Jalopnik covers the story of last week's New Orleans LeMons auto races (slogan: "Laissez Les Crapheaps Roulez"), in which the most busted old hoopties engaged in blood sport. Local blogger and gearhead NOLA-dishu explains the event thusly: "It's an endurance race (actually about 16 hours or so spread over 2 days) where the goal is survival. The trick? You car must cost less than $500 (minus safety equipment). Dangerous? Yes."
One of LeMons' highlights is "The People's Curse" award, in which the honored car was to be crushed to death for the delight of LeMons fans. Unfortunately, it seems that the winners split town before the demolition could occur. Jalopnik has the whole story.