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    Video: Crazy crash at LeMons race caught on camera

    This video from the 2013 Halloween Hooptiefest 24 Hours of LeMons race is the kind of scary stuff that keeps us reviewing cars instead of racing them. This driver is puttering about, carrying good speed and, from the brief recording we can see, driving quite well. That is, until another driver, ...

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    Video: Upside-down Camaro debuts in LeMons race

    The man who, on the internet, goes by the name Speedycop has unleashed his latest crazy contraption on the racing masses at LeMons: an upside-down Camaro. Speedycop, self-described as "an eight-year-old kid trapped in a 40-year-old body, with just enough talent to pull off my wacky ideas," ...

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    Video: The Homer to contest 24 Hours of LeMons

    It's finally happened. A 24 Hours of LeMons team has built the definitive interpretation of The Homer from The Simpsons for competition in an upcoming race. As you may recollect, The Homer is the fictional car designed by Homer Simpson for his brother's car company. Designed with a separate ...

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    Video: Spirit of LeMons car-plane and the policeman who built it

    The Internet hasn't made the world any more zany, but it has made it easier for us to share our communal zaniness. That's how it's come about that a newspaper in England has led us to a man in South Carolina who turned a Cessna into a car. The 27-foot Spirit of LeMons is a 1956 Cessna 310 body ...

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    Video: Watch James Glickenhaus pace LeMons race in his Ferrari P4/5

    One of the truly great things about a LeMons race is that the event is a celebration of all cars. We appreciate the fact that Lamborghini and Ferrari models get all sorts of fanfare throughout the year, but where else will you see a lowly Ford Fairmont cheered around a road track? Nowhere else, ...

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    The List: The List goes racing on Speed tonight at 10PM EST/PST... honest!

    Remember last Tuesday when we told you that a new episode of The List was going to air on Speed that night? Yeah, well... sorry about that. Scheduling snafu. But Autoblog's series is back on network television tonight after a week off for special programming. This week's episode of The List on ...

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    The List goes racing on Speed tonight at 10PM EST/PST [UPDATE]

    This week's episode of The List on Speed brings together two episodes of the series that highlight some unique forms of four-wheeled competition. The first is the 24 Hours of LeMons, in which hosts Jessi Combs and Patrick McIntyre, compete on a team that dredged the depths of British automotive ...

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    Motorsports: This is why LeMons is the best race series

    This weekend, Audi marked the competition debut of its latest R18 race cars at the second round of the World Endurance Championship at Spa-Francorchamps. Yet the most spectacular race car running on any track this weekend was thousands of miles away at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway in the 24 ...

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    The List: The List #0024: Race in the 24 Hours of LeMons

    While we've already sent Jessi and Patrick to a professional driving school, there's no way their on-track training could prepare them for the the 24 Hours of LeMons. This relatively recent phenomenon of endurance racing with $500 beater cars has grown into a 20-race season for 2012 that, as the ...

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    Official: 24 Hours of LeMons now welcomes driverless entries

    In an effort to stay on the bleeding edge of old crap-bucket technology, the 24 Hours of LeMons has now created a prize specifically for autonomous vehicles. The X Ceedingly Bad Idea Prize will award one million shiny new nickels to the first team that manages to pilot an autonomous vehicle to a ...

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    Tell your best Yugo story, win a signed copy of the Yugo book

    Q: What's included in every Yugo's owners manual? A: A bus schedule - click above for high-res image gallery
    Everyone loves free stuff, right? Everyone also loves (and loves to hate) the Yugo. Well then, have we got a contest for you. Yesterday we posted our review of The Yugo: The Rise and Fall ...

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    Win 24 Hours of LeMons, go to 24 Hours of Le Mans

    24 Hours of LeMons at Thunderhill - click above for high-res image gallery
    That's right, the 2010 24 Hours of LeMons season champion team will be sent to France to enjoy the 24 Hours of Le Mans. For reals. Says LeMons Chief Perpetrator Jay Lamm, "I think it's only fit and proper that the very ...

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    Video: Sears Pointless LeMons crash puts another rollcage to the test

    Click above to view the video after the jump
    If you were following the news coming out of Infineon this weekend during the Sears Pointless 24 Hours of LeMons race, you might've heard about a nasty crash involving the ONSET Cavalier. Going into turn 11 at about 1 PM on Saturday, the wagon – ...

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    Video: 24 Hours of LeMons Ford Escort ZX2 flips out

    Rubbing is Racing - click above to watch the video
    One of the common, angry refrains that veteran 24 Hours of LeMons teams voice is the fact that the $500 junker series keeps increasing the safety requirements, especially when it comes to roll cages. After all, their cage passed the tech ...

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    24 Hours of LeMons greats to get immortalized on Wall of Blame [w/poll]

    Are the Tunachuckers Wall of Blame material? - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Rhymes with hall of fame, doesn't it? And yes, the 24 Hours of LeMons Wall of Blame (WoB) is exactly that – a place to forever honor (forever being a relative term) those cars and teams that have made ...

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    24 Hours of LeMons announces 2009 Season Champions

    Another day in LeMons paradise - click above to view hi-res image gallery
    In case you missed it, the 2009 LeMons season ground to a halt a few weeks back at Thunderhill after the third running of the Arse-Freeze-A-Palooza (full disclosure -- I work as a Judge for the 24 Hours of LeMons). Filthy ...

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    24 Hours of LeMons announces 23-race 2010 schedule

    Snoopy Red Baron van at the Lamest Day - click above image for hi-res gallery
    Full disclosure: I work for the 24 Hours of LeMons. Once a month (though twice as often next year) I don a black robe, white wig and a rubber mallet spray-painted brown to look like a gavel. It's all part of the ...

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    VIDEO: 24 Hours of LeMons: Toyota MR2 dicing with a Buick LeSabre at The Lamest Day

    Toyota MR2 chasing down a Buick LeSabre at Nelson Ledges - click above image to watch the video
    You might have heard of this 24 Hours of LeMons traveling sideshow by now. You know, a bunch of $500 cars dropping mufflers all over the place as they pointlessly race around a track. Cruel weirdos ...

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    24 Hours of LeMons: Pre-Buttonwillow So-Cal Junkyard Scabenger Hunt

    Inaugural 24 Hours of LeMons LA Scanbenger Hunt - click above for high-res gallery
    Last December the 24 Hours of LeMons hosted the inaugural Junkyard Scavenger Hunt, a.k.a. The Day the Infamy Stood Still. On Sunday, August 2, about 20 participants from the upcoming Buttonwillow Histrionics ...

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    24 Hours of LeMons Essay Contest: Win a 1958 Wartburg 311 [w/VIDEO]

    1958 Wartburg 311 and friend - Click above to watch the video
    Don't lie: you've long pined for understated chic that only a late-1950s East German three-cylinder sedan of your very own can provide, but the price has been holding you back. Even in non-running condition, a real, actual Wartburg ...


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