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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 hob knob with big wigs, everyone has a good time.

Classes

By Region of Origin

RUST BELT AMERICAN JUNK – Ford

RUST BELT AMERICAN JUNK – GM

RUST BELT AMERICAN JUNK – Mopar

RUST BELT AMERICAN JUNK – Other

UNMITIGATED GAUL,
AWARD: The French Legion of Horror

RUEFUL BRITANNIA
AWARD: The Royal Order of MOT Failure

NEEDLESSLY COMPLEX ITALIAN
AWARD: Conoscete un Buon Meccanico? Plaque

DER SELF-SATISFIEDKRAUTTENWAGEN

SOUL-SUCKING JAPANESE APPLIANCE

SWEDISH MEATBALLS

Kommunist Kars 
AWARD: Vladimir Ilyich Lenin Medal for Most Glorious Achievement in Transportative Advancement for Use Upon Billiard-Smooth Highways as Are Uniformly to Be Found Inside Workers’ Paradise

Wonders of the Korean Peninsula

Special Awards

The Griot’s Garage “Your Car Really Needs Out Products” prize pack

Best Back Seat

Slightly Better Than a Go-Kart

Sight for Sour Eyes

Driving on a Prayer

Participation

CHRONIC DICK-TEAGUE SYNDROME
For: AMC, 1964-1983

SICKEST SICKLE
For: Oddball motorcycles, Norton Rotaries, CBXs, Ariel Square Fours, Zuki RE5s, monkey bikes, mini bikes, etc.

WORST IN SHOW

BIGGEST LOSER
For: Car with largest percentage of value drop (MB S600, etc.)

MOST DANGEROUS

WTF??? AWARD

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