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To win Ununhexium Legend of LeMons status, some teams showed incredible driving skills, others raced Fiat 128s or Cadillac Coupe Devilles, and still others ran their engines on one cylinder. Then there’s Sensory Assault, an Index of Effluency-winning bunch of Texans who rig a new assemblage of Hoopty Gradeā„¢ machinery on their RX-7 for each [...]

When I started this site, my idea was that I would use it to write the occasional post that had nothing to do with cars. Time to dig into the Ephemera file, which happens to contain a nice 1980 Happy New Year card that the Iranian Ministry of National Guidance sent me when I was [...]

Just about all of us have thought of covering our cars with bottle caps to form a mosaic representing our state flag, but used caps tend to be all bent up. What to do?

Yes, everyone who lives in snowy parts of the country has seen at least one 4WD Justy, but I never saw a single one during all my years in California.

We’ve seen 5 Batmobiles, 7 Back To The Future “DeLoreans,” 4 Delta House Deathmobiles, and 99 General Lees in LeMons… but this is our first Murph & The Magictones-themed LeMons car.

As you saw yesterday, I’m finally getting into the junkyard groove in my new hometown. This Denver self-service yard has some great vintage import iron, and today we’re going to check out this early front-wheel-drive Mitsu-Dodge as it awaits its date with The Crusher.

Here’s one for all the pessimists who thought that DOTS ended along with my tenure at Jalopnik. Not so!

Because the Van Buren Boys brought zero documentation for their car, which was semi-cheaty (built 350, 4-speed, LSD 10-bolt, etc), they got a dozen penalty laps. However, this excellent racin’ machine brought smiles to our faces every time we saw it over the weekend.

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