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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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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 24, 2020

First Responder Day: NOLA Race to Include Car Show, Food Trucks, and More

Lemons and USMC Racing celebrate First Responder contributions at the upcoming Cain’t Get Bayou race at NOLA Motorsports Park, March 28-29.

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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 20, 2020

Retreat Repeats: 7 Multiple-Time Winter Lemons Rally Cars

Some masochistic Lemons teams bring back their Retreat From Moscow Rally rides for a second or even a third time! Here are a few of them.

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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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December 4, 2019

Holiday Gift Guide: Lemons Gifts That Don’t Suck (Probably)

Looking for a holiday gift for that special Lemons racer in your life? We offer some (maybe) helpful suggestions for a Lemons-tacular holiday.

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November 21, 2019

Arse-Freeze-Apalooza 2009: 10 Years Later

We look back to the third Arse-Freeze race at Thunderhill, now 10 years behind us and featuring a claimed V12 Mercedes, a rolled MGB, and more.

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November 20, 2019

Willow Springs ’20 Date Moves to March 28-29

We’ve moved our first Willow Springs date in 2020 back a few weeks to accommodate another series. Get the date and details here.

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November 8, 2019

Starion, Mitsubishi Pony of Effluence: Hella Sweet Car of the Week

How does a Japanese sports car win Lemons’ top honor? For starters, it’s a Mitsubishi. And the Starion hasn’t exactly been “good” at Lemons. Or anything.

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November 5, 2019

Squeeze ‘Em Again: 5 Crapcan Repeats Always Welcome in Lemons

Looking for a car that will get minimal scrutiny at Lemons BS Inspection? Here’s a list of crapcan candidates that we’re always happy to see.

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October 30, 2019

Hella Sweet Lemons Car of the Week: The Brown Rubber Soul Racing 1981 Mazda 626 Coupe

We at Lemons HQ spend a great deal of time arguing with one another about what vehicles we most want to see in a future race. Every so often, this debate results in a public proclamation with our latest Wish List— weird GM hatchbacks, say— and many of the more masochistic creative racers have stepped […]

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October 21, 2019

2020 Schedule Release: Lemons Rally, Concours d’Lemons, Lemons OZ/NZ

We give the rundown of the 2020 Schedule for Lemons’ Rally and Concours events in addition to our Southern Hemisphere version of crapcan racing.

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October 15, 2019

Race Dates: It’s Your 2020 24 Hours of Lemons Schedule!

The Lemons schedule for 2020 is out! Register for your races and rallies now. See what’s new, what’s changed, and what’s awesome (everything, FYI).

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October 5, 2019

Hella Sweet Lemons Car of the Week: The Ho Ho Ho Racing 1993 Honda Civic

Some Lemons teams get a lot of attention because they build ridiculous stuff, while others catch our eye— not in a good way— because they get a lot of black flags. One team from Des Moines, Iowa, has been competing in the series since 2013, and they’ve managed to stay under the radar for 14 […]

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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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