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January 14, 2019

Retreat From Moscow 2019, Lemons Rally: What You Need to Know

Going on the Retreat From Moscow Rally or thinking about it? Here’s the lowdown on things you need to know and how to Retreat From Moscow.

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January 9, 2019

5 Cheap Race Cars That Finish Lemons Races

If you want to keep expenses down and (probably) race all weekend, here are some good options for cheap race cars to undertake Lemons duty.

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January 8, 2019

Triumph Callout: YouTube Recap Prompts Polite British Smackdown

Triumph teams have some beef. Or one team thinks another has wrongly been called “The Best Triumph in Lemons” and wants the score settled (at a tie for 0).

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January 8, 2019

March Sonoma Entries Due: Beat the A.I. Entry

So a self-aware supercomputer thinks it’s an Alfa Romeo and registers for Lemons at Sonoma Raceway. OK, that’s a joke setup, but enter for Sonoma by 1/12!

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January 7, 2019

Updated 2019 Lemons Schedules

We recap all of the changes to the 2019 schedule so you can plan to bring your hooptie(s) to the right place at the right time. Or close enough, anyway.

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January 1, 2019

#LemonsWorld: The Un-Foxiest Lemons Car?

On the latest #LemonsWorld, Jay and Nick tackle one of the weirdest cars sold in America: the Volkswagen Fox, designed to crush Yugos and Hyundai Excels.

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December 27, 2018

Hella Sweet Lemons Car of the Week: Escape Velocity Racing 1941 Oldsmobile 98

The flathead-straight-8-powered 1941 Olds 98 race car of Escape Velocity Racing, Index of Effluency winner at the MSR Houston 24 Hours of Lemons.

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December 26, 2018

The Greatest New Lemons Cars of the 2018 Season

We run down our favorite 24 Hours of Lemons race cars that debuted (new or in heavily modified form) during the 2018 race season.

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December 24, 2018

Happy Holidays! Lemons Rally Adds Three New Events for 2019

Just in time for Christmas, Lemons Rally adds adds three more events in 2019. That brings the number of bad-decision opportunities to five events next year.

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November 12, 2018

Volvo 240 + Chevy V8 = Chevolvo

How do you make a run-of-the-mill Volvo 240 stand out in a Lemons field? You add a few hundred hours of time converting it into a classic Chevy, of course.

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November 9, 2018

HooptieCon at Sears Pointless: Car Shows, Cooking Contests, and Crapcannes

Oddballs and crappy cars apply: Here’s a recap of Lemons’ first HooptieCon. That’s right, a convention of all things weird and wonderful in the car world.

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November 9, 2018

Yokohama Tire Sponsors the 24 Hours of Lemons: A Semi-Helpful FAQ

Yokohama Tire is sponsoring the 24 Hours of Lemons. We’re not asking too many questions—checks are mostly cleared—but you might be. Here is an explainer.

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November 9, 2018

Diesel Race Cars of the 24 Hours of Lemons

Want to race something slow, reliable, and economical? Just put together a diesel race car for Lemons and truck along on the track.

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November 9, 2018

A 2002 Mercedes C230 Kompressor in Class C?

A fairly modern performance car is hard to get into Lemons’ slowest class. How did this team manage to get their C230 Kompressor into Class C?

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November 9, 2018

Hella Sweet Lemons Car of the Week: The Binford Tools Chevy Beretta

What could be more 1990s than a Chevrolet Beretta paired with the Binford Tools livery from that decade’s Home Improvement sitcom with—of course—more power!

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November 9, 2018

Hella Sweet Lemons Car of the Week: Turtle Eclipse of the Heart

The Turtle Eclipse of the Heart Mitsubishi Eclipse that showed up to race at 24 Hours of LeMons’ Summit Point Raceway race in 2013 was really a trifecta of goodness: a first-rate team name, a man dressed up as a woman to make a forgettable pop-culture reference, and a truly, truly terrible racecar. And sometimes a good […]

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November 9, 2018

Hella Sweet Lemons Car of the Week: Dust ‘n’ Debris Plymouth Duster

The Plymouth Duster and Dodge Shadow have terrible records in Lemons except one: the Dust ‘n’ Debris Duster that nearly won a race overall.

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November 9, 2018

Hella Sweet Lemons Car of the Week: Dirty Duck’s 1983 Volkswagen GTI

Getting Volkswagens to work for more than 10 minutes is like pulling a rabbit from a hat. Fitting that Dirty Duck Racing made that their Volkswagen’s theme.

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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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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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May 12, 2021

Inaugural P(into) G(remlin) A(mc) Miniature Golf Tournament

The Inaugural P(into) G(remlin) A(mc) Miniature Golf Tournament will take place during the 2021 Florida Concours d’Lemons on May 22, 2021 12noon-4pm at Main Beach Park, Fernandina Beach, FL. Each car entry will receive a token good for a round of miniature golf at the immediately adjacent Putt Putt Amelia Island course. Other shows happen […]

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March 19, 2021

Wrong Parts! – 1977 AMC Pacer

  Watch to find out which parts were wrong. It took us a little while to find out, but some of the parts we got to fix the 1977 Pacer were wrong.   Running for the first time – Episode 1 Driving for the first time – Episode 2 Big Problems – Episode 3 Wrong […]

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