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Yes, a Volkswagen Karmann Ghia with a Hitchhiker's Guide theme defied the odds and took the 2010 Cain't Git Bayou 24 Hours of LeMons Index of Effluency trophy.

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The VW was reasonably quick around the track, only broke down a half-dozen or so times, and finished a strong 12th place. According to the team, "every gauge on the dash was pegged" for most of Sunday, the result of a lunched oil pump and the not-quite-right replacement pump they scavenged off the seized-up "parts engine" they brought along. Oil pressure spent the day spiking to 120 PSI and then dropping to zero, while their door-hinge throttle linkage proved quite troublesome as well. Nevertheless, a top-third finish for an air-cooled VW is simply outstanding. Congratulations, Team Mostly Harmless!
Disclosure: Murilee Martin gets crazy baksheesh from 24 Hours of LeMons HQ for his work on the bench of the LeMons Supreme Court.

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Roberto G. is happy as a clam

...always been a cute car! And may be's coming back.

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