LeMons Torture Test Results: Mazdas Other Than RX-7, Miata

Most Mazda racers enter Miatas or RX-7s, but you're actually better off- statistically speaking- with a Protege, 323, or other Mazda. 626s haven't done so well, but otherwise Mazdas have done great. » 1/17/10 10:00pm 1/17/10 10:00pm

The 24 Hours Of LeMons N00b's Race Car Selection Guide

While on the junkyard expedition that netted photos of a Black Gold 280ZX and the Groovalicious Purple Princess Of Peace Taurus, I ran across a couple of young dudes who were researching potential LeMons ideas.
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Does Your Protege Have Insufficient Cargo Space?

Right about now, it would be easy to make some jokes about moving your sourmash still from one pine forest to another... but there's no need. Simply looking at those Georgia pines, with this fine custom motor vehicle in the foreground... well, these photos tell a long story. We're not dealing with a Protege that's had… » 3/12/08 2:45pm 3/12/08 2:45pm

Hoon of the Day: Team Red Meat And Poontang

After winning the 24 Hours of LeMons race at Thunderhill last month, a member of Team Red Meat and Poontang decided to celebrate in true hoon fashion: by getting the Protege up on two wheels in a parking lot! But is it really hoonage if the car has a cage? Thanks to Belvedere Adrian for the video! » 1/28/08 11:00am 1/28/08 11:00am

PCH, Thunderhill LeMons Edition: Protege or Neon?

The last time we felt the flames of Project Car Hell licking at our flesh, the 2002 Maserati Coupe was beating the 1985 Ferrari Mondial by about a 60/40 margin in the polls. What lessons may be learned from this remain uncertain, but what is certain is that I've got 24 Hours of LeMons fever and I've got it bad; I'm… » 1/02/08 5:00pm 1/02/08 5:00pm

Mazda Protegechero!

If you've got an '02 Mazda Protege, is it enough to add turbocharging and nitrous? No? How about a lurid green-and-orange paint job? Sorry, but you need to have a truck bed on your turbocharged, nitrous-enhanced Protege before you've earned any bragging rights. Fortunately, such a vehicle is available right now on… » 1/02/08 9:45am 1/02/08 9:45am

And The Winner Is... Red Meat And Poontang!!

Yep. A 1.6-liter bone stock 1999 Mazda Protege just won the Thunderhill running of the 24 Hours of LeMons. This friends, was an exciting race. With about 70 yards to go the #08 MR2 wound up on it's roof! We were hanging with the SE-R guys, helping them cheer on their driver as he made a desperate push to leap from 6th… » 12/30/07 6:45pm 12/30/07 6:45pm

Red Meat and Poontang #1!

Hell to the yeah. Sure, the 1999 Mazda Protege is no longer being called "Super Jonny," but the #67 car's real name is even better. And it's running hard, finishing 99 laps in the first 2 hours. 3 laps behind in second place is that Nissan SE-R. We're not shocked. From there on down it's a jumbled mess of beater metal.… » 12/29/07 8:15pm 12/29/07 8:15pm