Here is an article from the current issue of MAKE Magazine about the '93 Escort that my friend Tom and three other guys hot-rodded and raced in the 24 Hour Le Mons last May, with Josh, Dina and Vanya as the glamorous pit crew.
Brett Doar, Sloan Fader and Tom Jennings converted a $300 "junker" an 88 horsepower Ford Escort into a race car that was raced in Jay Lamm's 24 Hours of LeMons. The entry fee of $500 for the race cost more than the car! The LeMons race covers 400 miles in 14 hours of driving over two days...therefor the adaptability of the vehicle is more critical than speed. A link to the entire article is HERE.