About the Events
We are preparing and entering the Wartburg in 3 "budget" motor sports events in 2010. We have affectionately called this effort the Trifecta of Crap.
Street Safari's Big Apple to Big Easy (BABE) Rally
What could be easier, a leisurely 5 day drive from New York to New Orleans....in a $500 car. The event which started it all for our team. We've now competed in 4 years worth of events and have a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finish to our credit. One of the last great automotive adventures.
BigApple2BigEasy is a unique motoring experience and as we've said and
heard time and time before, "You either get it, or you don't."
After all, what's not to get about buying a $500 car, making it safe
and road legal, cramming it full of (hopefully, for your sake)
like-minded friends or family, then chugging across -- at least -- 1500
miles of pure American highways and byways?
It's very easy to join in. Just get yourself the worst looking vehicle you can for $500 or less and enter the Rally.
Big Apple 2 Big Easy is based around the same formula as Street Safari's highly successful European rallies, Staples2Naples and Home2Rome.
BABE Rally Site
The 24 Hours of Lemons
The crazies responsible for the Win a Wartburg contest which landed us this tasty piece of crap car history in the first place.
Each LeMons race is for cars purchased, fixed up, and track-prepped for a total of 500 dollars or less. But before reaching the grid, you'll have to survive trials like the Personal-Injury-Lawyer Anti-Slalom, the Marxist-Valet Parking Challenge, and the Wide Open Throttle Rodthrowapalooza. Twelve hours into the race, the car voted People’s Choice is called in and awarded a cash prize; simultaneously, the car voted People’s Curse is called in and summarily destroyed. At the end of 24 hours, a gala awards ceremony plies the survivors with trophies, plaques, and four-figure purses in canvas bags full of nickels. What's not to like?
24 Hours of Lemons site
Grassroots Motorsports Challenge
Now in its 10th year (2009)the GRM challenge is the ultimate display of automotive engineering on a budget. With a budget equivalent to the year of the competition ($2009) entrants must build a car to compete in an autocross, a drag race and a concourse judging. This event will change your mind about what budget motorsports is all about.
Grassroots Motorsports site