The People's Choice award at the 24 Hours Of LeMons goes to the team that best embodies the spirit of the event, and the crop of contenders at the Arse Freeze-A-Palooza was the best yet.

Chief Perpetrator Lamm determines the People's Choice winner by wandering the pits and seeking the opinions of the rabble (in the old days, the rabble had a chance to vote directly, but that turned out to be too much hassle). There were several really strong contenders, including the Family Truckster Pinto.

The Faster Farms Chickens team was also considered a People's Choice powerhouse, but they ended up taking the equally coveted Dangerous Banned Technology trophy for their bowling-ball-actuated ironing-board wing.

And, of course, you've got to include the mighty Porcubimmer on the People's Choice short list. Pricks outside! But it's hard to argue with a team that builds a 400-pound particle-board steam locomotive that towers eight feet above their Mustang, so in the end it was the train that got the thousand bucks in People's Choice prize nickels. It didn't handle so well on the track, but the drivers were polite and were pretty good about not getting in the way of the quicker cars. Congratulations, Bi-Polar Express!

Thanks to the Mad Science Boys and Mad Science Sr for many of these photos!