Wednesday, November 23, 2016

24 Hours of LeMons with The Cosmonaughts

On a cold rainy day in early October, thanks to Dave Allan, I was invited out to a garage in Medford, MA to talk to a group of people working on an old beat-up Toyota MR2. This car was actually comprised of two cars - a 1986 Toyota frame, with sections of a 1987 one welded on to it. The team was about to put a 1996 engine from a completely different car into it.

They are called The Cosmonaughts (https://www.facebook.com/TheCosmonaughts/), and Dave, Chris, Christina, Rob and Fred race this car in something called The 24 Hours of LeMons, a play on the name of the world famous endurance race held every June in France, the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Here is my interview with the four of them (Fred, the fifth team member, was not available at the time).  I hope you enjoy this behind the scenes look at this very special part of auto racing and Happy Thanksgiving!


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