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

Element Fire Extinguishers


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



July 11, 2024

Element Fire Extinguishers to Sponsor “Combustion Crown”

Element Fire Extinguishers to Sponsor “Combustion Crown” at the Aug. 17, 2024 Concours d’Lemons Monterey, CA — July 11, 2024 — Just when you thought Monterey Auto Week couldn’t get any hotter, Element Fire Extinguishers has decided to turn up the heat by sponsoring the “Combustion Crown” award at the Concours d’Lemons for the car […]

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July 8, 2024

Legally Lemony – Brake Mistake: The Pedal to the Metal Audi Lawsuits

This story is brought to you by – Conn Law PC, a California-Based Consumer Protection Law Firm that focuses on Lemon Law and Auto Fraud In the glitzy, over-the-top 1980s, when Wall Street yuppies with slicked-back hair were snapping up luxury cars like they were going out of style, the Audi 5000 hit the American market. With its […]

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June 28, 2024

2024 Chattanooga Concours d’Lemons

The Concours d’Lemons returns to celebrate the Un-Best of the Automotive World at the Chattanooga Motorcar Festival on Sat. Oct. 12, 2024 in the West Village, Downtown Chattanooga, TN. Register your hooptie and get a pair of 3 day passes to the event. The event returns to a full show where capricious and bribery prone […]

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