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The Top 51 Lemons of the Detroit Irony 24 Hours of LeMons

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The 26th race in LeMons history took place at Michigan's Gingerman Raceway last weekend, and we saw plenty of LeMons firsts. For example, the first one-speed "automatic" transmission, and the first twin-turbocharged, mid-engined full-size van. Madness!

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The weather was cold and windy, the cuisine was heavy on the cheese curds, and the racers (mostly) managed to keep the red mist at an unprecedentedly low level. Japanese machinery was less successful than usual, with just three in the top ten, and a Merkur XR4Ti— one of the least reliable vehicles in LeMons history— came in third after flirting with the lead all weekend long.

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 '10.

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

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1. Clueless Racing, Honda CRX
Overall Winner

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2. Latch-Key Kids, Plymouth Neon
Winner, I Got Screwed award
Winner, Class Good

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3. The Tools, Merkur XR4Ti
Winner, Grassroots Motorsports Most From The Least award
Winner, Class Ugly

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4. Joe Dirt Mullet Rockers Sponsored By Aquanet, Chevrolet Caprice
Winner, Class Bad
Winner, Least Horrible Yank Tank award

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5. Spec Junk Racing, Mazda MX-3

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6. Dead (Red) Rocket Racing, Plymouth Neon
3 BS Penalty laps

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7. Booby Price Racing, Nissan 200SX SE-R
10 BS Penalty laps

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8. Glowing Red Rotor Racing, Ford Crown Victoria

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9. Chicken and Waffles, Volkswagen Quantum Syncro Wagon
Winner, Index of Effluency

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10. VolvOwned, Volvo 245

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11. C.A.R.T. - Chicagoland Amish Racing Team, BMW E30

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12. BuckSnort Racing, BMW E30

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13. Track Pillagers, Buick LeSabre

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14. KAMIKAZE PILOTS Of FURY, Honda Civic

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15. Corsa Nostra, Alfa Romeo GTV6

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16. Focke Ewe Racing, Volkswagen Golf

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17. Team MRD2, Toyota MR2

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18. Smackdown Racing, Ford Crown Victoria

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19. Topless Asset Racing Program, Toyota MR2

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20. Lucky Monkey Racing, Acura Integra
BS Penalty laps: 2

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21. Team Reynolds Style, Toyota Celica

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22. Team Lebowski, Dodge Neon

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23. It'll Rub Out, Chevrolet Cavalier

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24. Team Fiery Death!, Toyota Celica

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25. Rally Rolla, Toyota Corolla Alltrac

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26. Half Last, Ford Mustang Turbo

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27. Madame Flutterby, Honda Prelude

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28. Gimmie A Box, Volvo 740 Wagon

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29. Bobsleds-R-Us Raycing, Honda Civic

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30. Team S-Audi, Audi 4000S

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31. The Cheap Bastards, Dodge Neon

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32. Top Fool Elemonator, Subaru Impreza
BS Penalty laps: 10

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33. MEDs (Midwest Engine Destroyers) Racing Team, Pontiac Fiero

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34. Scirocket II, Volkswagen Scirocco

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35. Morrow's Auto & Snoopy's Quest For The Holy Nickelbag, GMC Van
Winner, Organizer's Choice

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36. The Mustache Rides Again, Audi 4000 Quattro

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37. Pink Ladies, Mazda Miata
BS Penalty laps: 50

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38. Speed Fixx, Chevrolet S10

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39. Team Sucker Punch, Chevrolet Camaro

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40. Wisconsin Crap Racers, Nissan Maxima
BS Penalty laps: 60

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41. Chump Ganassti, Nissan Sentra
BS Penalty laps: 188

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42. Busch Boys, Chrysler New Yorker

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43. Save The TA-TAs Racing, Chevrolet Camaro
BS Penalty laps: 10

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44. The Minty Pylons, Mazda RX-7

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45. Morrow's Auto & Woodstock's NAStiCAR Quest For The Holy Nickelbag, Pontiac Grand Prix
Winner, Organizer's Choice award

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46. The Usual Suspects, Mazda MX-6

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47. Skid Marks Racing, Dodge Neon

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48. Adopted By Jets, Saab 900

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49. Double Jeopardy, Pontiac Fiero
Winner, Heroic Fix award

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50. Police Brutality, Ford Thunderbird
Winner, Epic Fail Fix

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51. Breaking Dawn, Toyota MR2
BS Penalty laps: 500

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DISCUSSION

cooluser23-old
Cooluser23

I'm starting to think people cheat too much.

1/2 of these cars cost more than $500 for sure.