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    Report: Porsche 911 with VW turbodiesel prepares for LeMons assault

    LeMons racing is a wonderful example that setting limits can actually breed creativity. The series mandates that all entries must cost $500, not counting safety equipment, and that cap forces teams to be ingenious in how they build a racecar. Take for example this diesel-powered Porsche 911, ...

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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: 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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    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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    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: 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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    VIDEO: Crap Motorsports FTW! - Car Launching

    Car Launching - Click above to watch the video
    As the proliferation of LeMons events has proven, there's a fat vein of crap-box motorsports yet to be mined. Northwestern Wisconsin has its own unique brand of vehicular mayhem called Car Launching. The premise is simple: Jump something fetid and ...

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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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    FOLLOWUP: Chrysler, Fiat reportedly agree to honor lemon law claims

    On a recent episode of The Chrysler Files, customers who purchased Chrysler vehicles that were later officially certified as lemons were being reimbursed by the company with checks... that bounced. The snafu stemmed from the fact that while said claims were made before Chrysler's bankruptcy, after ...

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    Top Ten LeMons Contenders... in 2029

    The drive from Autoblog's South Bay outpost to Reno-Fernley raceway gave Justice Lieberman and I some time to wax poetic on the 24 Hours of LeMons. Peppered between discussions about the race, the field of competitors and the finer points of officiating the world's fastest growing motorsport ...


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