About Us

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!”

Ford shrugged.

“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.

  1. #1 by authur prefect on October 29, 2009 - 8:11 pm

    Looks like a fish, goes like a fish, steers like a cow…

    Racing like flying is the art of throwing your self at the ground and missing…

    Great theme and car and web page!

  2. #2 by ford prefect on October 29, 2009 - 8:12 pm

    sorry thats ford prefect and authur dent (its been a while!)

  3. #3 by Chad Squires on December 10, 2009 - 11:57 am

    If your team is interested USEDCAR RACING SERIES will be having two 24 hour endurance races during 2010 at Nelson Ledges Road Course. I have included a link to our website Rules and Race Dates will be posted there soon.

    Thanks

    Chad Squires
    USEDCAR RACING
    http://usedcarracing.squarespace.com/

  4. #4 by Mary H. aka doctawife on August 30, 2010 - 10:49 am

    Could you add http://www.tetanusneon.com/ to your sidebar?

    I like the blog. It is goodness and greatness and towels all wrapped up into a shiny package. 😉

    Oh, and thanks for the help in LA. We finally have a working clutch cable, btw.

    -dw aka Mary

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