The Top 51 Lemons of the Detroit Irony 24 Hours of LeMons

The 26th race in LeMons history took place at Michigan's Gingerman Raceway last weekend, and we saw plenty of LeMons firsts. For example, the first one-speed "automatic" transmission, and the first twin-turbocharged, mid-engined full-size van. Madness!

The weather was cold and windy, the cuisine was heavy on the cheese curds, and the racers (mostly) managed to keep the red mist at an unprecedentedly low level. Japanese machinery was less successful than usual, with just three in the top ten, and a Merkur XR4Ti— one of the least reliable vehicles in LeMons history— came in third after flirting with the lead all weekend long.

Not enough LeMons action for you? Check out the top lemons of past races: Altamont '07Arse Freeze '07Altamont '08Ohio '08New England '08South '08Texas '08Arse Freeze '08Texas Spring '09South Spring '09Reno '09New Orleans '09New England '09Buttonwillow '09South Fall '09Ohio '09Texas Fall '09Arse Freeze '09Phoenix '10South Winter '10Texas Winter '10Sears Point '10.

Disclosure: Murilee Martin gets crazy baksheesh from LeMons HQ for his work on the LeMons Supreme Court bench.

The Top 51 Lemons of the Detroit Irony 24 Hours of LeMons

1. Clueless Racing, Honda CRX
Overall Winner

The Top 51 Lemons of the Detroit Irony 24 Hours of LeMons

2. Latch-Key Kids, Plymouth Neon
Winner, I Got Screwed award
Winner, Class Good

The Top 51 Lemons of the Detroit Irony 24 Hours of LeMons

3. The Tools, Merkur XR4Ti
Winner, Grassroots Motorsports Most From The Least award
Winner, Class Ugly

The Top 51 Lemons of the Detroit Irony 24 Hours of LeMons

4. Joe Dirt Mullet Rockers Sponsored By Aquanet, Chevrolet Caprice
Winner, Class Bad
Winner, Least Horrible Yank Tank award

