The Truth About Cars » 24 Hours Of LeMons New Orleans http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Fri, 12 Feb 2016 18:54:02 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars » 24 Hours Of LeMons New Orleans http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com And the Real Winner Is… http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/08/and-the-real-winner-is-19/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/08/and-the-real-winner-is-19/#comments Sun, 14 Aug 2011 18:02:16 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=407176 In the LeMons world, the Index of Effluency is the Holy Grail, the elusive prize that makes teams ditch their RX-7s and E30s and install cages in the likes of Hillman Minxes and Pontiac Executive wagons. You get the IOE by turning many, many more laps than anyone ever imagined your car could do, and […]

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In the LeMons world, the Index of Effluency is the Holy Grail, the elusive prize that makes teams ditch their RX-7s and E30s and install cages in the likes of Hillman Minxes and Pontiac Executive wagons. You get the IOE by turning many, many more laps than anyone ever imagined your car could do, and […]

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And the Winner Is… http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/08/and-the-winner-is-20/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/08/and-the-winner-is-20/#comments Sun, 14 Aug 2011 17:44:22 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=407162 The formula for taking the win on laps at a 24 Hours of LeMons race remains the same regardless of whether a race has a Sears-Point-bulging-at-seams 170 cars… or 20, as was the case at this weekend’s swampy, sweaty Cain’t Git Bayou event: you have a team stacked with drivers who turn consistent quick laps, […]

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The formula for taking the win on laps at a 24 Hours of LeMons race remains the same regardless of whether a race has a Sears-Point-bulging-at-seams 170 cars… or 20, as was the case at this weekend’s swampy, sweaty Cain’t Git Bayou event: you have a team stacked with drivers who turn consistent quick laps, […]

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Cain’t Git Bayou: Granada Still Running, MX-3 Leads http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/08/caint-git-bayou-granada-still-running-mx-3-leads/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/08/caint-git-bayou-granada-still-running-mx-3-leads/#comments Sun, 14 Aug 2011 02:42:46 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=407145 I must admit that I assumed the first-ever Ford Granada in LeMons history would fall apart on the track within minutes of the green flag, but the Swamp Thang is still groaning around the course after nearly two hours. Meanwhile, the two-time LeMons South winners of Hong Norrth Racing are sitting in the overall lead. […]

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I must admit that I assumed the first-ever Ford Granada in LeMons history would fall apart on the track within minutes of the green flag, but the Swamp Thang is still groaning around the course after nearly two hours. Meanwhile, the two-time LeMons South winners of Hong Norrth Racing are sitting in the overall lead. […]

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Mudbugs, Gators, and a Granada: BS Inspections at the 24 Hours of LeMons New Orleans http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/08/mudbugs-gators-and-a-granada-bs-inspections-at-the-24-hours-of-lemons-new-orleans/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/08/mudbugs-gators-and-a-granada-bs-inspections-at-the-24-hours-of-lemons-new-orleans/#comments Sat, 13 Aug 2011 23:05:14 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=407072 I’m back on the LeMons trail again, this time at Circuit Grand Bayou aka No Problem Raceway in lovely Belle Rose, Louisiana. It’s so hot and swampy here in August that we’re running the race from 8:00 PM to 10:00 AM, making it more like the 14 hours of LeMons. It’s all sugar cane fields, […]

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I’m back on the LeMons trail again, this time at Circuit Grand Bayou aka No Problem Raceway in lovely Belle Rose, Louisiana. It’s so hot and swampy here in August that we’re running the race from 8:00 PM to 10:00 AM, making it more like the 14 hours of LeMons. It’s all sugar cane fields, […]

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The 2010 Legends of LeMons: Ununquadium Medal Winners! http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/01/the-2010-legends-of-lemons-ununquadium-medal-winners/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/01/the-2010-legends-of-lemons-ununquadium-medal-winners/#comments Mon, 17 Jan 2011 07:00:34 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=380675 You have no idea of the agony I went through, narrowing down the Legends of LeMons Unununium Medal winners down to just four recipients. The Ununquadium medal goes to those outstanding 24 Hours of LeMons teams that have attained near-Unununium Legend of LeMons status… and they’ll get their Uuq-287 medals just as soon as we […]

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You have no idea of the agony I went through, narrowing down the Legends of LeMons Unununium Medal winners down to just four recipients. The Ununquadium medal goes to those outstanding 24 Hours of LeMons teams that have attained near-Unununium Legend of LeMons status… and they’ll get their Uuq-287 medals just as soon as we […]

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Endurance Racing a Gremlin: What Could Possibly Go Wrong? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/11/endurance-racing-a-gremlin-what-could-possibly-go-wrong/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/11/endurance-racing-a-gremlin-what-could-possibly-go-wrong/#comments Sun, 28 Nov 2010 14:00:33 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=374749 Some might say that the AMC Gremlin, being one of the crudest simplest cars ever built, should be as reliable a tool as the stick used by chimps to extract tasty ants from anthills. It wasn’t quite like that for Substandard Racing and their Gremlin, as we saw at the Laissez Les Crapheaps Roulez 24 […]

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Some might say that the AMC Gremlin, being one of the crudest simplest cars ever built, should be as reliable a tool as the stick used by chimps to extract tasty ants from anthills. It wasn’t quite like that for Substandard Racing and their Gremlin, as we saw at the Laissez Les Crapheaps Roulez 24 […]

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And The Real Winner Is… http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/11/and-the-real-winner-is/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/11/and-the-real-winner-is/#comments Mon, 22 Nov 2010 00:07:30 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=373817 The Index of Effluency, given to the team that accomplishes the most with the most terrible “race car,” is considered the true top trophy in 24 Hours of LeMons racing. This time, the long-suffering Property Devaluation team finally piloted their oft-repaired Fairmont wagon to a glorious 22nd-place finish. We’ve seen this terrible Fox Ford at […]

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The Index of Effluency, given to the team that accomplishes the most with the most terrible “race car,” is considered the true top trophy in 24 Hours of LeMons racing. This time, the long-suffering Property Devaluation team finally piloted their oft-repaired Fairmont wagon to a glorious 22nd-place finish. We’ve seen this terrible Fox Ford at […]

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And The Winner Is… http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/11/and-the-winner-is-2/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/11/and-the-winner-is-2/#comments Sun, 21 Nov 2010 23:54:06 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=373801 The LeMons Traveling Circus has just made its way to the French Quarter, so I’ll cut to the chase: the Race Hard Race Ugly BMW 325iS took the win on laps at the Circuit At Grand Bayou today. Margin of victory? 8.5 seconds after 24 hours of racing. This is the third 24 Hours of […]

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The LeMons Traveling Circus has just made its way to the French Quarter, so I’ll cut to the chase: the Race Hard Race Ugly BMW 325iS took the win on laps at the Circuit At Grand Bayou today. Margin of victory? 8.5 seconds after 24 hours of racing. This is the third 24 Hours of […]

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