Does dropping the engine out of the bottom of a crappy Honda Civic in the rain sound like a nice way to spend an afternoon? How about staying up all night twiddling wrenches just to make a junk car drag its sorry ass around a race track?
Racing is a blast; that’s just a simple fact. Another simple fact about racing is that it’s dangerous, possibly one of the most dangerous ways you can spend your time outside of meeting live sharks on Craigslist for unprotected sex. That’s why a good racecar must have real safety equipment and not half-assed terrors…
There are so many ways this could have been wrong, or terrible, or downright embarrassing to watch. But Tag Sethi’s YouTube rap about buying a Jeep Grand Cherokee that turned out to be a lemon is actually hilarious, and I’m having trouble getting it out of my head.
I need it.
My team loves crap can racing, but doesn’t love partying in a dirty crap can paddock or sleeping in a dirty crap can tent. Then the solution appeared. Thanks to a little website called Copart and people with a lot of time on their hands, we got a $200,000 RV for $4,000. Here’s how it’s done.
Even if you primarily do other forms of racing, autocross can be a great place to shake down a car. You get to toss the car around at its limit like a total hooligan in the company of other car geeks. If things go wrong, you're in good, knowledgeable company. Oh yes, things went wrong when I autocrossed my 944.
American Endurance Racing is the new kid on the block for low-buck motorsports. Based around simple rules and a "race what ya got" mentality, it's got lots of appeal to anyone who's ever raced 24 Hours of LeMons or Chumpcar. On an ass-clenchingly cold late November weekend, AER stormed into historic Lime Rock Park…
The 24 Hours Of LeMons on-track battle of beaters is raging at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway this weekend. Car & Driver's Murliee Martin brings us a hilarious photo album of the cars and... costumes.
I had just pulled up to a post-race barbecue in the paddock when I was approached and asked if "that thing can do a burnout? The Rally Baby Mercedes wants to see." The barbecue was hosted by the Rally Baby team. If I wanted to eat, I didn't really have a choice.
Remember the dream of the Grand Am B-Spec series? The best and brightest econoboxes, stripped and caged and ready to rock? Well, that died. The series was shut down after its debut in 2012, but the prepped race cars found their way to enthusiasts, where there’s actually been grassroots efforts to get them racing once…
Of all the strange cars I've driven in cities — a Bugatti Veyron and a Morgan 3 Wheeler amongst them — nothing has so captivated onlookers as this. It's a Cessna that once skipped through the air, but now glides along the road, the shimmering body hiding the mechanicals of a Toyota Van. Screw your Ferrari, get a damn…
Why spend all that time and money building a normal car into a ridiculous Lemons racer when the good people at Subway have already done all the hard work for you? For $500, meet the 2010 Fiat Avocado.
A lemon lawsuit was filed against Tesla on Monday, and it was accompanied by a totally bizarre video featuring a cardboard cutout of George Clooney. Tesla declined to comment at the time, but it's hard to keep them from talking back. They just put up a blog post, and it's got some pretty strong implications.
Vince Megna, the guy who calls himself the "King of Lemon Laws," because he has filed a lot of lawsuits regardings cars under state Lemon Laws, obviously, just filed a lawsuit against Tesla because of what he says is a defective Model S. And the best part is the absolutely bizarre video accompanying the suit.
The LeMons racers at Hella Shitty Racing, the ones building the first diesel Porsche 911, are furthering their rebuttal of "sexist grid girls." Say hello to the Sonoma Raceway Boys.
Roadkill is good. The 24 Hours of LeMons is good. Roadkill did LeMons. This is good.
If there is a way to race something, people will race it. Enter the Power Racing Series, which is basically souped up Power Wheels built on a budget of $500. It is one of the most ridiculous, crazy, innovative, fun, and dangerous racing experiences I've ever seen, and you need to do it now.
My knees aren't under the dash. Blake from Autoweek and I are getting uncomfortably close.