posted on July 12, 2011 20:00
How did we know we were finally getting close to Le Mans? Morgans, that's how. When you see 7 of those whatchamacalit modern, BMW-powered Morgans in a land of Schitroens, you know you're getting close. Never having had any reason to give two shits about a Morgan, though, what you don't know what that steampunk-looking split-window Morgan coupe thing is called. Hell, we didn't seem to remember what any of the goofy euro garage queens peppering the streets and parking lots of Le Mans were called, we just knew they were awesome.
So here's the challenge: First person to accurately name all 24 of these cars gets some of those genius points that makes people on the forums think you're smart and junk. Format it like this:
1: Pazoozie GT69
2: Renault Concubine
3: Wartburg Condyloma
4: etc., etc.
Ok, technically this was spotted in Monaco, but it was on the way to the 24 Hours of Le Mans, so we're gonna count it.
I don't know what this car is supposed to be capable of, but based on the limited accomodations for cooling airflow, I'm gonna bet it can't do anything for very long.
Also not technically spotted at Le Mans, but it was spotted on a day when we at least attempted to go to Le Mans.
This one really had us baffled at the time. Enough so that we spent more camera time with this thing than we did with the spectacular cathedral behind it.
The car was completely badgeless, but its not clear if it had been debadged, or of they were originally naked. Though the body was clearly fiberglass, the extensive use of plastics in the interior suggested it was not a kit car.
This is the feature that clearly made the answer Googleable. But just because we finally figured it out doesn't mean we're gonna let you off without a search of your own.
There were literally more Astons at Le Mans than Hondas and Toyotas combined.
Somehow when you're actually at Le Mans, the blue and orange Gulf livery doesn't seem contrived at all.
Not just any crappy C4, the best crappy C4 ever made. You have to respect the twisted devotion it must require to own one of these in Europe.