Welcome GTP members, Hooncorp followers and motorsport fans alike! This thread is going to cover Hooncorp's attempt at the 2018 NZ 24 Hours Of Lemons, on the 12-13th May. Here I will be posting live updates on the team's progress over the race weekend. I'll keep it as "to-the-minute" as I can, and I'll do my best to both provide pics and clips too, and also respond to any messages put on this thread. The basic premise of this event is simple. It's the first ever full 24hr endurance race in New Zealand. This is actually 24hr Lemons' third year in New Zealand, and Hooncorp's second Lemons, but previous events have been split into two "dawn till dusk" races over the course of a weekend. This will be the first true, honest to God, non-stop 24 hour motor race in the country. Through night and day. The action's going down at Hampton Down's motorsport park, which is a well known circuit by most Lemons veterans, but still treacherous nonetheless. Cars must have been acquired for $999NZD or less. Spent $1000 buying your car? That's a penalty!!! Teams may buy cars cheaper and spend leftover money on upgrades (eg. buy a car for $300 and spend $699 on suspension, brakes, etc..) However, safety equipment costs do not come into the equation. Want to drop $4k on a rollcage? You're more than welcome! Want to spend that same $4k on twin turbos, nitrous oxide and semislick racing tyres instead? PENALITES!!!!!!! Cars MUST HAVE a one piece non-reclining seat, rollcage, harness, fire extinguisher and kill switch. That makes them safe, as safe as any other car out there racing today. Will it make them last the distance? We shall see. So, as I said before here you'll find the live updates on the race when it happens in a few weeks time. Until then though, this OP is up here as a bit of a placeholder, so I can share the link to a few places and direct people here so they know to bookmark this link to keep up to tabs! (Jordan approved) Watch this space! I'll put up some pics and clips of the preparations leading up to the event, but come May 12-13, things get real!!!