Austin Mini, Infiniti G20, Plymouth Duster To Compete At Buttonwillow Histrionics

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Taking place the same weekend as the Monterey Historic Races, the lure of the Buttonwillow Histrionics 24 Hours Of LeMons should make Monterey a ghost town. Jump for the complete team list!

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The LeMons bug has bitten the Jalopnik readership with all its many fangs. In addition to LeMons veteran LTDScott's Porcubimmer BMW E30, Project Car Hell Poster Child Mad_Science will be racing the <a href="Team Unknown Fluids">Team Unknown Fluids BMW 633CSi, and that's just for starters- it'll be a Jalopnik meetup at Buttonwillow for sure!

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We've often debated the pros and cons of the Infiniti G20 as a LeMons car, and now we're going to see what happens when one hits the track! The KaBoom Box G20 is looking good, and we can only hope the team will be doing some break dancing to entertain the LeMons Supreme Court.

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The First-ever LeMons Fiat X1/9 came in 47th (out of 100) at the 2008 Arse Freeze-a-palooza LeMons. That was respectable, but the Stallions want more! How are they upgrading their mid-engined Italian racer, to enhance performance and reliability? A quartet of motorcycle carburetors, of course. Good thinking!

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Speaking of cars we've always wanted to see at LeMons, it appears that Team Bean will be making our wish to see a classic Austin Mini LeMons racer come true. Not only that, their car is one year older than UDMan's '63 Corvair, thus making it the oldest race car in 24 Hours Of LeMons history! Judging from the photos of the hopeless basket case challenging race car project on Team Bean's website, we think the next few weeks will be very busy ones for these completely insane highly ambitious guys.

OK, let's proceed to the team list! I've sorted the entries by car model year, with the oldest cars first. Keep in mind that the list will change as some teams flake out, others change their vehicles at the last second, and so on; we can expect to see something like 100 cars racing on the weekend of August 15th and 16th (and, yes, we're going to be very busy applying our special stencils to the twelve BMW E30s that will be competing). See you there!

