Wheel Falls Off Racing I-Mark, Symbolizes Isuzu's American Experience

We were totally rooting for the Motoring J Style Isuzu I-Mark at the 24 Hours of LeMons race at Thunderhill last month, especially after hearing one team member refer to Isuzu as "The Fiat of Japan." Now the J Style folks have written down their account of why their Isuzu succeeded on the race track about as well as… » 1/31/08 4:30pm 1/31/08 4:30pm

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

Finally, The Thunderhill 24 Hours of LeMons Uber Gallery!

While we saw the Top 50 finishers of the 24 Hours of LeMons race at Thunderhill last month, we didn't get to see the bulk of the photographs I shot, nor did we see a lot of the stuff sent in by members of the various teams. That's because my laptop's hard drive took a dive during the race and I lost the best stuff...… » 1/26/08 12:00pm 1/26/08 12:00pm

People's Choice: Team Field Find's 1965 Mercedes-Benz 190

We showed you Team Field Find's 1965 Mercedes-Benz 190 race car during the 24 Hours of LeMons race, but we didn't mention that the team went on to win the coveted People's Choice award. Sure, the old Merc wasn't very fast around the track, but it kept slogging along in its stolid Teutonic manner while other cars blew… » 1/06/08 9:00am 1/06/08 9:00am

Ferrari 328 GTS Spied in the Magical LeMons Parking Lot

You've already seen what can happen just by walking around the parking lot at a 24 Hours of LeMons event. So, this should come as no surprise. Now, in the past I may have given the Ferrari 328 (and 308) more than its fair share of grief. But even I will admit that the 328 is just frickin' hot. This one even had a… » 1/04/08 3:30pm 1/04/08 3:30pm

Jalopnik Commenter's Cavalier Wagon Comes In 9th At Thunderhill!

Looking at the top teams of the 24 Hours of LeMons race last weekend, we thought it was great that a Detroit car finished in second place. Of course, Neons make great race cars, so no huge surprise there... but what about an '85 Chevrolet Cavalier wagon finishing in the Top Ten? That's not a typo- a Cavalier finished… » 1/04/08 2:30pm 1/04/08 2:30pm

11 Questions with 24 Hours of LeMons Founder Jay Lamm

Loverman: How did the 24 Hours of LeMons start?
Jay Lamm: Basically, with way too much beer and chinese food. We'd been doing this road-rally thing called the Double 500, a 500-kilometer road rally for $500 cars, for years. I came up with the general idea for the Double 500 one day after the California MIlle, while I… » 1/04/08 11:15am 1/04/08 11:15am

Team Armageddon's '65 Mustang, Now With Added Video!

Since Team Armageddon's 1965 Ford Mustang caught the interest of so many of our readers, we're going to show you more of it. And not just still photos- thanks to helpful team member Marco Maggiora (check out his race photos here), we have some action-packed in car video for you, complete with roaring V8 noise. Make… » 1/03/08 2:00pm 1/03/08 2:00pm

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

The Trophies of the 24 Hours of LeMons

Among the many cool things that set the 24 Hours of LeMons apart from the more boring forms of motorsports is the stuff that goes to the winners. In addition to back-breaking sacks of nickels, beautiful handmade trophies are handed out to the teams who triumph in their classes. So, after you check out the official… » 1/02/08 3:45pm 1/02/08 3:45pm

Fastest Car At Thunderhill: Team InAccuracy's Acura Integra

When you go check out the lap times for the 24 Hours of LeMons race of last weekend, an interesting figure jumps out at you: 1:13.649 seconds. That's the quickest lap time of any car at the race, and it was not set by the overall winner, nor by the #2 or #3 cars; in fact, it's nearly four seconds faster than race… » 1/02/08 2:30pm 1/02/08 2:30pm

Early Morning LeMons

Going through the mega-gigage of images we shot over the weekend at the Thunderhill 24 Hours of LeMons, I came across these pics of a bunch of LeMons racers pre-race. In fact, I believe these pics were taken as the Judges checked the cars in and penalized 'em. Above is the very, very awesome Alfa Romeo Ecurie Ecrappe.… » 1/02/08 9:30am 1/02/08 9:30am

Your Favorite LeMon?

My head is still spinning from this weekend's hoontastic voyage. And by spinning I mean that after two straight days of TOTAL COVERAGE I drove straight back to Los Angeles and am now somehow awake before 8:00 am. Anyhow, if you weren't near a computer this weekend, here's what you missed. If you were, you now have that … » 12/31/07 1:00pm 12/31/07 1:00pm

The Top 50 Lemons of 24 Hours of LeMons

The types of cars that really dominated at the Thunderhill 24 Hours of LeMons weren't quite the same as the ones we saw owning at the October race at Altamont. With the track's long straights and the new hardass, black-flag-o-riffic policy about aggressive driving (not to mention the outlawing of nerf bars),… » 12/31/07 10:00am 12/31/07 10:00am