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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Rare Rides: NSU’s New Way to Wankel – the Spider from 1965 (Part IV)

Part III of this Rare Rides series explored how NSU readied itself to re-enter the car market and end its longstanding production tie-up with Fiat. Shortly after the painful divorce from the Italians, NSU’s first rotary-powered car was ready. The…

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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Rare Rides: NSU’s New Way to Wankel – the Spider from 1965 (Part III)

Part II of the NSU story gave some color to the company’s first bout of financial trouble, and how it passed on a Ferdinand Porsche design that would go on to become the Volkswagen Beetle a few years later. As we left off last time, NSU and Fiat …

Rare Rides: NSU’s New Way to Wankel, the Spider From 1965 (Part II)

In Part I of this four-part NSU Rare Rides series, we covered the beginning of the NSU brand and its initial product offerings — which included knitting machines. The company moved into bikes and motorcycles, as well as a three-wheeler considered a mid…

Rare Rides: NSU’s New Way to Wankel – the Spider From 1965 (Part I)

Back in the 1960s, a little German car company decided to spend a lot of money to create a new-to-them type of engine. The car company in question was NSU, and the engine that cost them so much money was a Wankel. In a first-ever for the Rare Rides ser…

Rare Rides: NSU’s New Way to Wankel – the Spider From 1965 (Part I)

Back in the 1960s, a little German car company decided to spend a lot of money to create a new-to-them type of engine. The car company in question was NSU, and the engine that cost them so much money was a Wankel. In a first-ever for the Rare Rides ser…

Rare Rides: NSU’s New Way to Wankel – the Spider From 1965 (Part I)

Back in the 1960s, a little German car company decided to spend a lot of money to create a new-to-them type of engine. The car company in question was NSU, and the engine that cost them so much money was a Wankel. In a first-ever for the Rare Rides ser…

Rare Rides: NSU’s New Way to Wankel – the Spider From 1965 (Part I)

Back in the 1960s, a little German car company decided to spend a lot of money to create a new-to-them type of engine. The car company in question was NSU, and the engine that cost them so much money was a Wankel. In a first-ever for the Rare Rides ser…

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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