They also did a double cannonball trip. 2 guys in a caged small car 6000 miles. Documented in the book Horrible Idea.
EDIT: They are over 30 lemons races as well.
8/26/22 9:37 a.m.
Needs moar John Greenwood.
As a former member of Team Tinyvette, I believe our crowning achievement was knocking out transmission swaps within 45 minutes from the time the tow truck dropped it off and our getting it back on the track. I think I still have burns on my scalp from scalding gear oil that poured out of one dead box! Another fond memory is looking up at the door handle of the stretch limo “Rolling Chicane” while passing it in the Esses at Buttonwillow Raceway, and essentially seeing eye-to-glowing-brake-rotor… it really is a small car.
I’ll never forget my opel gt my first car, taught me how to fix my own car, made mistakes learned from them. the car made it almost 100k before the engine blew. Fortunately that happened after I traded the car for a Honda not sure that was a great choice but it was what economics required. Miss that car more than you know.