Car Woes Cost 'Frosties' 'Race' Spot

A little car trouble put the brakes on "The Amazing Race" for sisters Lisa and Joni in the episode aired Tuesday night.

The loud, proud, rambunctious, good-natured sisters, who are both over six feet tall and like to call themselves "The Glamazons," had a run-in with a '67 Volkswagen, and spent much of the time lost in Brazil's countryside, to boot.

Lisa Hinds, 48, a realtor and artist who lives in Santa Rosa Beach, Fla. and Joni Glaze, 44, a children's pastor from Katy, Texas, became the second team to be sent packing.

The team eliminated last week, John Lowe and Scott Braginton-Smith, came up with another name for the sisters, "The Frosties."

The ten remaining teams all started out in San Paulo and ended up in the country.

As the "Race" "official Web site put it, "After a thrilling 400-foot rappel down a São Paulo building, the teams made their way into the beautiful green Brazilian countryside, where best friends BJ and Tyler and friends Eric and Jeremy once again battled for supremacy, with "the hippies" (BJ and Tyler) coming out on top. Meanwhile, after their car broke down, married couple Fran and Barry believed they were finished, but sisters Lisa and Joni had an even greater struggle with their car and became the second team eliminated."

Joni laughed as she told CBS News, "Lisa agreed to drive and I agreed to eat. She usually drives a Mercedes, so I guess it's different from a '67 Volkswagen."

For complete details of what happened during Round Two, click here.

After the latest round ended, says the "Race" site, there was a tearful scene: "Lisa placed the blame fully on herself and her inability to drive the car to which Joni replied, "We did our best and that's all we could do." Lisa later remarked, "What I admire most in Joni is her outlook on life. She's always got a positive outlook. I needed to hear some encouraging words and she was really, really good about doing that." Joni added, "I feel like we're winners. Just given the opportunity to go around the world, to experience the race with my sister, money can't buy that. There's no way a million dollars could ever buy that."Joni told CBS News taking part in "Race" made the sisters much closer than they had been: "We would see each other on holidays, but we were never close. Lisa was 17 when she moved out. After that, we drifted apart. Then we started emailing each other four years ago and she asked me to apply for the Race with her. …Now we talk every day. The two of us getting back together was better then winning the million (dollars top prize).

On The Early Show Wednesday, Lisa told co-anchor Harry Smith she's a "huge" fan of "The Amazing Race" and she was "heartbroken" and "devastated" when she and Joni were eliminated.

Joni told Smith car that gave Lisa so much trouble wasn't a Volkswagen, "It was a demon."

"I thought I could drive a manual (transmission) until I got in that car," Lisa said to Smith. "I've been doing it forever. There were no gauges that worked. The headlights didn't work."

The roads were no better. "There were roads, I didn't even know they made roads like that," Lisa remarked.

The sisters screamed quite a bit during their time in "Race," and Smith showed a montage of various screams.

Smith, who's six-foot-three, asked Lisa and Joni to stand next to him, and they were both almost as tall as he was. One stood on each side, and Lisa cracked, "We made a Harry sandwich!"



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