As serious LeMons addicts know, the team that gets the Index Of Effluency award- which goes to the team that accomplishes the most with the crappiest car- is considered the real winner of the race.

Yes, yes, we know that this team wasn't even in the Index Of Effluency You Guess The Laps Pool, but their performance at the 2008 24 Hours Of LeMons Arse Freeze-A-Palooza was nothing short of miraculous. This is the team that rolled their B210 into a ball at the 2007 Arse Freeze-A-Palooza, going end-over-end what seemed like about 50 times and convincing Chief Perp Jay Lamm that perhaps night racing with $500 cars at an unlighted track wasn't such a great idea after all. As you can see in LeMons Supreme Court Justice Loverman's photo above, the results weren't pretty.

After they dragged the Datsun's carcass back to the B210 Racing pit, the team found a butter knife sitting on top of the alternator. How? Why? Weirdest damn thing.

So, of course they had to use that knife as their hood ornament on the replacement car- which is a '77 Honey Bee with the engine out of the wrecked B210- and apparently its juju was all good; the team came in a stunning 13th place overall in the lap-total standings, knocking out 212 laps (plus an additional 10 bonus laps awarded to them during the BS Inspection). Be sure to check out the team website when you're done here, and then go check out Señor Lavrinc's LeMons coverage over at Autoblog. Congratulations, B210 racing!

Thanks to the Mad Science Boyz and Mad Science Sr for many of these photos!