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Thursday, 17 April 2014 00:00

Almost Everything Autobody Sponsors Gunn High School 24 Hour of LeMons Project

Almost Everything Autobody donated $600 toward the preparation of the Gunn High School Auto Tech 24 Hours of LeMons project—and painted it too.

Gunn High School competed in the 24 Hours of LeMons 2014 Sears Pointless endurance race March 22–23, 2014, at the Sonoma Raceway (formerly Sears Point Raceway) in Sonoma, CA.

The real LeMans race is held annually in LeMans, France, with top auto manufacturers and the fastest gas, diesel, hybrid, and electric cars in the world competing and testing new automotive technologies. 24 Hours of LeMons was established in 2006 by car guy and raconteur Jay Lamm as “Endurance Racing for $500 Cars” (i.e. lemons). Events are held throughout the U.S.

Gunn High School students chose to create a replica of the Pizza Planet delivery truck made famous by Pixar's “Toy Story” as their LeMons entry.

“I try to keep it interesting with cool projects like the ‘Pizza Planet Truck,’” said Mika Camicia, Gunn High School’s auto tech instructor.

Camicia and his wife are both Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) champions and something of racing legends themselves in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Camicia would also like to thank Almost Everything for sponsoring the team once again. “It's very hard to find funding or support for this kind of stuff,” said Camicia.

Frank Barnard, Almost Everything general manager, said, “Kids that learn to build and race cars for the 24 Hours of LeMons better understand the need for safety, the potential and limitations of cars in general, and the potential consequences of an accident. It's a great education.”

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