The 29th race in LeMons history took place last weekend, and we saw BMW tie Toyota for second place in the overall-win category (Mazda holds seven LeMons titles versus five apiece for BMW and Toyota).
Is there any way that a Chevy Citation X-11 that doesn't blow up during a weekend of road racing can be denied the Index Of Effluency? We didn't think so, either. Congratulations, Schumacher Taxi Service Craptation!
Once the race-leading S.O.B. Volkswagen GTI blew up late yesterday, there was no prying the Super Troopers' BMW E30 away from the top spot. Clean race, zero penalties, zero mechanical problems. Congratulations, Super Troopers!
If you're a serious 24 Hours of LeMons fan, you know that the Index Of Effluency (given to the team that overachieves beyond all expectation with an all-around terrible car) is the real top prize. Who's leading after Day One?
The weather was about what you'd expect for South Carolina in May, mechanical failures stacked up dead cars like cordwood, and the Penalty Box had plenty of clients. But some cars neither blew up nor spun out.
The Türbö Schnitzel XR4Ti has competed in several LeMons events here in South Carolina, with predictable results each time: KABOOM! Obviously, an XR4Ti must have a turbocharged Ford engine, but there's no law that says it can't be a V8!
What most quiet Southern towns want more than anything else is to block off downtown on Friday afternoon, run a parade of 89 so-called race cars down the main drag, and then endure a LeMons BS Inspection. Welcome to Camden!
A Saab took the overall win, which was shocking, and GM continued its run of Index of Effluency dominance… which came as no surprise at all. It was cold, it was wet, but the racin' was great!
There's nothing like a race track full of beat-to-hell hoopties to give you a crash course in Blowed Up Engines 101. The Southern Discomfort race offered plenty of busted blocks, oil pans full of bearing shards, and the like.
Sure sure, some folks get excited about the LeMons car that gets the most laps, but the Index Of Effluency winner gets the real bragging rights. Today, General Motors takes another big win thanks to the Track Pillagerz! Buick LeSabre.
I need to get busy helping pack up the Tilt-A-Whirl, here at the LeMons Traveling Carnival, but this scorching-hot news can't wait: the Robin Bank Racing Saab 900 Turbo has won the 24 Hours Of LeMons Southern Discomfort '10 race!
We've all had to do this: incredible pressures are brought to bear upon you, forcing you to teach someone you barely know how to work a manual transmission. A great idea for a 24 Hours of LeMons penalty, we say!
We decided to hold the First Annual LeMons South Chili Cook-Off today, and the Best Chili Presentation trophy- if we had such a thing- would have to go to the Tunachuckers Volvo Amazon team.
We've spent a long, cold day in South Carolina, and the level of racing drama has been high. The lead changed again and again, the first- and second-position cars were knocked out by mechanical woes, and a Saab now leads.
It looked like the BoomPow Surprise Probe might to walk away with the race... but a lot can happen in a long endurance race.
We've seen quite a few lead changes during the early hours of the Southern Discomfort '10 LeMons, but the BoomPow Surprise Probe now holds a strong 5-lap lead over the second-place car.
Everyone knows that BMW E30s and Mazda Miatas tend to get plenty of unwelcome attention from the LeMons Supreme Court... so here's a way for a resourceful team to capitalize on the loathing!
The first time we came to the 24 Hours Of LeMons South, we joked about the possibility of getting moonshine for LeMons Supreme Court bribes. No joke!