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    24 Hours of LeMons Arse-Freeze-Apalooza at Thunderhill: Coverage begins tomorrow
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    Our bags are packed, our women are sufficiently sated (thanks Zales!) and we're enjoying our last few hours of warmth before we head north for the 24 Hours of LeMons Arse-Freeze-Apalooza at Thunderhill. The fiendish Mr. Lieberman and the matronly Ms. Martin descended on Willows earlier today to ...

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    24 Hours of LeMons 2008: Part II - The teardown
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    Click above for our high-res image gallery of our LeMons contender Not to be confused with the "24 Hours of LeMans" (that zooty French endurance race), the "24 Hours of LeMons" is an event comprised of low-budget $500 race cars, i.e. lemons. The so-called "crap-car enduro" has enticed various ...

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    24 Hours of LeMons 2008: Part I - The donor vehicle
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    Click above for high-res image gallery of our LeMons contender
    Not to be confused with the "24 Hours of LeMans" (that zooty French endurance race), the "24 Hours of LeMons" is an event comprised of low-budget $500 race cars (yeah, "lemons"). The so-called "crap-car enduro" has enticed various ...

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    Event Alert: December Calendar of Automotive Events
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    Last year's Motor4Toys event, which collected more than 15,000 toys for needy kids
    We started our monthly calendar of events last month and learned almost immediately that we will never be able to make it as comprehensive as everyone would like, but that's where you come in. Take a look at the ...

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    Tragedy at LeMons: Send love and a little bit more
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    Photo: Gianna Babb As the resident LeMons fanatic at Autoblog, it was tough to miss out on this year's first race at the Altamont. I live less than 20 minutes away, but prior commitments took precedence, so the team and I postponed our rat-rod run until later this year. Two of my LeMons teammates ...

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    Racer dies at Altamont 24 Hours of LeMons
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    Jalopnik reports that one of the competitors at the 24 Hours of LeMons race at Altamont has tragically died in an accident on the course. At present, the identity of the victim, who was driving the #39 Volvo 242 Turbo pictured above, has not been released. According to Jalopnik's Murilee Martin, ...

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    24 Hours of LeMons Thunderhill wrap-up
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    The Jaloptikons made the trek north this past weekend to take in the final 24 Hours of LeMons event at the Thunderhill Raceway and after making the long slog back to their respective homes, they've put together a comprehensive list of the top 50 competitors that ran the crap-can race.The inaugural ...

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    LeMons in '08: Six events and no more "Nerf Bars"
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    In a scant two years, the 24 Hours of LeMons has grown from one event featuring a handful of halfwits and their rudimentary rustbuckets, to what can now be considered a series. Jay and his crew have come a long way – likely to the chagrin of themselves and their spouses – and due to ...

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    VIDEO: What it's like to drive in the 24 Hours of Lemons
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    click above image to view videoDamon went straight from racing in this past weekend's 24 Hours of Lemons to Japan to cover the 2007 Tokyo Motor Show, so we haven't been able to corner him for a recap on his experience. Thankfully Bryan McQueen from Team Santa Cruz ran the entire race with a pair of ...

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    24 Hours of LeMons: Prepping for day two
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    Good morning LeMons fans! We're freezing our arses off, but we've got the tie rod installed and it is one beefy mo-fo (check the pic after the jump). We've got a driver's meeting at 8:45 AM PST and the race is beginning around 9ish in the AM. We'll have another post marked LIVE BLOG going up around ...

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    LIVE BLOG - 24 Hours of LeMons: Saturday's race begins...
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    2:27 PM - Jay is gridding now. Once all the vehicles hit the track, a car's number will be drawn out of a hat and that team will be the race leader when the green flag drops.2:34 PM - The race is on!Follow the jump for the rest of the action.%Gallery-8895%

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    24 Hours of LeMons: Prepping, primping and prognostication
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    We're about a half an hour away from the driver's meeting, with the action set to start around 2:30 PM PST. After calling or visiting over 10 different tire shops in the surrounding areas, we weren't able to secure a new set of tires that were to our liking. Instead, we pilfered a set from the shop ...

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    24 Hours of LeMons: Unfortunate lessons in grip
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    So we wrapped up our practice time at the track, and if anything is for certain, our RX-7 is going to utterly suck in traffic... unless we do something about traction. The lack of a rear hatch (weight), coupled to the cage and the integrated strut tower brace (rigidity) has made our 7 an ...

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    24 Hours of LeMons: We're here...
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    Fortunately or unfortunately, we've arrived. The 7's unpacked and unlike our competitors, we're sitting idly by waiting for tech while the rest of the field is replacing struts, applying stickers and making a few reconnaissance runs around the track (wait... is that guy pulling his motor?).It's ...

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    LeMons at Thunderhill raceway is on!
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    Mr. Lamm, the mad man behind the 24 Hours of LeMons, did a mass mailing to let all and sundry know that bad things do happen to good racetracks. The expansion of the 2007 LeMons series (yes, that's right, we've officially called it a "series") continues, with a fourth event schedule for the weekend ...

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    Wrenching LeMons: Late nights and flying sparks
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    As our October 20th deadline for destruction grows near, we've been making some significant progress on Project LeMons. After the interior was stripped and the hatch removed, Casey and Brad got to fabricating the roll cage out of pilfered pieces lying around the shop. We've got a full hoop mated to ...

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    The greatest Christmas present ever: 24 Hours of LeMons could be coming to Thunderhill
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    We just got word from Jay Lamm, the organizer of the 24 Hours of LeMons, that his team is considering running a fourth LeMons race this year at one of our favorite venues in California, Thunderhill Raceway.Currently, the race and the dates are tentative depending on the feedback he gets from ...

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    Wrenching LeMons, Part 1
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    Click the image above for more shots of Project Lemons.After toiling away at Modacar in Livermore, CA yesterday, we can officially say that Autoblog's Project LeMons is underway. We were able to rip out the entire interior (sans dash), pull the rear hatch off, scrape out some sound deadening ...

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    Because we're masochistic like that: Autoblog enters the 24 Hours of LeMons
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    Click the image above for more pics of our rubbish racer."So you're really going to do this, huh?" We've lost count as to how many times we've heard that line over the course of the last two months. After covering the event live this past July, we came away from the 24 Hours of LeMons with dreams ...

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    24 Hours of LeMons wrap-up: Galleries, standings and stories
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    Click the image above for a gallery of images from LeMons.We've finally gotten settled in after our weekend of LeMons coverage, and have put together two final galleries for your viewing enjoyment. The first was shot by our boy Brad over at Shutterflick, which includes some of the best action shots ...

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