The cars are also required to have certain racing equipment to participate, including a legal 6-point or better cage, a race seat, race belts, a kill switch, an onboard fire suppression system, and either a 100% stock fuel system or pro-quality fuel cell.
As for the drivers, they need to have a legal helmet, head-and-neck restraint, and fire-resistant suit/gloves/shoes.
24 Hours of Lemons also has many different awards.
The grand prize is the Index of Effluency award, which goes to the driver who did the most with the worst car. It’s a play on the real Le Mans race's Index of Efficiency, which in the 1960s was awarded based on
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