The Truth About Cars » 24 Hours of LeMons Infineon http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Fri, 29 Apr 2016 19:27:59 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 And the Real Winner Is… http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/10/and-the-real-winner-is-23/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/10/and-the-real-winner-is-23/#comments Mon, 24 Oct 2011 05:53:14 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=415724 It is not possible for a Chrysler minivan to finish in the top third of a weekend-long race on the car-killing turns and hils of Infineon Raceway, which is proof that this weekend’s race never happened. That means that the performance of the Team Soccer Moms’ Caravan must have been the product of mass hallucination. […]

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It is not possible for a Chrysler minivan to finish in the top third of a weekend-long race on the car-killing turns and hils of Infineon Raceway, which is proof that this weekend’s race never happened. That means that the performance of the Team Soccer Moms’ Caravan must have been the product of mass hallucination. […]

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And the Winner Is… http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/10/and-the-winner-is-24/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/10/and-the-winner-is-24/#comments Mon, 24 Oct 2011 05:32:50 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=415714 It’s been quite a year for the builders of the Model T GT: a feature article in Hot Rod, plus several races in which the T held the lead for quite a while before vaporizing the transmission. Finally, everything came together this weekend at Infineon Raceway aka Sears Point, and the world’s quickest road-race Model […]

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It’s been quite a year for the builders of the Model T GT: a feature article in Hot Rod, plus several races in which the T held the lead for quite a while before vaporizing the transmission. Finally, everything came together this weekend at Infineon Raceway aka Sears Point, and the world’s quickest road-race Model […]

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Skankaway Anti-Toe-Fungal 500 Day One: BMW E34 Leads, Model T GT Close Behind http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/10/skankaway-anti-toe-fungal-500-day-one-bmw-e34-leads-model-t-gt-close-behind/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/10/skankaway-anti-toe-fungal-500-day-one-bmw-e34-leads-model-t-gt-close-behind/#comments Sun, 23 Oct 2011 05:26:01 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=415636 It was a long, hot, crazy, metal-crunching day at Infineon Raceway today, with cars bashing into walls and each other, shooting rods through hoods, catching on fire, and generally reducing the world’s stock of sub-$500 beaters. Still, some of the 171 Skankaway Anti-Toe-Fungal 500 24 Hours of LeMons teams managed to keep running, and when […]

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It was a long, hot, crazy, metal-crunching day at Infineon Raceway today, with cars bashing into walls and each other, shooting rods through hoods, catching on fire, and generally reducing the world’s stock of sub-$500 beaters. Still, some of the 171 Skankaway Anti-Toe-Fungal 500 24 Hours of LeMons teams managed to keep running, and when […]

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Fire Arrow, Twin-Stick Colt, and Devo: BS Inspections at the Skankaway Anti-Toe-Fungal 24 Hours of LeMons http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/10/fire-arrow-twin-stick-colt-and-devo-bs-inspections-at-the-skankaway-anti-toe-fungal-24-hours-of-lemons/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/10/fire-arrow-twin-stick-colt-and-devo-bs-inspections-at-the-skankaway-anti-toe-fungal-24-hours-of-lemons/#comments Sat, 22 Oct 2011 05:45:08 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=415466 The full name of this weekend’s race at Sears Point aka Infineon Raceway is “THE SKANKAWAY ANTI-TOE-FUNGAL 500, SPONSORED BY CRUSKIN-SKANKAWAY INC., THE OFFICIAL FUNGICIDAL TOE CREME OF LEMONS,” because Cruskin-Skankaway, Inc., won the bidding war for race sponsorship. Appropriately enough, this race featured more Chrysler, Mitsubishi, and Chrysler-Mitsubishi products than any race in LeMons […]

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The full name of this weekend’s race at Sears Point aka Infineon Raceway is “THE SKANKAWAY ANTI-TOE-FUNGAL 500, SPONSORED BY CRUSKIN-SKANKAWAY INC., THE OFFICIAL FUNGICIDAL TOE CREME OF LEMONS,” because Cruskin-Skankaway, Inc., won the bidding war for race sponsorship. Appropriately enough, this race featured more Chrysler, Mitsubishi, and Chrysler-Mitsubishi products than any race in LeMons […]

