The Truth About Cars » 24 Hours Of LeMons http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Wed, 04 May 2016 20:39:13 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 Why I Race a Crapcan Buick Regal http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/race-crapcan-buick-regal/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/race-crapcan-buick-regal/#comments Wed, 03 Feb 2016 19:00:03 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1273977 Mark recently asked me a question: “Why do you race a Buick?” No one has ever asked me that directly. Frankly, I didn’t have a specific answer. My team and I were simply playing by the strict-ish-ly simple 24 Hours of Lemons rule: “Vehicles must be acquired and prepared for a maximum of $500.” The rest is history […]

The post Why I Race a Crapcan Buick Regal appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
Mark recently asked me a question: “Why do you race a Buick?” No one has ever asked me that directly. Frankly, I didn’t have a specific answer. My team and I were simply playing by the strict-ish-ly simple 24 Hours of Lemons rule: “Vehicles must be acquired and prepared for a maximum of $500.” The rest is history […]

The post Why I Race a Crapcan Buick Regal appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/race-crapcan-buick-regal/feed/ 24
‘I’ve Been Looking for Three Years for a Lemons-grade Helicopter’ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/ive-looking-three-years-lemons-grade-helicopter/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/ive-looking-three-years-lemons-grade-helicopter/#comments Fri, 18 Dec 2015 15:45:31 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1246346 Jeff “Speedycop” Bloch is arguably the most famous competitor in the history of the 24 Hours of LeMons. Not because he wins the race (although he does have one overall win to my knowledge) and not because he’s been my teammate on a few occasions, but rather because of the unique “Class C” cars that […]

The post ‘I’ve Been Looking for Three Years for a Lemons-grade Helicopter’ appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
Jeff “Speedycop” Bloch is arguably the most famous competitor in the history of the 24 Hours of LeMons. Not because he wins the race (although he does have one overall win to my knowledge) and not because he’s been my teammate on a few occasions, but rather because of the unique “Class C” cars that […]

The post ‘I’ve Been Looking for Three Years for a Lemons-grade Helicopter’ appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/ive-looking-three-years-lemons-grade-helicopter/feed/ 12
Piston Slap: Winning Tips for the 24 Hours of LeMons from The Judge Himself http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/piston-slap-just-bribe-way-victory/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/piston-slap-just-bribe-way-victory/#comments Thu, 24 Sep 2015 14:00:21 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1176226   Stephen writes: Sajeev, A friend and I want to get into LeMons racing, but neither of us has much cash to throw at a hooptie or experience working on cars. I’ve changed oil, tires, lights, and brake pads but done little else. We’re aiming at class C, which hopefully will mean just installing the […]

The post Piston Slap: Winning Tips for the 24 Hours of LeMons from The Judge Himself appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
  Stephen writes: Sajeev, A friend and I want to get into LeMons racing, but neither of us has much cash to throw at a hooptie or experience working on cars. I’ve changed oil, tires, lights, and brake pads but done little else. We’re aiming at class C, which hopefully will mean just installing the […]

The post Piston Slap: Winning Tips for the 24 Hours of LeMons from The Judge Himself appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/piston-slap-just-bribe-way-victory/feed/ 22
CODE BROWN! Range Anxiety and The 24 Hours of LeMons http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/03/code-brown-range-anxiety-24-hours-lemons/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/03/code-brown-range-anxiety-24-hours-lemons/#comments Fri, 20 Mar 2015 11:53:22 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1025417   One item that came up often on TTAC’s request for feedback on Code Brown’s review concerned its range.  And while range anxiety is real for some, the P85D sports a 200+ mile range (253 according to Tesla’s website) which met my needs in a large metropolitan area. But when I hit the road for The 24 […]

The post CODE BROWN! Range Anxiety and The 24 Hours of LeMons appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
  One item that came up often on TTAC’s request for feedback on Code Brown’s review concerned its range.  And while range anxiety is real for some, the P85D sports a 200+ mile range (253 according to Tesla’s website) which met my needs in a large metropolitan area. But when I hit the road for The 24 […]

