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When you drive a terrible second-gen Camaro (yes, they’re all terrible) and you spin out repeatedly at a 24 Hours of LeMons race, the LeMons Supreme Court tends to rhyme “donuts on your lawn” with “Tony Orlando and Dawn.”

When you bring a Super Beetle to a 24 Hours of LeMons race, you really don’t need a good theme; in such a case, the car itself is theme enough. That didn’t stop Cold Source Racing at the ‘Shine Country Classic last weekend.  

Henri Cuda: MOPAR PRIDE!

April 1st, 2011

Unununium Legend of LeMons honoree Spank probably needs no introduction, not after his crazed Citro├źn road trip and other exploits, so when you see a Simca 1204 at a California LeMons race… well, you know who’s probably responsible.  

I’m reluctant to post these photos, because I know that this post is going to trigger three years of emails that read “saw ur mazd for sale howmuch pay to by it?” Ahhh, what the hell.

I should let the owner of this Volvo 142 know that there’s a complete, super-straight 144 in a nearby junkyard, because it would be a shame for all those nice parts to get gobbled up by The Crusher.

Remember the shiny red FJ40 Land Cruiser parked near the mean-looking ‘76 FJ55 Land Cruiser we saw last week?

The Denver self-service yard that gave us the Benz Ponton, MGB-GT, and ‘80 Colt also boasts this super-rare Pre-Cupholder Era Datsun wagon.

Welcome to Down On The Street, where we admire old vehicles found parked on the streets of the City That Rust Sorta Ignored: Denver, Colorado. I found a very, very nice FJ40 in my neighborhood this morning… and then this much rarer Land Cruiser rolled up.

Back when I had a chrome-bumper MGB-GT as a daily driver, I’d have killed to find this nearly-intact car at a cheap self-service yard!

I’ve already ranted about the Soviet performance in the 1970 London-Mexico Rally, but we can’t possibly have enough Moskvitch 412 worship! English Russia has come through once again.

The moment we first laid eyes on this ‘74 Chevrolet Caprice at the LeMons South race last weekend, we knew it would be taking home a major trophy.

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