Celebrating the Oddball,
Mundane & Truly Awful

of the entire automotive world.

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(Assuming your car makes it.)

Judges / Judging

Guaranteed to be unprofessional, inattentive, capricious, and subject to bribery. (Liquor and food seem to be favorites.) Satisfactory bribes will earn the “Ribbon of Dishonor,” to be placed on the car’s windshield. Don’t like their decisions? Check your ticket–you’re at the wrong car show.

This year the Concours d’Lemons has suckered several automotive world luminaries into being Guest Judges. They risk their reputation, you get to hobnob with bigwigs, everyone has a good time.


Rust Belt American Junk – Ford
Rust Belt American Junk – GM
Rust Belt American Junk – Mopar
Rust Belt American Junk – Other
Unmitigated Gaul
Rueful Britannia
Needlessly Complex Italian
Der Self-Satisfiedkrauttenwagen
Soul-Sucking Japanese Appliance
Swedish Meatballs
Kommunist Kars
Wonders of the Korean Peninsula

The Griot’s Garage “Your Car Really Needs Our Products” Prize Pack
Best Back Seat
Slightly Better Than a Go-Kart
Sight for Sour Eyes
Driving on a Prayer
Chronic Dick-Teague Syndrome (for AMC 1964-1983)
Sickest Sickle
Worst in Show


Heck yeah, we’ll take your money.


Concours d’Lemons can put your car-related business in front of large, enthusiastic crowds of automotive fans at a fraction of the cost of fancier events.

Alan’s your man: agalbraith@concoursdlemons.com or 916.207.4645



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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