The Top 110 Lemons of the Arse Sweat-A-Palooza 24 Hours of LeMons

34 races in, and a Nissan Z Car finally took an overall LeMons win! They said it could never happen, but then they also said that Saabs and Taurus SHOs couldn't win. Let's check out the competition!

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With an Opel GT, a Daihatsu Charade, a Fiat 124 Spider, an E85-powered Civic, a huge purple Caddy DeVille, and the usual assortment of battered Altamont LeMons veterans, we saw a lot of nuts, bolts, connecting rods, bumpers, oil pans, and mannequins littering the race track over the weekend. The race for the win on laps was close from green to checkered, and the Charade-versus-Überbird battle for the Class Bad trophy was a true nail-biter.

Not enough LeMons action for you? Check out the top lemons of past races: Altamont '07Arse Freeze '07Altamont '08Ohio '08New England '08South '08Texas '08Arse Freeze '08Texas Spring '09South Spring '09Reno '09New Orleans '09New England '09Buttonwillow '09South Fall '09Ohio '09Texas Fall '09Arse Freeze '09Phoenix '10South Winter '10Texas Winter '10Sears Point '10Detroit '10New Orleans '10Goin' For Broken '10South Spring '10Dallas Summer '10Washington DC '10Colorado '10New England '10

To see the complete Arse Sweat-a-Palooza Über Gallery, with all my photos from the race, go here.

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

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We saw the usual strong assortment of IOE and People's Choice contenders that we've come to expect from the West Coast events, and the race for the overall win stayed close all the way to the end.

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1. Off Consistantly, Nissan 300ZX
Overall Winner
Winner, Z Cup

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2. POSRacing.com, BMW E30
Winner, Class Good

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3. B-Team—Kill Phil, BMW E30

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4. Eyesore Racing, Mazda Miata
1 BS Penalty lap

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5. Beyond Petroleum, BMW 533i

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6. Team California Mille, Alfa Romeo Sprint Veloce

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7. Spirit of Joe, Volkswagen Golf
Winner, Class Bad

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8. Barbarian Motorworks, BMW E30
Photo by Shawn Rodgers

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9. Team Apathy Blown Seal Racing, Saab 9000

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10. Hit & Run, Mazda RX-7
2 BS Penalty laps

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11. Rice Rocket Racing, Datsun 240Z
Winner, Highest Placing 70s Contender award
Photo by Shawn Rodgers

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12. R.A.T.S. Racing, Plymouth Neon
1 BS Penalty lap

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13. Mazdarachis, Mazda RX-7

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14. The Porsche Boyz 1, Porsche 924S

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15. Eyesore Racing II, Honda Prelude

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16. Filthy Tron, Ford Escort ZX2

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17. Silly Dreams, Porsche 944

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18. Priapism Racing, BMW E30

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19. Team Bavarian Ranchero: Special Deliverance, BMW E30

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20. Zoom-Zoom... BOOM, Ford Escort GT

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21. Track to the Future II, Honda CRX

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22. Reversed Darwinism IV - Sledgehammer Shitbreakers, Ford Crown Victoria

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23. Communists R Us, BMW E21

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24. Death Cab Do-Over, Volvo 244
Fastest Lap of Race (2:14.918)
30 BS Penalty laps

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25.Uber Vogel: Hans-Am, Mercedes-Benz 190E

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26. Volcano Motorsports, Ford Crown Victoria
3 BS Penalty laps

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27. Faulknor Auto Racing Team, BMW E30

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28. The Fat and The Furious, Mazda Miata

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29. Team Red Bear, BMW E30

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30. Haulin' Bass, Mazda RX-7

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31. Cosmorita Chickens With Lady Godiva, Porsche 944
5 BS Penalty laps

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32. Faster Farms Chickens IV— Plumped and Ready to Bake, Plymouth Belvedere

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33. BROverload Racing, Volkswagen Jetta

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34. Dai Hard 2: Dai Another Day, Daihatsu Charade
Winner, Class Ugly

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35. Budget Racing, BMW E30
3 BS Penalty laps

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36. Crazy Taxi, Honda Civic
11 BS Penalty laps

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37. Bird Brain Racing, Ford Probe

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38. Animal House, Acura Legend

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39. Bernal Dads Racing 2, Volvo 245

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40. Ecurie Ecrappe, Alfa Romeo Spider
Photo by Shawn Rodgers

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41. Fast Times @ Placer High, Mazda Miata
1 BS Penalty lap

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42. PIT CREW REVENGE, Honda Civic

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43. CajunCoonasses dba Spinal Tap, Nissan Sentra SE-R

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44. Hans und Franz Racing, BMW E30
5 BS Penalty laps

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45. Excuse Me, Acura Integra

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46. Caffeine Unlimited, BMW E30

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47. Rascally Rabbit Racing, Fiat 124 Sport Spider

