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

Bobcats, Berettas, and John Wilkes Booth: BS Inspections at the Omaha…

Actually, this race is taking place in Iowa, but Omaha is the nearest big city and it's impossible to resist naming a race the Mutually Assured Destruction Of Omaha, at the "Omahanebraskarring." » 8/28/10 1:00am 8/28/10 1:00am

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

Saab 96, Fiat 131, Buick Regal Set Effluency Bar High at New England…

We didn't have time to inspect all 90 entrants on Friday, which means we'll be getting up at oh-dark-thirty to inspect the remaining cars before the cars hit the Stafford Motor Speedway track at noon Saturday. However, it's clear that the makings of a mighty three-way race for the Index of Effluency— the top LeMons… » 7/24/10 1:00am 7/24/10 1:00am

7 Hours Of B.F.E. G.P. LeMons BS Inspection In 210 Seconds

I don't have time to shoot many photos of the cars while I'm sniffing out Cheatonium-239 components in LeMons cars, so I let my CHDK-hacked camera shoot a photograph every 15 seconds. Enjoy. » 7/10/10 3:00am 7/10/10 3:00am

VW-Powered Renault, Datsun-Powered Pontiac: BS Inspections At The BFE…

Somewhere between Denver and Kansas— actually, at High Plains Raceway in Colorado— the LeMons Supreme Court spent Friday checking alleged $500 race cars for possible cheating and/or general awesomeness. Some of the former, vast quantities of the latter! » 7/10/10 1:00am 7/10/10 1:00am

Subie-ized Wartburg, V12 T-Bird, Much More: BS Inspections At The…

I'm still on vacation from my judgely duties at the 24 Hours of LeMons, but LeMons Perp Nick Pon was able to capture some of the inspections at the Capitol Offense race for us. » 6/19/10 1:00am 6/19/10 1:00am

SHO-Stang, 419ers, and a Much Prettier Judge: BS Inspections at the…

The first-ever North Dallas Hooptie 24 Hours of LeMons is happening at Eagle's Canyon Raceway this weekend, and the cheater-bustin', baksheesh-acceptin' LeMons Supreme Court— featuring a couple of substitute judges— was in full Texas-style effect. » 6/05/10 1:00am 6/05/10 1:00am

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

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

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

Baksheesh, Jambalaya, and a Hemi: BS Inspections at the Cain't Git…

We just finished a huge meal of serious jambalaya, courtesy of those E30-drivin' Cajuns from Chauvin, Louisiana, and that capped a long, humid day of busting cheaters and rewarding the effluent. » 5/01/10 2:00am 5/01/10 2:00am

Audis, Saudis, and a Twin-Turbo GMC Van: BS Inspections of American…

With only about 57 entries showing up to the first-ever LeMons event at Gingerman Raceway in South Haven, Michigan, the LeMons Supreme Court was able to scrutinize each entry with extra suspicion. » 4/17/10 12:01am 4/17/10 12:01am

Citroën DS, V8 Swaps Aplenty at the Sears Pointless BS Inspection

Not sure how many cars the LeMons Supreme Court inspected for violations of the $500 budget rule today; supposedly 150 or so showed up, but many failed the safety test and never made it to us. Anyway, it was plenty! » 3/06/10 2:00am 3/06/10 2:00am

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

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

Go Ask Alice: BS Inspections of the 24 Hours Of LeMons Phoenix

The easiest day of BS inspection the LeMons Supreme Court was wrapped up fairly early on Friday afternoon, with only about 20 vehicles showing up at Firebird International Raceway for the first-ever Auction Weekend Gavel-Tap 24 Hours Of LeMons. » 1/23/10 1:30am 1/23/10 1:30am

Adventures In Depreciation: 1995 Mercedes-Benz S600 Gets Zero Penalty…

We've seen the LeMons depreciation record shattered, with the '89 BMW 750iL that reigned supreme in that category since its (brief) appearance at the The Lamest Day knocked off its pedestal! » 11/21/09 8:00am 11/21/09 8:00am