We saw some great stuff at yesterday's Sears Pointless LeMons BS Inspection, including a Citroën DS and a bunch of don't-try-this-at-home V8 swaps, but the NASCAR Meyer Wienermobile Corolla may have made the strongest impression on us.
We might as well have gone ahead and called this category "FX16 Corolla," since that's mostly what we're looking at here. As you might have guessed, the screamin' 4A-powered FX16 has done quite well at LeMons, quite a bit better than the much-more-popular Supra.
It looks like Toyota- now tied with Mazda for most LeMons wins for a manufacturer- is the dominant marque here at the Yeehaw It's Texas 2009 24 Hours Of LeMons.
Remember these guys? They're leading the race with their California-built Toyota, to nobody's surprise. So much could happen between now and tomorrow afternoon, of course! Jump away for complete standings.
Just yards away from the now-much-picked-over junked Volvo Amazon, I stumbled across this incredible trifecta of junkyardy goodness at my local self-service yard. Three cars that each deserve the full Jalopnik Stamp-O-Approval™!
After every 24 Hours Of LeMons race, we put together this list of the top finishers for you. And when we say "top," we mean "every single car that managed to get onto the track."
You know how we recommended the Toyota Corolla FX16 as a great LeMons car? That still doesn't mean it's easy to drive fast! Here's what happened to the Schumacher Taxi Service a little while back.
They're back on the track this morning and the standings are getting interesting. The Team SCHWING Toyota FX16 started the day as the leader, with the Never Give Up BMW 1600 just two laps back.
Does that Corolla look familiar? It should! Yes, team Schwing (winner of the last Texas LeMons race) grabbed the lead early today and has hung on through the first few hours.
We saw a rear-drive Corolla GT-S a few months ago, but we haven't yet seen one of the front-drivers. Things involving the Corolla name in North America got a little confused in the mid-80s, what with the different platforms available at the same time and then the Corolla-clone Nova (and Toyota-branded Corollas as…