Hella Sweet Lemons Car of the Week: Delinquent Racing’s 1996 Ford Taurus SHO

Posted July 2, 2019

We return to the Hella Sweet Lemons Car of the Week series (go here for the older HSLCOTW posts) with one of the few surviving race cars whose history goes all the way back to the earliest days of the series, when cars swapped paint and teams performed unsafe repairs at the hallowed site of the infamous Altamont Free Concert: the Delinquent Racing 1996 Ford Taurus SHO.

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The Tommy Salami 1989 Pontiac/Daewoo/Vauxhall/Opel/Asüna LeMans/Racer/Kadett/Optima SuperBoss

Posted June 24, 2019

Those of us in the 24 Hours of Lemons world who try to be Bad Influencers™ often use our sinister power to induce teams to make terrible choices in race cars. Sometimes those choices cause endless misery character-building, while others lead to unalloyed glory. We’d been pleading for a 1988-1993 Pontiac LeMans, the Daewoo-made crapboxian commuter based on the Opel Kadett E, since the earliest days of the series, and finally a team had the ignorance guts, magical thinking creativity, and bad taste appreciation for engineering superiority to campaign one: Tommy Salami and the Meat Wagon.

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