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 […]

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 […]

Quick Pic: Lada on the Move

It has been a long time since we updated you on the Park Bench Racing Lada 24 Hours of Lemons racer. Life, jobs, family, all that stuff has been getting in the way… until now.  Recently the Lada made a trip from Ciro’s Auto Body to the same shithole shed where our amazing Buick has been […]

Project Car SOTU 2016: Lada Lemons Racer

The annual-or-whenever-we-get-to-it Hooniverse Project Car State of the Union is upon us. It has been five months since I received the Lada from its previous caretaker but I have not done much with it. It is basically due to the issue of parts. I ordered a ton of stuff from a place called Zakharov Auto Parts in Florida. […]

Could the Fiat Abarth 124 Rally be the perfect theme for the Lada?

The 2016 Geneva Auto Show is in full swing, as I have learned through the pictures posted on social media by auto-journalists, writers, bloggers, picture-takers. That’s cool, because cars are cool and I like cars. But then I saw the Fiat Abarth 124 Rally, which is a FIA R-GT spec concept, I guess. And I lost […]

Video: Lada Lemons, the original build

I blame Murilee Martin, the Saucy Minx, who started it all with this Project Car Hell post. Typically with such article, everyone would vote for the more hellish project, results would be posted the next day, everyone had a good laugh, and moved on to the next article. Except for a couple of idiots from […]

And the "new" Hooniverse 24 Hours of Lemons racer is…

That. And that is a Canadian-market Lada Signet, also known as the VAZ/Lada 2107 in other parts of the world. And it’s a Lada you may have seen before, as it is a past Index of Effluency 24 Hours of Lemons winner. The car has long history which I will dab into at another time. Right […]