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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 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 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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March 17, 2020

1948 Plymouth: Bad Decisions and a Fast Car on #LemonsWorld

On Episode 48 of Lemons World, we fittingly cover Bad Decisions Racing’s 1948 Plymouth. It’s quicker than you think (though still a 1948 Plymouth).

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March 13, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE: Willow Springs, NOLA, and Autobahn Changed

Owing to the efforts to containt COVID-19, Lemons will knock off all racing for the next month. We’ll post details on any date changes when we have ’em.

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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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October 27, 2021

Diecast Lemons? Johnny Lightning Offers First in Series of Mini-Crapcans

Diecast Lemons? Say it ain’t so! Yes, hoopties are headed to your local retailers’ automotive toy aisle and you can score one soon!

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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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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 14, 2020

Lemons Rally: Hell On Wheels California Gets New Route, Dates

For the Hell On Wheels Rally this year, we’ve moved the dates to August 14-16 and cut off the parts into and out of Monterey. Full details here!

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July 2, 2020

Rocky Mountain Breakdown Lemons Rally: What You Need to Know!

We’re running the Rocky Mountain Breakdown Rally on July 10-12 in Colorado. Expect to be socially distancing in your crapcan. More info in the text.

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June 12, 2020

Lemons iRacing: The ‘Y U RUNE Classic’ at Le Mans

We’re going to Le Mans…kind of. Lemons caps off the “Y U RUNE Classic” at the famous French circuit this weekend in two moderately exciting nights!

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March 17, 2020

1948 Plymouth: Bad Decisions and a Fast Car on #LemonsWorld

On Episode 48 of Lemons World, we fittingly cover Bad Decisions Racing’s 1948 Plymouth. It’s quicker than you think (though still a 1948 Plymouth).

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March 11, 2020

Real Race Car: Lemons of Love is Giving Away a Mazda That You Can Win and Name!

One of our regular at-race charities, Lemons of Love, is giving away a real race car! You can name it, you can win it, and you can bring it to race Lemons.

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