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 Yesterday 11:00pm

There's Only 16 Of These Canadian Cars Left And One Raced At LeMons

See that red 1960 Falcon there? Notice anything weird about it? Anything Canadian weird? Like maple leaf badges or a strange grille? That's because what you're looking at isn't a Ford Falcon. Hell, it's technically not even a Ford. It's a Frontenac. And one of the few left just raced at the 24 Hours of LeMons. » 9/24/14 10:30pm 9/24/14 10:30pm

Noted LeMons Loon Speedycop Is Building A Twin-V8 Lincoln

Whatever point you're trying to make, Speedycop, you've made it. A track-worthy airplane, an upside-down Camaro, silly wordplay realized to the maximum degree possible — we get it. You like building insane LeMons cars. Well, we love it too, and that's why it's nice to see his new project, a 16 cylinder Continental. » 3/05/14 4:40pm 3/05/14 4:40pm

So, You Think You Want To Race A Crapcan? How To Pick The Right Car

Cheapo beater endurance racing series such as the 24 Hours of LeMons and ChumpCar are a great chance to do wheel-to-wheel racing for a relatively small price. In these series, the first decision you make is often the one that can make you a racing hero or destroy what's left of your sanity. So how do you pick the… » 2/03/14 3:20pm 2/03/14 3:20pm

Should We Require Pre-Race Physicals For Amateur Racing?

I'm a huge fan of the LeMons racing series. I was saddened, like so many others, to hear that a driver died in the most recent South Carolina race. It seems that the driver died because of a heart attack, which is exactly what happened in 2008, the only other LeMons race death. Is it time for medical checks for… » 9/24/13 2:04pm 9/24/13 2:04pm

Join Me On A Tour Through The Concours d'Lemons

I'm a fan of pretty much any Lemons-related event, and the Concours d'Lemons that's held as a much-needed counterpoint to the late-Bugatti valve-stem-cap-orginality-debaters over at Pebble Beach is a great show. After a morning of looking at cars with vastly better earning potential than you, this gathering is a… » 8/23/13 6:30pm 8/23/13 6:30pm