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October 2015

Photo Gallery: Metro SVT – MAXIMUM OVERDRIVE’ing


A short lived theme, but one of our favorites. Continuing our trend of movie trucks, we recreated the evil-spirit-alien-possessed big-rig from Steven King's cocaine induced 80's calamity of a movie... MAXIMUM OVERDRIVE

Photo Gallery: Metro SVT – MAXIMUM OVERDRIVE’ing2015-10-01T01:01:30+00:00

Photo Gallery: Disasters and Part Failures


The 24 Hours of Lemons is the only race series where you can actually win awards by blowing your car up! We're so good at it we've earned 2x "Heroic Fix" awards. This gallery is dedicated to the parts that failed and resulting fixes.

Photo Gallery: Disasters and Part Failures2015-10-01T00:52:35+00:00

Photo Gallery: Metro SVT – Snowman’s Kenworth


Our most beloved theme... Snowman's Kenworth. This bite-size replica bootlegged 24 cases of Coors straight into the hearts (and gullets) of the 24 Hours of Lemons Staff. In our first race as Snowman's Kenworth we won not only the coveted C-Class Win, but also the top prize in all of 24HoL, the Index of Effluency. [...]

Photo Gallery: Metro SVT – Snowman’s Kenworth2015-10-01T01:06:28+00:00

September 2015

Racing Gear for Lemons


THE GEAR YOU NEED TO RACE LEMONS! 1. HELMET Helmet - Must be SNELL SA2000+ Rated (SA2015 is the latest) The SA stands for a special fire safety rating - normal Snell helmets to not meet this requirement. 2. FIRE SUIT / NOMEX UNDERWEAR Racing Suit - Must be SFI [...]

Racing Gear for Lemons2019-10-08T13:13:51+00:00

September 2013

Photo Gallery: Metro SVT – The Build


This gallery documents the early days of the Geo build. Pulling the car out of a junkyard, transporting it home, stripping the nasty interior, mounting the new components, and the roll cage build. You might notice that much of the work was done in my single car garage!

Photo Gallery: Metro SVT – The Build2015-09-28T13:52:26+00:00

April 2013

The Metro SVT – Chapter 4: Ford used Lucas Wiring?


We are three weeks out from our debut at Carolina Motorsports Park in the 24 Hours of Lemons: Southern Discomfort. We’ve got a car that’s 15 shades of red, blue, yellow, and green. The engine in the car is straight out of a junkyard and completely untested. The suspension is a cobbled together mess of [...]

The Metro SVT – Chapter 4: Ford used Lucas Wiring?2015-09-04T23:55:54+00:00

The Metro SVT – Chapter 3: Shoehorn Edition


The previous chapter ended on a note of desperation. A junk engine, an excess of RTV silicone, and a pile of useless aluminum was all we had to show for our efforts on the donor engine at the KL#2 shop (Aaron’s house). Meanwhile, at KL#1 (Gary’s House) plenty of other destruction was taking place, except [...]

The Metro SVT – Chapter 3: Shoehorn Edition2015-09-04T23:55:43+00:00

October 2012

The Metro SVT – Chapter 2: The Donor (and IKEA!)


As you read in Chapter 1, we found our race car. She was a beauty. She was ready to soar through the kink at CMP at track record speeds…well, not really… it doesn’t actually do anything a car should do (such as propel itself and stop). We started making a list of problems to fix, [...]

The Metro SVT – Chapter 2: The Donor (and IKEA!)2019-10-08T13:13:51+00:00

August 2012

The Metro SVT – Chapter 1


Chapter 1: The GEO. We've had our taste of Lemons racing, and it tastes good. Racing with The Squirting Coronas is a blast (as all things with lemons are) and we learned a ton about what makes a great team, and how to have fun. The Mercedes we drive is great, really great...too great for [...]

The Metro SVT – Chapter 12019-10-08T13:13:51+00:00