LeMons 24 At NJMP: The Annual Audi Head Gaskapocalypse

We may be creating a terrible tradition here. At New Jersey Motorsports Park this May, the Brooklyn Bomb Squad again dragged our old Audi out of its winter slumber and ruthlessly whipped it like a Devo song until, lo and behold, the ceremonial oil mixed with the sacred coolant, a puff of steam emerged, and we all said… » 6/04/15 3:07pm 6/04/15 3:07pm

The 24 Hours Of LeMons Is Going Where It Really Belongs: Australia

Greetings, at least one foreign land that’s gone “I wish we had something like that here” every time we’ve posted about crapcan racing. The 24 Hours of LeMons folks have opened up the 24 Hours of LeMons Australia. If all else fails, at least it’s guaranteed to be better than this year’s Australian Grand Prix!
» 6/01/15 8:10pm 6/01/15 8:10pm

We Got One Of The Awards That Matters At The 24 Hours Of LeMons

Sure, there are class winners and an overall winner of the race itself, which are all fine and well. There’s also awards you don’t want like “Most Heroic Fix.” But of course, the awards you really want at a LeMons race are for the extraordinary and bizarre, and we got one of those: Organizer’s Choice.
» 5/11/15 1:54pm 5/11/15 1:54pm

The Real Butts Of New Jersey Motorsports Park

I was going to save these (and only these) for the bizarrely absent Judge Phil, who asked me to take photos of the 24 Hours of LeMons race this weekend. Unfortunately, I have the “For Phil” folder open now to give you all nightmares. PSA: LeMons teams bend over a lot, and others just like showing off their butts. » 5/09/15 12:58pm 5/09/15 12:58pm

I'm Racing A Boat At The 24 Hours Of LeMons' Real Hoopties Of New Jersey

In a shocking display of teamwork or something, I’ve teamed up with The Truth About Cars’ W. Christian “Mental” Ward and the 3 Pedal Mafia crew to dominate the 24 Hours of LeMons’ Real Hoopties of New Jersey this weekend. (And by “dominate,” I mean it’ll probably be a moving chicane when I’m driving.) » 5/08/15 6:25pm 5/08/15 6:25pm

You Can Now See The 24 Hours Of LeMons Race At Barber From Space

The 24 Hours of LeMons is used to seeing participants’ cars show up on Google Maps, but this is the first time an entire event has made the cut. Here’s this year’s ‘Shine Country Classic, right here on Google Maps. Tinker around, zoom in and marvel at LeMons’ preference for purple canopies. » 4/26/15 10:49am 4/26/15 10:49am

24 Hours Of LeMons: Preparing For Another Season Of Crushing Defeat

As if we hadn’t learned our lesson last year. For the members of the Brooklyn Bomb Squad, 2014 was, shall we say, character building. We blew the head gasket, we suffered timing issues, and generally spent most of our time towing the ’89 Audi 100 with the best paint job in history all over the East Coast and almost no… » 4/23/15 1:39pm 4/23/15 1:39pm

Which Car Would You Enter In The 24 Hours Of LeMons Out Of Spite?

Once upon a time, I had a miserable beater. Unfortunately, it belonged to my parents and got traded in when they finally realized they had spent several running 944s’ worth in repair bills. Had it been signed over to me, there was no doubt in my mind where it needed to go to die: the 24 Hours of LeMons.
» 4/20/15 6:40pm 4/20/15 6:40pm

I Towed A Dodge Dart In Texas Snow With A Silverado 1500 And Didn't Die

So, you bought a race car. Congratulations! Let me guess: you only have a few bars of eye-searingly bright LEDs on the front instead of your OEM headlamps, and now you can't drive it on public roads anymore without getting stabbed in traffic? Gotcha. We at Black Flag are here to help. » 4/16/15 12:10pm 4/16/15 12:10pm

Bad Idea Funtime: Could You Corner Balance A Car With Truck Nutz?

My 944 has a problem: when the gas tank starts to empty, the back end gets light. I've ruined its perfect 50-50 weight balance by taking off the heavy glass hatch. I don't have any fancy-schmancy metal ballast just lying around, however, I could probably source quite a few Truck Nutz. » 3/10/15 4:22pm 3/10/15 4:22pm

Speedycop's Race-Ready Family Truckster Is Amazing And For Sale!

The gaudy, overwrought Wagon Queen Family Truckster is probably one of the best visual gags in National Lampoon's Vacation and says more about the excesses of the American auto industry than many books on the subject. But I don't think that's why LeMons legend Speedycop built one. He built it because he could. » 9/30/14 11:00pm 9/30/14 11:00pm