View from Cerveza Racing BMW 533i at Thunderhill 24 Hours of LeMons
View from camera mounted on the front bumper of the race-winning Cerveza
Racing 1983 BMW 533i at the 2014 Vodden the Hell Are We Doing 24 Hours of
LeMons, held at Thunderhill Raceway on the weekend of September 14-15,
2014. This is from the first hour of racing on Saturday.
Cerveza Racing BMW E28 at 2014 Button Turrible 24 Hours of LeMons
Front-facing GoPro on the race-winning Cerveza BMW 5-series, June 21 2014
at Buttonwillow Raceway Park. Starting at about 23:00, you can watch the
progressive engine failure of the #268 Speed SF Angry Bird '85 Nissan 200SX
oil down the camera lens. Also note how the Cerveza driver declines many
easy-but-not-sure-thing passing opportunities because he doesn't want to
take chances— that's how you win an endurance race.
Lemons Racing April 2012 - Campaign to Prevent Gingervitus / Car 111 "Team Reynolds Style"
The first half hour of our only successful driving session on the first day
in our 1995 Toyota Celica GT.
Some notable timestamps:
02:50 - Green flag drops
05:45 - Battle with the legendary "Jeremy Butts" in his 2000 Furd Focus
08:10 - Passing the Simca
14:45 - Passing the Simca
16:32 - Orange CRX gives me a nice brake check
18:15 - Monte Carlo comes to a stop during a yellow almost causing a huge
21:24 - "Little Lebowski Urban Achievers" throws out the stop sign at a
23:29 - Passing the Simca
25:02 - Skid Marks passes and takes second place
25:31 - Pucker moment as I almost sideswipe the #70 Saturn
25:50 - Skid Marks and Bucksnort battle for lead through traffic and yellow
27:50 - Skid Marks passes Bucksnort for the lead
28:26 - Cock blocked by an E30 to let another E30 go by (nepotism?)
29:55 - Bucksnort passes Skid Marks to regain the lead
31:15 - Skid Marks locks rear brake
31:20 - Skid Marks and Bucksnort are now out of my reach. :(
Cruze Diesel Fuel Economy Report - 2014 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel Test Drive & Car Video Review
Will the champ be defeated? The 2014 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel is finally
here. Now America is discovering what Europeans have known for a long time;
diesel powered cars get wonderful fuel economy. The Volkswagen Jetta TDI
has been the reigning champ for over a decade when it comes to fuel
efficient diesel powered cars. Now though, the Cruze Diesel is on the scene
with more MPG on the highway, more torque, and a lower price tag. The 2014
Chevy Cruze Diesel has a base price of $24,885. Only time will tell if the
Cruze can displace the Jetta TDI, let's see how this newcomer stacks up.
Check out more on the Cruze Diesel at Autobytel
It's been quite awhile since and American Car Company offered a diesel
powered sedan. So is the 2014 Chevy Cruze turbo Diesel worth the wait? You better believe
it! GM has finally brought to market a worthy competitor to the Volkswagen
Jetta TDI. Let's first compare the Cruze Diesel to its Cruze Eco bother
which also gets excellent fuel economy figures. The Cruze tops the Eco
model in a couple of different ways. The thrifty Cruze Eco is powered by a
1.4 liter turbocharged engine running
regular gas. Power output is 136 horsepower and 148 lb-ft of
torque. But the Cruze Diesel also has turbo power but gets a larger 2.0 liter engine.
Thus power is higher at 151 horsepower and get this; 264
lb-ft of torque. The Diesel also trumps in the fuel economy department with
a rating of 27 MPG in the city and 46 MPG on the highway.
Does it sound different? Of course it's a diesel. Some people like the
sound, others hate it, and still others are not bothered at all. The more
conservative you drive the Cruze Diesel the better fuel economy figures you
can expect. That's the beauty of diesel engines; you get more miles to the
gallon and tons of torque which gets you moving. Off the line the car is a
little sluggish; the turbo has to spool
up. Once you are on a roll though, the torque kicks in pretty early and
plenty of power is on tap. The car could benefit from a Manual Gearbox or a
Dual-Clutch Automatic Transmission.
Price wise the 2014 Cruze Diesel does cost about $5k more than the Eco
model: $24885 vs. $19,835. But that increased price not only includes the
price of diesel technology, but some great features and options. The
leather interior gives the Cruze a more upscale feel and the front seats
are heated. The Chevy MyLink infotainment Center is standard with all the
Bluetooth and digital audio goodies including Pandora and Stitcher
integration. The rest of the interior is very good too with a fair amount
of room and conveniences like well placed cup holders and power outlets.
Out back the spare tire has been replaced with a diesel fluid emissions
tank. Don't worry though because a tire refill pump is included. The trunk
does have 13.3 cubic feet of space and the rear seat features a 60/40 fold
The 2014 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel does benefit from active grill shutters up
front and an aero kit and wing out back. But it's the under car belly pans
that help air flow and reduce the cars drag coefficient. The Cruze Diesel
is made for highway cruising with a nice sized gas tank at 15.6 gallons
that allows for an enormous driving range of over 700 miles.
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The new 1983 I-mark diesel
Here's something interesting I bought yesterday. Not many of these left.
Neat diesel powered little car and I got this one for $700.
VW Beetle TDI Diesel Mile High 0-60 MPH Performance Test
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The new 2013 VW Beetle TDI should be a fast car
from 0-60 at a mile above sea level. Not only does the new Volkswagen
Beetle have ton of torque but it also has a turbo to help make up for thinner air at higher
altitude. In another fun and informative TFLcar video we take the newest
Diesel Beetle to our test road to see just how fast it sprints to 50 MPH.
However this video has a surprise twist that might not expect. Roman and
Nathan let another TFLcar teammate do all of the heavy lifting to show you
just how easy or hard it is to get the best performance from a new car.
Infineon 24 Hours of Lemons, 3-26-11
An insane 150 cars took to the track in the pouring rain in this bizarre
cross between Halloween, auto racing, and Mad Max. Songs, in order:
Musicatto, by Kansas; Garage Flying Saucers Stoning by The Zinedines;
Summer Holiday & Me, by The Jessica Fletchers; and Rock You Up, by The
Radial MR2 Drivetrain Failure
The Crushed Red Pepper 24 Hours of LeMons Toyota MR2, which features a
540-cubic-inch Kinner radial engine out of a 1942 PT-22 trainer aircraft,
breaks its drivetrain at the 2012 Showroom-Schlock Shootout 24 Hours of