The Concours d’Lemons at the 2018 Concours of America was a rousing success, if your definition of success means there were no serious injuries. Better still, the groundskeeping staff at the host site, The Inn at St. John’s in Plymouth, Michigan, didn’t kick anyone out.
The jokes, of course, are part of the spirit of Lemons. Everyone who brought a car out to display did so out of passion for their car. And some of those people went home with relatively-cheap awards and prize bags. We’ve listed all 15 (15? What are these, participation trophies?), with an larger gallery at the bottom of the article. The names have been omitted to protect bad judgement.
Worst of Show: 1949/50 Rat Rod/Hearse
Rust Belt American Junk (GM): 1987 Pontiac Fiero
Rust Belt American Junk (Ford): 1951 Ford Shoebox
Rust Belt American Junk (Other): 1972 Dodge Coronet Wagon
Rueful Britannia: 1973 Triumph Stag
Soul Sucking Japanese Appliance: 1988 Suzuki Samurai
Unmitigated Gaul: 1992 Puegeot 505 DL Wagon
Swedish Meatballs: 1994 Saab Convertible
Der SelfSatisifiedKrautenWagon: 1966 VW Beetle
Kommunist Kar: 1976 Lada 2101
Sight for Sour Eyes: 1997 Alfa Spider
Chronic Dick Teague Syndrome: 1982 AMC Concord Wagon