From Urban Dictionary:
1. Aggressively flogging a car, but in a manner that stops just short of reckless.
2. Ownage and overkill combined with a little bit of annihilation"
First, a shout out to the snarky, auto-centric blog Jalopnik, without which I would never have know about the 24 Hours of LeMons amateur auto extravaganza. This annual nation-wide race included a local event at Angleton's Motor Sports Ranch Houston.
A partner in crime who accompanied me concluded if you don't have a horse in the race, it didn't have a lot to offer the casual spectator. The less-than-grand grandstands offered limited visibility and much of the track was opposite the seating areas, hidden by garages and other buildings. A lack of color commentary and leader board also made race watching a bit dull after the 4th hour. Solution? A guy on a microphone saying things.
Long hours and a wide range of driving styles made for lots of penalties and their creative enforcement. Spinning out, passing on yellows and other racing no-nos forced cars off the track for LeMons-style justice.
If every bad driver on Allen parkway was forced to bolt a tire to the top their car, they would be much easier to see and avoid.
Crappy drivers? Forced to make their presence known.
I don't know what this guy did, but shrink-wrap was deemed a suitable punishment.
A nearby nudist resort sponsored a team.
Official results of previous races are listed here. Jalopnik was in Angleton long before we arrived and stayed long after we left, posting winners, losers and everything in between. Texas will see 2 more events in 2010, the North Dallas Hooptie and a return to Angleton in September.
If you've got a crappy beater in the driveway and the Art Car parade is too slow, grab a wrench, some friends and a supply of Lone Star. There's a racing league just made for you.