All the action from the 2018 Pacific Northworst 24 Hours of Lemons

The 24 Hours of Lemons property-devaluation machine has been clattering into Ridge Motorsports Park in Shelton, Washington, since our first race there in the summer of 2012, and we have seen some great racing and beautiful hoopties at the Pacific Northworst events. The 2018 race, held last weekend, offered the closest competition in all three […]

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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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24 Hours of Lemons Cars Go Drag Racing

Race cars are fast, right? That means that the race cars in our series ought to do pretty well when they live life a quarter-mile at a time. Of course, Internet Car Experts™ will tell you that “pretty well” means “single-digit quarter-mile times,” but we set the bar a bit more… realistically. I met up […]

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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: The Bodge Engineering RoLex

Engine swaps! We love engine swaps in the 24 Hours of Lemons, and the more ridiculous the swap, the more we like it. Some great Lemons swaps are done just because a genius engineer wanted a fabrication challenge, some are done because the engine was free, and still others are done because why the hell […]

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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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