The Top 76 Lemons of the North Dallas Hooptie 24 Hours of LeMonsS

How about four Taurus SHOs in the top ten, along with the amazing Mid-Drive Crisis Mirage? Only in Texas, race fans!


Temperatures got into the triple digits and that Texas heat done barbecued vast quantities of brake pads, connecting rods, and head gaskets. How is it that so many of the super-fragile SHOs held together so well? Perhaps it's just natural selection at work: now that most of the Yamaha V6 engines in Texas got blowed up by LeMons teams during the last couple of years, only the engines with no weak points are left!

Disclosure: Murilee Martin gets paid crazy baksheesh for his work on the LeMons Supreme Court.
Photographs by Nick Pon.

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 '10Detroit '10New Orleans '10Goin' For Broken '10South Spring '10

The Top 76 Lemons of the North Dallas Hooptie 24 Hours of LeMonsS

1. Red Rocket Ratnest Revival, Ford Taurus SHO
Overall Winner

The Top 76 Lemons of the North Dallas Hooptie 24 Hours of LeMonsS

2. Race Hard Race Ugly #94, BMW 325iS
Winner, Class Good

The Top 76 Lemons of the North Dallas Hooptie 24 Hours of LeMonsS

3. LRE, Datsun 240Z
Winner, Class Bad
Winner, Highest Placing 70s Contender award

The Top 76 Lemons of the North Dallas Hooptie 24 Hours of LeMonsS

4. Larnbacher Foles Racing, Acura Integra

The Top 76 Lemons of the North Dallas Hooptie 24 Hours of LeMonsS

5. WARTHOG RACING, BMW 325e

The Top 76 Lemons of the North Dallas Hooptie 24 Hours of LeMonsS

6. Live Oak Nudist Resort Inc, Ford Taurus SHO

The Top 76 Lemons of the North Dallas Hooptie 24 Hours of LeMonsS

7. Mid-Drive Crisis, Mitsubishi Mirage
Winner, Class Ugly

The Top 76 Lemons of the North Dallas Hooptie 24 Hours of LeMonsS

8. Team Operation, BMW 318i

The Top 76 Lemons of the North Dallas Hooptie 24 Hours of LeMonsS

9. Warhunks, Ford Taurus SHO

The Top 76 Lemons of the North Dallas Hooptie 24 Hours of LeMonsS

10. Team Zip Tie, Ford Taurus SHO

The Top 76 Lemons of the North Dallas Hooptie 24 Hours of LeMonsS

11. Live Oak Nudist Resort II, BMW 320i

The Top 76 Lemons of the North Dallas Hooptie 24 Hours of LeMonsS

12. INGLORIOUS BASTERDS RACING— LRE

The Top 76 Lemons of the North Dallas Hooptie 24 Hours of LeMonsS

13. Lost In The Dark, Mazda Miata

The Top 76 Lemons of the North Dallas Hooptie 24 Hours of LeMonsS

14. CajunCoonasses dba Speed Racer, Saturn SC2

The Top 76 Lemons of the North Dallas Hooptie 24 Hours of LeMonsS

15. Summer's Eve Racing, BMW 325i

The Top 76 Lemons of the North Dallas Hooptie 24 Hours of LeMonsS

16. They Ain't Right (You Ain't Wrong), Toyota MR2

The Top 76 Lemons of the North Dallas Hooptie 24 Hours of LeMonsS

17. FUBAR Racing, Ford Escort ZX2

The Top 76 Lemons of the North Dallas Hooptie 24 Hours of LeMonsS

18. Unpimp Ze Lemon, Volkswagen Scirocco

The Top 76 Lemons of the North Dallas Hooptie 24 Hours of LeMonsS

19. Animal Hospice, Mazda RX-7

The Top 76 Lemons of the North Dallas Hooptie 24 Hours of LeMonsS

20. Wing-Nuts, Nissan 200SX

The Top 76 Lemons of the North Dallas Hooptie 24 Hours of LeMonsS

