Last weekend the 24 Hours of LeMons South took place at Carolina Motorsports Park in Kershaw, SC. The epic beater endurance race of cars that cost $500 or less saw a 1-2 sweep by none other than a pair of Mazda RX-7s. When was the last time you saw a Wankel, much less one that cost only half a grand, survive this much abuse?
We’ve been told by Murilee Martin, former participant and guest judge, this is a race in which cars will get hit. And yet, these little Mazdas managed to evade crushing by some truly gargantuan slabs of Detroit iron. Take a look at this gallery of all the finishing five-Benjamin beaters, including a Buick/Opel, which we all know is really an Isuzu I-Mark.