Our official coverage of the 24 Hours of LeMons Arse-Freeze-Apalooza at Thunderhill has started, but we couldn't wait to show you what could be the absolute coolest bit of low-cost technology that will be showcased at the event: the hillbilly wing. This stunning bit of kit will be vying for the coveted "Most Dangerous Banned F1 Technology" trophy, and we think they're a shoe-in. Actuated by a bowling ball, the hillbilly wing is made from an abandoned ironing board, some electrical conduit and a bit of rope. Genius. Now, how long will it last?
The Faster Farms Chickens' 1966-7 Plymouth Belvedere was made to resemble the car used in the Foster Imposters skits, and they have done a pretty good job emulating their target. When Foster Farms found out about the car, they issued a press release detailing the effort -- something that warms our cockles in our ridiculously litigious society. See the PR and the video after the break.
CALLING ALL RACE FANS: 'FASTER IMPOSTERS' TO RACE AT THUNDERHILL IN WILLOWS IN 24 HOURS OF LeMONS
WILLOWS, Calif. – The "Faster Imposters" – a take off on Foster Farms' popular advertising characters – are gearing up for the race of their lives midnight to midnight December 27 - 28 at the Thunderhill Raceway Park, in Willows, Calif. It's 24 Hours of LeMons, an all night race of 100 broken down, beat up cars just trying to cross the finish line. Faster Imposter Race Captain Adrian Smith and his teammate are such fans of Foster Farms' Foster Imposter television commercials that they've put together nearly an exact replica of the 1960s Plymouth Belvedere featured in the ads and plan to race dressed in Imposter knockoff chicken costumes. Of course, they'll bring the stuffed Foster Imposters along for moral support. The Foster Imposters are the junk food eating chickens that can never quite make the grade to be fresh, natural Foster Farms chickens. The Faster Imposters are also trying make the grade. "It's very important that the car lasts long enough for all of us to have a chance to drive some of the roughly 15 hours," said Smith. "Getting this wonderful beat-up old Belvedere up to snuff has been a challenge. Just finishing would be honorable in an old 60's Plymouth," comments Smith, who has a soft spot for the old Belvedere cars and has collected and rebuilt several.
Given that, their race strategy is:
- Save the car, don't drive it beyond its means
- Pit safely and effectively
- Have as much fun as humanly possible!