Probably the coolest truck in existence, the Chevrolet Apache
It took a few seconds to comprehend this '79 Civic
We have no words
Living the American dream in a shiny red Ford Mustang with a surfboard on top
This Chrysler LeBaron is so fancy, it's a Fifth Avenue edition
A VW camp-arrrrr, me hearties (sorry, couldn't resist)
The owners of this 850 picked it up at the factory in 1996, and have used it daily ever since
The owner chilling out with his Triumph TR3...
Beating Elon Musk in the solar race. bravo Chevrolet Corvair
It doesn't get more cheery than a lovely red Citroen 2CV
Living the 50s dream in a 1950 Studebaker Bullet
An unexpected find - a 1964 Aston Martin DB5 - described by its owner as a 'James Bond wannabe'
Things you don't expect to see in California: a London double-decker
Bringing class from the '60s with this pimpin' 200 diesel
It's only a modded Peugeot 405 Sport Wagon featuring a 306 GTi engine
Damn, those dollars under the wiper aren't real. A rough and ready Chevrolet Vega
These lovely owners of the 1929 REO Telefunken claimed they'd never seen a mobile phone before
Triumph in a TR7
The city car of yesteryear? The 1989 Yugo GVL
Mint green, the American dream. A 1953 Kaiser Dragon
We do not support this owner's lifestyle choices
When downtrodden and dirty looks so damn cool
Some perfectly aligned Cosworth Twin Cams
Err, what happened to the bonnet?
When Mad Max met a 1995 Nissan Altimatum
This AMC Pacer just about keeps pace
“Celebrating the oddball, mundane and truly awful of the automotive world.” That’s the description of the Concours d’Lemons from the organisers themselves.
And by jove, they’re right. It’s also one of the most refreshing and smile-inducing car events you could attend, providing the perfect antidote to the very expensive cars that are on show at the rest of Monterey Car Week.
The free event does indeed have a concours element: categories include Rust Belt American Junk and Unmitigated Gaul. There’s also a bunch of motors which rock up having completed the Concours d’Lemons rally, a 2900-mile road trip.
We've done the rounds and picked some of the most outlandish, hilarious, pretty and unique motors to appear in our gallery. Click on the images above to see our favourites.