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48. Team Überbird, BMW E24
Winner, I Got Screwed award

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49. Smorgasborg, Porsche 944
7 BS Penalty laps

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50. Import Auto, BMW E24

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51. Jammed-Up, Mazda RX-7
10 BS Penalty laps

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52. CajunCoonasses dba Def Leppard, Nissan Sentra SE-R
10 BS Penalty laps

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53. Frak This Racing, Datsun 280Z

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54. The Cannonball Bandits— La Migra, Toyota Supra
Winner, Organizer's Choice award

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55. TEAM HURLING MOSS, BMW 2002

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56. SteamPunkaZoid Racing, Mazda Miata
2 BS Penalty laps

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57. Dirty Duck Racing, Volkswagen GTI
19 BS Penalty laps
Photo by Shawn Rodgers

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58. SD Minis Team Bean, Austin Mini

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59. Panting Polar Bear Racing, Ford Crown Victoria
10 BS Penalty laps

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60. More Cowbell, Toyota Celica

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61. Hit & Run 2, Mazda RX-7

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62. LaHonda Bandit Racing Grope, Porsche 914

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63. Crash For Clunkers, BMW E30
30 BS Penalty laps

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64. Sin City LeMons, Volkswagen GTI

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65. Grip Racing, Honda Civic

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66. San Jose Scalawags, Mazda Miata

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67. Team Tinyvette, Opel GT

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68. CLERGY MC, Nissan NX2000

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69. BBQ Rubber Chicken, Volvo 940

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70. Racer X, Honda Prelude
1 BS Penalty lap

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71. Fraidy Cat Racing, Jaguar XJ12

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72. Snowspeeder Pilots Association
Winner, MR2 Cup

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73. Gone In 60 Laps, Ford Mustang

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74. MISHAT (My Idiot Son Hit A Tree) II: The Wagoning, Volvo 740 Wagon

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75. Bernal Dads Racing, Mazda Miata

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76. Nerd Herd, Toyota Celica

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77. I Wanna Roc, Chevrolet Camaro

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78. A-Team The Anarchy Edition, Porsche 944

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79. King Henry V8th, Cadillac DeVille
Winner, Index of Effluency award

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80. Dutch Touch Racing, Mercedes-Benz 300CE
Winner, Judges' Choice award

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81. Chim Chim Racing, Volkswagen GTI

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82. The Cannonball Bandits- Coyote, Toyota Corolla FX16
Winner, Organizer's Choice award

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83. Mouse Trap Racing, BMW E30
20 BS Penalty laps

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84. LEMON DEMOLITION, Honda CRX

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85. The Eager Beavers, Volkswagen GTI

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86. Red Cross Relief, Porsche 944
150 BS Penalty laps

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87. Dead-Head Racing, Alfa Romeo Spider
10 BS Penalty laps

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88. GimpPimp, Cadillac SLS
Photo by Shawn Rodgers

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89. Thundercock Racing Team #2, Mazda MX6

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90. Far Too Fast, Acura Integra
Photo by Shawn Rodgers

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91. Flamin' Rods, BMW E30

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92. E=MCHAMMERED, BMW E30

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93. Lipstick On A Pig, Nissan Sentra SE-R

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94. Speed Racer, Honda Prelude
35 BS Penalty laps

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95. EASY 908/14, Porsche 914

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96. Dust n Debris, Dodge Shadow

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97. Dori Dori D'oh, Toyota Supra

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98. Blood Drive, BMW 530i

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99. Import Alloy Racing, Nissan 240SX
Photo by Shawn Rodgers

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100. Rockin' Rollers, Mazda RX-7

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101. Huey Newis and the Lose, Ford Mustang GT

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102. Thundercock Racing Team #1, Mazda MX6

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103. Team Cant Am, Volvo 242 Turbo

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104. Cancer Fighters USA, Mazda Miata
100 BS Penalty laps
Photo by Shawn Rodgers

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105. Team StimPack: Cornhuligans, Honda Civic
Winner, Heroic Fix award

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106. Communists R Us 2, Austin Mini
10 BS Penalty laps

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107. Team Barney, Subaru Legacy Wagon
10 BS Penalty laps

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108. Boat Night Derelicts Racing, Honda CRX
6,658 BS Penalty laps

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109. MAXIMUS FORGIVENESS, Nissan Maxima
2,983 BS Penalty laps

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110. My Car Is More Famous Than Your Car, Ford Escort
15,400 BS Penalty laps

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DISCUSSION

Whoa, there are a couple of old Altamont vets, including that 6-series BMW and the Red Bear E30. Haven't seen them in a while.

Maximus Forgiveness, eh? Looks like it didn't work so well.

And what's up with the penalty laps on the Make Way Escort? IIRC that car was painfully slow on the track last time I saw it.