24 Hour Lemons Race

Lemon sticker photo credit Lauren Harvey
Lemon sticker photo credit Lauren Harvey

Most people have heard of the Le Mans race, but who has heard of the 24 Hours of Lemons race?

The 24 Hours of Lemons is a bit of a mockery of the Le Mans race and is held at Hampton Downs Raceway. The way the race is put together is simple: you buy a “lemon” race car and chuck some safety equipment into it, then hurl it (or nurse it) around a professional racetrack for up to 24 hours. There are prizes for teams that last the distance – penalties for those with ‘misplaced talent’.

This year’s race at Hampton Downs is being held from September 15 – 17.

If you have a “Lemon” and are wanting to give it a go it is a cheap $458.85 to enter.

Your car should cost you $999 or less to buy.

And entry fee (per driver): $672.75

Entry fee for Pit crew/spanner monkeys: $75 each

Spectator entry over the weekend is free, so put on your best cheerleader outfit and cheer on your favourite lemon.

For more information check out their website.

All proceeds made from the weekend are going to an amazing cause Prostate Cancer Foundation of New Zealand.

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