Craigslist Candidates: 1990 Nissan Maxima

Thursday October 30th, 2008 at 1:1010 PM
Posted by: Kurt Gensheimer

In the Craigslist Candidates column, we scour Craigslist to find the finest thoroughbred schlockbox candidates for The 24 Hours of LeMons. There’s only one stipulation – it’s gotta cost less than $500.

In this Craigslist Candidates installment, we’ve located a classic – the first real 4-door sports car – well, at least according to Nissan. The 1990 Nissan Maxima was dubbed such due to it’s four-wheel independent suspension, disc brakes, impressive-at-the-time 160 horse V-6, and of course the ultimate dead giveaway that it’s a sports car – white gauge faces!

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24 Hours of LeMons at Thunderhill – 3 Times a Charm

Friday January 4th, 2008 at 7:11 PM
Posted by: Kurt Gensheimer

By Kurt Gensheimer
Photos: Matthew Talbott, Alex Fruehsamer, Patrick Pieper

I’m racing a $500 VW Rabbit GTI into turn one at Thunderhill and the only thing going through my mind is the video of a friend’s GTI snapping a front wheel spindle and doing a 90 mile-an-hour barrel roll into the grass. I know it’s taboo to think those things when racing, but when you’re at the helm of a 25 year-old malmaintenanced schlockbox, sometimes your subconscious gets the best of you. Read the rest of this entry »

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