The Top 77 Lemons of the 24 Hours of LeMons South Spring 2010

The 29th race in LeMons history took place last weekend, and we saw BMW tie Toyota for second place in the overall-win category (Mazda holds seven LeMons titles versus five apiece for BMW and Toyota). » 5/29/10 11:00am 5/29/10 11:00am

And the Real Winner Is...

Is there any way that a Chevy Citation X-11 that doesn't blow up during a weekend of road racing can be denied the Index Of Effluency? We didn't think so, either. Congratulations, Schumacher Taxi Service Craptation! » 5/23/10 4:30pm 5/23/10 4:30pm

And The Winner Is...

Once the race-leading S.O.B. Volkswagen GTI blew up late yesterday, there was no prying the Super Troopers' BMW E30 away from the top spot. Clean race, zero penalties, zero mechanical problems. Congratulations, Super Troopers! » 5/23/10 4:15pm 5/23/10 4:15pm

Index Of Effluency Battle Heats Up: Audi 5000 vs Citation X-11 vs Omni…

If you're a serious 24 Hours of LeMons fan, you know that the Index Of Effluency (given to the team that overachieves beyond all expectation with an all-around terrible car) is the real top prize. Who's leading after Day One? » 5/23/10 2:00am 5/23/10 2:00am

After Hot & Rainy Day Of Racing: E30, Prelude, 3000GT, RX-7, Crown…

The weather was about what you'd expect for South Carolina in May, mechanical failures stacked up dead cars like cordwood, and the Penalty Box had plenty of clients. But some cars neither blew up nor spun out. » 5/23/10 1:00am 5/23/10 1:00am

Merkur XR4Ti Reliability Problem Solved: Turbo Ford 351W V8!

The Türbö Schnitzel XR4Ti has competed in several LeMons events here in South Carolina, with predictable results each time: KABOOM! Obviously, an XR4Ti must have a turbocharged Ford engine, but there's no law that says it can't be a V8! » 5/22/10 8:00am 5/22/10 8:00am

24 Hours of LeMons BS Inspection Takes Over South Carolina Town, Entire…

What most quiet Southern towns want more than anything else is to block off downtown on Friday afternoon, run a parade of 89 so-called race cars down the main drag, and then endure a LeMons BS Inspection. Welcome to Camden! » 5/22/10 1:00am 5/22/10 1:00am

The Top 61 Lemons of the Southern Discomfort 24 Hours Of LeMons

A Saab took the overall win, which was shocking, and GM continued its run of Index of Effluency dominance… which came as no surprise at all. It was cold, it was wet, but the racin' was great! » 2/13/10 10:00pm 2/13/10 10:00pm

When Connecting Rods Go Bad

There's nothing like a race track full of beat-to-hell hoopties to give you a crash course in Blowed Up Engines 101. The Southern Discomfort race offered plenty of busted blocks, oil pans full of bearing shards, and the like. » 2/07/10 11:55pm 2/07/10 11:55pm

And the Real Winner Is...

Sure sure, some folks get excited about the LeMons car that gets the most laps, but the Index Of Effluency winner gets the real bragging rights. Today, General Motors takes another big win thanks to the Track Pillagerz! Buick LeSabre. » 2/07/10 5:45pm 2/07/10 5:45pm

Break Out The Lutefisk! Saab Takes 24 Hours Of LeMons Overall Win!

I need to get busy helping pack up the Tilt-A-Whirl, here at the LeMons Traveling Carnival, but this scorching-hot news can't wait: the Robin Bank Racing Saab 900 Turbo has won the 24 Hours Of LeMons Southern Discomfort '10 race! » 2/07/10 5:30pm 2/07/10 5:30pm

Innovations In LeMons Justice: The Teach Your Girlfriend's Sister How…

We've all had to do this: incredible pressures are brought to bear upon you, forcing you to teach someone you barely know how to work a manual transmission. A great idea for a 24 Hours of LeMons penalty, we say! » 2/06/10 11:00pm 2/06/10 11:00pm

When Life Hands You Lemons, Make Chili In Your Volvo's Valve Cover

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. » 2/06/10 10:00pm 2/06/10 10:00pm

Southern Discomfort Day One In the Books, Saab Leads

We've spent a long, cold day in South Carolina, and the level of racing drama has been high. The lead changed again and again, the first- and second-position cars were knocked out by mechanical woes, and a Saab now leads. » 2/06/10 8:45pm 2/06/10 8:45pm

Four Hours In, Ford Probe Leads

We've seen quite a few lead changes during the early hours of the Southern Discomfort '10 LeMons, but the BoomPow Surprise Probe now holds a strong 5-lap lead over the second-place car. » 2/06/10 2:20pm 2/06/10 2:20pm

Tired Of E30s and Miatas at LeMons? Combine Them With an E30ata!

Everyone knows that BMW E30s and Mazda Miatas tend to get plenty of unwelcome attention from the LeMons Supreme Court... so here's a way for a resourceful team to capitalize on the loathing! » 2/06/10 12:30pm 2/06/10 12:30pm

What Would Southern Racing Be Without Moonshine?

The first time we came to the 24 Hours Of LeMons South, we joked about the possibility of getting moonshine for LeMons Supreme Court bribes. No joke! » 2/06/10 12:00pm 2/06/10 12:00pm

More Fun With Timelapse Photography: Watch 8 Hours of LeMons BS…

It's much easier to just set up the BumperCam to document the BS Inspection than to shoot photos the old-fashioned way while also trying to bust cheaters, so here's we go! » 2/06/10 4:00am 2/06/10 4:00am

Neither Rain Nor Cold Nor Low-Budget Bribes Shall Stay The Judges From…

Another 24 Hours of LeMons BS Inspection in the books, and we didn't hand out quite as many penalty laps as usual. Part of it was our unwillingness to grovel in the mud to examine cheaty suspension parts, of course. » 2/06/10 2:00am 2/06/10 2:00am