Mostly Harmless Racing is a bunch of hoopy froods who thought it would be a really really good idea to participate in a 24 hours of LeMons event.
For those of you who don’t know what this is, imagine pulling the worst cars you find out of junkyards, barns or craigslist; putting safety equipment on them, and racing them for hours at a time in the most crowded endurance race you can imagine. Sound like fun? Well, the budget is $500, so at least it’s affordable.
Having been to a couple of the events, it’s more like a really good party where everyone works on cars – with a really inconvenient race thrown into the middle of it. I’ve never had more fun at a race track.
Why Mostly Harmless?
Being the slightly nerdy guys that we are, we all are fans of the Douglas Adams Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy trilogy. All five of the books.
Regarding the entry on earth in the guide:
Arthur followed Ford’s finger, and saw where it was pointing. For a moment it still didn’t register, then his mind nearly blew up.
“What? Harmless? Is that all it’s got to say? Harmless! One word!”
“Well, there are a hundred billion stars in the Galaxy, and only a limited amount of space in the book’s microprocessors,” he said, “and no one knew much about the Earth of course.”
“Well for God’s sake I hope you managed to rectify that a bit.”
“Oh yes, well I managed to transmit a new entry off to the editor. He had to trim it a bit, but it’s still an improvement.”
“And what does it say now?” asked Arthur.
“Mostly harmless,” admitted Ford with a slightly embarrassed cough.
Oh, and we hope we’ll be mostly harmless on the track too. Mostly, not completely.