The Truth About Cars » Arse Freeze-a-Palooza http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Wed, 27 Apr 2016 20:11:12 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 Chevy 350-Powered Lotus Elite Fails To Dominate Race, Nobody Shocked http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/12/chevy-350-powered-lotus-elite-fails-to-dominate-race-nobody-shocked/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/12/chevy-350-powered-lotus-elite-fails-to-dominate-race-nobody-shocked/#comments Tue, 13 Dec 2011 22:00:10 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=422188 On paper, a super-lightweight Lotus with a genuine ’68 Corvette 350 and Muncie 4-speed ought to eat up a road course; just go onto any online forum full of self-proclaimed car experts and they’ll tell you exactly that. Reality, on the other hand… well, reality doesn’t always live up to the expectations of internet car […]

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On paper, a super-lightweight Lotus with a genuine ’68 Corvette 350 and Muncie 4-speed ought to eat up a road course; just go onto any online forum full of self-proclaimed car experts and they’ll tell you exactly that. Reality, on the other hand… well, reality doesn’t always live up to the expectations of internet car […]

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And the Winner Is… http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/12/and-the-winner-is-25/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/12/and-the-winner-is-25/#comments Mon, 05 Dec 2011 03:14:02 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=421403 We’ve seen a BMW 5 Series take the overall win at a LeMons race before, but that was about 50 races back. Today, the If It’s Not Punk It’s Junk 525i put a big BMW back into the winner’s circle. The members of IINPIJ paid their dues for race after race, adding a little skill […]

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We’ve seen a BMW 5 Series take the overall win at a LeMons race before, but that was about 50 races back. Today, the If It’s Not Punk It’s Junk 525i put a big BMW back into the winner’s circle. The members of IINPIJ paid their dues for race after race, adding a little skill […]

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Arse Freeze-a-Palooza LeMons Day One: E34 Leads, E30 and SE-R Close Behind http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/12/arse-freeze-a-palooza-lemons-day-one-e34-leads-e30-and-se-r-close-behind/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/12/arse-freeze-a-palooza-lemons-day-one-e34-leads-e30-and-se-r-close-behind/#comments Sun, 04 Dec 2011 06:09:04 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=421297 The checkered flag waved, the sun went down, the traditional delivery of lost bumpers and mufflers got dumped off the safety truck in front of LeMons HQ, and the Buttonwillow paddock went into the usual LeMons Saturday Night party mode. With the top five teams all grouped into a three-lap spread, there’ll be a long […]

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The checkered flag waved, the sun went down, the traditional delivery of lost bumpers and mufflers got dumped off the safety truck in front of LeMons HQ, and the Buttonwillow paddock went into the usual LeMons Saturday Night party mode. With the top five teams all grouped into a three-lap spread, there’ll be a long […]

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Occupy Sesame Street, a Quad 4, and a Lotus Elite: BS Inspections at the Arse Freeze-a-Palooza 24 Hours of LeMons http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/12/occupy-sesame-street-a-quad-4-and-a-lotus-elite-bs-inspections-at-the-arse-freeze-a-palooza-24-hours-of-lemons/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/12/occupy-sesame-street-a-quad-4-and-a-lotus-elite-bs-inspections-at-the-arse-freeze-a-palooza-24-hours-of-lemons/#comments Sat, 03 Dec 2011 06:33:01 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=421207 Here we are in Buttonwillow, California, for the fifth annual Arse Freeze-a-Palooza 24 Hours of LeMons. The judges of the LeMons Supreme Court (that is, me and one of the guys you should blame for the Passat getting Car of the Year) eyeballed 130 or so race machines in various states of cheatosity today, and […]

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Here we are in Buttonwillow, California, for the fifth annual Arse Freeze-a-Palooza 24 Hours of LeMons. The judges of the LeMons Supreme Court (that is, me and one of the guys you should blame for the Passat getting Car of the Year) eyeballed 130 or so race machines in various states of cheatosity today, and […]

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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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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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What’s Wrong With This Picture? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/12/whats-wrong-with-this-picture-19/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/12/whats-wrong-with-this-picture-19/#comments Thu, 23 Dec 2010 14:00:27 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=378371 In this vivid demonstration of how steel differs from aluminum, we see how a junkyard-turbocharged Mitsubishi V6 eats one of its own pistons. This Dodge Shadow, which won the coveted Index of Effluency trophy at the ’09 Goin’ For Broken 24 Hours of LeMons race, showed up to the Buttonwillow event with a hooptily installed […]

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In this vivid demonstration of how steel differs from aluminum, we see how a junkyard-turbocharged Mitsubishi V6 eats one of its own pistons. This Dodge Shadow, which won the coveted Index of Effluency trophy at the ’09 Goin’ For Broken 24 Hours of LeMons race, showed up to the Buttonwillow event with a hooptily installed […]

