And The Real Winner Is...

When you bring a 40-year-old air-cooled Volkswagen to a LeMons race, you expect to finish way, waaaay down in the standings. When your Type 3 Fastback pulls off a 39th-place (out of 123) finish, you get the Index of Effluency! » 9/12/10 7:15pm 9/12/10 7:15pm

And The Winner Is...

Nobody thought a Volkswagen would ever win, just as nobody believed it possible for a Nissan Z, Taurus SHO, or Saab to win. Today is Mitsubishi's day of improbable triumph! » 9/12/10 7:10pm 9/12/10 7:10pm

Yeehaw It's Texas Day One Over, Mid-Drive Mirage Leads!

Remember the Mid-Drive Crisis Mitsubishi Mirage? They all laughed when it entered the track! Well, nobody is laughing now, because the innovative Mitsu with the mid-mounted driver's seat now sits at the top of the Yeehaw It's Texas LeMons standings! » 9/12/10 12:30am 9/12/10 12:30am

Watch a Day of LeMons BS Inspection In 2 Minutes

I'm too busy to take many photos during a LeMons BS Inspection— the gauntlet through which all entrants must pass in order to prove that they stayed within the $500 budget— when we have 120+ cars. Timelapse video time! » 9/11/10 2:00am 9/11/10 2:00am

Lord Humungus, Clowns, and a TR6: BS Inspection at the Yeehaw It's…

We're back at MSR Houston once again, and the LeMons Supreme Court sweated its way through a super-swampy hot day in Texas. Lots of Taurus SHOs, lots of BMW E36s, a couple of Mustang IIs, and much more! » 9/11/10 1:00am 9/11/10 1:00am

This Sentra's Oil Blow-By Problem Solved, Cheap!

When your rings go bad and crankcase pressure starts a-buildin' up, you'll get oil a-gushin' out of any escape it can find: dipstick tube, filler cap, wherever. Cars dumping oil on a race track get in trouble. What to do? » 4/11/10 5:00pm 4/11/10 5:00pm

Why Didn't Mitsubishi Offer a Mid-Drive Position On The Mirage?

We've been led to believe that the driver's seat on street cars should be one side or the other, but why? Team Mid-Drive Crisis converted their LeMons Mirage to mid-drive, and we can see that the advantages outweigh the disadvantages. » 3/20/10 3:00pm 3/20/10 3:00pm

See What Happens When You Don't Check Your Blind Spot?

We saw a record four rollovers in last weekend's 24 Hours Of LeMons Texas, and the rollover parade started about five minutes after the green flag. Here we see what happens when an Escort ZX2 gets shoved into a Gremlin. » 2/27/10 3:00pm 2/27/10 3:00pm

The Top 122 Lemons of the 24 Hours of LeMons Texas

The third race of the '10 LeMons season took place at MSR Houston last weekend, and we witnessed an impossible Taurus SHO victory, four rollovers, two MGBs, and our first Renault Le Car racer. » 2/27/10 1:00pm 2/27/10 1:00pm

Would You Believe These Cars As The Top Five: Neon, SHO, Rabbit, Grand…

E30s? Miatas? Supras? Forget 'em! With Day One of the '10 Gator-O-Rama LeMons in the books, the standings are dominated by a group of cars that brings tears of joy to our eyes! » 2/20/10 11:00pm 2/20/10 11:00pm

Heartbreak: Index of Effluency-Dominating Le Car Gets Upside Down

We spent the day watching the Crewe Le Pew Renault Le Car buzzing around the track. No black flags, no mechanical problems. Sure, it was incredibly slow, but it had the look of a survivor. Then: disaster! » 2/20/10 10:15pm 2/20/10 10:15pm

Bring a SR20DET-Powered SE-R To LeMons, Get 9,200 Penalty Laps

We see this all the time during the BS Inspection: team can't get their shit together to finish their LeMons racer in time, so they bring their "real" race car and ask to be allowed to drive it. » 2/20/10 2:00pm 2/20/10 2:00pm

Race Begins, Total Metal-Crunching Madness Ensues

The race started two hours ago, and I've been so busy dispensing Texas-style justice that I've only now had a chance to break out the computer for a quick update. » 2/20/10 12:30pm 2/20/10 12:30pm

Gremlin, Le Car, and a Bunch of E30s: Texas-Style BS Inspections

With 120, or 140, or whatever the number of entries at the 2010 Gator-O-Rama 24 Hours of LeMons, we're totally beat. Here's a gallery of what we saw today. » 2/20/10 12:05am 2/20/10 12:05am

The 2009 24 Hours Of LeMons Season Wrapup: IOE, Organizer's Choice, and…

We've seen the future of LeMons racing, but it seems only right that we wrap up 2009 with a look at the champions of the past season of 24 Hours Of LeMons events. » 12/27/09 5:00pm 12/27/09 5:00pm

24 Hours Of LeMons 2009 Organizer's Choice Winners

The Organizer's Choice (formerly People's Choice) trophy goes to the team that, in the eyes of the Chief Perp, really gets the point of the 24 Hours Of LeMons. » 12/27/09 4:55pm 12/27/09 4:55pm

24 Hours Of LeMons 2009 Season Overall Winners

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. » 12/27/09 4:55pm 12/27/09 4:55pm