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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 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 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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February 20, 2020

Gator-O-Rama 2010: One Race, A Bounty of Bad Ideas in Houston

We look back to Gator-O-Rama a decade ago a MSR Houston: the Fall Guy, a skunky Le Car, surprising winners, and so very many bad ideas.

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February 18, 2020

Hella Sweet Lemons Car of the Week: The “Alpine 210” of the Mulsanne Straightjackets

We’re back with another Hella Sweet Lemons Car of the Week, this time with the Organizer’s Choice winner from the 2015 Doing Time In Joliet race. The Mulsanne Straightjackets built this beautiful replica of a 1966 Alpine A210, of Le Mans fame, and it ran flawlessly for most of the weekend at our race. The […]

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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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