The Top 51 Lemons of the Detroit Irony 24 Hours of LeMons

5. Spec Junk Racing, Mazda MX-3

The Top 51 Lemons of the Detroit Irony 24 Hours of LeMons

6. Dead (Red) Rocket Racing, Plymouth Neon
3 BS Penalty laps

The Top 51 Lemons of the Detroit Irony 24 Hours of LeMons

7. Booby Price Racing, Nissan 200SX SE-R
10 BS Penalty laps

The Top 51 Lemons of the Detroit Irony 24 Hours of LeMons

8. Glowing Red Rotor Racing, Ford Crown Victoria

The Top 51 Lemons of the Detroit Irony 24 Hours of LeMons

9. Chicken and Waffles, Volkswagen Quantum Syncro Wagon
Winner, Index of Effluency

The Top 51 Lemons of the Detroit Irony 24 Hours of LeMons

10. VolvOwned, Volvo 245

The Top 51 Lemons of the Detroit Irony 24 Hours of LeMons

11. C.A.R.T. - Chicagoland Amish Racing Team, BMW E30

The Top 51 Lemons of the Detroit Irony 24 Hours of LeMons

12. BuckSnort Racing, BMW E30

The Top 51 Lemons of the Detroit Irony 24 Hours of LeMons

13. Track Pillagers, Buick LeSabre

The Top 51 Lemons of the Detroit Irony 24 Hours of LeMons

14. KAMIKAZE PILOTS Of FURY, Honda Civic

The Top 51 Lemons of the Detroit Irony 24 Hours of LeMons

15. Corsa Nostra, Alfa Romeo GTV6

The Top 51 Lemons of the Detroit Irony 24 Hours of LeMons

16. Focke Ewe Racing, Volkswagen Golf

The Top 51 Lemons of the Detroit Irony 24 Hours of LeMons

17. Team MRD2, Toyota MR2

The Top 51 Lemons of the Detroit Irony 24 Hours of LeMons

18. Smackdown Racing, Ford Crown Victoria

The Top 51 Lemons of the Detroit Irony 24 Hours of LeMons

19. Topless Asset Racing Program, Toyota MR2

The Top 51 Lemons of the Detroit Irony 24 Hours of LeMons

20. Lucky Monkey Racing, Acura Integra
BS Penalty laps: 2

The Top 51 Lemons of the Detroit Irony 24 Hours of LeMons

21. Team Reynolds Style, Toyota Celica

The Top 51 Lemons of the Detroit Irony 24 Hours of LeMons

22. Team Lebowski, Dodge Neon

The Top 51 Lemons of the Detroit Irony 24 Hours of LeMons

23. It'll Rub Out, Chevrolet Cavalier

The Top 51 Lemons of the Detroit Irony 24 Hours of LeMons

24. Team Fiery Death!, Toyota Celica

The Top 51 Lemons of the Detroit Irony 24 Hours of LeMons

25. Rally Rolla, Toyota Corolla Alltrac

The Top 51 Lemons of the Detroit Irony 24 Hours of LeMons

26. Half Last, Ford Mustang Turbo

The Top 51 Lemons of the Detroit Irony 24 Hours of LeMons

27. Madame Flutterby, Honda Prelude

The Top 51 Lemons of the Detroit Irony 24 Hours of LeMons

28. Gimmie A Box, Volvo 740 Wagon

The Top 51 Lemons of the Detroit Irony 24 Hours of LeMons

29. Bobsleds-R-Us Raycing, Honda Civic

The Top 51 Lemons of the Detroit Irony 24 Hours of LeMons

30. Team S-Audi, Audi 4000S

The Top 51 Lemons of the Detroit Irony 24 Hours of LeMons

31. The Cheap Bastards, Dodge Neon

The Top 51 Lemons of the Detroit Irony 24 Hours of LeMons

32. Top Fool Elemonator, Subaru Impreza
BS Penalty laps: 10

The Top 51 Lemons of the Detroit Irony 24 Hours of LeMons

33. MEDs (Midwest Engine Destroyers) Racing Team, Pontiac Fiero

The Top 51 Lemons of the Detroit Irony 24 Hours of LeMons

34. Scirocket II, Volkswagen Scirocco

The Top 51 Lemons of the Detroit Irony 24 Hours of LeMons

35. Morrow's Auto & Snoopy's Quest For The Holy Nickelbag, GMC Van
Winner, Organizer's Choice

The Top 51 Lemons of the Detroit Irony 24 Hours of LeMons

36. The Mustache Rides Again, Audi 4000 Quattro

The Top 51 Lemons of the Detroit Irony 24 Hours of LeMons

37. Pink Ladies, Mazda Miata
BS Penalty laps: 50

The Top 51 Lemons of the Detroit Irony 24 Hours of LeMons

38. Speed Fixx, Chevrolet S10

The Top 51 Lemons of the Detroit Irony 24 Hours of LeMons

39. Team Sucker Punch, Chevrolet Camaro

The Top 51 Lemons of the Detroit Irony 24 Hours of LeMons

40. Wisconsin Crap Racers, Nissan Maxima
BS Penalty laps: 60

The Top 51 Lemons of the Detroit Irony 24 Hours of LeMons

41. Chump Ganassti, Nissan Sentra
BS Penalty laps: 188

The Top 51 Lemons of the Detroit Irony 24 Hours of LeMons

42. Busch Boys, Chrysler New Yorker

The Top 51 Lemons of the Detroit Irony 24 Hours of LeMons

43. Save The TA-TAs Racing, Chevrolet Camaro
BS Penalty laps: 10

The Top 51 Lemons of the Detroit Irony 24 Hours of LeMons

44. The Minty Pylons, Mazda RX-7

The Top 51 Lemons of the Detroit Irony 24 Hours of LeMons

45. Morrow's Auto & Woodstock's NAStiCAR Quest For The Holy Nickelbag, Pontiac Grand Prix
Winner, Organizer's Choice award

The Top 51 Lemons of the Detroit Irony 24 Hours of LeMons

46. The Usual Suspects, Mazda MX-6

The Top 51 Lemons of the Detroit Irony 24 Hours of LeMons

47. Skid Marks Racing, Dodge Neon

The Top 51 Lemons of the Detroit Irony 24 Hours of LeMons

48. Adopted By Jets, Saab 900

The Top 51 Lemons of the Detroit Irony 24 Hours of LeMons

49. Double Jeopardy, Pontiac Fiero
Winner, Heroic Fix award

The Top 51 Lemons of the Detroit Irony 24 Hours of LeMons

50. Police Brutality, Ford Thunderbird
Winner, Epic Fail Fix

The Top 51 Lemons of the Detroit Irony 24 Hours of LeMons

51. Breaking Dawn, Toyota MR2
BS Penalty laps: 500

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