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January 20, 2020

Retreat Repeats: 7 Multiple-Time Winter Lemons Rally Cars

Some masochistic Lemons teams bring back their Retreat From Moscow Rally rides for a second or even a third time! Here are a few of them.

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January 17, 2020

Rules Changes 2020: Rookie Drivers Earn Bonus Points

We’ve made only a couple of minor tweaks to the 2020 Rules. Among them: a rookie driver on your team will score two extra championship points!

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January 16, 2020

White Pony Dry named ‘Desperately Needed Absorbent of Lemons’

You all spill lots of fluid everywhere and now we have an official fluid absorbent of Lemons. White Pony Dry can also clean fluids in many other venues.

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January 15, 2020

Retreat From Moscow 2020: Lemons Rally Need-To-Knows

We give the rundown on the 2020 Retreat From Moscow Rally and what you need to know before you show up with your heap, daily driver, rental, or whatever!

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January 14, 2020

The Greatest New Lemons Cars of the 2019 Season

Some of the most terribly spectacular and spectacularly terrible 24 Hours of Lemons race cars that debuted during the 2019 season.

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January 9, 2020

VINwiki: Chief Perp Tells a Lemony Tale of Accidental Collector Car-ness

The Chief Perp Jay Lamm makes an appearance on VINwiki Stories. He talks about the (extremely) rare Lemons team that (accidentally) made money on their car.

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December 20, 2019

Champions of the Lemons World: Your 2019 Winners!

We give the rundown on Lemons’ national and regional champions (term used loosely) for 2019. ‘Twas a good year for crapcans.

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December 9, 2019

Hella Sweet Lemons Car of the Week: The Run-EXP 1982 Ford EXP

During the 1980s, when you wanted a two-seat version of a huge-selling and much-beloved subcompact, what car did you buy? For most people— boring people, that is— the answer was the Honda CRX, the shortened Civic. For those who wanted to roll in true Ford Escort style, there was the Ford EXP and its Mercury-badged […]

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December 4, 2019

Holiday Gift Guide: Lemons Gifts That Don’t Suck (Probably)

Looking for a holiday gift for that special Lemons racer in your life? We offer some (maybe) helpful suggestions for a Lemons-tacular holiday.

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October 15, 2019

Race Dates: It’s Your 2020 24 Hours of Lemons Schedule!

The Lemons schedule for 2020 is out! Register for your races and rallies now. See what’s new, what’s changed, and what’s awesome (everything, FYI).

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October 5, 2019

Hella Sweet Lemons Car of the Week: The Ho Ho Ho Racing 1993 Honda Civic

Some Lemons teams get a lot of attention because they build ridiculous stuff, while others catch our eye— not in a good way— because they get a lot of black flags. One team from Des Moines, Iowa, has been competing in the series since 2013, and they’ve managed to stay under the radar for 14 […]

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October 4, 2019

Tunachuckers: Drive Your Junk To Work Day

Ever driven your crappy race car to work? Tunachuckers team captain Mike writes of commuting in his “Plymford” for us. It’s a thing of beauty.

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September 10, 2019

Hella Sweet Lemons Cars of the Week: Veggie-Oil-Powered Mercedes-Benzes at Altamont 2007

Depending on how you count, we’ve had 219 Lemons races since that first one at Altamont Motorsports Park in the fall of 2006, and #220 and #221 will take place this weekend (in Colorado and South Carolina, respectively). With all those great races and all those great cars, you might be surprised to learn that […]

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September 5, 2019

Lemons Wish List: Late-Model Chrysler Models Provide a Ripe Batch

Many Chrysler cars from the last 20 years might be your ticket to Lemons fame. Or notoriety. Which is basically the same as Lemons “fame.”

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September 3, 2019

Sunbeam Rapier: Not Sharp and Not Dull (Hella Sweet Lemons Car of the Week)

Your Hella Sweet Lemons Car of the Week is a great mashup of Rootes Group and 1970s domestic economy car. It’s Lemons’ first Sunbeam Rapier!

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August 20, 2019

Fiat X1/9 Frankenstein: A Rotary-Swapped Hella Sweet Car of the Week

It’s time for another Hella Sweet Car of the Week and it’s another Fiat…kind of. The Italian Stallions built a rotary-powered monster out of a Fiat X1/9.

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August 19, 2019

NHMS and the IOE: Maximum Effluency in New England

We’ve visited New Hampshire Motor Speedway 10 times—we didn’t even need toes to count yet—so we recap the Index of Effluency winners from NHMS.

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August 16, 2019

Heroic Lemons Buick Reatta and Toyota Supra Exploits Documented in Hella Sweet Comic Book

A comic book documenting the struggles of Morrow’s Auto and their Buick Reatta and Toyota Supra 24 Hours of Lemons race cars.

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October 24, 2023

Lemons Releases 2024 Race and Rally Schedule

The 2024 Lemons race and rally schedule are out! Sign up for your 2024 Lemons events right now or plan to visit as a spectator.

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October 12, 2022

Lemons Releases 2023 Race and Rally Calendars

It’s time for the Lemons 2023 schedule! Rallies and Races, get yourself signed up right now for next year!