The post CODE BROWN! Range Anxiety and The 24 Hours of LeMons appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/03/code-brown-range-anxiety-24-hours-lemons/feed/ 14
Bribery Overload at The 24 Hours of LeMons http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/12/bribery-overload-24-hours-lemons/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/12/bribery-overload-24-hours-lemons/#comments Tue, 02 Dec 2014 12:54:37 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=954097   Though I’ve been a Judge at The 24 Hours of LeMons for over 5 years now, it wasn’t until a brush with Stevens-Johnson Syndrome that I decided to amp up my Mad Bribery Skills. Not just with cash, that’s horribly un-entertaining unless it involves getting busted F1 style.  So like any good criminal, let […]

The post Bribery Overload at The 24 Hours of LeMons appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
  Though I’ve been a Judge at The 24 Hours of LeMons for over 5 years now, it wasn’t until a brush with Stevens-Johnson Syndrome that I decided to amp up my Mad Bribery Skills. Not just with cash, that’s horribly un-entertaining unless it involves getting busted F1 style.  So like any good criminal, let […]

The post Bribery Overload at The 24 Hours of LeMons appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/12/bribery-overload-24-hours-lemons/feed/ 12
Tales of a Class B LeMons 944 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/08/tales-class-b-lemons-944/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/08/tales-class-b-lemons-944/#comments Thu, 14 Aug 2014 16:30:29 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=877065 It feels as if it’s finally the Year of the Porsche 944 in the 24 Hours of LeMons. Several well-organized, knowledgeable teams such as Porch Racing and Floridiot Motorsports have made the 944 work reliably and well enough to contend for an overall win on laps. “Der Porschelump,” however, is not one of those teams. […]

The post Tales of a Class B LeMons 944 appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
It feels as if it’s finally the Year of the Porsche 944 in the 24 Hours of LeMons. Several well-organized, knowledgeable teams such as Porch Racing and Floridiot Motorsports have made the 944 work reliably and well enough to contend for an overall win on laps. “Der Porschelump,” however, is not one of those teams. […]

The post Tales of a Class B LeMons 944 appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/08/tales-class-b-lemons-944/feed/ 12
Super Piston Slap: I Know What I Don’t Know http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/06/super-piston-slap-i-know-what-i-dont-know/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/06/super-piston-slap-i-know-what-i-dont-know/#comments Wed, 25 Jun 2014 12:45:11 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=851082 Were you ever taught something you already knew, something you normally teach others? That moment of surrealism came for this regional LeMons Judge while attending the Newbie School in a new racing series called the World Racing League. Baruth already gave you a tease: I set aside the idiotic ironic Indian Chief hat of LeMons […]

The post Super Piston Slap: I Know What I Don’t Know appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
Were you ever taught something you already knew, something you normally teach others? That moment of surrealism came for this regional LeMons Judge while attending the Newbie School in a new racing series called the World Racing League. Baruth already gave you a tease: I set aside the idiotic ironic Indian Chief hat of LeMons […]

The post Super Piston Slap: I Know What I Don’t Know appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/06/super-piston-slap-i-know-what-i-dont-know/feed/ 21
Super Piston Slap: Poorvette Fever! http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/03/super-piston-slap-poorvette-fever/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/03/super-piston-slap-poorvette-fever/#comments Thu, 20 Mar 2014 12:12:57 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=775097 Aside from “real racers” who insist The 24 Hours of LeMons is a joke, everyone else understands this series’ willingness to embrace engineering and artistic creativity, providing somewhat-wholesome entertainment and—best of all– giving away a metric ton of track time for little cash.  As a member of the LeMons Supreme Court in their Texas races, […]

The post Super Piston Slap: Poorvette Fever! appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
Aside from “real racers” who insist The 24 Hours of LeMons is a joke, everyone else understands this series’ willingness to embrace engineering and artistic creativity, providing somewhat-wholesome entertainment and—best of all– giving away a metric ton of track time for little cash.  As a member of the LeMons Supreme Court in their Texas races, […]

