OK, what's the plan again?
Well, there's an entertaining race idea known as the 24 Hours of LeMons. Teams assemble race cars from beaters, with a budget (excluding tires & safety equipment) of only $500.
No, sounds like fun. The safety equipment will include a roll cage. Some of the gang to track days and used to race, but the rest of us always had something else that took priority... and once they announced a Texas race for this year's LeMons schedule we were out of excuses.
Visiting a junkyard produced a $100 Dodge Neon with a 5-speed, lots of weeds, and some small wildlife. Let the gruntwork and comedy begin.