HooptieCon West 2019: Watch the Lemons Recap!

By: Eric Rood Photo Credits: Eric Rood, Nick Pon, Murilee Martin
April 16, 2019

24 Hours of Lemons

As its name suggests, the 24 Hours of LemonsHooptieCon brings together a convention—possibly an unconvention?—of janky, crappy, or weird cars. That means car shows from groups that feature either oddball or not-yet-classics like Concours d’Lemons, Billetproof, Radwood, the Gambler 500, and more. These take place in the 24 Hours of Lemons paddock, meaning you show attendees may enjoy crappy cars on and off the racetrack. What’s it like? Check out our video recap from Sears Pointless at HooptieCon West, Confusingly Presented by Yokohama Tire.

Despite the soggy conditions, HooptieCon West drew hundreds of cars, including a huge cadre from Radwood. Those are our kind of diehard car enthusiasts and tons hung for low-speed touring laps after Lemons racing wrapped for the day. We’re super excited for the next HooptieCon East at New Jersey Motorsports Park on June 8 (tickets here).

24 Hours of Lemons

Who shows up to HooptieCon? We assembled a free high-resolution gallery of our HooptieCon photos so you can see for yourself.

24 Hours of Lemons

Sears Pointless

On track, the Lemons field included some monumentally bad entries. Those included a super-weird Bitter SC, a race-winning team swapping rides to a 55-horsepower Opel (above), and Jay Leno driving a Hyundai. Cerveza Racing captured their billionth overall win while Chump Ganasee Targee Racing’s Eagle Talon won Class B for the second time, though their first win eons ago.

24 Hours of Lemons

HooptieCon East

The Real Hoopties of New Jersey at HooptieCon East, Presented by Yokohama Tire—we gotta work on the brevity thing—is June 8 at New Jersey Motorsports Park. Bring your street car to enter in the official Concours d’Lemons, Billetproof, and Radwood shows. You can find links to all the ticket options on the NJMP site here.

24 Hours of Lemons

Race entries for the Real Hoopties of New Jersey closed April 13, unfortunately, with a full field expected. However, registration remains open for most of the remaining 2019 races. You can find those dates and locations on the 24 Hours of Lemons Schedule.

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