Thursday, March 13, 2014

Almost Everything Sponsors Gunn High School LeMons Racer

Gunn High School Pizza Planet Replica LeMons Racer (and aliens)

Pizza Planet Truck as seen in A Toy Story by Pixar


Almost Everything Auto Body is extraordinarily. . . no. . . stupendifically proud to sponsor Palo Alto's Gunn High School Auto Tech in the infamous 24 Hours of LeMons! This year's super enduro for sub-$500 vehicles takes place (at least in California) at Sonoma Raceway, Sears Point.

Join Us!

Date:    March 22-23, 2014

Time:    . . . it's a 24 hour race. . .

Place:
           Sonoma Raceway
           "Sears Point"
           29355 Arnold Dr.
           Sonoma, California 95476
Spectator Admission:   $30

That's right, unlike the $140 NASCAR race a few weeks later, this one is nearly free!

Gunn Auto Tech students created as their LeMons entry a replica of the Pizza Planet delivery truck made famous by Pixar's Toy Story. 24 Hours of LeMons is a humorous take on the oldest, most grueling and prestigious auto race, the 24 Heures du Mans. The real LeMans race is held annually in LeMans, France with top auto manufacturers competing with the fastest cars in the world. The 24 Hours of LeMons is NOT like that. It was established in 2006 by Car & Driver editor Jay Lamm as “Endurance Racing for $500 Cars” (i.e. lemons.)

Before:Gunn High School Pizza Planet Replica before paint at Almost Everything

In Process (Painted at Almost Everything):
Gunn High Pizza Planet Replica after painting at Almost Everything Auto Body

After Customization at Gunn High School:
Gunn High School Pizza Planet Replica in all its glory (before the race)

Almost Everything provides support for youth programs in the San Francisco Bay Area through regular sponsorship of the Washington High School Car Show, California School for the Deaf internships, Gunn High School and many other local events.

Before:
Gunn High School Pizza Planet Replica before paint at Almost Everything

In Process:
Gunn High Pizza Planet Replica after painting at Almost Everything Auto Body

 After Customization at Gunn High School:
Gunn High School Pizza Planet Replica in all its glory (before the race)

Mike Camicia is the Gunn High School Auto Tech Instructor, an SCCA (Sports Car Club of America) champion and local racing legend. Mike quips that his wife has actually won more SCCA championships that he has. Our kind of family!

Before:
Gunn High School Pizza Planet Replica before paint at Almost Everything
After Customization at Gunn High School:
Gunn High Pizza Planet Replica in all its glory (before the race)

Frank Barnard, Almost Everything's General Manager, says, “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."

Pizza Planet Rocket under development:

Pixar/Pizza Planet Trivia: amazingly, the Pizza Planet truck has appeared in nearly every Pixar movie to date including: Toy Story (where it first appears), A Bug's Life, Monsters, Inc., Finding Nemo, Cars, Ratatouille, WALL-E, Up, Brave (apparently, pizza and Toyota pick-ups have been popular since the dark ages.) See Wikipedia for the complete list and descriptions of how/where the truck appears.

More info. on Gunn High School Auto Tech, 24 Hours of LeMons & Sonoma Raceway:

http://www.gunnautotech.com/ (Gunn High School Auto Tech Website)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hIkpOIwSV4 (Gunn High School Auto Tech Video)
http://www.24hoursoflemons.com/
http://www.racesonoma.com/



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