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Apollo 18 Mini Moke Set To Dominate Lunar Grand Prix http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/12/apollo-18-mini-moke-set-to-dominate-lunar-grand-prix/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/12/apollo-18-mini-moke-set-to-dominate-lunar-grand-prix/#comments Thu, 16 Dec 2010 02:00:54 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=377239 As we saw in the prerace sneak preview, the 2010 Arse Freeze-a-Palooza 24 Hours of LeMons featured a brain-dissolvingly great assortment of entries, so impressive that one of the greatest of all time may have been lost in the frenzy: the Apollo 18 Mini Moke. Yes, it’s possible to find a Moke for under 500 […]

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As we saw in the prerace sneak preview, the 2010 Arse Freeze-a-Palooza 24 Hours of LeMons featured a brain-dissolvingly great assortment of entries, so impressive that one of the greatest of all time may have been lost in the frenzy: the Apollo 18 Mini Moke. Yes, it’s possible to find a Moke for under 500 […]

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And the Real Winner Is… http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/12/and-the-real-winner-is-2/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/12/and-the-real-winner-is-2/#comments Mon, 06 Dec 2010 08:00:32 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=375878 The Index of Effluency, considered the top LeMons prize, goes to the team that accomplishes the most with a car that never, ever belonged in the same time zone as a race track. A Fiat 600 with 1000cc Moto Guzzi motorcycle engine swap? Effluent and then some! The Italian Stallions used to race a Fiat […]

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The Index of Effluency, considered the top LeMons prize, goes to the team that accomplishes the most with a car that never, ever belonged in the same time zone as a race track. A Fiat 600 with 1000cc Moto Guzzi motorcycle engine swap? Effluent and then some! The Italian Stallions used to race a Fiat […]

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And the Winner Is… http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/12/and-the-winner-is-3/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/12/and-the-winner-is-3/#comments Mon, 06 Dec 2010 07:30:45 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=375871 The fourth annual Arse Freeze-a-Palooza is over, all the heaps have been dragged onto trailers and onto I-5 for the trip home, and a team that has flirted with victory for race after race has finally taken the win on laps in the 24 Hours of LeMons. The POSRacing F’ed-Up Express BMW E30 has entered […]

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The fourth annual Arse Freeze-a-Palooza is over, all the heaps have been dragged onto trailers and onto I-5 for the trip home, and a team that has flirted with victory for race after race has finally taken the win on laps in the 24 Hours of LeMons. The POSRacing F’ed-Up Express BMW E30 has entered […]

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Arse Freeze-a-Palooza Day One Over, F’ed-Up E30 Battles CBR1000-Engined Geo For Lead http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/12/arse-freeze-a-palooza-day-one-over-fed-up-e30-battles-cbr1000-engined-geo-for-lead/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/12/arse-freeze-a-palooza-day-one-over-fed-up-e30-battles-cbr1000-engined-geo-for-lead/#comments Sun, 05 Dec 2010 06:30:05 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=375791 We didn’t have quite the 180 cars that signed up for the Arse Freeze-a-Palooza 24 Hours of LeMons at Buttonwillow Raceway Park— only 162 were ready when the green flag waved this morning— but it was still the biggest field in LeMons history. With the first session done and the racers in a frenzied all-night […]

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We didn’t have quite the 180 cars that signed up for the Arse Freeze-a-Palooza 24 Hours of LeMons at Buttonwillow Raceway Park— only 162 were ready when the green flag waved this morning— but it was still the biggest field in LeMons history. With the first session done and the racers in a frenzied all-night […]

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Quattroporte, Stretch Limo, Model T, and More: The Greatest Gathering of LeMons Cars In History! http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/12/quattroporte-stretch-limo-model-t-and-more-the-greatest-gathering-of-lemons-cars-in-history/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/12/quattroporte-stretch-limo-model-t-and-more-the-greatest-gathering-of-lemons-cars-in-history/#comments Fri, 03 Dec 2010 15:30:53 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=375299 With nearly 180 entries, the 2010 Arse Freeze-a-Palooza will be the biggest 24 Hours of LeMons race in history, and it also promises to have the highest concentration of never-belonged-on-a-road-course awesome machinery ever gathered in one location. At this moment, I’m wearing the LeMons Supreme Court judicial robes and busting cheaters, which means that I’m […]

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With nearly 180 entries, the 2010 Arse Freeze-a-Palooza will be the biggest 24 Hours of LeMons race in history, and it also promises to have the highest concentration of never-belonged-on-a-road-course awesome machinery ever gathered in one location. At this moment, I’m wearing the LeMons Supreme Court judicial robes and busting cheaters, which means that I’m […]

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