Johnny Lightning is making Diecast LeMons Racers

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Having your own vehicle turned into a diecast or scale version sounds pretty amazing. Take Riley Stair’s insane Firebird that recently became a treasured Hot Wheels collectible. Now another set of “legendary” machines are set to become immortalized in a small scale. Somehow, the boffins at the 24 Hours of LeMons headquarters have convinced 1/64-scale […]

24 Hours of Lemons: Engine Swap Adventure

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I will have more on this soon, as I’m still waking up from a weekend at a 24 Hours of LeMons race. But I wanted to share that lead image. That’s our oil pan after the initial parade lap on Saturday morning. On lap ZERO, our engine turned on the tumble dry setting and sent […]

Project Cars – When It’s Time to Let Go

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Most of us car idiots are on constant search for cool project cars. For many of us it is a way of coping with undiagnosed ADHD or perhaps it is it a form of therapy we don’t know we need. For others, it is an escape from a stressful world into an environment that they […]

Jump start your LeMons goals with this Porsche 944

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Are you ready to jump into the high-revving world that is shit-box racing? I’ve got the perfect starting point for you and your team. There’s a 1985 Porsche 944 for sale on Facebook Marketplace, and it’s priced at that $500 magic point. The car is a former LeMons racer with what appears to be a […]

2020 24 Hours of Lemons Halloween Hooptiefest ends in DNF

Well, that didn’t go as planned. The Buick crapped out on the first day of the 2020 24 Hours of Lemons Halloween Hooptiefest. In the seven years of racing our beast of a Buick with a park bench, this is our third DNF. The first one was overheating, the second was oil starvation, and now […]

We’re back for the 2020 24 Hours of Lemons Halloween Hooptiefest!

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The fact that the 2020 24 Hours of Lemons Halloween Hooptiefest is happening is kind of a miracle. Whatever it took to make it happen, I’m glad it’s here. This will be the first race that I am doing in over two years. While other obligations kept me from competing, my teammates did two races […]

I sucked at Lemons iRacing

Last night, I took to the wheel of a 2010 Mazda MX-5 Roadster. My livery was prepped. The Logitech G920 wheel and pedal set were on and responding. And my computer was running smoothly. In short, I was ready for virtual Class C Lemons glory. That did not happen, and I’m clearly bad at this. […]

Brace Yourselves for the LeMons iRacing League

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All in-real-life forms of racing are postponed until further notice. This is due to the small matter of a massive global pandemic that’s impacting everyone right now. An increasing amount of real racing organizers are turning to the digital world to get their fix. NASCAR, Formula 1, IMSA, IndyCar, and others are filling their time […]

Hooniverse Lada Lemons Racer: Restarting a Stalled Project

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The Lada showed at my friend’s now closed shop on an open car carrier a few years ago. It didn’t look like anything else; it was a tiny shell of a red car, on small wheels, with a golden roll cage inside. Dusty, banged up and beat up, it was a proper Lemons racer. I […]

Dear crapcan race car lovers, your 2020 24 Hours of LeMons schedule is here

The 24 Hours of LeMons is still in business? Alright then! The legends of the treacherous tarmac are returning to wreak havoc on racing circuits all around the country. The 2020 racing season kicks off February 1st with the Shine Country Classic at Barber Motorsports Park in Alabama. The final race of the year is […]