24 Hours Of Lemons: 2018 Race, Rally, And Concours Schedules

Twelve years later and still beating their heads against a rust-flecked quarter panel: Yes, it’s time for the 2018 24 Hours of Lemons schedule. We’ve got all the dates here so you can plan your weddings, funerals, births, divorces, arraignments, and vacation time accordingly. We think Lemons veterans and newcomers will find excitement in the 2018 calendar.


Lemons Rally returns with similar rallies to 2017 (Retreat from Moscow and Monterey Car Weeeeak) but also will add a third rally that follows Route 66 from Chicago to Los Angeles (Route Sucky Suck). Yes, you can run the Great American Road with some not-so-great American cars on a week-long trip. We’re pumped for that one. The Retreat From Moscow and Car Weeeeak rallies both feature the same starting and ending points, but the routes and checkpoints will change this year.


Next year will also include the racing series’ first visit to NOLA Motorsports Park in April, hopefully before the humidity becomes oppressive. From previous years, Autobahn Country Club moves earlier in the year, essentially trading place with Gingerman Raceway for a summer date.

In total, that’s 19 races for 2018 in the United States. You can also find that 24 Hours of Lemons Australia and 24 Hours of Lemons New Zealand, each a franchised version of the series, will host at least three eachraces in 2018 with more announcements to come.


With the Concours d’Lemons events—including the first in Australia—that makes a full year of hooptieness in the States and Down Under. See below for the schedule along with JPG versions of the schedule so you can print them out or save them (right-click then “Save As”) in an easily referenced space.


You can find more information on these events at the following places:

24 Hours of Lemons
Lemons Rally
Concours d’Lemons
24 Hours of Lemons Australia
24 Hours of Lemons New Zealand

24 Hours of Lemons

February 4-5 Barber Motorsports Park (Birmingham Alabama)
February 17-18 Inde Motorsports Ranch (Wilcox, Arizona)
March 24-25 Sonoma Raceway (Sonoma, California)
April 7-8 NOLA Motorsports Park (New Orleans, Louisiana)
April 14-15 Autobahn Country Club (Joliet, Illinois)
April 28-29 Carolina Motorsports Park (Kershaw, South Carolina)
May 12-13 New Jersey Motorsports Park (Millville, New Jersey)
May 19-20 Thunderhill Raceway (Willows, California)
June 9-10 High Plains Raceway (Deer Trail, Colorado)
June 30 – July 1 Gingerman Raceway (South Haven, Michigan)
July 28-29 The Ridge Motorsports Park (Shelton, Washington)
August 11-12 Thompson Raceway Motorsports Park (Thompson, Connecticut)
September 15-16 Carolina Motorsports Park (Kershaw, South Carolina)
September 29-30 Buttonwillow Raceway Park (Buttonwillow, California)
October 13-14 Gingerman Raceway (South Haven, Michigan)
October 20-21 New Hampshire Motor Speedway (Loudon, New Hampshire)
November 10-11 MSR Houston (Angleton, Texas)
December 1-2 Sonoma Raceway (Sonoma, California)
December 8-9 Road Atlanta (Braselton, Georgia)

Lemons Rally

January 30 – February 2 Retreat From Moscow (Moscow, PA to Birmingham, AL via Paris, TN)
August 21 – August 25 Monterey Car Weeeeak (Seaside, CA to Seaside, CA via Yuma, AZ)
October 28 – November 2 Route Sucky Suck (Chicago, IL to Los Angeles, CA via Route 66)

Concours d’Lemons

March 24 Sonoma Raceway (Sonoma, CA)
April 29 Road Atlanta w/The Mitty (Braselton, GA)
July 28 Detroit (Plymouth MI)
August 25 Monterey (Seaside, CA)

24 Hours of Lemons Australia

April 20-22 Winton Raceway (Benalla, Victoria)
September 7-8 Mallala Motor Sport Park (Mallala, South Australia)
October 26-28 Wakefield Park (Goulburn, New South Wales)
More events TBA

24 Hours of Lemons New Zealand

May 12-13 Hampton Downs (Waikato, NZ)
September 15-16 Hampton Downs (Waikato, NZ)
November 24 Hampton Downs (Waikato, NZ)
More events TBA

Concours d’Lemons Australia

September 29 Adelaide

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