Lemons Rally, Retreat From Moscow 2018: The Winners!

We’re a few days past the finish of the 2018 Retreat From Moscow edition of the Lemons Rally and aside from maybe one car, everybody seems to have returned home with their hoopties safe. Or sent to the Crusher. We’ll cover many of those stories soon, but because the Lemons Rally can loosely be considered […]

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Lemons Rally, Retreat From Moscow 2018: Day 3, Let’s Make a Deal’s

The Lemons Rally has now covered more than 1,400 miles this week and the end is nigh. The second annual Retreat From Moscow has included all kinds of awesome: Lemons Rally’s first mid-rally engine swap, a full run with four grown men in a convertible, and 66 more of the hooptiest cars still on the […]

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Lemons Rally, Retreat From Moscow 2018: Day 2 in North Carolina

A surprising number of Lemons Rally stragglers have arrived in Cornelius, North Carolina, after Day 2 of the Retreat From Moscow Rally. The first day found teams traveling to Virginia Beach from the start at Moscow, Pennsylvania. For the second day, teams spent nearly the whole day driving around the surprisingly large state of North […]

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Lemons Rally Retreat From Moscow 2018: Day 1

The fourth Lemons Rally—the roadgoing complement to the crapcan 24 Hours of Lemons racing series—has begun. This Retreat From Moscow Rally started in Moscow, Pennsylvania, and undertook its first day through Pennyslvania, Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia to the end point in Virginia Beach. Along the way was a Polar Bear Plunge for added points scoring, wherein […]

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24 Hours of Lemons to Host Inaugural Hooptie-Con With Radwood, Billetproof, Gambler 500, and More

The 24 Hours of Lemons has depreciated values near visited Sonoma Raceway many, many times since 2011, but this year’s annual Sears Pointless race March 24 will be more special than most. Sonoma Raceway and Lemons will host the first-ever Hooptie-Con, a celebration of not-yet-classics, forgotten flops, and hopeless hoopties. In addition to a full […]

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Lemons Rally: A Quick Preview of the 2018 Retreat From Moscow Rally

The Lemons Rally didn’t totally starve or freeze everyone last year on the Retreat From Moscow Rally—not even Roadkill and the Missing Linc. It was so fun, in fact, that the 24 Hours of Lemons staff has scheduled a second Retreat From Moscow Rally for January 30 to February 2, 2018. You can read the […]

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Lemons Rally: A Quick Preview of the 2018 Retreat From Moscow Rally

The Lemons Rally didn’t totally starve or freeze everyone last year on the Retreat From Moscow Rally—not even Roadkill and the Missing Linc. It was so fun, in fact, that the 24 Hours of Lemons staff has scheduled a second Retreat From Moscow Rally for January 30 to February 2, 2018. You can read the […]

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French Programmers Turn Mom’s Fiat Into XBox Controller

Never underestimate the power of smart people with bad ideas. I mean, that’s pretty much the entire basis for Roadkill, isn’t it? While Freiburger, Finnegan, and Dulcich can usually be found hammering out their bad ideas with rocks on the roadside (which literally happened in the most recent Roadkill Garage), two French automotive enthusiasts and […]

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Almost Got It: 6 Cars That ‘Just Missed’ (Or Did They?)

All history is filled with people who had the right idea at the wrong time. While some of these innovators influence future designers, others linger mostly as historical footnotes. Automotive history follows these patterns too. Sometimes, an idea precedes the current technology’s capacity. Sometimes, the innovator lacks the means to sustain their ideas, or the […]

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Dakar Rally 2018: What You Should Know

We’ve featured some of the most grueling long-distance rallies here on Roadkill.com before, notably the Baja 1000 and Mexico 1000. Both send incredible vehicles down Mexico’s Baja Peninsula in a full-out attack of the desert terrain. Those races beat on the machines and crews mercilessly and we’ve paid witness to them. However, the Dakar Rally […]

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