Lemons Announces Rally, Concours d’Lemons and Australia/New Zealand Dates

By Jordan Rimpela
Oct 21, 2019 | 24 Hours of Lemons, Concours d'Lemons, Lemons Rally

Photos courtesy of Lemons

The ever-brilliant minds behind all things Lemons (except for the actual fruit) today announced the dates for the Lemons Rallies and Concours d'Lemons, as well as the schedule for races in Australia and New Zealand for 2020.

Find the full list of dates for said events below (with more to be announced for Concours d'Lemons,) and let us know how you intend to get a Cadillac Cimarron to New Zealand in the comments. 

Emeryville, CA—Citing a need to “extend their influential poor tastes” beyond American racetracks, Lemons has released its 2020 schedules for the Lemons Rally, Concours d’Lemons, 24 Hours of Lemons Australia, and 24 Hours of Lemons New Zealand. The move follows the release of the 24 Hours of Lemons’ American endurance-race calendar for 2020.
The Lemons Rally will again feature five roadgoing hooptie road trips in 2020. The Retreat From Moscow and Hell On Wheels Monterey rallies both
return while the Route 66 Rally also reappears after a year’s absence. New to the Lemons Rally calendar are The Rocky Mountain Breakdown in Colorado and the Fall Fail-iage Tour in New England.
Concours d’Lemons returns with four shows in the United States and one abroad. These typically accompany ritzy big-dollar car shows, bringing the “oddball, mundane, and truly awful” to appreciative audiences. In 2020, those shows include Amelia Island (Florida), the Concours d’Elegance of America (Detroit-ish), and Pebble Beach (California). Concours d’Lemons will also add a date for HooptieCon at New Jersey Motorsports Park alongside the 24 Hours of Lemons. Additionally, the Concours d’Lemons Down Under returns to Adelaide, South Australia, for its third year.
The 24 Hours of Lemons Australia also has seven confirmed racing dates Down Under with more to be announced. Those include Lemons Australia standbys like Winton Motor Raceway and Wakefield Park. Across the Tasman Sea, the 24 Hours of Lemons New Zealand will continue to hold that country’s only ever 24-hour race at Bruce McLaren Motorsports Park ahead of two dates at Hampton Downs.


  • JAN 28-31: Retreat from Moscow
  • (Moscow, MD to Roanoke, VA to Asheville, NC to Chattooga, TN to Leeds, AL)
  • JUNE 16-21: Lemons Route 66
  • (Chicago, IL to St. Louis, MO to Tulsa, Ok to Amarillo, TX to Gallup, NM to Laughlin, NV to Santa Monica, CA)
  • JUL 10-12: The Rocky Mountain Breakdown
  • (Denver, CO to Craig, CO to Basalt, CO to Colorado Springs, CO)
  • AUG 11-15: Hell on Wheels Monterey
  • (Pacific Grove, CA to Stockton, CA to Ft. Bragg, CA to Grass Valley, CA to Santa Cruz, CA to Seaside, CA)
  • OCT 15-17: Fall Fail-iage Tour
  • (Boston, MA to Bennington, VT to Portland, ME to Loudon, NH)


  • MAR 7: Concours d’Lemons Florida (Amelia Island, FL)
  • JUN 13: Concours d’Lemons New Jersey/HooptieCon (Millville, NJ)
  • JUL 25: Concours d’Lemons Michigan (Plymouth, MI)
  • AUG 15: Concours d’Lemons Monterey (Seaside, CA)
  • SEP 26: Concours d’Lemons Down Under (Adelaide, SA)
  • APR 3-4: Collie Motorplex (Collie WA)
  • APR 24-26: Winton Motor Raceway (Winton VIC)
  • MAY 22-24: Morgan Park Raceway (Warwick QLD)
  • AUG 2020: Calder Raceway (Melbourne VIC)
  • SEP 11-12: Morgan Park Raceway (Warwick QLD)
  • OCT 2-4: Collie Motorplex (Collie WA)
  • OCT 23-25: Wakefield Park Raceway (Goulburn NSW)
  • [More TBA]


  • FEB 22-23: Bruce McLaren MP (Taupo)
  • MAY 8-10: Hampton Downs (Waikato)
  • SEP 11-13: Hampton Downs (Waikato)

For more information on these events and the full 24 Hours of Lemons race schedule, go to

About the Lemons Rally
The Lemons Rally is the roadgoing counterpart to the 24 Hours of Lemons (an irreverent endurance
racing series for $500 cars). The Lemons Rally began in 2016 to take ugly and unappreciated cars
on long, tough road trips to atypical tourist destinations. Rallies include offbeat landmarks,
spectacular views, and a speed-dating approach to tourism. Automotive journalist Jay Lamm
founded the 24 Hours of Lemons in 2006 to create affordable racing with an emphasis on fun.

About the Concours d’Lemons

The Concours d’Lemons is the car-show accompaniment to the 24 Hours of Lemons and Lemons
Rally. Concours d’Lemons shows celebrate the “oddball, mundane, and truly awful of the
automotive world.” Attendees vie for trophies like the Chronic Dick Teague Award (for American
Motors’ products) and Slightly Better Than a Go-Kart Trophy with top “honors” going to the Worst of Show.

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