24 Hours of LeMons 2009 -- Black Iron Racing 1 of 4
Black Iron Racing was the 24 Hrs of LeMons ($500 car endurance race created by Jay Lamm) 2006 Altamont People's Choice, 2007 Altamont Overall Winner, and 2009 Buttonwillow People's Curse. This is onboard ChaseCam video of the BIR 1994 BMW 540i during the first 35 minutes of the race Vince B driving-- Part 1 of 4.
24 Hours of LeMons 2009 -- Black Iron Racing 2 of 4
Black Iron Racing was the 24 Hrs of LeMons ($500 car endurance race created
by Jay Lamm) 2006 Altamont People's Choice, 2007 Altamont Overall Winner,
and 2009 Buttonwillow People's Curse. This is onboard ChaseCam video of
the BIR 1994 BMW 540i during the first 35 minutes of the race Vince B
driving-- Part 2 of 4.
24 Hours of LeMons 2011 Southern Discomfort CMP Alfa Romeo Dog Ciao Racing GoPro HD
Dog Ciao Racing 's 1974 Alfa Romeo Spider with two Go Pro HD cameras
After a flawless practice day on Friday , we made the mistake of feeling
pretty good about the rest of the weekend.
In past races, we needed to change brake pads half way through Saturday's
race. To maximize our time on the track we thought we'd be smart and change
to ceramic pads. Well, that was the first thing to go wrong after the green
The "better" pads wore down to the metal in the first 25 minutes. Over
heating kicked in 17 minutes after that. Then the Fan Fuse required THIRD
PIT all in the first 1 hour and 8 minutes. After that , 4th gear left the
Then the fun began.
After the final pit we pulled off the head - plugs good and firing, cams
good, no valve took a trip through the pistons, sleeves all in place. Other
than the fact there was No Compression, the engine was fine.... oh well,
that LeMons Racing .
Using two GoPro HD POV cameras and an apple mac MacBook
24 Hours of Lemons South Fall 2009: Highlight Reel
Here is a collection of some of the interesting footage taken at CMP with
our in-car camera (Aiptek HD+ with cheap wide angle lens). Our car was the
#7 1986 VW GTI; Team SOB. Enjoy, and don't make fun of our driving.... we
24 Hours of LeMons -- BMW & BMW Get Friendly...
During the First Annual 24 Hours of LeMons Buttonwillow Histrionics, August
15-16, 2009, our #88 Barbarian Motorworks Charity Case BMW E30 325es gets a
little friendly with the #65 Black Iron Racing BMW 540i on Saturday
Watch closely for the yellow flags waving just before impact. Both drivers
missed it at first -- when Black Iron saw it, they decided that a full stop
on the race track was the best course of action. On the fastest turn of the
track, while passing a car on the high side. Unorthodox? Yes, but it did
bring both cars to a full stop. Both teams pitted, fixed their cars, and
were back on track by Saturday evening.
As a side note, it wouldn't hurt if LeMons judges came down harder on teams
for proper brake lights. The Black Iron guys had simply ziptied the stock
540 brake lights to the roll cage in the trunk, about 3 feet inwards of the
rear bumper. That put them in one hell of a hard-to-see spot.
Presumably based upon the description of this event as well as supposedly
multiple complaints about their driving style, the #65 car was voted for
the People's Curse award on Sunday morning.
At the end of the day there were no hard feelings. After all, rubbing is
Big Sausage Roll at Buttonwillow 24 Hours of Lemons
Buttonwillow Histrionics - 24 Hours of Lemons: As Big Sausage and V8olvo
battle it out for first place after 18 hours of driving on the last lap,
Big Sausage's red Acura takes the "Lost Hill" corner, on the final 1/4 lap
a bit too fast and flips. Team Lightning McQueen (driver: Baja Trish) was
in the right place to barely catch it on our roof cam. Luckily the Big
Sausage driver was unscathed physically, but I'm sure he's mentally and
emotionally scarred for life.
Pay attention to the "Lost Hill" in the top left, just above the blue BMW
at around 0:35 to see the roll in the distance. Then stay tuned as we
drive past the "CARnage".
Peoples Curse. Crush the cheating scallywags
A team brought a slightly damaged 740 BMW to a $500 claiming race. What
did they expect? I'm sure their insurance agent is going to notice that
something has been tampered with. They were good sports and they continued
to run the heap to the end of the race. I'm going to buy a BMW.
24 Hours of Lemons Altamont 07
Space Shuttle Challenger, 2011 Lemons race HPR
Here is the space shuttle Challenger in the 24 hours of Lemons race at High
Plains Raceway in 2011. It started out life as a 1978 Ford LTD Country
Squire Station Wagon... and now it's a ground pounding 24hr LeMons racer!
Thank you to HPR, Hanksville Hot Rods, Midlife Motors, 24hoursoflemons.com,
NASA, and God for another miracle!
LeMons Car Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway (Sept. 24, 2011)
I attended the 24 Hours of LeMons race at the Charlotte Motor Speedway on
Sept. 24, 2011, and had a lot of fun. I recorded hours and hours of video,
but boiled it down into this 5.5-minute video. I was there to watch my
brother (Joe Kovacs), who raced in the #71 car (a 1985 Mazda RX7), so there
is a bit of a focus on that car. However, I think it does a decent job of
giving the general flavor of the race.
I shot this with a Canon Vixia HF-S30 camcorder and used a GoPro HD Hero
for the on-car shots. I edited it with Corel Video Studio Pro x4 and did
the whole project in the AVCHD format.
For more about me and what I do, visit http://www.bobkovacs.com.
24 Hours of Lemons and the Mercedes C63 AMG Coupe
The Smoking Tire's Matt Farah is invited to be a guest judge and pace car
driver at the 24 Hours of Lemons season ender at Buttonwillow Raceway.
Since Formula One uses AMG Safety Cars, so will we.
24 Hours of LeMons Overview
A short rundown of what to expect at the 24 Hours of LeMons, the endurance
race for $500 cars. Video shot at Altamont Motorsports Park, May 2008.