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November 10, 2021

Lemons Rally: Six Events and a Rental Car Class for 2022

Lemons Rally brings a half-dozen road trips in 2022 as well as a new class just for Rental Cars. Get the details here!

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November 3, 2021

Halloween Meets Gasoline Prize: Cash & Trophy for Stupidity? You Bet.

“Halloween Meets Gasoline.” We’ve said it for years and now we’re putting our money where our mouth is. Theme hard, win cash. Simple enough.

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October 13, 2021

2022 Calendar: Lemons Announces 31-Event Calendar

2022 Calendar is out for the 24 Hours of Lemons, Lemons Rally, and Concours d’Lemons. See what’s happening in 2022!

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February 19, 2021

PittRace: 4 Great Lemons Cars From Our First Race in PA

We’re headed back to PittRace near Pittsburgh and Yinz need to see these awesome cars from our first PittRace visit.

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January 11, 2021

Barber Race, Retreat From Moscow Rally COVID’d

Due to COVID-19, Lemons will postpone our race at Barber and our season-opening Lemons Rally. Details within.

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December 4, 2020

2021 Lemons Rally: Schedule includes five crapcan rallies

2021 Lemons Rally schedule is out with a handful of fantastic roadtrips for you, your crapcan, and your friends/family/enemies.

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October 22, 2020

Lemons Releases 2021 Schedule

We’ve got the Lemons 2021 Schedules right here, hot and ready and mostly complete, even. Check it out and register early!

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July 11, 2024

Element Fire Extinguishers to Sponsor “Combustion Crown”

Element Fire Extinguishers to Sponsor “Combustion Crown” at the Aug. 17, 2024 Concours d’Lemons Monterey, CA — July 11, 2024 — Just when you thought Monterey Auto Week couldn’t get any hotter, Element Fire Extinguishers has decided to turn up the heat by sponsoring the “Combustion Crown” award at the Concours d’Lemons for the car […]

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July 8, 2024

Legally Lemony – Brake Mistake: The Pedal to the Metal Audi Lawsuits

This story is brought to you by – Conn Law PC, a California-Based Consumer Protection Law Firm that focuses on Lemon Law and Auto Fraud In the glitzy, over-the-top 1980s, when Wall Street yuppies with slicked-back hair were snapping up luxury cars like they were going out of style, the Audi 5000 hit the American market. With its […]

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June 28, 2024

2024 Chattanooga Concours d’Lemons

The Concours d’Lemons returns to celebrate the Un-Best of the Automotive World at the Chattanooga Motorcar Festival on Sat. Oct. 12, 2024 in the West Village, Downtown Chattanooga, TN. Register your hooptie and get a pair of 3 day passes to the event. The event returns to a full show where capricious and bribery prone […]

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April 8, 2024

Conn Law, PC sponsors new trophy at 2024 California CdL

In what is perhaps the most fitting sponsorship ever, Conn Law, PC, a California-Based Consumer Protection Law Firm that focuses on Lemon Law and Auto Fraud will be presenting the “This Car Should Have Been a Lawsuit” Trophy at the 2024 California Concours d’Lemons, Aug. 17, 2024, at 440 Harcourt Ave, Seaside City Hall lawn during Monterey Auto Week. “The statute of limitations has long […]

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April 8, 2024

Oris – Official Timepiece of Concours d’Lemons CA 2024

Oris, an independent mechanical watch brand from Hölstein, Switzerland, is the official timepiece of the 2024 California Concours d’Lemons. Taking place August 17, 2024 at Seaside City Hall, at 4400 Harcourt Ave, Seaside, CA. the Concours d’Lemons brings a great car show with a bit of fun to an otherwise straight laced Monterey Auto Week. […]

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March 6, 2024

2024 Amelia Island Concours d’Lemons – Winners and Photos

The Concours d’Lemons returned the beach at Main beach Park on March 1, 2024, as part of Classic Motorsports Magazine Amelia Kick-Off party.  The event included a sports car show, celebrity panel discussion and the Concours d’Lemons. The pouring rain did not deter hooptie owners or spectators from showing up and having a great time […]

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August 24, 2023

2023 California Concours d’Lemons – Photos & Winners

For the 14th time the Concours d’Lemons rumbled into Monterey Auto Week, leaking oil and spreading smiles on the lawn of Seaside City Hall on Aug. 19, 2023. Hoopties of every description thrilled a record crowd of crap car connoisseurs as bribery prone celebrity judges awarded thrift store sources trophies. The judges loved the heartwarming […]

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March 7, 2023

2023 Amelia Concours d’Lemons – Winners and Photos

The Concours d’Lemons sputtered onto the 1st Fairway of the Amelia Island Golf Club on March 4, 2023, as part of Hagerty’s The Amelia event that included a high end concours, Cars and Community with Lemons and RadWood. Hoopties of every description from all over the southeast were subject to a drenching when a passing […]

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February 8, 2023

2022 Amelia Concours d’Lemons – Winners and Photos

The 2022 Concours d’Lemon Amelia Island took place on the 1st Fairway of the Amelia Island Golf Club, as part of Hagerty‘s Cars and Community, a saturday morning prequel to the famed The Amelia concours the following day. The Concours d’Lemons was situated next to the spectator shuttle bus stop, ensuring the thousands who entered the […]

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