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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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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 5, 2020

10 Years Later: Freezing in South Carolina, 2010

We’ve been racing at one of our favorite tracks, Carolina Motorsports Park in South Carolina, since the earliest days of the series; the ninth-ever 24 Hours of Lemons race took place at CMP in July of 2008. We were idiots to race hooptie cars in sweltering South Carolina in midsummer, of course, and so our […]

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January 31, 2020

Deal’s Gap & Lemons Crap: Day 3 of the Retreat From Moscow Rally

Deal’s Gap and much more of Appalachia…It must be Day 3 of the 2020 Retreat From Moscow Rally. The end is nigh for the rally and possibly its cars.

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January 30, 2020

Lemons Valet (What Could Go Wrong?): Photo Highlights From the Retreat From Moscow, Day 2

Valet your Lemons car? There’s no potential for failure there, surely. That was just one (mis)adventure from Day 2 of the Retreat From Moscow Rally.

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January 29, 2020

Winter Wonderland: Photo Highlights from the Retreat From Moscow, Day 1

Day 1 of the Retreat From Moscow Lemons Rally is in the books and we encountered a winter wonderland on the Maryland-West Virginia border.

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January 23, 2020

Arizona Misadventure: 10 Years After Lemons’ First Race in The Grand Canyon State

Ten years later, we revisit Lemons’ first trip to Arizona, which was mired by incredibly weird regional weather and the only time we’ve done timing by hand.

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January 17, 2020

Rules Changes 2020: Rookie Drivers Earn Bonus Points

We’ve made only a couple of minor tweaks to the 2020 Rules. Among them: a rookie driver on your team will score two extra championship points!

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January 16, 2020

White Pony Dry named ‘Desperately Needed Absorbent of Lemons’

You all spill lots of fluid everywhere and now we have an official fluid absorbent of Lemons. White Pony Dry can also clean fluids in many other venues.

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January 14, 2020

The Greatest New Lemons Cars of the 2019 Season

Some of the most terribly spectacular and spectacularly terrible 24 Hours of Lemons race cars that debuted during the 2019 season.

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January 9, 2020

VINwiki: Chief Perp Tells a Lemony Tale of Accidental Collector Car-ness

The Chief Perp Jay Lamm makes an appearance on VINwiki Stories. He talks about the (extremely) rare Lemons team that (accidentally) made money on their car.

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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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