or check out Holman Moody's shop?

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Sure, you could do both, but after risking a case of Jake Leg from the moonshine selection at the racetrack, even the smoooooth Pine-Sol taste of retsina didn't seem so appealing. We steered our rented Impala straight to the nondescript business park in which the legendary race car builder does its thing.

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Thanks to Southern hospitality, the LeMons crew didn't get booted right out of the shop based on our scurvy-looking appearance. Instead, we were invited to poke around and gaze in awe at the machinery, and even the extremely cynical and jaded ex-automotive journalist Jay Lamm was heard to utter "Dang!" How about a replica of the Holman Moody '64 Fairlane Sports Car?

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And when it's time to haul some large parts, they've got this '66 Ford flatbed parked out back. They've got a pretty cool mini-museum as well, and now I'm seriously wishing I still had my '68 Cyclone fastback.

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You like the Ford GT40? Holman Moody will build you a brand-new one!

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DISCUSSION

Did you ask them about cheating? Holman and Moody are legends when it comes to rule book interpretations.

Also, good to see some Cyclone love. My dad has a 1964 Cyclone that he is restoring. He's had the car since high school. I think he plans on being buried in it.