21. Zebra Racing, Toyota Pickup

The Top 76 Lemons of the North Dallas Hooptie 24 Hours of LeMonsS

22. Property Devaluation Racing II, Ford Thunderbird,

The Top 76 Lemons of the North Dallas Hooptie 24 Hours of LeMonsS

23. Team Festivus, Ford Festiva

The Top 76 Lemons of the North Dallas Hooptie 24 Hours of LeMonsS

24. Shake And Bake, Ford Mustang

The Top 76 Lemons of the North Dallas Hooptie 24 Hours of LeMonsS

25. Serious Business Motorsports, BMW 325e

The Top 76 Lemons of the North Dallas Hooptie 24 Hours of LeMonsS

26. Team Skidmark, Toyota Celica

The Top 76 Lemons of the North Dallas Hooptie 24 Hours of LeMonsS

27. Alfa Dogs, Alfa Romeo Milano
Winner, Grassroots Motorsports Most From The Least award

The Top 76 Lemons of the North Dallas Hooptie 24 Hours of LeMonsS

28. Reel 'Em In Racing, Toyota Celica

The Top 76 Lemons of the North Dallas Hooptie 24 Hours of LeMonsS

29. Formula M— As In Mullet, Ford Mustang

The Top 76 Lemons of the North Dallas Hooptie 24 Hours of LeMonsS

30. Team Sour Puss, Acura Integra

The Top 76 Lemons of the North Dallas Hooptie 24 Hours of LeMonsS

31. Limp Richard Racing, Mazda Protege

The Top 76 Lemons of the North Dallas Hooptie 24 Hours of LeMonsS

32. Normal Y Ass Parade D, Toyota Paseo

The Top 76 Lemons of the North Dallas Hooptie 24 Hours of LeMonsS

33. French Revolution, Toyota Camry

The Top 76 Lemons of the North Dallas Hooptie 24 Hours of LeMonsS

34. Team JB-Weld, Pontiac Grand Prix

The Top 76 Lemons of the North Dallas Hooptie 24 Hours of LeMonsS

35. MetroSexual, Geo Metro

The Top 76 Lemons of the North Dallas Hooptie 24 Hours of LeMonsS

36. Loose Screw Racing, Toyota MR2

The Top 76 Lemons of the North Dallas Hooptie 24 Hours of LeMonsS

37. Violent Running Gang, Honda Civic

The Top 76 Lemons of the North Dallas Hooptie 24 Hours of LeMonsS

38. El Toro Loco, Ford Taurus SHO

The Top 76 Lemons of the North Dallas Hooptie 24 Hours of LeMonsS

39. Cupcake Racing, Ford Thunderbird

The Top 76 Lemons of the North Dallas Hooptie 24 Hours of LeMonsS

40. Gashole Motorsports, Honda Accord

The Top 76 Lemons of the North Dallas Hooptie 24 Hours of LeMonsS

41. Team Sensory Assault, Mazda RX-7
Winner, Heroic Fix award

The Top 76 Lemons of the North Dallas Hooptie 24 Hours of LeMonsS

42. Theissen's Revenge, BMW 325e

The Top 76 Lemons of the North Dallas Hooptie 24 Hours of LeMonsS

43. www.team8racing.com, Porsche 924

The Top 76 Lemons of the North Dallas Hooptie 24 Hours of LeMonsS

44. NUTS & BOLTS RACING, Nissan 300ZX

The Top 76 Lemons of the North Dallas Hooptie 24 Hours of LeMonsS

45. Abigisch Messen Gemachen Schweinrennengruppe, Mercedes-Benz 280
Winner, Long-Ass Weekend award

The Top 76 Lemons of the North Dallas Hooptie 24 Hours of LeMonsS

46. Pollock Redux, Toyota Celica

The Top 76 Lemons of the North Dallas Hooptie 24 Hours of LeMonsS

47. Dirty Some Beaches, Honda Civic Wagovan

The Top 76 Lemons of the North Dallas Hooptie 24 Hours of LeMonsS

48. Lost In The Dark II, Ford Probe

The Top 76 Lemons of the North Dallas Hooptie 24 Hours of LeMonsS

