1919 Franklin Completes First Leg of Cross-Country Trip to Concours d’Lemons

Despite some minor fuel issues and the occasional downpour, the 1919 Franklin traveling cross-country this summer has completed the first 1,485-mile leg from Florida to Michigan. Jim Eby won the “Worst in Show” award from the Concours d’Lemons Atlanta with his air-cooled Franklin and he is traveling to the other two Concours d’Lemons events this […]

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1919 Franklin Begins Cross-Country Trip to Concours d’Lemons Events

Despite last-minute pleas to the contrary, Georgia Concours d’Lemons Worst in Show Winner Jim Eby started his cross-country trip “Franklin Road Trip of Near Certain Doom” on Sunday, July 15. The Tour is a cross-country journey to Concours d’Lemons events in Michigan and in California from his home in Florida in the air-cooled 1919 Franklin […]

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Lemons Rally: The Winners and More From the ‘Great Lakes Mistake’ Rally

The Great Lakes Mistake edition of the Lemons Rally wound up its 2,700-mile navigation of the Upper Midwest, Ontario, and the Rust Belt on July 7. Somehow, all but one Rally car finished the strenuous route and while we could wax poetic about all of the happenings, you can see most of them yourselves by […]

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24 Hours of Lemons: The Winner and More from Michigan’s ‘Cure for Gingervitis’

The 24 Hours of Lemons has been racing at Gingerman Raceway since 2010, but since running a muggy summer race at the Michigan track in 2011, it’s only been spring and autumn races. However, Lemons headed to Southwest Michigan for its first summer race, the Cure for Gingervitis, on June 30 and July 1. As […]

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Hella Sweet Lemons Car of the Week: The Ho-Chunk ‘Jeep Cherokee’

Every so often, a car shows up unexpectedly to a 24 Hours of Lemons race and blows away the staff like the Azz Backwards F-150 pickup truck some years ago. At the recent Cure for Gingervitis race at Gingerman Raceway, the Ho-Chunk team dropped one of the most beautifully executed shockers we’ve seen in some […]

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Hella Sweet Lemons Fail of the Week: Bad Company’s Acura RSX

The Acura RSX has started to show up in the 24 Hours Lemons and it’s easy to dismiss it as a “new” car. However, they are more than 15 years old at this point and can be found, a little bit at least, in junkyards. Lemons judges gave Bad Company Endurance Racing a bit of […]

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Hella Sweet Lemons Car of the Week: Gone in 60 Characters Ford Contour SVT

We tend to think of the best 24 Hours of Lemons cars as oddballs, garage-engineering masterpieces (or disasters), or unlikely race machinery for road racing. However, occasionally a Lemons car’s greatness hinges upon one really good idea, like the Gone in 60 Characters Ford Contour SVT. From most angles, this regular to California races since […]

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Hella Sweet Lemons Car of the Week: Little Lebowski Urban Achivers’ Volvo 245

Back in 2013, I came up with a metric called “Domination Factor” for comparing the relative performance of car types in Lemons races. We don’t bog you down with deatils, but the relevant piece of information was this: Volvo 240s and 260s fared better than any other car in Lemons, on average. Lemons has seen […]

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Lemons Rally: What You Need To Know About the ‘Great Lakes Mistake’ Rally

While the Lemons Rally has made its name sending participants on grueling days through tough weather, the upcoming Great Lakes Mistake Rally from July 2 to 7 instead makes a splash with two other big challenges. The first is distance: The Great Lakes Mistake will run 400-plus miles per day. The second and more daunting […]

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24 Hours of Lemons NorCal: The Winners and More from Thunderhill!

In mid-May, the 24 Hours of Lemons rolled its hooptie circus up to the track the series has continuously visited longest, Thunderhill Raceway Park, for Vodden the Hell Are We Doing (named for Thunderhill track president David Vodden), Devilishly Presented by Yokohama Tires. In the years since the first visit in December 2007, Lemons has […]

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