And The REAL Buttonwillow Histrionics Winner Is... The Mr Bean Austin Mini!

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There wasn't much question that the Index Of Effluency trophy (which goes to the team that totally overachieves, given their questionable choice of car) would go to one of the two 1960s British cars.

A 1967 Austin-Healey Sprite versus a 1962 Austin Mini? Whichever one managed to stay out on the track for most of the race would almost certainly wind up taking home the award that LeMons aficionados consider to be the pinnacle. The Sprite gave its all, but it suffered from a cascade of mechanical woes that kept it off the track for much of the weekend. Meanwhile, the little green Mini used every one of its engine's 948 998 cubic centimeters and just kept going around and around and around. The oldest car in 24 Hours Of LeMons history and the smallest third-smallest engine in 24 Hours Of LeMons history. Congratulations, Team Mr Bean!

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Adam Maxwell

i cant remember what our fastest lap time or overall laps were but all i can say is we were on the track for the whole race minus 1 hour due to speeding in the pits before the race even started (aka going over to the skid pad to test tune the carb because we had never had a chance too before) thanks for the recognition guys it was alot of fun. we will be back dont worry. (share some of that beer!)

i think its time for a shower i have been wearing this shirt for 3 days and its a lil smelly. and yes i know im burnt.