The post Super Piston Slap: Poorvette Fever! appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/03/super-piston-slap-poorvette-fever/feed/ 15
Junkyard Find: 1986 Dodge Aries K http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/03/junkyard-find-1986-dodge-aries-k/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/03/junkyard-find-1986-dodge-aries-k/#comments Wed, 05 Mar 2014 14:00:40 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=764217 The quantities of true Chrysler K-Cars in high-turnover self-service wrecking yards have been declining a bit in recent years, though I still see enough of them that I choose only the most interesting to photograph for this series. So far we’ve seen this “Hemi 2.6″ ’81 Dodge Aries wagon, this ’83 Dodge Aries sedan, this […]

The post Junkyard Find: 1986 Dodge Aries K appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
The quantities of true Chrysler K-Cars in high-turnover self-service wrecking yards have been declining a bit in recent years, though I still see enough of them that I choose only the most interesting to photograph for this series. So far we’ve seen this “Hemi 2.6″ ’81 Dodge Aries wagon, this ’83 Dodge Aries sedan, this […]

The post Junkyard Find: 1986 Dodge Aries K appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/03/junkyard-find-1986-dodge-aries-k/feed/ 71
Vellum Venom Vignette: Art and Design at The 24 Hours of LeMons 2013 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/10/vellum-venom-vignette-art-and-design-at-the-24-hours-of-lemons-2013/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/10/vellum-venom-vignette-art-and-design-at-the-24-hours-of-lemons-2013/#comments Tue, 22 Oct 2013 12:50:40 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=631010 My worst moment at the College for Creative Studies was during Portfolio Review: a presentation of one’s body of work since the beginning of the semester.  So it comes as no surprise that my favorite parts of a LeMons race is judging the artistic(?) themes of the cheaty $500 race cars in attendance.  Let’s combine […]

The post Vellum Venom Vignette: Art and Design at The 24 Hours of LeMons 2013 appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
My worst moment at the College for Creative Studies was during Portfolio Review: a presentation of one’s body of work since the beginning of the semester.  So it comes as no surprise that my favorite parts of a LeMons race is judging the artistic(?) themes of the cheaty $500 race cars in attendance.  Let’s combine […]

The post Vellum Venom Vignette: Art and Design at The 24 Hours of LeMons 2013 appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/10/vellum-venom-vignette-art-and-design-at-the-24-hours-of-lemons-2013/feed/ 4
The TTAC Racing Shirts Are Finally Here! So We’re Going To Give More Of Them Away http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/10/the-ttac-racing-shirts-are-finally-here-so-were-going-to-give-more-of-them-away/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/10/the-ttac-racing-shirts-are-finally-here-so-were-going-to-give-more-of-them-away/#comments Wed, 16 Oct 2013 13:10:29 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=625033 What a long, strange trip it’s been for the TTAC Racing shirts! To begin with, they never made it to MSR Houston for the actual race, being left in a storage area by the folks who were prepping the car. The car itself never made it on track for the race. So this commemorates a […]

The post The TTAC Racing Shirts Are Finally Here! So We’re Going To Give More Of Them Away appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
What a long, strange trip it’s been for the TTAC Racing shirts! To begin with, they never made it to MSR Houston for the actual race, being left in a storage area by the folks who were prepping the car. The car itself never made it on track for the race. So this commemorates a […]

The post The TTAC Racing Shirts Are Finally Here! So We’re Going To Give More Of Them Away appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/10/the-ttac-racing-shirts-are-finally-here-so-were-going-to-give-more-of-them-away/feed/ 169
TTAC 24 Hours Update: The Benz We Didn’t Race And The One We Did http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/09/ttac-24-hours-update-the-benz-we-didnt-race-and-the-one-we-did/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/09/ttac-24-hours-update-the-benz-we-didnt-race-and-the-one-we-did/#comments Mon, 30 Sep 2013 17:11:14 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=532137 Gorgeous, huh? She appeared in the night like a white-robed dream, resplendent in her restrained livery and requiring just four or five hours of work to be ready to race. Problem was, the race had already started. In the upcoming week, you’ll get to hear from each one of the participants in our ill-fated LeMons […]

