The Concours d’Lemons once again lowered property values during the otherwise high rent 2018 Monterey Auto Week. Over 100 Oddball, Mundane and Truly Awful cars littered the verdant lawn of Seaside City Hall on Aug. 25, 2018 to the delight of a record crowd consisting of billionaires and parolees alike. The all-star judging crew included such notable personalities as Formula 1/Indy500/LeMans/Bathhurst/Nascar driver and commentator, David Hobbs; Nascar commentator, Mike Joy; Amelia Island Concours Founder, Bill Warner; Nascar Crew Chief, Ray Everham; “Chasing Classic Cars” host, Wayne Carini; 24Hours of Lemons Chief Perpetrator, Jay Lamm; and a cast of other miscreants that decorum prevents the mentioning of in public.  The judges colluded as often as possible by accepting bribes from participants hoping to secure thrift store sourced trophies. The results of the rigged witch hunt were tabulated by Classic Motorsports Magazine publisher and Head Judge, Tim Suddard, using a Curta Calculator, quadratic equations and lots of grain alcohol.  A flim-flam awards ceremony followed, during which a 1977 AMC Gremlin, owned by Jim Callahan of Oakland, CA, that had been modified to resemble a Zimmer was awarded the coveted “Worst of Show” trophy. Jim and the Gremlin were then showered in Silly String by the adulatory crowd. Classic Motorsports Magazine and Hagerty Insurance inexplicably sponsor the whole debacle, so its really all their fault.

all photos © Howard Koby



Worst Of Show
Asher Schlusselberg El Paso, TX/Jim Callahan Oakland, CA 1977 AMC Gremlin

“Winners”

Rust Belt American Junk – GM
Dave McCabe Saratoga, CA  1951 Cadillac

Rust Belt Amercan Junk – MOPAR
Jason Henderson Sacramento, CA 1974 Plymouth Satellite

Rust Belt American Junk -Ford
Walt Ogden Oakdale, CA 1925 rusty T-Bucket

Rust Belt Amercan Junk – Other
Shelby Wright San Jose, CA 1983 AMC Eagle Wagon

German Cars
Randy Carlson Aguanga, CA 1960 VW Beetle

Japanese
Benjamin Brandt Sand City, CA 1995 Nissan Altima

English
Drew Barker Hollister, CA 1971 MG MGB GT

French
Roelof Pot Santa Cruz, CA 1966 Citroen 2CV

Swedish
Daniel Harrison California 1962 Volvo PV 544

Kommunist Kar
Carl Schubert La Honda, California IFA F9

Italian
Alberto Massarotto San Jose, CA 1984 Fiat Ritmo Cabrio

Chronic Dick Teague Syndrome
John Johnston Aptos, CA 1974 AMC Gremlin

Worst Ecological Disaster
Sean Rigmaiden Seaside, CA 1978 Volvo 242

Sight for Sour Eyes
Craig Weslin California 1976 Chevy Vega

Best Back Seat 
Milton Seaton Seaside, Ca 1996 Toyota Rav4

Driving On A Prayer 
Jason Simms Berkeley, CA 1987 Jag XJS V12 

Slightly Better than a Go Kart 
Tony Bird   San Diego, CA 1979 Volvo 244