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S:S:L Ride Along – Ferrari Enzo @ MSR Houston

A few months back, we ran a story about the famous Ferrari Enzo that was featured in the movie Redline, and later crashed by actor Eddie Griffin.  Friend of S:S:L, Matt Groner, picked up the wrecked Ferrari and promptly proceeded to put the sacred Enzo back together.  This weekend we headed down to MSR Houston to hang out with friend of S:S:L, Michael Mills, who asked us if we wanted to go for a spin.  Uh, Fluck yes!   Enjoy the video and turn up the volume!

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2009 24 Hours of Lemons – Houston Gator-O-Rama – The Punishments


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Photos by Zerin Dube

The best part of any 24 Hours of Lemons race are, of course, watching the penalties and punishments being handed out to drivers who received the dreaded black flag for doing something stupid. Head Judges, Phil Greden and Jonny Lieberman made me the Honorary Judge for the weekend which meant I was allowed to do some punishing of my own.

We have over 200 photos in our Punishment Gallery, and several videos to follow. For now, enjoy these videos and photos after the jump!

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2009 24 Hours of Lemons – Houston Gator-O-Rama – The Race


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Photos by Zerin Dube

After two days of hard racing, countless penalties, and several thousand laughs later, the Houston 24 Hours of Lemons race is history. The winner at the end of it all was the #0 Mustang of the Formula M for Mullet race team. This race marks the first time in Lemons history that a Mustang has ever won the race! So, what was the secret to their success? We don’t really know, but we can say they were one of the few cars that never had to come in for a penalty.

True to the Southern hospitality that Texans are known for, the Mullet team donated the $1500 purse they won to a fund set up for the Norwegian Slaab team’s mechanic who was critically injured in an accident outside of the track on Saturday night.

We’ve set up several galleries (all available in 1280×853 glory) and will be uploading videos through the week of many of the punishments that were handed out over the course of the weekend. For now, enjoy these photos and videos, and be sure to check out Jalopnik as well for additional coverage throughout the week.


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24 Hours of Lemons Houston Gator-O-Rama Winner, the #0 Formula M for Mullet Mustang

More race photos after the jump!

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2009 24 Hours of Lemons – Houston Gator-O-Rama – People’s Curse


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Photos by Zerin Dube

We are finally back home from the 24 Hours of Lemons Houston Gator-O-Rama, and thus starts our in-depth coverage of the event. We have over 800 high-resolution photos from the event, and several videos showing our favorite drivers getting humiliated and punished by the judges. In keeping with Lemons tradition, all this is done with a great sense of humor and the need to have fun!

We start things off with the 2009 People’s Curse winner, the #56 Miata. Based on what we heard from the competitors we spoke to, this Miata won the not so coveted award by a landslide. Enjoy!

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Friday Timewaster: Hennessey ZR700 Testing at MSR Houston

I headed out to MSR Houston last weekend to visit friend of S:S:L, Michael Mills, and was pleasantly surprised to see John Hennessey and John Heinricy testing out their latest creations. The ZR700 is a tweaked version of the already potent ZR1. Hennessey claims 705 horsepower with the upgrades. The top video is one I shot from the end of pit wall as the ZR700 entered turn 1 at MSR Houston. The in-car video below is by Hennessey Performance and shows John Heinricy in action. Enjoy!

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Speed Read Plus: Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG


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Story by Zerin Dube & Michael Mills
Photography by Zerin Dube

Price: $60,380 (est)
Major equipment: : 6.2L V8 engine, AMG SPEEDSHIFT PLUS 7-speed automatic transmission, AMG seating package: premium leather, memory seats, 4-way power steering column ($2,980 option), Premium Package 2: rear sunshade, bi-xenon headlamps ($1,100 option)

In the fleet: August 2008

Z. DUBE: Anyone who has known me long enough knows that I lust after family sedans that have been pumped up with a healthy dosage of horsepower. My love affair for sedans on steroids started with my former “B5”-generation Audi S4; it started life with the factory-provided 250 horsepower, but through some careful part sourcing and a bit of fiscal irresponsibility, my relatively calm family sedan turned into a 400+ horsepower monster. There’s nothing more satisfying than stomping a Corvette or Mustang Cobra in a four-door luxury sedan. Unfortunately, all this power came at the cost of a voided factory warranty. Pumping up a B5 S4 to those horsepower levels required that the engine be pulled out of the car, painstakingly tweaked, and then stuffed back in so it could generate enough heat to roast a pig. Back then though, this was the route you had to take if you wanted that level of performance in a sedan.

More on the C63, and on-track timing/impressions from Grand-Am/NASA GTS driver Michael Mills, after the jump.

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