The post TTAC 24 Hours Update: The Benz We Didn’t Race And The One We Did appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
Gorgeous, huh? She appeared in the night like a white-robed dream, resplendent in her restrained livery and requiring just four or five hours of work to be ready to race. Problem was, the race had already started. In the upcoming week, you’ll get to hear from each one of the participants in our ill-fated LeMons […]

The post TTAC 24 Hours Update: The Benz We Didn’t Race And The One We Did appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/09/ttac-24-hours-update-the-benz-we-didnt-race-and-the-one-we-did/feed/ 22
TTAC Is Going Racing. You Can Help, You Can Win Something, You Can Laugh When We Crash http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/09/ttac-is-going-racing-you-can-help-you-can-win-something-you-can-laugh-when-we-crash/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/09/ttac-is-going-racing-you-can-help-you-can-win-something-you-can-laugh-when-we-crash/#comments Tue, 24 Sep 2013 18:39:02 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=527665 The Truth About Cars has long had an explicit editorial policy and tradition of not covering motorsports. However, nobody ever said that we couldn’t go racing ourselves. For the first time in the site’s history, TTAC will be fielding a race team. And because we love our readers, we’re having a T-shirt made to commemorate […]

The post TTAC Is Going Racing. You Can Help, You Can Win Something, You Can Laugh When We Crash appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
The Truth About Cars has long had an explicit editorial policy and tradition of not covering motorsports. However, nobody ever said that we couldn’t go racing ourselves. For the first time in the site’s history, TTAC will be fielding a race team. And because we love our readers, we’re having a T-shirt made to commemorate […]

The post TTAC Is Going Racing. You Can Help, You Can Win Something, You Can Laugh When We Crash appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/09/ttac-is-going-racing-you-can-help-you-can-win-something-you-can-laugh-when-we-crash/feed/ 203
Explore the Jersey Shore in Your Hoopty http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/09/explore-the-jersey-shore-in-your-hoopty/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/09/explore-the-jersey-shore-in-your-hoopty/#comments Wed, 04 Sep 2013 12:00:54 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=506201   Remember that guy who built a Subaru powered race car from a VW floor plan and a Wartburg? Sure you do. He won the car with an essay, beating a future TTAC contributor in the process. Still no? Well too bad, his name is Jim Thwaite and you should get to know him. He […]

The post Explore the Jersey Shore in Your Hoopty appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
  Remember that guy who built a Subaru powered race car from a VW floor plan and a Wartburg? Sure you do. He won the car with an essay, beating a future TTAC contributor in the process. Still no? Well too bad, his name is Jim Thwaite and you should get to know him. He […]

The post Explore the Jersey Shore in Your Hoopty appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/09/explore-the-jersey-shore-in-your-hoopty/feed/ 4
Question: What Engine Swap Would Most Enrage Single-Interest Corvette Fanatics? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/08/question-what-engine-swap-would-most-enrage-single-interest-corvette-fanatics/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/08/question-what-engine-swap-would-most-enrage-single-interest-corvette-fanatics/#comments Thu, 29 Aug 2013 13:00:20 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=502169 In my role as Chief Justice of the 24 Hours of LeMons Supreme Court, prospective racers often ask me questions that go something like: “I have a (car type known to be fast and/or expensive) that I got for (credulity-strainingly cheap price) and I would like to race it in LeMons without getting hit with […]

The post Question: What Engine Swap Would Most Enrage Single-Interest Corvette Fanatics? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
In my role as Chief Justice of the 24 Hours of LeMons Supreme Court, prospective racers often ask me questions that go something like: “I have a (car type known to be fast and/or expensive) that I got for (credulity-strainingly cheap price) and I would like to race it in LeMons without getting hit with […]

