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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 26, 2020

Lemons Long Haulin’: Transfer Fees From COVID’d Races, Get Seen

Thanks for hanging on, Lemons racers. If you transfer your fees from covided races, we’ve got a special 2020 endurance patch and sticker set coming to you.

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March 25, 2020

Retreat From Moscow: The Video Recap and More!

Nick and Jay at Lemons HQ give the rundown on the 2020 Retreat From Moscow Lemons Rally! It’s your Lemons Rally YouTube Recap!

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March 20, 2020

Hella Sweet Lemons Car of the Week: Bad Decisions Racing Nushen JB6500 Dustbuster

Bad Decisions Racing converted their Pontiac Trans Sport minivan into an Indiana knockoff of the Chinese knockoff of the Chevrolet Lumina APV.

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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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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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March 10, 2020

2020 La Carrera Arizona 24 Hours of Lemons: The Winners

Last week, the potato-for-a-gas-cap/coat-hanger-for-an-antenna ’79 Olds Cutlass Salon that is the 24 Hours of Lemons sputtered into the upscale Inde Motorsports Ranch for the fifth time. No connecting rods penetrated engine blocks— you can’t say that about most Lemons races— and we’re pretty sure that Inde’s property values will recover from the onslaught of downscale […]

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March 10, 2020

A Message From Lemons About COVID-19

The Chief Perp gives you an update on the COVID-19 Virus to let you know we’re thinking about how it might affect Lemons in the near and distant future.

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March 10, 2020

Dunning-Kruger Lemons: Video Recap of 2020 Shine Country Classic in Alabama

We explore the Dunning-Kruger Effect in Lemons, prompted by a team of that name. Many dumb things happening, as usual, at our 2020 season opener.

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March 4, 2020

Very Pointless: Lemons’ First Visit to Sonoma, 10 Years Later

We’re looking back at races from a decade ago. Next up is the 2010 Sears Pointless race, Lemons’ first visit to California Wine Country.

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February 26, 2020

Racing the Clock: 24 Hours to Thrash a Hyundai Scoupe and Subaru XT Into Running

The Most Heroic Fix award has long been part of 24 Hours of Lemons tradition, but many times we have multiple teams deserving of the award and the others don’t get much recognition. At the 2015 Doin’ Time in Joliet race, two teams spent just about the entire weekend in a panic-stricken frenzy to make […]

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February 24, 2020

Malaise Era Six: A Lemons Wish List of Slow, Unsteady Fords

The Malaise Era is rich with true Lemons content. Ford in particular had some delightful Malaise Erea hoopties that are Lemons Ready.

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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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