And The Real Winner Is...

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Serious LeMons fans know that the Index Of Effluency— given to the team that accomplishes the most with the crappiest car— is the true top prize, and the Dust-N-Debris Dodge Shadow utterly dominated the IOE this time around.

Most of the time, the IOE award goes to a team that places mid-pack or slightly above, and most cars that can trace their ancestry to the Chrysler K platform blow up in spectacular fashion during the first several hours of racing (K-related cars with Mitsubishi engines generally blow up during the first several minutes of racing). The world has been turned all topsy-turvy this time, because the Dust-N-Debris Shadow emerged from obscurity to nail down an amazing 16th-place (out of 108 entries) finish in the second annual Goin' For Broken 24 Hours of LeMons. What's next, a Chrysler TC By Maserati?

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LeMons HQ decided to break with tradition by giving out checks instead of nickels for the cash awards... checks printed on toilet seats, that is. This sort of check is totally legal— really!— and we don't anticipate any hassles whatsoever when the winners go to cash theirs. Congratulations, Dust-N-Debris!

Disclosure: Murilee Martin gets crazy baksheesh for his work on the LeMons Supreme Court.

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The check might be legit, but the teller is going to have real fun trying to get that through the little machine that prints the cancellation numbers on it.