The post Question: What Engine Swap Would Most Enrage Single-Interest Corvette Fanatics? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/08/question-what-engine-swap-would-most-enrage-single-interest-corvette-fanatics/feed/ 153
Piston Slap: Hella Sweet Engineering at The 24 Hours of LeMons http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/06/piston-slap-hella-sweet-engineering-at-the-24-hours-of-lemons/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/06/piston-slap-hella-sweet-engineering-at-the-24-hours-of-lemons/#comments Mon, 17 Jun 2013 12:00:26 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=492311 Aside from the great friendships forced via encouraged bribing that naturally occur when like-minded people congregate, the 24 Hours of LeMons is a fantastic opportunity for those wearing a Judge’s robe. Take last month’s race at Eagles Canyon Raceway: when stupid (yet purposeful) things like this Flavor Flav clock on the dash of this Mitsubishi […]

The post Piston Slap: Hella Sweet Engineering at The 24 Hours of LeMons appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
Aside from the great friendships forced via encouraged bribing that naturally occur when like-minded people congregate, the 24 Hours of LeMons is a fantastic opportunity for those wearing a Judge’s robe. Take last month’s race at Eagles Canyon Raceway: when stupid (yet purposeful) things like this Flavor Flav clock on the dash of this Mitsubishi […]

The post Piston Slap: Hella Sweet Engineering at The 24 Hours of LeMons appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/06/piston-slap-hella-sweet-engineering-at-the-24-hours-of-lemons/feed/ 14
Super Piston Slap: The Life and Death of a Proper LeMons Car http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/03/super-piston-slap-the-life-and-death-of-a-proper-lemons-car/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/03/super-piston-slap-the-life-and-death-of-a-proper-lemons-car/#comments Mon, 25 Mar 2013 10:00:02 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=482191 Sajeev writes: One of the more (in)famous vehicles in junk car racing recently visited the big boneyard in the sky. It’s particularly sad for me, as this vehicle helped me back into the driver’s seat when I needed all the help I could get. The tenacious handling, phenomenal power complete with a BULLITT-worthy soundtrack in […]

The post Super Piston Slap: The Life and Death of a Proper LeMons Car appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
Sajeev writes: One of the more (in)famous vehicles in junk car racing recently visited the big boneyard in the sky. It’s particularly sad for me, as this vehicle helped me back into the driver’s seat when I needed all the help I could get. The tenacious handling, phenomenal power complete with a BULLITT-worthy soundtrack in […]

The post Super Piston Slap: The Life and Death of a Proper LeMons Car appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/03/super-piston-slap-the-life-and-death-of-a-proper-lemons-car/feed/ 38
Piston Slap: SHO-in off the MetSHO! http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/03/piston-slap-sho-in-off-the-metsho/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/03/piston-slap-sho-in-off-the-metsho/#comments Mon, 18 Mar 2013 11:00:59 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=481543 TTAC commentator crabspirits writes: I stumbled upon your Lemons Z34-fiero article.  My brothers both had LQ1 Cutlasses and whoever designed that engine was a sadist. They both blew the headgaskets and were impossible to work on. FYI: we run the SHO-swapped, mid-engine Geo Metro in the 24 Hours of LeMons. I had some good battles […]

The post Piston Slap: SHO-in off the MetSHO! appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
TTAC commentator crabspirits writes: I stumbled upon your Lemons Z34-fiero article.  My brothers both had LQ1 Cutlasses and whoever designed that engine was a sadist. They both blew the headgaskets and were impossible to work on. FYI: we run the SHO-swapped, mid-engine Geo Metro in the 24 Hours of LeMons. I had some good battles […]

