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June 5, 2020

BMW E30, #LemonsWorld 57: How Many Have Raced Lemons?

Did Lemons ruin the BMW E30 for everyone? Maybe, maybe not. What we do know is that we’ve had a lot of those 3-Series BMWs over the years.

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May 29, 2020

COVID Updates, May 29: New Jersey Race Postponed

We hate to cross another race off our calendar this year, but we must announce our June 13-14 race at New Jersey Motorsports Park has been COVID’d. If you were registered for the Real Hoopties of New Jersey, your team captain should have an email from us about your options. Basically, you can roll your […]

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May 22, 2020

Route 66 Lemons Rally: New Dates – October 26-31!

Due to COVID, we’ve rescheduled the Lemons Route 66 Rally to October. We hate to do it, but we know that the full Route 66 experience is worth the wait.

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May 18, 2020

COVID Updates, May 18: CMP, High Plains Postponed & Series Restart Info

Jay Lamm answers some of your inquiries about COVID procedures when we restart and we give you a better idea of when we think that will be.

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May 15, 2020

Jay Lamm: Here Are Some Ops Changes Expected During COVID

Hi Again: As promised last week, here’s what we currently think an event during Covid would look like to racers and crew. There will still be fine-tuning–this is only an overview. Face covers required Social distancing aggressively enforced (by both track and Lemons staff) Symptomatic and/or high-risk entrants must stay home Streamlined gate, tech, and […]

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May 8, 2020

Jay Lamm: How We Think Lemons Starts Racing Again

Jay Lamm gives an update on how Lemons will proceed with events held during this strange time of the COVID-19 Crisis. More details next week.

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May 6, 2020

COVID-19 Update, May 6: Thunderhill COVID’d

Due to COVID-19, Lemons will have to push back our plans for the Yokohama Days of Thunderhill . on May 30-31. More details coming later this week.

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May 5, 2020

Lemons iRacing Season 2 Schedule

We’re doing a second season of the Lemons iRacing League. Here’s the schedule through the end of June and the nightly schedule for May 7!

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April 29, 2020

How Much Will the Judges Like Your Hooptie? Take This Simple Test and Find Out!

A test to help prospective 24 Hours of Lemons racers determine how much approval they will receive from the wise and fair Lemons Supreme Court justices.

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April 29, 2020

How Much Will the Judges Like Your Hooptie? Take This Simple Test and Find Out!

A test to help prospective 24 Hours of Lemons racers determine how much approval they will receive from the wise and fair Lemons Supreme Court justices.

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April 28, 2020

Aston Martin DB7: The ‘Half-Asston’ Is a Lemons Supercar

Is this Aston Martin a proper supercar that has found its way into Lemons? Well, yes. Kind of. There’s at least a little Aston Martin left in it.

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April 24, 2020

Reddit AMA Session, April 27: Heaven Help Us, Lemons HQ Are Taking Questions on Reddit

We’re taking questions on Reddit this Monday, April 27! Check out the /r/Cars section of Reddit and ask Jay, Nick, and/or Eric Lemons/car questions!

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April 15, 2020

Build 6-on-the-Tree Column Shifter, Dominate Lemons Online Racing!

24 Hours of Lemons online racing would be so much better if everyone had 8-track players, ’61 Studebaker steering wheels, and 6-on-the-tree manual shifters.

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April 7, 2020

Lemons iRacing: How to Suck at Racing, Virtually

Lemons iRacing? We may not quite yet know WTF we’re doing. But hey, it’s Lemons and we had no idea what we were doing when we started this stuff.

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March 27, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATES, March 27: Schedule and Fee Deadline Changes

As you perhaps heard Chief Perp Jay Lamm announce on our new (and necessary) weekly Lemons Thursday Therapy, we have some schedule changes to announce because of the assorted COVID-19 shutdowns. We don’t like having to change and remove things from the calendar, but in this case, we’ve waited as long as we can for […]

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March 26, 2020

Hella Sweet Lemons Car of the Week: The Do Or Die Cadillac Hearse

In the very early days of Lemons, the Do or Die Cadillac Hearse dominated the track at Altamont’s rinky-dink “road course.” Lemons has changed a bit since.

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March 19, 2020

Roadkill Guys Do Pretty Well For Car Writers, Still Lose To ’64 Humber Super Snipe at Buttonwillow

Yo cats, this post from 2015 got lost in a website update a few years back, so we have restored it to its original glory. One thing that we’ve learned putting on these races is that automotive journalists make the worst Lemons racers. They— or, more accurately, we, because just about everyone running Lemons is […]

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March 18, 2020

Hella Sweet Lemons Car of the Week: The Mod Squad’s VW Vanagon

Welcome back to the Hella Sweet Lemons Car of the Week series! One of the things we love best about the series is vans on the race track, and another is lunatic body modifications that make everyone watching the race do huge doubletakes and wonder what they just saw go by. The Mod Squad Racing […]

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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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