The Top 54 Lemons of the 24 Hours of LeMons Colorado

You never know what's going to happen at a 24 Hours of LeMons race. Two Mitsubishi products in the top ten of the standings? Amazing! We also saw the oldest car in LeMons history: a 1956 Renault 4CV. » 7/17/10 1:00pm 7/17/10 1:00pm

Storybook Ending Eludes Datsun 280ZX-Engined Firebird

We were hoping— without much basis in anything resembling reality— that the L28ET-powered 3rd-gen Firebird would utterly dominate this weekend's LeMons race. Sadly, a roaring engine fire ended the aptly named FireKats' run at a major trophy. » 7/11/10 9:45pm 7/11/10 9:45pm

And the Real Winner Is...

The Rocket Surgery Racing '56 Renault 4CV was, in the words of LeMons Chief Perp Lamm, "three weeks from being ready" when the race started... yet the Rocket Surgeons last-second frenzy-o-wrenchin' got the car onto the track Saturday afternoon. » 7/11/10 9:25pm 7/11/10 9:25pm

Mazda Steps Up Its 24 Hours of LeMons Dominance: Win Number Eight!

What's the winningest marque in 24 Hours of LeMons history? Mazda! With today's win by the Ghetto Motorsports RX-7, Mazda now has eight overall LeMons wins (Toyota and BMW are tied for second, with five wins apiece). » 7/11/10 9:15pm 7/11/10 9:15pm

B.F.E. Grand Prix Day One Top Five: Mazda, BMW, Saab, Audi, Toyota

I just drove 70 miles from the track to civilization— yeah, it's called the B.F.E. G.P. for a reason— and can't dredge up the energy to write much here. Let's just look at the end-of-day Top Five Lemons: » 7/11/10 2:15am 7/11/10 2:15am

Rocket Surgery Renault 4CV Finally Hits The Track, Looks Great

When a team decides to build a 1956 Renault 4CV race car with mid-mounted VW Fox engine and BMW 1800 suspension, for 500 bucks... well, sometimes such an ambitious project isn't quite ready when the green flag waves. » 7/10/10 8:30pm 7/10/10 8:30pm

Three-Time LeMons Champions Step On Own Wieners, Black-Flagged Out Of…

Eyesore Racing, the only three-time LeMons champions in history, looked like the favorites to take the B.F.E. G.P. race... but then they racked up a couple of penalties in the first few hours. Chain-gang time! » 7/10/10 4:10pm 7/10/10 4:10pm

7 Hours Of B.F.E. G.P. LeMons BS Inspection In 210 Seconds

I don't have time to shoot many photos of the cars while I'm sniffing out Cheatonium-239 components in LeMons cars, so I let my CHDK-hacked camera shoot a photograph every 15 seconds. Enjoy. » 7/10/10 3:00am 7/10/10 3:00am

Engine Swap Heroes: Datsun 280ZX Turbo Engine In Pontiac Firebird!

The small-block Chevrolet engine has proven to be one of the least reliable engines in 24 Hours of LeMons racing, but there's one that's even worse: the Nissan L28. Some teams see that as a challenge! » 7/10/10 2:00am 7/10/10 2:00am

VW-Powered Renault, Datsun-Powered Pontiac: BS Inspections At The BFE…

Somewhere between Denver and Kansas— actually, at High Plains Raceway in Colorado— the LeMons Supreme Court spent Friday checking alleged $500 race cars for possible cheating and/or general awesomeness. Some of the former, vast quantities of the latter! » 7/10/10 1:00am 7/10/10 1:00am

Another Sensible Daily Driver: Swiss-Cheesed, 454-Powered,…

As we get closer to the aptly-named B.F.E. Grand Prix 24 Hours of LeMons in Colorado next weekend, I decided to pay a visit to the team building the first-ever LeMons Marlin. All I can say is: Ho-lee shit! » 7/04/10 10:00pm 7/04/10 10:00pm

V12 Edsel vs Citroën vs Marlin vs Much More: Get Ready For a New…

We saw some awesome machinery take to the track during the 2009 24 Hours Of LeMons season, but that was just a warm-up for the onslaught of great race cars we can expect during the 2010 season. » 12/27/09 3:00pm 12/27/09 3:00pm