Sunday, March 7, 2010

24 Hours of Lemons

On Saturday, we went drove to wine country not to do wine tasting but for a race. Yeah... in Sonoma there's a race track called Infineon which is also known as Sears Point. They had a race there called the 24 Hours of Lemons. What is it you ask? It's a race where the cars are valued at $500. However anything safety related does not count toward the $500 limit. The cars are raced until dusk or until the drivers are no longer able to see the track or what's in front of them. They do that for 2 days straight. So it's basically an endurance race. Really interesting to watch and especially so because the teams are allowed to make up random themes for their cars.

Anyway, I didn't get many car related pictures but here they are anyway. Breakfast was from Dino's in Fremont, lunch was at some very Americanized Chinese restaurant and was not so good. The only car related picture I took was where a team used tennis balls to stiffen their suspension. Pretty creative right?

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