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Matchmaker, Matchmaker, Make Us A Match! GRM Launches Forum for Pairing People With Cars and Cars With People

It's like Farmers Only, but with brake dust. Maybe the occasional farmer.

24 Hours of Lemons Returns This July

24 Hours of Lemons is back, starting with the Pacific Northworst GP at the Ridge Motorsports Park in Shelton, Washington.

Last Day to Enter the Virtually Awful Concours d’Lemons

Today, July 20, is the last day to enter the Virtually Awful Concours d’Lemons and a chance to win fabulous prizes.

Your Projects: A Honda-Powered, Fiat X1/9 Lemons Racer

Like many great build threads here on the Forum, user TheTallOne17's project starts with pulling a broken car out of a storage unit.

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Shop Work: How Dumpster Diving, Junkyard Parts and an IKEA Hack Make a LeMons Winner

How a team of engineers built a Lemons winner with dumpster diving, junkyard parts and a few IKEA bits.

Features: What Do You Get When You Cross a Radio Flyer and an Oreo? A Race Car, Apparently

As recovering auto journalists, the 24 Hours of Lemons staff appreciates a good pun. Case in point, the Honda del Sol-based OREO Speedwagon.

Features: A Ferrari That Is “Definitely” Not A Fiero

To date, there have been no Ferraris in Lemons. That doesn’t mean there haven’t been several “Ferraris,” but the gold standard of imitation Ferraris are the Fiero-based replicas.

Features: Meet a 1UZ-Powered Volvo 940 Wagon

Since the 940 Turbo's engine is known to blow head gaskets and throw connecting rods, one 24 Hours of Lemons team replaced the engine with a 1UZ-FE from a Lexus LS400.

Features: In Hindsight, Perhaps a Ford 302-Powered Porsche 944 Wasn't the Best Idea

One 24 Hours of Lemons team was fearful enough of Porsche-wrenching hell that they swapped a trusty Ford 302 V8 into their homemade wide-body 1987 Porsche 944, thus creating the formidable “Fordsche.”

Features: When Your Lemons Race Car Transmission Blows Up

Plenty of 24 Hours of Lemons endurance racers run automatic transmissions, but like all mechanical components in Lemons racing, however, automatics can fail.

Features: The $500-Ish, Viper V10-Powered Rolls-Royce

You’re seeing this correctly, that is a Dodge Viper V10 dropped into a 1970s Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow for the 24 Hours of Lemons.

Features: How to Get Downforce on a Lemons Budget

What do you do if you want a fancy wing but your team doesn’t have the money? If you’re competing in the 24 Hours of Lemons, you improvise.

Features: Low-Buck Tech: Why Not a Borgward Isabella?

We’ll forgive you if you’ve never heard of a Borgward Isabella, but 24 Hours of Lemons veterans A Fistful of Cotter Pins turned up to Arizona’s Inde Motorsports Ranch in 2019 with one.

Features: Low-Buck Tech: Frankenstein's Metro

Few people can match Lemons team Charnal House Racing in pure junkyard ingenuity. Their mid-engined Geo Metro includes parts from 67 different vehicle models.

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