Earlier this year, Make Magazine agreed to sponsor Jason Torchinsky in fielding an entry into the 2008 24 Hours of LeMons motor race: an endurance race for cars valued at $500 or less.
Jason gathered the best people in the field with enough free time and some interest in racing a broken-down junker car: Tom Jennings, Brett Doar, and Sloan Fader. A 1993 Ford Escort LX was purchased for $300, and the work began.
In the end, the Make:Way car came in 33rd out of nearly 90 entries, a far better result than ever hoped for. Come see what the team did, how they did it, and see the 33rd-place-winning car itself!
(Mark Allen of Machine Project was an official sponsor of the Make:Way team’s tires!)