LeMons Real Hoopties of New Jersey Day One

LeMons Real Hoopties of New Jersey Day One

We had beautiful racing weather in New Jersey today, but the action on the track got a bit brutal at times. Lots of black flags, plenty of cars scattering engine parts all over the tarmac, and no shortage of bent sheetmetal. Still, some teams managed to avoid busted parts and miscreant drivers; when the checkered [...]

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Fool’s Gold: Curse Maine Edition

So, ever since our Domestic Bliss on the Ford Mustang SVO, I’ve had an itch for a Fox Body with a turbo four under the hood. Call it the East Tennessean in me, but I want a white trash Ferrari like a Black Bear wants honey. Too much? It’s about to get worse. Just take [...]

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M Is For Victory

The 24 Hours of LeMons Houston Gator-O-Rama wrapped up last weekend without too much of an incident. By the time the brake fires burnt out and the tire smoke cleared, #0 Formula M Racing took the checkers. The guys with the wrinkled Fox Body ‘Stang laid down 442 laps in 13 hours, 4 minutes and [...]

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Teams of LeMons: One Point Twenty-One Jiggawatts!

The teams of the 24 Hours of LeMons keep rolling in. Meet team “One Point Twenty One Jiggawatts!” out of Denver. I guess if you kinda squint out of one eye, a 1980 Mazda RX-7 does sort of look like a DeLorean. Sorta. We’re guessing at least one crew member dressed up like Doc Brown [...]

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The Daily Wrap

The Daily Wrap

I. Jaguar is putting its 272 hp diesel V6 in the XK. The engine debuts in Europe this spring in the XF saloon sedan, but a thinly disguised XK was caught testing at Nurburgring with a distinctive diesel rattle. Hooray for torques. [Surce: Autocar] II.  NASCAR rookie Tony Logano will become the youngest ever driver [...]

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24 Hours of LeMons: Texas: Houston

24 Hours of LeMons Texas: The Cars of Houston Gator-O-Rama!

[Update: Your links/websites are coming in fastish and semi-furiously. Keep 'em coming] Can I get a yeeha, y’all? The sub-grassroots motorsports revival known as the 24 Hours of LeMons is heading back to Texas in just over one month’s time. Fenruary 28 — March 1, 2009 to be precise. And as LeMons features nothing but [...]

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Fool’s Gold Twofer Tuesday: 1985 BMW 325e

Today is E30 BMW day for Fool’s Gold Twofer Tuesday (credit Jonny’s love of LeMons, and LeMons competitors love of the E30 3-series). And while I don’t pray at the Church of the 3-Series, the E30 is still a winner to me. The 325e was the “efficiency” version of the 3er, which meant that the [...]

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24 Hours of LeMons: Highway 17 Penalty

Thunderhill LeMons: The Dreaded Highway 17 Penalty

Warning: If you’ve never lived in the California Bay Area this post will not be as raucously funny to you as it is to us. Sorry.  Between the bloated bedroom community of San Jose and the marijuana/hippie/prostitute camp known as Santa Cruz stretches Highway 17. A very scenic road to be sure, but one filled [...]

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24 Hours of LeMons: piggie

Great Moments in LeMons Cruelty: Ha Ha Ha!

This particular videocomes not from the recent Arse-Freeze-Apalooza, but all the way back to last October and MIR Speedway outside Houston. That’s right, it’s the infamous video of Team V.I.P. Racing (aka The Sharks!) eating rancid pickled pigs’ feet and okra after collecting a then record 8th black flag at Texas LeMons (the Sharks actually [...]

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24 Hours of LeMons: Sharks

Picture of the Day: No Explanation Needed

OK, maybe a little bit. Obviously, it’s them damn sharks. The driver is none other than superstar commenter/potty mouth all star Bushwhacker, out all by himself on practice day. And, that’s it.

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Behold: The First Official Bribe of the 2009 LeMons Season

Yup, you’re looking at it. The first bribe of 2009 took place last Friday, January 9, at the most delicious Oinkster in Eagle Rock, CA. That credit car belongs to a menber of Team Unknown Fluids. He bought me a 1/4 chicken, slaw, french fries (with their killer roasted  garlic aioli)  and a pint of [...]

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24 Hours of LeMons: Thunderhill

Video: Thunderhill LeMons: Uno Mas

Earlier today I mentioned that Crash – E’s account of Arse-Freeze-Apalooza would probably be the last Thunderhill related post we’d do. Psyche! Well, truthfully, I’d like to be done with it but the lazy, unreliable and totally unpredictable LeMons teams keep randomly putting together funnt, postworthy content. Like the following hillarious video. Essentially, the moving images [...]

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24 Hours of LeMons: Porsche 944

Thunderhill LeMons: Great Write Up

And this might actually serve as our wrap up. By all accounts, Arese-Freeze-Apalooza was a frickin’ blast. A successful blast, too. And that’s the thing — there have been many accounts. Time to move on. Hey look, the 2009 season is here and Gator-O-Rama is just around the corner. Won’t that be fun? But, before we [...]

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Video: Autoquad St Ferdinand: Canucks Say LeMons Is For Pussies

I’ve been sitting back and watching with great amusement as the stories from Arse-Freeze-Apalooza have unraveled here on Autofiends. I’m kicking myself for not taking up Jay and Jonny’s invite to hang out and even jump in a seat for some of the race. And judging by some of the videos and discussions that are [...]

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24 Hours of LeMons: Formula BMW

Video: Thunderhill LeMons: Inside the LeMons Studio

You didn’t think I could go 48 hours without posting a 24 Hours of LeMons video, did you? Today’s video comes from LeMons vet Rahul Nair. I have a special place in my heart for Nair’s team, “Formula BMW.” Not because they seen to have no artistic abilities or imagination whatsoever (E30 with house paint [...]

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Video: Thunderhill LeMons: Oldest Trick in the Book

As we’ve learned over the course of the past week, the Sharks’s Clay Bush is one whiney beyotch. Hey look, bad drivers happen, but no need to crow about it. Though, Clay’s 60-second profanity drum solo is pretty epic. I’m going to to you all a story that I told every team that came up [...]

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24 Hours of LeMons” 633 CSI

LA LeMons: A Slight Disturbance in the Force

As you may or may not be aware, Los Angeles will be hosting its very first 24 Hours of LeMons this August 15-16 at Buttonwillow. Semi-surprisingly some of my geeky car geek friends are already starting work on their leaky basket cases winning race cars. Only eight and half months to go! Take my buddy [...]

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