Concours d’Lemons ‘Winner’ To Cross Country In His Air-Cooled 1919 Franklin

After collecting the coveted “Worst of Show” award at the Concours d’Lemons Georgia, Jim Eby plans to drive his 1919 Franklin to all the Concours d’Lemons events in the continental United States. And we’d like you to help. If you live somewhere near the road trip’s loosely outlined route (See below) of near-certain death, you […]

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24 Hours of Lemons Wish List: Weird General Motors Hatchbacks

You may be unsurprised to learn that the 24 Hours of Lemons’ organizers own a soft spot for ungainly hatchbacks. In some cases, manufacturers just seemed to slap weird wagons, hatches, or other strange rear-window treatments to cars. Many different manufacturers were guilty of such things, but few did it so regularly as General Motors. […]

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24 Hours of Lemons South Carolina: The Winners and More from ‘Southern Discomfort’

Since 2008, the 24 Hours of Lemons has run at Carolina Motorsports Park more than any other racetrack. In April, Lemons made its 22nd appearance at CMP, which more or less renders it the series’ home away from home. In addition to fantastic Southern hospitality, the South Carolina track also regularly features some of the closest racing […]

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Georgia Concours d’Lemons: Family Heirloom 1919 Franklin Wins Worst of Show

On a freshly paved patch of parking lot near the dumpsters in the Road Atlanta infield, hoopties, crapcans ,and automotive mistakes crowded into the already heavily attended Classic Motorsports Mitty Vintage Races Presented by Hagerty Insurance for the 2018 Georgia Concours d’Lemons. The record crowds were treated to automotive oddities and great stories alike. None more […]

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Hella Sweet Lemons Car of the Week: Dust ‘n’ Debris Plymouth Duster

The 24 Hours of Lemons’ organizers and correspondents often point out that the K-It-Forward Plymouth Reliant must be the worst car in Lemons history. In reality, it seems that any of Chrysler’s K-based cars could compete for that title. The ongoing tribulations of the United Partnership of Pentastar Racers’ Plymouth Sundance Duster, for example, remind […]

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Hella Sweet Lemons Car of the Week: Dust ‘n’ Debris Plymouth Duster

The 24 Hours of Lemons’ organizers and correspondents often point out that the K-It-Forward Plymouth Reliant must be the worst car in Lemons history. In reality, it seems that any of Chrysler’s K-based cars could compete for that title. The ongoing tribulations of the United Partnership of Pentastar Racers’ Plymouth Sundance Duster, for example, remind […]

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24 Hours of Lemons Chicago 2018: The Winners and More!

We’ve thawed out from another frigid 24 Hours of Lemons race in the Midwest, an annual tradition that has usually signified the start of the racing season with races in Michigan. This year, however, the region’s opening race moved to Autobahn Country Club in the (false) hopes that it might be slightly warmer. And as usual, […]

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Sears Pointless at HooptieCon: Of Car Shows, Cooking Contests, and Crapcannes

Like any other good convention, the inaugural HooptieCon has left the 24 Hours of Lemons staff with a bit of a hangover. Sure, it’s metaphorical (mostly) in this case, but we had a ton of fun on the show side of Sears Pointless at HooptieCon Confusingly Presented by Yokohama. And we’re coming around from the […]

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Hella Sweet Lemons Car of the Week: Turtle Eclipse of the Heart

The Turtle Eclipse of the Heart Mitsubishi Eclipse that showed up to race at 24 Hours of LeMons’ Summit Point Raceway race in 2013 was really a trifecta of goodness: a first-rate team name, a man dressed up as a woman to make a forgettable pop-culture reference, and a truly, truly terrible racecar. And sometimes […]

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Distilled Lemons: A 2002 Mercedes in Class C?

So how exactly does a late-model Mercedes-Benz end up in Class C (the slowest and crappiest class) in the 24 Hours of Lemons? Mercedes have been fairly reliable and quick in Lemons; this seems like some glaring oversight, especially considering the car is a 2002 Mercedes C230 that should have a supercharged engine! It turns […]

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