Follow longtime BMW CCA member Terry Sayther’s report through the weekend in his $500 racecar, preparing for the 24 Hours of LeMons. Yes, LeMons, not LeMans. Check back for more from the Chihuahua Express, a three-day open road race in western Mexico, the weekend of April 21.

The Project Lemon BMW’s logo.
Terry Sayther with Rhett Hubertus and Phil Hartman, BMW CCA
April 20, 2007

FRIDAY, 4/20/07 – We have arrived in Chihuahua City, Chihuahua, Old Mexico via Big Bend National Park and overnight in Terlingua, Texas. Our route crossed paths with roadrunners, coyotes, desert jackrabbits, and a herd of big horned sheep. The always traumatic border crossing made easy by thorough preparation and all proper paperwork, was fortunately made through Presidio, Texas/Ojinaga, Chih. in obscure west Texas. We have heard that not all were so lucky: the racers who crossed in El Paso/Juarez were delayed for many hours for reasons unknown.
Racecars have been trickling into the parking lot here at the five star Westin Hotel, where they undergo a cursory safety inspection before getting their official stickers and numbers. Nothing would do for our Project Lemon Bimmer but that we get lucky number 13, of course.