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Licensed To Ill: Historically Accurate 80s Custom Minitruck Hits Race Track, Has the Boom http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/04/licensed-to-ill-historically-accurate-80s-custom-minitruck-hits-race-track-has-the-boom/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/04/licensed-to-ill-historically-accurate-80s-custom-minitruck-hits-race-track-has-the-boom/#comments Sun, 03 Apr 2011 07:00:34 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=389612 For several years in the middle part of the 1980s, lowered minitrucks with pastel graphics and booming sound systems were extremely popular. Then, without warning, just about every last one of them disappeared. Where did they go? We can’t say, but we’re pleased to announce that Team Licensed To Ill has brought the custom minitruck […]

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For several years in the middle part of the 1980s, lowered minitrucks with pastel graphics and booming sound systems were extremely popular. Then, without warning, just about every last one of them disappeared. Where did they go? We can’t say, but we’re pleased to announce that Team Licensed To Ill has brought the custom minitruck […]

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Molvo! http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/03/molvo/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/03/molvo/#comments Thu, 31 Mar 2011 21:00:06 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=389300 When you’ve got a team of LeMons veterans who have been racing a Volvo 245 wagon since the earliest days of the 24 Hours of LeMons and you want to add a second car to the stable, you’re going to face stern disapproval if that second car happens to be a BMW E30 or a […]

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When you’ve got a team of LeMons veterans who have been racing a Volvo 245 wagon since the earliest days of the 24 Hours of LeMons and you want to add a second car to the stable, you’re going to face stern disapproval if that second car happens to be a BMW E30 or a […]

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Make Your Screen Throw a Rod: More Sears Pointless LeMons Photos! http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/03/make-your-screen-throw-a-rod-more-sears-pointless-lemons-photos/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/03/make-your-screen-throw-a-rod-more-sears-pointless-lemons-photos/#comments Wed, 30 Mar 2011 17:09:35 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=389095 You’ve read Ed’s writeup of last weekend’s 24 Hours of LeMons race at Infineon Raceway, and now we’ve got more photos of the fender-bashing, engine-trashing action for you! If our gallery here doesn’t satisfy your LeMons jones, you can always see 1,500 more in the official Über Gallery; if you want to feel as if […]

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You’ve read Ed’s writeup of last weekend’s 24 Hours of LeMons race at Infineon Raceway, and now we’ve got more photos of the fender-bashing, engine-trashing action for you! If our gallery here doesn’t satisfy your LeMons jones, you can always see 1,500 more in the official Über Gallery; if you want to feel as if […]

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And the Real Winner Is… http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/03/and-the-real-winner-is-5/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/03/and-the-real-winner-is-5/#comments Mon, 28 Mar 2011 06:40:13 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=388856 Does General Motors have an unfair advantage when it comes to taking the top prize in 24 Hours of LeMons racing? The General’s LeMons soldiers have taken something like a third of all Index of Effluency wins during the course of LeMons racing’s four-year history… and today another GM marque was added to the IOE […]

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Does General Motors have an unfair advantage when it comes to taking the top prize in 24 Hours of LeMons racing? The General’s LeMons soldiers have taken something like a third of all Index of Effluency wins during the course of LeMons racing’s four-year history… and today another GM marque was added to the IOE […]

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And the Winner Is… http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/03/and-the-winner-is-6/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/03/and-the-winner-is-6/#comments Mon, 28 Mar 2011 06:30:24 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=388847 The Sears Pointless 24 Hours of LeMons race was all about a Nissan NX2000 versus BMW 3 Series versus Honda motorcycle-engined Geo Metro battle for quite a while, but black flags on the Nissan and the Geo gave the Spin-N-Out Burger BMW E30 the chance to grab the win on laps. Known as “the invisible […]

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The Sears Pointless 24 Hours of LeMons race was all about a Nissan NX2000 versus BMW 3 Series versus Honda motorcycle-engined Geo Metro battle for quite a while, but black flags on the Nissan and the Geo gave the Spin-N-Out Burger BMW E30 the chance to grab the win on laps. Known as “the invisible […]

