24 Hours of LeMons Alabama: Twin-Engined Minivan, '59 Studebaker, and an XP ... - Car and Driver (blog)

We inspected the 76 entrants at the ‘Shine Country Classic 24 Hours of LeMons, held at Barber Motorsports Part near Birmingham, too late on Friday night to do our usual same-day coverage, so we’re combining the traditional car-inspection post with... When the water-pump drive belt failed early in the morning, the car did five laps with no cooling-water circulation and cooked the engine. The team found a replacement in an ’04 Taurus in a Birmingham wrecking yard, but (as you can see in this photo), engine replacement is a non-trivial task with this car. Oh yeah, Class B. In addition to the three Duratec V6 engines in the Double Trouble vans, the Knoxvegas Lowballers also have this Duratec-powered Ford Contour SVT (you Europeans knew this car as the Ford Mondeo ST200), and by some miracle this car... Source: blog.caranddriver.com