The post Piston Slap: SHO-in off the MetSHO! appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/03/piston-slap-sho-in-off-the-metsho/feed/ 15
Real-World Review: Fleeing Hurricane Sandy Across 8 States In a Rented 2012 Kia Sorento http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/11/real-world-review-fleeing-sandy-across-8-states-in-a-rented-2012-kia-sorento/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/11/real-world-review-fleeing-sandy-across-8-states-in-a-rented-2012-kia-sorento/#comments Wed, 14 Nov 2012 13:30:06 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=466805 So the Halloween Hooptiefest 24 Hours of LeMons at New Hampshire Motors Speedway went well, with the Rust In The Wind Saab-powered Nissan 300ZX taking a very improbable overall win, and we of the LeMons HQ crew were packing up the gear on Sunday afternoon and getting ready to head home… when we heard that […]

The post Real-World Review: Fleeing Hurricane Sandy Across 8 States In a Rented 2012 Kia Sorento appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
So the Halloween Hooptiefest 24 Hours of LeMons at New Hampshire Motors Speedway went well, with the Rust In The Wind Saab-powered Nissan 300ZX taking a very improbable overall win, and we of the LeMons HQ crew were packing up the gear on Sunday afternoon and getting ready to head home… when we heard that […]

The post Real-World Review: Fleeing Hurricane Sandy Across 8 States In a Rented 2012 Kia Sorento appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/11/real-world-review-fleeing-sandy-across-8-states-in-a-rented-2012-kia-sorento/feed/ 28
Hooptie Harley Adventures: Hell Project Shovelhead Hauls LeMons Judge To Road America In Style http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/08/hooptie-harley-adventures-hell-project-shovelhead-hauls-lemons-judge-to-road-america-in-style/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/08/hooptie-harley-adventures-hell-project-shovelhead-hauls-lemons-judge-to-road-america-in-style/#comments Tue, 28 Aug 2012 14:30:29 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=458060 When we speak of hoopties, we generally mean the four-wheeled variety. However, persuading a nowhere-near-complete Malaise Era Project Hell Bike to transport you to a race track 350 miles distant should, in my opinion, stretch the definition to include two-wheelers as well. My cousin Sam, aka Judge Sam of the 24 Hours of LeMons Supreme […]

The post Hooptie Harley Adventures: Hell Project Shovelhead Hauls LeMons Judge To Road America In Style appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
When we speak of hoopties, we generally mean the four-wheeled variety. However, persuading a nowhere-near-complete Malaise Era Project Hell Bike to transport you to a race track 350 miles distant should, in my opinion, stretch the definition to include two-wheelers as well. My cousin Sam, aka Judge Sam of the 24 Hours of LeMons Supreme […]

The post Hooptie Harley Adventures: Hell Project Shovelhead Hauls LeMons Judge To Road America In Style appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/08/hooptie-harley-adventures-hell-project-shovelhead-hauls-lemons-judge-to-road-america-in-style/feed/ 17
Toyota MR2: Fear the Robot Eagle! http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/06/toyota-mr2-fear-the-robot-eagle/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/06/toyota-mr2-fear-the-robot-eagle/#comments Mon, 25 Jun 2012 16:30:39 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=450172 Members of the MR2 Jihad generally refer to the creature on the hood emblems of their cars as the “Screaming Eagle,” but I say it’s a stoic, tight-beaked Robot Eagle. I hadn’t paid much attention to this emblem, since it’s quite small and mounted on a car snout that sits quite close to the pavement, […]

The post Toyota MR2: Fear the Robot Eagle! appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
Members of the MR2 Jihad generally refer to the creature on the hood emblems of their cars as the “Screaming Eagle,” but I say it’s a stoic, tight-beaked Robot Eagle. I hadn’t paid much attention to this emblem, since it’s quite small and mounted on a car snout that sits quite close to the pavement, […]

The post Toyota MR2: Fear the Robot Eagle! appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/06/toyota-mr2-fear-the-robot-eagle/feed/ 11
Meet TTAC: Coast To Lake Edition http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/06/meet-ttac-coast-to-lake-edition/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/06/meet-ttac-coast-to-lake-edition/#comments Wed, 20 Jun 2012 16:19:22 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=449559 Interested in meeting your least favorite TTAC author? Perhaps you’re a fan of my unique lyrical styles, or you’re a lonely female journalist stuck on the West Coast with a boyfriend who plays Goth music through a Les Paul that isn’t even from the f**king Custom Shop. Maybe you’re one of the GM forum loons […]

