PHOTOS: Concours d'LeMons 2011
August 20, 2011
Verity Spencer of Petaluma, Calif. stands by her 1975 AMC Gremlin on Saturday morning.
Some were rusted, some were shiny and brightly colored and some were frankenstein monstrosities with crazy engine parts and aesthetics.
Lemons car owners and fans of classically bad cars gathered at Laguna Grande Park on this past Saturday for the third annual Concours d'LeMons.
One owner, Verity Spencer, did not understand why her 1975 AMC Gremlin, which she bought for a mere $300, was considered a Lemon. She drives it everyday.
Many other owners drove their cars from around the state to Seaside for the gathering. Participants answered questions and laughed around their cars with fellow automobile geeks.
A car claiming to be the "Worst Cadillac" was displayed on the lawn. Another license plate read "Kaboom".
Fans of Wayne Carini (center) ask for a photo. Carini is known for his show, "Chasing Classic Cars".
The original interior of David Lambeth's 1977 Ford Mustang II.
Joseph Escobar of Oakland, Calif. shines up his 1974 Ford Pinto.
Some car owners brought their pets along.
A lemons fan wears a matching dress to the yellow 1971 Volkswagen Type 147 Fridolin.
Bright colors and big fenders filled out the lawn of cars.
Many spectators had a laugh at some of the car entries.
Shawn Morrison uses nails to secure wood to the hood of his 1989 Porshe 944.