Black Ice Sidelines Cheese Eating Surrender Monkeys' LeMons Hopes... This Race

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I'm here at Thunderhill Raceway, getting ready for some 24 Hours Of LeMons action this weekend, and the talk in the pits is all about the misfortune that has befallen the Peugeot 505 Turbo team.

It seems that the crazy winter weather in the Pacific Northwest, in addition to preventing some teams (including the beloved Size Matters Plymouth Fury) from getting here at all, caused the wreck of the Surrender Monkeys' tow vehicle and trailer on the way to California. To say we're all disappointed would be the understatement of the day, but a big sigh of relief was breathed when we got word that nobody was hurt in the crash. We're hoping to see these guys at the Reno race!
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I feel the need to pass kudos to GM for making the Silverado such a stout pickup truck. The only injuries suffered by the occupants are a skinned knee and some seat belt soreness from flopping around as the truck Lambadaed down into the culvert.

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In this shot the truck is receiving a weapons grade wedgie from the tongue of the trailer.

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After being unclipped from the trailer, the truck (named 'Bea') was driven out of the culvert! We have no idea why Bea's hind end gained an additional 18 inches of suspension travel.

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Bea felt caution is the better part of valor and hitched a ride to the impound yard.

Take this monkey's word for the toughness and strength of the Silerado. You all need to go buy one, it will save your life.