Has car work got you down? Are you like Roger who can’t seem to finish his tribute car? Or maybe it’s just a case of unobtainium that’s got you down. What ever it is, sometimes we all need a little help to feel fine. For me, it’s a visit to the 1puglife channel on YouTube for some Evel Knievel time. Oh, and if you feel motivated to get on with things (or at least think that your situation isn’t so bad afterall, don’t forget to courtesy). Trigger warning: contains swearing, mild drug use and a complete disrespect for life, limb and property.
Those of you who are familiar with the 24 Hours of Lemons know that it’s really and truly the ‘poor persons’ answer to ChumpCar. But did you know that they do Rallies, too? And they’re going to be in our neck of the woods soon. So, here’s what you need to know:
Lemons Rally: What You Need To Know About the ‘Great Lakes Mistake’ Rally
While the Lemons Rally has made its name sending participants on grueling days through tough weather, the upcoming Great Lakes Mistake Rally from July 2 to 7 instead makes a splash with two other big challenges. The first is distance: The Great Lakes Mistake will run 400-plus miles per day. The second and more daunting challenge: Competitors will spend about half the rally in Canada.
This is the first time we’ve done this rally, but the circumnavigation of the Great Lakes should be a good time and it’s still not too late to add your name to the growing entry list by registering here. As we’ve done with the last two rallies, let’s answer some of the big questions, FAQ-style.
What is this rally thing anyway?
The Lemons Rally covers a couple thousand miles over somewhere between four and six days. Participants score points (1) at the rally’s start based on the general hooptieness of your vehicle, (2) from visiting checkpoints along the route, (3) from assorted (mis)adventures along the way, and (4) through daily challenges, a new feature on the 2018 Lemons Rallies.