Welcome back to the Hella Sweet Lemons Car of the Week series, where we share some of the more interesting vehicles that compete in our favorite road-racing series. This week’s HSLCOTW is the 1983 Toyota Supra raced by The Black Flags, one of the most battered veterans in the Lemons universe.
This car made its debut at the 2009 Goin’ For Broken race at Reno-Fernley Raceway in Nevada. This Los Angeles-based team called themselves The Junkyard Dogs at that time, and the car featured the series’ first (and last) nitrous-oxide system for both engine and driver.
Over the years, The Black Flags got much cleaner and somewhat quicker, eventually winning Class C in 2014. Yes, most Supras go into Class A or Class B, but The Black Flags had earned a Class C berth by being so slow.
As of the 2017 Arse Freeze-a-Palooza, the Black Flags’ Supra had competed in 34 Lemons races. Perhaps three 24 Hours of Lemons cars can claim more races, and none have as many battle scars as this Supra.