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It took me six weeks to get around to writing, but Part 20 of the Impala Hell Project saga is done. If you haven’t read Parts 1 through 19, go here.

Impala Hell Project!

July 4th, 2011

The 1965 Chevy Impala sedan I owned from 1990 through 2000 was the most significant motor vehicle I’ve ever owned— more miles driven, more hours of wrenching, more junkyard trips, more everything than any other car or truck. Finally, I’m writing its story. Head over to TTAC to read the first five parts.

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.”

Civicmaro!

April 21st, 2011

You can get a Miata into the good graces of the 24 Hours of LeMons Supreme Court by welding a Volvo 245 body onto it and creating a Molvo. No problem! But let’s say you’ve got a 2006 Honda Civic— the newest entry in LeMons history— and you want to get through the BS inspection [...]

How Could This Happen?

November 1st, 2010

Since I’m in the early stages of a Hell Project involving a forward-control mid-60s Detroit van, my jaw dropped when I saw that someone had allowed Little Joe to go to The Crusher. How? Why?

These guys have done pretty well in LeMons racing, not to mention that deal in France, but their gambit to distract us from their quasi-cheaty Supra with their outrageously cheaty Camaro has resulted in the second-ever exercising of the 24 Hours of LeMons claimer rule.

The Bull Oil Grand Prix 24 Hours of LeMons takes place in South Haven, Michigan, but the LeMons HQ staff flew in via Chicago. Just as we were making jokes about greasing some alderman’s palm, etc., we saw this Corvette.

Judge Jonny found this fine Killdozer video for us, and it’s fully El Camino-ized!

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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