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Charlie Sheen, Charlie Sheen, Tigra, and Bunny: Sears Pointless BS Inspection Gallery http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/03/charlie-sheen-charlie-sheen-tigra-and-bunny-sears-pointless-bs-inspection-gallery/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/03/charlie-sheen-charlie-sheen-tigra-and-bunny-sears-pointless-bs-inspection-gallery/#comments Sat, 26 Mar 2011 06:30:10 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=388675 You’ve seen the timelapse video of the Sears Pointless 24 Hours of LeMons BS Inspections, but the timelapse camera didn’t capture the twisted cars and car themes we saw Friday. How many Charlie Sheen themes can you get at one race? We had three. An Audi GT! The most accurate mid-80s custom minitruck theme ever, […]

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You’ve seen the timelapse video of the Sears Pointless 24 Hours of LeMons BS Inspections, but the timelapse camera didn’t capture the twisted cars and car themes we saw Friday. How many Charlie Sheen themes can you get at one race? We had three. An Audi GT! The most accurate mid-80s custom minitruck theme ever, […]

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Endless Lines of $500 Cars Lower Infineon Raceway’s Property Values: BS Inspections of the Sears Pointless 24 Hours of LeMons http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/03/endless-lines-of-500-cars-lower-infineon-raceways-property-values-bs-inspections-of-the-sears-pointless-24-hours-of-lemons/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/03/endless-lines-of-500-cars-lower-infineon-raceways-property-values-bs-inspections-of-the-sears-pointless-24-hours-of-lemons/#comments Sat, 26 Mar 2011 06:00:26 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=388651 Supposedly we had 185 teams signed up for the Sears Pointless 24 Hours of LeMons, which may be a record for road racing, but only 150 or so managed to get their heaps running well enough to make it through the pre-race inspections Friday. “Only” is a relative term, though; scrutinizing 150 terrible clunkers for […]

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Supposedly we had 185 teams signed up for the Sears Pointless 24 Hours of LeMons, which may be a record for road racing, but only 150 or so managed to get their heaps running well enough to make it through the pre-race inspections Friday. “Only” is a relative term, though; scrutinizing 150 terrible clunkers for […]

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The 2010 Legends of LeMons: Unununium Medal Winners! http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/01/the-2010-legends-of-lemons-unununium-medal-winners/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/01/the-2010-legends-of-lemons-unununium-medal-winners/#comments Sun, 16 Jan 2011 03:00:52 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=380539 First of all, nitpickers, I know that unununium was renamed Roentgenium in 2004. Atomic Number 111 will always be unununium in my heart, and (as soon as I can find a cheap source for the stuff) it will be used to stamp out the Murilee Martin Legends of LeMons awards for the most psychotic inspiring […]

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First of all, nitpickers, I know that unununium was renamed Roentgenium in 2004. Atomic Number 111 will always be unununium in my heart, and (as soon as I can find a cheap source for the stuff) it will be used to stamp out the Murilee Martin Legends of LeMons awards for the most psychotic inspiring […]

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Solo Road Trip Heroism: San Diego To Miami In a Caged $500 Citroën http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/12/solo-road-trip-heroism-san-diego-to-miami-in-a-caged-500-citroen/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/12/solo-road-trip-heroism-san-diego-to-miami-in-a-caged-500-citroen/#comments Sun, 26 Dec 2010 17:50:14 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=378617 Readers of On The Road gush about the incredible asphalt journeys taken by the book’s protagonists, but they did most of their driving in a brand-new Hudson and a brand-new Cadillac limousine. Here is a truly heroic road trip: a solo San Diego-to-Miami drive in a basket-case Citroën ID19 that ran for the first time […]

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Readers of On The Road gush about the incredible asphalt journeys taken by the book’s protagonists, but they did most of their driving in a brand-new Hudson and a brand-new Cadillac limousine. Here is a truly heroic road trip: a solo San Diego-to-Miami drive in a basket-case Citroën ID19 that ran for the first time […]

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