Even though we tend to emphasize the Index Of Effluency winners, the team that takes the overall win at a LeMons race has accomplished the nearly impossible: keeping a $500 car running all weekend and avoiding penalties.
As we keep trying to make clear, the Index Of Effluency is the top prize, the pinnacle of all LeMons awards.
There's been a lot of talk at LeMons HQ about organizing a LeMons Hall Of Fame, but nobody agrees on the half-dozen or so cars that deserve first-round acceptance. Let's look at 41 LeMons Legends from the '09 season instead!
With ten races during the 2009 season, 24 Hours Of LeMons HQ decided it was time to deal out season awards. They even used some sort of pseudo-scientific point system to determine the winners, which gave BMW a big win.
How can you tell the "serious" racers from the ones who really get the 24 Hours Of LeMons? Team costumes! Following up our first Team Costume Treasury, here's Part II!
The 19th race in 24 Hours Of LeMons history took place last weekend, and we finally had our first-ever Nissan winner! Right behind it- well, in some cases way behind it- were 121 other vehicles.
Yeah yeah, the car that gets the highest lap total gets the overall win at a 24 Hours Of LeMons race, but the insiders know who deserves the real respect!
OK, Nissan fans, you can stop agonizing over the so-called Curse Of Nissan at the 24 Hours Of LeMons, because one of your cars has finally taken the overall win!
Would you believe a Subaru leading as the we get deeper into nighttime racing? It hasn't even been raining! Yes, the Team Paisley '98 Impreza has a couple of laps on the number two contender.
We were pretty excited to see this early-90s Chrysler New Yorker in a LeMons race; talk about pure class on the race track! Sadly, it couldn't quite stay on its wheels.
I'm back at the motel for some internet access and maybe a few Zs while tireless Judge Lieberman works the radios at Penalty HQ, so here's your LeMons Fleetwood Update.
Actually, the fried small-block bearing happened during practice last night, but the engine of the Snoopy's Quest For The Holy Nickelbag Chevy Vanamino is still scattered all over the mud at the moment.
Internet access is difficult at best here at Nelson Ledges, so live updates are going to be few and short. At the moment, the Charlie Foxtrot Racing BMW 325i leads.
After inspecting 130 cars today- including a Lada, an Omni GLHS, a Chevy Vanamino, and an Eagle Premiere- I can't think coherently enough to write anything. So, here, have some photographs!
The most cars ever in a 24 Hours Of LeMons race (130), three former LeMons winners, and a cold rainy Ohio day all made for a very long day of Cheat Detection.