Time and again, if you’re into LeMons as much as I am, you’ll be entertaining the prospect of racing road cars that can be considered un-raceable. Examples abound of such cars coming to race in LeMons, such as the Austin America, Sunbeam Imp, Simca GLS1000, and many, many more cars you never knew were sold in the United States.Read More
For those young 'uns reading this, Eagle was a brand that existed during the late 1980s and early 1990s after Chrysler bought AMC (mainly for the Jeep brand). Since there are no Eagle-branded cars sold new today, you'd be right to assume that they didn't do that well and ended up being shut down. Which means it is perfect for LeMons because they're over 10 years old and can be repaired readily since they used Chrysler mechanicals (though that isn't necessarily a good thing).Read More
Yes, I admit that I may actually be crazy, which you were probably already thinking when you read that "E60 M5 Was The Last Four-Door Supercar" post on Jalopnik. But in considering potential cars for LeMons, I just go with the usual suspects, such as BMW E30 3-Series cars, Porsche 944s, and Miatas picked up for a song. All of them no doubt excellent cars that LeMons teams know and love, but they also tend to receive penalty laps and little awards.Read More
By now, you've come to Clunkerture, thinking "That writer was completely wrong about the E60 M5. Let's see what other nonsense he's spewing out!" I'm only too happy to oblige, if what you're looking for is complete and utter nonsense.
Such is the case with this new feature I'm introducing, called LeMons Possibilities, where I a) pick a car that can be had for under $500, b) wonder at the possibilities of turning it into a race car even though I can't even change the fluid in my transmission, and c) put up some Craigslist links of some potential versions of the car worth considering and come up with reasons to shoot them down.Read More