The inaugural Concours d’Lemons NorthWorst took place on June 12, 2021, at Griot’s Garage Headquarters in Tacoma, WA to the delight of hooptie fans all over the NorthWest. RattletTraps and RustBuckets gleamed in the rare northwest sunshine as a large crowd of bewildered spectators enjoyed stunning weather, great stories from the car’s owners and laughs and smiles for everyone. The Lemons Rally, a rally for those not content with a static display of their Crap Can, sputtered and smoked their way into the show for a short stint before setting off on a wild goose chase beyond cellular service range in the wilds of eastern Washington.  

Capricious celebrity judges accepted bribes before handing out dollar store sourced trophies in categories like “Rust Belt American Junk”, “Needlessly Complex Italian”, and the coveted top prize “Worst of Show”. The spectators laughed along with self-proclaimed Concours d’Lemons Head Gasket, Alan Galbraith during the awards ceremony. “We knew there are some terrible cars in the NorthWest, but we had no idea they would be this bad,” wondered Galbraith. “Fortunately, Griot’s Garage has car care products that can help even these wrecks,” Galbraith mused while presenting homemade plaques to class winners and a Gritot’s Garage car care product assortment to Steve Walker of Shoreline, WA and his “Worst of Show” winning 1948 Diamond T Boat Tail Speedster. “It used to be a chevy van before I started modifying it so people would stop asking me to help them move,” proudly stated Walker who then mused, “perhaps I got carried away.”

The Concours d’Lemons celebrates the oddball, mundane and truly awful of the automotive world at five major events in the United States and one in Australia. The Lemons Rally is a series of hastily planned and loosely organized rallies where participants drive cars ill-suited for the task to heck and back looking for humorous checkpoints. Schedules for upcoming events, pictures and videos of past events can be found at http://www.concoursdlemons.com and https://24hoursoflemons.com/lemons-rally/

Worst of Show – Steve Walker, Shoreline, WA 1948 Diamond T Boat Tail Speedster

 

Rust Belt American Junk (GM) – Dominic Rivard, Vancouver, WA, 1970 Pontiac Catalina Sedan

 

Rust Belt American Junk (Ford) – 1958 Edsel Wagon

Rust Belt American Junk (Mopar) – Vincent McDonald, Tacoma, WA, 1968 Dodge D200 Truck

 

Rust Belt American Junk (Other) – D2K Motors, Olympia, WA, 1950 Nash Coupe

 

Rueful Britannia – D2K Motors, Olympia, WA, 1960 Morris Minor

 

Soul Sucking Japanese Appliance – Ranger, Planet Earth, 1980 Toyota Truck

 

Wonders of the Korean Peninsula – William Isselesh, 2105 Kia Optima

 

 

Swedish Meatballs – Two winners – William Lockner, 1975 Volvo 245 Wagon
Mateo Morales – 9189 Saab 900



Der SelfSatisifiedKrautenWagon – Lin Quidel, Poulsbo, WA, 2019 VW Turbo Beetle Covid Cruiser



Needlessly Complex Italian – Rich Griot, Tacoma, WA, Fiat Jolly

Unmitigated Gaul – Rich Griot, Tacoma, WA, Citroën Méhari