The Top 110 Lemons of the Arse Sweat-A-Palooza 24 Hours of LeMons

34 races in, and a Nissan Z Car finally took an overall LeMons win! They said it could never happen, but then they also said that Saabs and Taurus SHOs couldn't win. Let's check out the competition! » 8/14/10 1:00pm 8/14/10 1:00pm

And the Real Winner Is...

LeMons racing's highest award, the Index of Effluency, goes to the vehicle that achieves the most from the least. This time we saw a Daihatsu Charade finish 34th and a Plymouth Belvedere finish 33rd... but one car beat them both. » 8/08/10 11:45pm 8/08/10 11:45pm

And the Winner Is...

How many times has the 24 Hours of LeMons ripped out the hearts of Nissan Z lovers? I can think of at least a dozen races in which Zs led or at least contended for the lead... and then disaster! » 8/08/10 11:30pm 8/08/10 11:30pm

Day One Over: Prelude, 300ZX, E30, E30, E28 In Top Five

The Honda Prelude has been one of the real heartbreakers of LeMons racing— plenty of power, great handling... and a head gasket that might as well be cut out from cereal-box cardboard. Today, however, a Prelude leads! » 8/08/10 2:00am 8/08/10 2:00am

Arabian Nights, Canadian Illegals, and a Sedan De Ville: Arse…

After sweltering in the Northern California sun all day at the aptly-named Arse Sweat-A-Palooza 24 Hours of LeMons race, all coherence has been boiled out of my brain. Let's get right to the photographs. » 8/07/10 2:00am 8/07/10 2:00am

The Two-Ton Miata!

Even though it blew both head gaskets at the Goin' For Broken LeMons, the Pendejo Engineering XJS managed to knock out a fourth-best (out of 108 cars) lap time of 2:16.339. » 5/15/10 5:00pm 5/15/10 5:00pm

The Top 108 Lemons of the Goin' For Broken 24 Hours of LeMons

The second-annual Goin' For Broken race turned out to be a serious nail-biter, with the cruising-to-massive-victory Death Cab V8olvo blowing up with 40 minutes to go and an E30, a Miata, and an SE-R battling for the win. » 5/15/10 11:00am 5/15/10 11:00am

And The Real Winner Is...

Serious LeMons fans know that the Index Of Effluency— given to the team that accomplishes the most with the crappiest car— is the true top prize, and the Dust-N-Debris Dodge Shadow utterly dominated the IOE this time around. » 5/09/10 11:55pm 5/09/10 11:55pm

And The Winner Is...

Even after an SE-R Sentra (OK, fine, an SE-R 200SX) won a LeMons race last year, conventional wisdom held that Nissans can't really compete in the series. Forget conventional wisdom, because the Rogue Squadron SE-R just beat 107 cars! » 5/09/10 11:50pm 5/09/10 11:50pm

Cannonball Bandits "Escalade" Gets Black Flag, Tiger's "Girlfriends"…

With Prickstine, the Bavarian Ranchero, and so many other twistedly great cars at the Goin' For Broken LeMons, it takes something special to stand out from the crowd... which is exactly what the Cannonball Bandits are doing right now. » 5/09/10 12:00pm 5/09/10 12:00pm

Day One Over: V8olvo Leads, Prickstine In Top 5

With over a dozen cars wearing the Cone Of Shame (a traffic cone bolted to the roof, indicating that the team is one black flag from being booted from the race), it's easy to forget that some teams race clean. » 5/09/10 2:00am 5/09/10 2:00am

The Greatest Judgemobile Of All Time

What else needs to be said? The Angry Hamster Z600 team loaned us the Short Bus, and you'll need a tactical nuke to blast us out of it. No, we can't do wheelies, because there are no seat backs. » 5/08/10 1:00pm 5/08/10 1:00pm

Experience 120 Leaky LeMons Heaps In Three Minutes

Once again, the BumperCam captured the action at the 24 Hours of LeMons BS Inspections, shooting a photograph every 10 seconds, all day long. » 5/08/10 12:00pm 5/08/10 12:00pm

Perhaps The Greatest BMW E30 Ever: Prickstine!

The 24 Hours of LeMons has a way of making otherwise-normal racers eyeball a BMW, then pick up the cutting torch and the 5-gallon bucket-o-Bondo. Longtime Jalopnik reader LTDScott has turned the already awesome "Pricks Outside" Porcubimmer into… ChriPrickstine! » 5/08/10 10:00am 5/08/10 10:00am

Movie Cars, Group B, and a Jeepney: BS Inspections at Goin' For Broken…

A long, long, long day of inspecting so-called $500 cars for this weekend's Goin' For Broken 24 Hours of LeMons (moved to Thunderhill after Reno-Fernley went bust) has finally been wrapped up, and the car selection is staggeringly good. » 5/08/10 2:30am 5/08/10 2:30am

How To Get Your BMW E30 Accepted For a LeMons Race: Bavarian Ranchero!

The folks at LeMons HQ have become quite weary of the BMW E30. However, it remains possible to get your allegedly 500-buck E30 into even the most overcrowded race. How? Do what Team Special Deliverance did and Ford Ranchero-ize it! » 3/06/10 8:00am 3/06/10 8:00am

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