We decided to hold the First Annual LeMons South Chili Cook-Off today, and the Best Chili Presentation trophy- if we had such a thing- would have to go to the Tunachuckers Volvo Amazon team.
We're racing again, this fine Sunday morning in South Carolina, and a couple of cars that seemed out for the duration are back in action!
I've built a successor to the original LeMons BumperCam camera, and the Heroic Fix Award-winning Volvo Amazon-driving Tunachuckers let me install it on their C pillar. Then their new B20 engine got a bit fiery.
Welcome to Down On The Street, where we admire old vehicles parked on the Island That Rust Forgot: Alameda, California. Some of you prefer the old-style galleries, so here's one for our latest Amazon.
A few months back, I heard about a chrome-bumper Midget in a self-service junkyard an hour's drive from me. In need of many small parts for my personal Hell Project, I went to investigate.
Last year's LeMons South Index Of Effluency Winners, the Tunachuckers '66 Volvo Amazon team, had to come off the track just before the People's Curse began. Things looked bad: seized engine!
When you see a '66 Volvo Amazon entering a race like the 24 Hours of LeMons, you figure it's going to finish. No, it won't be fast, but it will still be moving under its own power long after 75% of the Hondas have blown their head gaskets and 50% of the BMWs have succumbed to various complexity-related issues. The…