Your Winners From Concours d’Lemons Michigan

By Jordan Rimpela
Aug 5, 2019 | Buick, Cadillac, Citroen, Ford, Concours d'Lemons

Detroit had the dubious privilege of hosting The Concours d'Lemons Michigan last week, and from the pictures, we can say that rust was well-represented. 

"Worst of Show" went to a 1989 Cadillac Allanté whose owner wished to remain anonymous out of fear from a group of Allanté owners who take matters very seriously. 

The show also saw the debut of the "Half Assed, Half Car Detailing Competition” which pitted two teams against one another to see who could detail their car in an allotted time. Look for the competition to return at the Monterey show. 

Read the press release below, look at the list of winners and let us know in the comments your favorite car. 

A record number of hoopties and rust buckets clattered and sputtered their way on the 27th Fairway at the Inn at St. John’s in Plymouth, MI on July 27, 2019 for the 5th Annual Concours d’Lemons. This year saw the debut of the “Half Assed, Half Car Detailing Competition” sponsored by Meguiar’s. Two teams worked furiously to detail every inch of half their hoopties. Meanwhile celebrity judges including Wayne Carini of “Chasing Classic Cars” and Ken Lingenfelter, accepted bribes from participants and narrowly avoided tetanus. The owner of the “Worst of Show” winning Cadillac Allante wished to remain anonymous, lest the Allante Jihadi come after him. When it was all said and done the sweat shop made trophies were given out with goodie bags filled with stuff we found at the Dollar Tree the night before. As always, the whole debacle was sponsored by Hagerty Insurance and Classic Motorsports Magazine, so it is really all their fault. 

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Ranger50 UltimaDork
8/5/19 5:40 p.m.

That pinto is teh hotness.

Jordan Rimpela
Jordan Rimpela Digital Editor
8/5/19 7:15 p.m.

In reply to wvumtnbkr :

Not sure what happened there, but it's been fixed.

wvumtnbkr GRM+ Memberand UberDork
8/5/19 8:06 p.m.

In reply to Jordan Rimpela :

Thanks!  Post deleted...


Title...  cough....   title...


Imma be on sum buddies list.cheeky

Jordan Rimpela
Jordan Rimpela Digital Editor
8/5/19 8:29 p.m.

Know any good eye docs?

I may need to see one. 

wvumtnbkr GRM+ Memberand UberDork
8/5/19 8:34 p.m.
Jordan Rimpela said:

Know any good eye docs?

I may need to see one. 

Naw, just too little or too much typing fluid (beer in my case.)


Serious question: would you prefer I didn't say anything?  Is there a better way to go about pointing that out?  


Will delete later.


Thank you!

Patrick GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
8/5/19 9:04 p.m.

Remembering how big a group of shiny happy people the allante owners group was back in the day at the carlisle gm nationals, anytime an allante is involved anywhere it should by default win worst of show.  What jerks.  

8/6/19 1:26 p.m.

That VINwiki video of the Allante force gives me life. The fact there is someone, somebody who takes his 80s Cadillac dream-crusher so seriously makes me grin.

Patrick GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
8/6/19 1:49 p.m.

Things are coming back to me slowly, mind you this was 18-20 years ago.

we’re in hotel lobby, host to the allante owner’s group.  this obvious new jersey woman with much tan and leopard print is next to us.  “Excuse me, are you with the cadillac club?”

”Um, NO, i’m with the ALLANTE GROUP” and huffs off.  


We being lowly chevy club used to berkeley with the allante people any chance we got

alfadriver MegaDork
8/6/19 2:02 p.m.

One of the first cars I ever did competitive analysis on was a yellow Allante.  I thought was a fine car back in 1992....  I can't even remember why we had it....

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