1987 Volkswagen Quantum Syncro Wagon wins LeMons Index of Effluency — Volkswagen Quantum syncro

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1987 Volkswagen Quantum Wagon wins LeMons of Effluency

Depending on your of view, the 24 Hours of LeMons is one of the coolest things in the racing or a complete waste of time. just aren’t a lot of people in the of the spectrum on this subject. The for those of you who haven’t heard the series, are finding a $500 equipping it with the same gear real race require, and then running the car in a 24 endurance race for a crack at the grand prize.

Anyone enough to enter these is familiar w

ith bad decisions and our team is no Mike Austin is the team’s and finally decided to give up on the of a Pontiac Fiero running a race. So Pat Hespen, a complete slappy, suggested a $300 Volkswagen Quantum Syncro as sort of a joke.

The rest of our team actually the idea as the car was an instant contender for the of Effluency award. The IoE uses a formula to determine how crappy a car is at the of a race and how likely it is to even a few laps before falling as well as the car’s ultimate when the checkered flag Of course a 1980s VW has several working against it, namely the system and complete lack of part availability, but we were Hespen could fix anything broke. Except nothing

We ran the entire race without any or broken parts. All we did was add gas, drivers, and two tire rotations to a 9th place finish, 33 laps the leader. David Furchak the best lap in 1:55.314 at an average approaching 61 mph, which is impressive for a car that weighs pounds and produced an incredible 115 when the engine was new.

A misconception about LeMons is the are cheap to enter. First up, cost you more to enter the than it will to buy a car. a $500 per team entry fee as as a $100 per driver, or $75 for non-driving member, participation fee and you need at four drivers. This is a thing because those cover track basics the fire crew, ambulances, and tow Hopefully the ambulance crew needed, but a few participants usually to catch a car on fire and it should no one that the tow trucks are used on a basis.

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In addition to entry fees, looking at a substantial investment in equipment. To prepare for the American race, held at Gingerman we took our 1987 Volkswagen Syncro Wagon to Angry Motorsports in Waterford, MI to have a roll cage installed. The did an outstanding job fabricating our cage and we a lot of compliments on the design and overall of the work.

The cage install required 34 of labor, plus mounting the and $300 worth of steel for a total of $2238.70. Lots of not involved in the race questioned our for putting a $2200 cage in a car, but this is the one area you afford to cheap out on a race Chris Childs, owner of Sheep Motorsports, gifted us 10 of labor in exchange for displaying stickers on our car. He also the install of our cage on his site.


also count as safety and are thus exempt from the cap. We decided to test out the new Azenis RT-615K tires in the size. Falken agreed to us six tires to test during the at no cost if we ran their stickers on the car and running the tires in any articles the race. We put about 175 road on the tires before the race to bed in our and were impressed by the traction provided in the rain. There was little wear on the set of tires, we did rotate the driver’s side twice, and we’re hoping six tires will get us through our race as well. If we had purchased the six at the $156 Discount Tire Co. per unit, we would have $992 with tax.

It’s clear that the fees and tire costs out any potential profits for a winning but we already knew racing about making money. So, at financially, LeMons falls inside the realm of real

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