LeMons The Mopar Way: The Faster Farms Plymouth

As I promised during my coverage of the 24 Hours of LeMons ‘Sears Pointless’ race this week, I have a few individual car spotlights to share from the event. And I figured a good way to start would be with one of the longest-running and most recognizable vehicles on the West Coast LeMons circuit.

I’m talking about the ‘Faster Farms’ entry – a 1966 Plymouth Belvedere four-door sedan.

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Not only is the Plymouth one of the oldest cars you’ll find running in the 24 Hours of LeMons, it’s also one of the most interesting.

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The car gets its name from a series of old Foster Farms (an American poultry brand) commercials that featured a couple of chickens driving around in a beat-up Plymouth just like this one.

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Before its newfound life as a LeMons race car, the Plymouth was a wreck purchased for next to nothing. Given the amount of old Mopar parts out there though, it’s actually quite well-suited for this unique form of racing. Needless to say, the car is quite simple in its mechanicals, and it’s hard to ask for something more basic to work on.

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Despite the battered look of the body however, it (of course) features all of the safety equipment that LeMons entries are required to have.

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But what really makes the car stand out are all the cosmetic ‘modifications’ that adorn a body; one which has nary a straight panel on it. There are the Richard Petty #43 numbers on the doors for starters.

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And on the rear end sits a gigantic homemade Superbird-style wing which makes the old Plymouth impossible to miss when it’s out on the track.

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That’s in addition to other things like hood scoops made from street signs, multiple stuffed animals, and a bumper sticker that reads ‘disc brakes are for cowards’.

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It’s crappy, it’s cool and it puts a smile your on face. And at the 24 Hours of LeMons, that’s the way it’s supposed to be.

Mike Garrett
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I love it, great article!


That is one of the coolest cars I've ever seen!


Haha this is great!


this just looks like pure fun!


All those cars where people try to say they "just ain't care" and are in in for the likes. But no other car says IDGAF and embodies creativity quite like a LeMons car.


Spend the $500 on some stiffer torsion bars and go nuts! I love it.


The advans up front are priceless!


This is just absolutely amazing. I saw that in the bonus images I knew I wanted more of it, way to deliver.


Speedhunters this is an iconic car for real ..U0001f480U0001f44c


That thing successfully put a smile on my face from "strap-on" to "caution jet blast" lol


Function over form being taken to the extreme.... And sprinkled with some hilarious details. Magnificent


gagahsasono That is what LeMons is all about, my friend!


IRONWOLF RD You got it man!


Option13 Yes yes yes,


ZTRWatch You can be assured of that!


PhatRainbows Thanks a lot!


I had a '66 Nova in college, about that color blue and about that many dents. Didn't think much of it at the time, but now I wonder what people thought, seeing it drive down the road, of me as a driver. Probably "Steer Clear!"

Great article.


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