The post Meet TTAC: Coast To Lake Edition appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
Interested in meeting your least favorite TTAC author? Perhaps you’re a fan of my unique lyrical styles, or you’re a lonely female journalist stuck on the West Coast with a boyfriend who plays Goth music through a Les Paul that isn’t even from the f**king Custom Shop. Maybe you’re one of the GM forum loons […]

The post Meet TTAC: Coast To Lake Edition appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/06/meet-ttac-coast-to-lake-edition/feed/ 38
Piston Slap: LeMons racer seeks Minivan Normalcy http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/03/piston-slap-lemons-racer-seeks-minivan-normalcy/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/03/piston-slap-lemons-racer-seeks-minivan-normalcy/#comments Fri, 09 Mar 2012 12:04:57 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=433629   Brian writes: Sajeev, Heeding the call for silly, not-really-that-good letters…plus I wrote you a while back about my Freestyle.  Since then, my wife actually sat in a minivan, and that’s the direction we are heading.  We are looking at replacing it quickly so that she can take the three kiddos to Grandma’s house while I […]

The post Piston Slap: LeMons racer seeks Minivan Normalcy appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
  Brian writes: Sajeev, Heeding the call for silly, not-really-that-good letters…plus I wrote you a while back about my Freestyle.  Since then, my wife actually sat in a minivan, and that’s the direction we are heading.  We are looking at replacing it quickly so that she can take the three kiddos to Grandma’s house while I […]

The post Piston Slap: LeMons racer seeks Minivan Normalcy appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/03/piston-slap-lemons-racer-seeks-minivan-normalcy/feed/ 9
New or Used: Ending 2011 with a Bang! http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/12/new-or-used-ending-2011-with-a-bang/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/12/new-or-used-ending-2011-with-a-bang/#comments Sat, 31 Dec 2011 18:00:41 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=423909 Danny writes: I am looking to buy an RX-7 (FC) convertible. I currently own a hand me down 2000 Honda Accord V6 from my mother in law. this car drinks WAY too much gas. 20 dollars in 89 octane gas DAILY! my commute is about 50 miles round trip. but I always loved Mazdas my dad had a […]

The post New or Used: Ending 2011 with a Bang! appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
Danny writes: I am looking to buy an RX-7 (FC) convertible. I currently own a hand me down 2000 Honda Accord V6 from my mother in law. this car drinks WAY too much gas. 20 dollars in 89 octane gas DAILY! my commute is about 50 miles round trip. but I always loved Mazdas my dad had a […]

The post New or Used: Ending 2011 with a Bang! appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/12/new-or-used-ending-2011-with-a-bang/feed/ 73
Lower Your Workplace Computer’s Property Values With Thrown-Rod Desktop Wallpaper http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/12/lower-your-workplace-computers-property-values-with-thrown-rod-desktop-wallpaper/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/12/lower-your-workplace-computers-property-values-with-thrown-rod-desktop-wallpaper/#comments Fri, 23 Dec 2011 14:00:16 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=423359 After officiating at 24 Hours of LeMons races for three years now, I’ve seen every possible style of escaped connecting rod. Through the oil pan, out the side of the block, out both sides of the block, engine internals ground into random metallic hash, you name it. There’s something weirdly beautiful about the sight of […]

The post Lower Your Workplace Computer’s Property Values With Thrown-Rod Desktop Wallpaper appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
After officiating at 24 Hours of LeMons races for three years now, I’ve seen every possible style of escaped connecting rod. Through the oil pan, out the side of the block, out both sides of the block, engine internals ground into random metallic hash, you name it. There’s something weirdly beautiful about the sight of […]

The post Lower Your Workplace Computer’s Property Values With Thrown-Rod Desktop Wallpaper appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/12/lower-your-workplace-computers-property-values-with-thrown-rod-desktop-wallpaper/feed/ 9