49. Inspite Racing, Honda Prelude

The Top 76 Lemons of the North Dallas Hooptie 24 Hours of LeMonsS

50. Scuderia Toro Roto, Mazda RX-7

The Top 76 Lemons of the North Dallas Hooptie 24 Hours of LeMonsS

51. Team Inspired Vintage, Ford Taurus SHO

The Top 76 Lemons of the North Dallas Hooptie 24 Hours of LeMonsS

52. Hoosier Daddy, Mitsubishi Galant

The Top 76 Lemons of the North Dallas Hooptie 24 Hours of LeMonsS

53. Petty Cash Motorsports, Pontiac Grand Prix

The Top 76 Lemons of the North Dallas Hooptie 24 Hours of LeMonsS

54. Team Flying Wrench, Nissan 300ZX

The Top 76 Lemons of the North Dallas Hooptie 24 Hours of LeMonsS

55. Prancing Donkeys, Acura Integra

The Top 76 Lemons of the North Dallas Hooptie 24 Hours of LeMonsS

56. Team Miagra, Mazda Miata

The Top 76 Lemons of the North Dallas Hooptie 24 Hours of LeMonsS

57. The Pretenders/Ferari Racing, Datsun 240Z

The Top 76 Lemons of the North Dallas Hooptie 24 Hours of LeMonsS

58. Team Blue Goose 2, Volkswagen Rabbit
Winner, Organizer's Choice award

The Top 76 Lemons of the North Dallas Hooptie 24 Hours of LeMonsS

59. Team Mullet, Toyota Supra

The Top 76 Lemons of the North Dallas Hooptie 24 Hours of LeMonsS

60. Toxic Asset Racing Program Clown Car, Toyota MR2

The Top 76 Lemons of the North Dallas Hooptie 24 Hours of LeMonsS

61. King Fu and the Fu King Racers, Toyota Paseo

The Top 76 Lemons of the North Dallas Hooptie 24 Hours of LeMonsS

62. Bastardos de LeMons, Lincoln Mark VIII
Winner, I Got Screwed award

The Top 76 Lemons of the North Dallas Hooptie 24 Hours of LeMonsS

63. S.N.U.T., Volvo 244

The Top 76 Lemons of the North Dallas Hooptie 24 Hours of LeMonsS

64. Crewe Le Pew Redeaux, Renault Le Car
Winner, Index of Effluency

The Top 76 Lemons of the North Dallas Hooptie 24 Hours of LeMonsS

65. Nigerian Prince Racing, Honda Prelude

The Top 76 Lemons of the North Dallas Hooptie 24 Hours of LeMonsS

66. Valhalla Wagon Rednex Inc, Volkswagen Golf

The Top 76 Lemons of the North Dallas Hooptie 24 Hours of LeMonsS

67. Reel 'Em In Racing II, Toyota MR2

The Top 76 Lemons of the North Dallas Hooptie 24 Hours of LeMonsS

68. Property Devaluation Racing, Ford Fairmont Wagon

The Top 76 Lemons of the North Dallas Hooptie 24 Hours of LeMonsS

69. The Pirates of Plano, Nissan Altima

The Top 76 Lemons of the North Dallas Hooptie 24 Hours of LeMonsS

70. Blue Oval Cult Racing, Ford SHO-Stang
Winner, Least Most Horrible Yank Tank award

The Top 76 Lemons of the North Dallas Hooptie 24 Hours of LeMonsS

71. Boehm Racing, SAAB 900S

The Top 76 Lemons of the North Dallas Hooptie 24 Hours of LeMonsS

72. RSC Racing, Eagle Talon

The Top 76 Lemons of the North Dallas Hooptie 24 Hours of LeMonsS

73. Team Clunker, Nissan 300ZX

The Top 76 Lemons of the North Dallas Hooptie 24 Hours of LeMonsS

74. Last Chance Racing, Ford Probe

The Top 76 Lemons of the North Dallas Hooptie 24 Hours of LeMonsS

75. The A Team, Mazda Miata

The Top 76 Lemons of the North Dallas Hooptie 24 Hours of LeMonsS

76. Nazi Unterseeboote Semen a.k.a. The Semen N.U., Dodge Stealth