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Seven Lap Fiero's LeMons Exploits Chronicled In The Gray Lady's Pages

The Pontiac Fiero may be one of the most perfect 24 Hours Of LeMons racers that very little money can buy. On paper, it looks like it should dominate: mid-mounted V6 engine, lightweight plastic body, and so on… but Fieros always blow up »9/28/08 2:00pm9/28/08 2:00pm at LeMons. That's what makes them so great, because the spirit of the race is best…

In Toledo, Team First Blood GMC Sonoma Takes People's Choice... And People's Curse!

The People's Curse is a hallowed 24 Hours of LeMons tradition, in which the teams vote to destroy the car they hate the most. Sometimes the Curse goes to a car suspected of blowing past the $500 spending limit (e.g., this BMW 740 »9/15/08 8:00am9/15/08 8:00am), sometimes it goes to a car driven too aggressively (e.g., ), and sometimes it goes to a…

Fiero Recovers From 7-Lap Altamont Nightmare... Then Gets Wrecked In Toledo

The tale of the Pontiac Fiero entered by some Car & Driver »9/14/08 1:00pm9/14/08 1:00pm guys (not, as I may have implied earlier, actually sponsored by ) at the in May was indeed heartbreaking: after 's sister Erica spent three days towing the car all the way out from Michigan, the plastic Pontiac managed before clutch and transmission woes…

Mechanical Carnage Abounds In Toledo, Sawzalled Supra Now Leads

According to TheEastBayKid »9/14/08 12:40pm9/14/08 12:40pm, 16 out of 54 cars have been knocked out of the race by ain't-coming-back-nohow mechanical problems ranging from thrown rods to garbooned suspensions to fires… oh, wait, another message just came in: two more dead cars just dragged off the track. Perhaps the lemonicide results from the lack…

Jalopnik-Powered Toyota Celica Back Up And Running In The Early Morning Light At LeMons "Detroit"

Some heroic late-night wrenching — and a quick trip an hour north to Detroit — after yesterday's disastrous loss of a front wheel »9/14/08 11:30am9/14/08 11:30am — has helped the get back on the track here at the Toledo-Detroit LeMons race. intern Andy Didorosi was at the helm when the Celica (and its Swedish roof) hit the track again around 6:30…

Innovations In The 24 Hours Of LeMons Judicial System: The Sarah Palin Penalty!

You think Sarah Palin might have imagined, back in her Mustang Grande days »9/13/08 10:30pm9/13/08 10:30pm, that one day there would be a racing penalty named after her? Strange the way one's life can take such twists and turns, eh? So, the way the Sarah Palin punishment works: First, the miscreant must don a camouflage mask, put on lipstick, and…

Jalopnik Celica Gets Into Race After Heroic Fix, Goes On Black Flag Binge

The '88 Celica GT-S »9/13/08 10:15pm9/13/08 10:15pm, manned by Jalopnoids Andy Didorosi and Ben Wojdyla, showed up for tech inspection three hours and 22 minutes after the race began, then proceeded to rack up three black flags for what calls "hitting stuff." He also says they're "pretty quick when they're out there." And… oh, no! Late-breaking…

Five Hours Into The Race: BMW Leads, Size Matters Fury In Top Five!

There have already been some casualties, including the current contender for the We Got Screwed award: the Hot Rod Lincoln, which threw a rod driving off the trailer »9/13/08 9:32pm9/13/08 9:32pm. The , which was seriously fast at , was the early leader, but then it… threw a rod. Lots of connecting rods flying around Toledo tonight! Now we've got…

Rapid Fire Louie Like Rambo Got Bullets: Team First Blood Prepares To Rescue Forgotten POWS In Toledo

Get ready for another 24 Hours of LeMons weekend, folks, because the Detroit(ish) race »9/11/08 12:40pm9/11/08 12:40pm is coming up this Saturday! The Toledo race may be the most punishing of all the LeMons events, because it's the only one that literally runs for . Last year's Detroit People's Choice winners- who work as designers for The General…