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November 8, 2019

Starion, Mitsubishi Pony of Effluence: Hella Sweet Car of the Week

How does a Japanese sports car win Lemons’ top honor? For starters, it’s a Mitsubishi. And the Starion hasn’t exactly been “good” at Lemons. Or anything.

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November 5, 2019

Squeeze ‘Em Again: 5 Crapcan Repeats Always Welcome in Lemons

Looking for a car that will get minimal scrutiny at Lemons BS Inspection? Here’s a list of crapcan candidates that we’re always happy to see.

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October 30, 2019

Hella Sweet Lemons Car of the Week: The Brown Rubber Soul Racing 1981 Mazda 626 Coupe

We at Lemons HQ spend a great deal of time arguing with one another about what vehicles we most want to see in a future race. Every so often, this debate results in a public proclamation with our latest Wish List— weird GM hatchbacks, say— and many of the more masochistic creative racers have stepped […]

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October 21, 2019

2020 Schedule Release: Lemons Rally, Concours d’Lemons, Lemons OZ/NZ

We give the rundown of the 2020 Schedule for Lemons’ Rally and Concours events in addition to our Southern Hemisphere version of crapcan racing.

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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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August 8, 2019

Hella Sweet Lemons Car of the Week: The Green Hornet 1974 AMC Hornet

We’re pretty excited about all the American Motors products we expect to see competing— that is, dominating— at the Smells Like AMC Spirit race in October. Many AMCs (and Eagles) have competed in the series and earned their rightful share of Index of Effluency glory, and it all began with a sporty V8-powered coupe that […]

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August 8, 2019

Eagle Has ‘Sploded: America’s Rad/Bad Orphan(s) in Lemons

The oft-forgotten Eagle brand was short-lived and one of few American attempts at adding a nameplate. We’ve only had a few, so race an Eagle, why don’t you?

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August 5, 2019

AMC Spirit: Bring Your AMC to ‘Smells Like AMC Spirit’

Bring your AMC Spirit to the 24 Hours of Lemons’ “Smells Like AMC Spirit” at The Ridge in Washington! AMX, four-cylinder, Gremlin-esque…all perfect.

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July 28, 2019

Buffs Racing Chevy Cavalier Too Terrible Even for Lemons, Discarded Like Stinky Garbage

A 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier competes in the 24 Hours of Lemons race series, then gets thrown away and replaced by a Mazda Miata.

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July 26, 2019

Fairmont: Race the Foxy Box in Lemons!

Curious what kind of car you can race without a whole bunch of added scrutiny? How about a Fairmont from Ford’s Fox Body family?

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July 24, 2019

Mustang Savagery: Dead Horse Beaters’ Honda-Powered Pony, Hella Sweet Lemons Car of the Week

Want to troll the Mustang world? Take a roached, dilapidated six-cylinder ’67 Mustang and power it with a mid-mounted Honda V6. We love it.

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July 23, 2019

Lemons Wish List: 7 Cars For Class C Domination

We lay out more terrible cars from our Wish List we’d love to see. Six are almost certain to land you in Class C and the seventh probably will, too.

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July 18, 2019

Hella Sweet Lemons Car of the Week: Wonderment Consortium’s Honda Civic

We cover the always-colorful, always-decorated Wonderment Consortium Honda Civic in this Hella Sweet Lemons Car of the Week!

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July 10, 2019

Lemons New England 2009: 10 Years Later!

We look back at Lemons New England at the tiny bullring that is Stafford Motor Speedway. This one had a Corvair, a Curse, and fine Italian machines.

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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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August 11, 2020

Hell On Wheels California Lemons Rally: What You Need to Know!

It’s not too late to join the Hell on Wheels California Rally! Here’s what you need to know for this socially distanced crapcan roadtrip!

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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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January 25, 2023

2022 Detroit Concours d’Lemons – Photos and Winners

Hoopties of all descriptions dripped oil at Comerica Park on Sept. 17, 2022 at the Detroit Concours d’Lemons showcasing the Oddball, Mundane and Truly Awful of the Automotive World as part of Hagerty’s Cars and Community event. Owners offered up bribes to capricious celebrity judges in hopes of taking home dollar store sourced trophies in […]

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October 27, 2021

2021 Greenwich Concours d’Lemons – Winners and Photos

The inaugural Greenwich Concours d’Lemons clattered onto the waterfront green at Roger Sherman Baldwin Park on Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021, as part of Hagerty’s Greenwich Concours weekend. A revised two-day format featured a full classic concours on Sunday and a less buttoned down gathering on Sat. that featured RadWood, Porschella and the oil burning, rust […]

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September 10, 2021

2021 California Concours d’Lemons – Photos and Winners

The Concours d’Lemons California came roaring back from quarantine with a field full of the worst cars imaginable. From a chop top KV Mini ! To a 1969 Toyota Corolla Wagon that was more rust than wagon the show offered much needed relief to the expensive and often pretentious Monterey Auto Week. Self proclaimed Concours […]

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July 27, 2021

2021 Concours d’Lemons Michigan – Pics and Winners

Thunderstorms of near biblical proportions forced the 2021 Concours d’Lemons off the sodden fairways of the Inn at St. John’s in Plymouth, MI and into parking lot behind the hotel, next to the dumpsters, where it really belonged. Crap cans from all over the midwest braved the damp weather and shared their hoopties with the […]

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June 21, 2021

Lemons Rally NorthWrecks 2021 – Pics and Winners

The inaugural Pacific NorthWrecks Lemons Rally sputtered and smoked its way across Washington and Oregon June 11-13, 2021. Participants in vehicles ill-suited to the nearly thousand-mile, three-day rally set off from Griot’s Garage Headquarters in Tacoma, WA, hoping to accumulate points by finding unique and humorous checkpoints outlined in a hastily prepared route book. Rally […]

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June 16, 2021

Concours d’Lemons NorthWorst 2021 – Winners and Photos

The inaugural Concours d’Lemons NorthWorst took place on June 12, 2021, at Griot’s Garage Headquarters in Tacoma, WA to the delight of hooptie fans all over the NorthWest. RattletTraps and RustBuckets gleamed in the rare northwest sunshine as a large crowd of bewildered spectators enjoyed stunning weather, great stories from the car’s owners and laughs […]

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June 2, 2021

Concours d’Lemons Florida 2021 – Photos and Video

The Concours d’Lemons returned to ruin the Amelia Island Concours weekend on May 22, 2021 at Main Beach Park in Fernandina Beach, Florida. A lighthearted spoof on high end concours, the Concours d’Lemons features the oddball, mundane and truly awful of the automotive world. Hoopties from all over the southeast rattled or were pushed into […]

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