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 4:30pm1/31/08 4:30pm

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 12:00pm1/26/08 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 9:00am1/06/08 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 3:30pm1/04/08 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 2:30pm1/04/08 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 11:15am1/04/08 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 2:00pm1/03/08 2:00pm

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 2:30pm1/02/08 2:30pm