Celebrating the Oddball,
Mundane & Truly Awful

of the entire automotive world.

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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

This car should have been a Law Suit – Conn Law PC.
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


The Concours d’Lemons is inexplicably sponsored by these otherwise respectable companies:
Classic Motorsports Magazine

Oris – Official timepiece of CdL CA 2024

Conn Law PC


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



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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