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

Posted February 26, 2020

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 their cars (both of which were, probably not coincidentally, recommended by me) run well enough to get some laps before the checkered flag. This race being a straight-24-hour affair, the pressure was on. Here’s the story of the Wonderment Consortium and Team Anonymous and their…

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

Posted February 18, 2020

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 Straightjackets started out with this rusty but reasonably complete 1979 Alfa Romeo Spider. We’d have been happy to see this car race as-is, but the team had big plans in mind. We’re not sure what kind of car donated the roof. Something French? The $500…

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

Posted February 18, 2020

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 Lemons cars made to look like famous movie cars, of course; we’ve seen such gems as the “Vacation” Family Truckster Wagon Queen, the “Harold and Maude” Jaguar E-Type hearse, the “Smokey & the Bandit” Trans Am, and the “Two-Lane Blacktop” GTO, among many others. Team…

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