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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 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 16, 2020

Tortellini Flyer: A Route 66 Ridealong With a Rally Winner

In preparation for the upcoming Route 66 Lemons Rally on June 16-21, we’re recounting tales from our Rally Ridealongs, starting with the Tortellini Flyer.

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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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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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February 18, 2020

Hella Sweet Lemons Car of the Week: EAT ME Volvo Birthday Cake

When we’re choosing the Hella Sweet Lemons Car of the Week, we tend to lean in the direction of serious body modifications or ill-advised engine swaps. We’ve got one of the former type for you today: the Too Stupid To Know Better Volvo 740, better known in Lemons circles as “The Birthday Cake.” We like […]

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February 13, 2020

Depreciation Specials: Chief Perp Drops by VINWiki Car Stories Again

Jay Lamm dropped by VINWiki to talk about severely depreciated luxury cars and some of the more spectacular expensive-when-new-but-now-trash cars in Lemons.

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February 13, 2020

Blown and Blown Up: The Supercharged Heroic Fix Camaro, Hella Sweet Lemons Car of the Week

What do you do when your supercharged Camaro is blown up and the replacement engine is an eight-hour round trip? Well, you go get it, duh.

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February 13, 2020

Retreat From Moscow 2020: The Winners

We give a rundown of the Retreat From Moscow Lemons Rally winners in 2020. Appalachia presents some awesome roads for cars, crappy or otherwise, turns out.

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February 12, 2020

Concours d’Lemons Florida: Reserve Your Show Spot, Be Internet-Notorious

We’re coming to Florida with our (very) special brand of crappy car show. Yes, it’s the Concours d’Lemons Florida at Amelia Island on March 7, 2020.

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October 24, 2023

Lemons Releases 2024 Race and Rally Schedule

The 2024 Lemons race and rally schedule are out! Sign up for your 2024 Lemons events right now or plan to visit as a spectator.

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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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April 8, 2024

Conn Law, PC sponsors new trophy at 2024 California CdL

In what is perhaps the most fitting sponsorship ever, Conn Law, PC, a California-Based Consumer Protection Law Firm that focuses on Lemon Law and Auto Fraud will be presenting the “This Car Should Have Been a Lawsuit” Trophy at the 2024 California Concours d’Lemons, Aug. 17, 2024, at 440 Harcourt Ave, Seaside City Hall lawn during Monterey Auto Week. “The statute of limitations has long […]

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April 8, 2024

Oris – Official Timepiece of Concours d’Lemons CA 2024

Oris, an independent mechanical watch brand from Hölstein, Switzerland, is the official timepiece of the 2024 California Concours d’Lemons. Taking place August 17, 2024 at Seaside City Hall, at 4400 Harcourt Ave, Seaside, CA. the Concours d’Lemons brings a great car show with a bit of fun to an otherwise straight laced Monterey Auto Week. […]

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March 6, 2024

2024 Amelia Island Concours d’Lemons – Winners and Photos

The Concours d’Lemons returned the beach at Main beach Park on March 1, 2024, as part of Classic Motorsports Magazine Amelia Kick-Off party.  The event included a sports car show, celebrity panel discussion and the Concours d’Lemons. The pouring rain did not deter hooptie owners or spectators from showing up and having a great time […]

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August 24, 2023

2023 California Concours d’Lemons – Photos & Winners

For the 14th time the Concours d’Lemons rumbled into Monterey Auto Week, leaking oil and spreading smiles on the lawn of Seaside City Hall on Aug. 19, 2023. Hoopties of every description thrilled a record crowd of crap car connoisseurs as bribery prone celebrity judges awarded thrift store sources trophies. The judges loved the heartwarming […]

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March 7, 2023

2023 Amelia Concours d’Lemons – Winners and Photos

The Concours d’Lemons sputtered onto the 1st Fairway of the Amelia Island Golf Club on March 4, 2023, as part of Hagerty’s The Amelia event that included a high end concours, Cars and Community with Lemons and RadWood. Hoopties of every description from all over the southeast were subject to a drenching when a passing […]

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February 8, 2023

2022 Amelia Concours d’Lemons – Winners and Photos

The 2022 Concours d’Lemon Amelia Island took place on the 1st Fairway of the Amelia Island Golf Club, as part of Hagerty‘s Cars and Community, a saturday morning prequel to the famed The Amelia concours the following day. The Concours d’Lemons was situated next to the spectator shuttle bus stop, ensuring the thousands who entered the […]

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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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