San Diego Minis aka Team Bean1962 Austin Mini
Procrastination Racing • 1970 Chevrolet Nova
CALZONES • 1970 Opel GT
MOPAX • 1974 Plymouth Duster
Pendejo Engineering South1976 Alfa Romayo Alfetta
Bassackward Racing 2002 WMB1976 BMW 2002
Team BHL: Team Demons • 1976 Chevy Camaro
Skid Row Racing1977 Bankruptolet Camaro
Skip's Barber's Racing Stools • 1977 Toyota Corolla SR5
Team California Mille • 1979 Alfa Romeo Alfetta GT
Banana Hammock Death Squad Racing Team • 1979 Datsun 280ZX
Cape Coventry Racing1979 Triumph TR7
Italian Stallions - The Flyin' Spaghetti Monster1980 Fiat X1/9
Team Unknown Fluids1982 BMW 633CSi
Team Top Gun • 1982 Mazda RX-7
Hit & Run • 1983 BMW 320i
The Very Important Peasants1983 BMW 528e
Team Chevy High Performance1983 Chevrolet/Camaro
Rice Rocket Racing (RQubed)1983 Nissan 280ZX
Pendejo Engineering1983 Shaguar XJS (V-12)
The Black Flags • 1983 Toyota Supra MKII - Crapized
ZZ Uber Das Driver: Spy vs. Spy1983 Volksvagen! GTI
ZZ Uber Das Driver: Spy vs. Spy 21983 Volksvagen! GTI
Chim Chim Racing • 1983 Volkswagen Rabbit
Team Cant Am • 1983 Volvo 242T
Death by Audi1984 Audi 4000s Quattro
Team Stimulus Package1984 Honda Civic
Mustard Yellow Volvo Doing 45 in the Fast Lane1984 Volvo DL
Der Wienerschmoker1985 BMW 325e
Jesus Christ Super Car • 1985 Mazda RX-7
The UNDERGROUND1985 Nissan 300ZX
OFF CONSISTENTLY • 1985 Nissan 300ZX
Das Lemonmeister Panzer • 1985 Porsche 944
Sin City Lemons • 1985 Volkswagen GTI
Bavarian Beer Wagon • 1986 BMW 325e
Crash Test Dummies • 1986 BMW 325e
Formula BMW1986 BMW 325e
The Faustest Team1986 BMW 325e
Barbarian Motorworks1986 BMW E30
B-Team1986 BMW 325e
The Clueless Party Vikings Vintage Racers • 1986 Ford Mustang
Planet Hell • 1986 Porsche 944
Red Rhino Racing1986 Mazda RX-7
The Bionic Bunny1986 Volkswagen GTI
Absolute Lemon Motorsports1987 BMW 325
E=MC HAMMERED • 1987 BMW 325
Porcubimmer 3: Rise of the Pricks1987 BMW 325e
ONSET One Night Stand Endurance Team • 1987 GM Cavalier Wagonaire
Mediocre Racing Associates1987 Mazda RX-7
The Autobots • 1987 Mazda RX-7
Team Uber Vogel • 1987 Mercedes 190E
Old Fast Auto Race Team and Sons • 1987 Porsche 924S
Team 60 Racing1987 Saab 900
Saabs Gone Wild1987 Saab C900
Octopussy1987 Toyota Celica
Knights of the Round Track1987 Toyota MR2
Volatile RAM1987 Toyota MR2
Dori Dori D'oh1987 Toyota Supra
A Lemon Entry (my dear watson) • 1988 Ford Escort
Spearmint Dyno1988 Honda CRX
Go Go Speed Racer • 1988 Honda Prelude
Lemons Vice • 1988 Hondararri CRXtarossa
Free Range Racing1988 Toyota MR2
Team Bigfoot Hunter1989 Ford Escort LX
Pucker Face LeMon Lickers1989 Honda Prelude
TEAM TANGO-Don't Cry for Us, ARGENTINA • 1989 Volvo 740 Wagon
Rasta Racers • 1989 Volvo 745
Hometown Buffet1989 Woo Wooooooo WOOO WOOOOOO
Pizza Boys • 1990 Acura Integra
Team Pyrite1990 Eagle Talon
Zoom Zoom... Boom • 1990 Mazda 323
Screaming O1990 Mazda (it might be safer if we didn't say) Miata
Drivers Education Dropouts • 1991 BMW 325i
Heisenberg Racing1991 BMW 318iS
bubb rubb racing1991 BMW 535i
Black Iron Racing: Beyond Thunderchrome1991 BMW 5erCamino
Geo Metro-Gnome1991 Geo Metro
Blanco Basura Racing1991 Honda Prelude
The Carter Administration • 1991 Mazda 323
LeMons Fire Department1991 Maz-duh Miata
1UP • 1991 Nissan Sentra
Chariots of the flat tire • 1991 Nissan Sentra
Lipstick on a Pig • 1991 Nissan Sentra
ScienTOOLogy • 1991 TBD TBD
Fluggaenkoechiebolsen1991 Volvo 940
Carpocalypse NOW!1992 Fiat Talon TSI
Kaboom Box!1992 Infiniti G20
Chicken Lickin • 1992 Nissan Stanza
Danger Warning Scary1993 Acura Integra
Magnum P.I.G.1993 Toyota MR2
Dust n Debris • 1994 Dodge/Fiat Shadow
Eyesore Racing • 1994 Dodgy Mazda Miata Maid
San Jose Scalawags • 1995 Mazda MX5 Miata
Team BHL: Team Angels • 1994 Kia Sephia
S.C.R.E.W.1994 Mazda Miata
runs for sixty seconds1994 Nissan Sentra
Badagascar1995 Acura Integra
Down Under1995 Dodge Stealth
Los Cerdos Voladores • 1995 Plymouth Neon
Car Ram-Rod • 1995 Volkswagen Golf GL
WTF Happened to Mike? • 1996/Ford Crown Victoria
Timmy's Kids • 1998 Audi A4
Bailout Bandits • 1998 Dodge Neon
Snobs on the Dole • 1999 Saab 93
Da Bombers2000 Audi A4 Quattro
Team West 272005 Pontiac Sunfire
3 Hairy Men and a baby
Driving While Awesome
Frankenstang Racing II, Band 'O Brothers
Palomar Speedstars
Revenge of the Nerds Racing
Team Smokey Bandits
Booya Bandits


Jeff Glucker

how in the FUCK is a 98 AND a '00 A4 quattro competing in this?

.... wait...

Well, the People's Curse spotlight is no longer shining on our CSi... thanks guys!