• Apr 14, 2009
The same folks who bring you the 24 Hours of LeMons are taking the revolution to the plutocrats: on August 15 of this year they'll be breaking the Monterey ice with the Concours d'LeMons at Toro Park. It's a car show that's not merely "all about stuff that you haven't seen every damn August," it will be focused on some of the most spiritually jarring machinery you've ever seen anywhere.

Cars will be judged in 40 classes including Unmitigated Gaul, Rueful Britannia, and Carozzeria Iacocca. Awards include honors like the Steaming Pile of Kit trophy. For those of you fatigued from Pebble fever, this could be for you. But the rules do state that "No wine, cheese, straw boaters, silicone-augmented cougars, or watercolors of pre-war Grand Prix races are sold at this venue." You've been warned.

[Source: Concours d'LeMons]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      You know, there is a GM dealer here in Barrie Ontario that still has brand new Pontiac Aztec.. never registered... 10k CND. Maybe I should pick it up, it might be worth something at one of these shows :D
        • 5 Years Ago
        Hey, Memphis - another Barrie resident here!

        It's funny, how the vehicles at shows like this will bring pain to the eyes of many...yet obviously, their owners care enough to keep them in decent running condition - and the rest of us are still willing to pay to get in to the show, to see 'the worst of the worst.'

        ...so, who's laughing at who? ;-)
      • 5 Years Ago
      Finally! A "concours" for the people. Something average car people can appreciate. It's basically a- lets laugh at and remember what we used to drive- kind of show. With the cars being absolutely like new.

      I can only hope Barry Maguire isnt there pretending he knows why so many 'little people' wasted thier time restoring cars that are never going to be worth $1million dollars.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Am I the only one that hears the theme to "Shaft" playing in the background?


      Bow chikka chikka bow bow
      • 5 Years Ago
      Dang, only two Sham-Wow vendors allowed (according to the vendor sign up page):

      http://www.concoursdlemons.com/sponsors.html
      • 5 Years Ago
      I'm absolutely sick and tired of the Gremlin and the Pacer being used as the "poster children" for oddball and awful cars. At the very worst, they were unique which made them very special. I owned a '73 Gremlin X and a '75 Pacer X and I loved them both. They were great cars. You can call the Gremlin an awful car if you want but the Pinto and Vega were far, far worse. The Pacer was awesome car that handled extremely well and was a blast to drive.

      By the way, it's American Motors Corporation not American Motor Company.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Finally a car show really worth going to see. That's cool!
        • 5 Years Ago
        This is going to be awesome. I'm there.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Hell yeah! I love the weird and the obscure. I'm so sick of seeing 69 Camaros, 65 Mustangs, 57 Chevy Bel Airs, and 70 Chevelles. BORRRRINNNGGGGGGGGG.

        Bring on the actual INTERESTING cars!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Does this mean I can't use Armor All on my '82 Cougar wagon?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Ah man, my Baja Turbo would've been perfect here. But alas, she's gone to the great junkyard in the sky. Hopefully some of it's ancestor Brats show up.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I wonder if my immaculate Volvo 340 is eligible?
        • 5 Years Ago
        Since the Volvo 340 was never sold in the US, I would say so. And its Dutch-built, which elevates it into the truly weird.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Is this poster trying to make some kind of implication about the American Motor Company?
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