A car crazy American's upside down race race car is proving a hit with fans.
After hitting the headlines recently with a plane converted into a car, Jeff Bloch's (aka Speedycop) latest creation for the 24Hrs of LeMons racing has left some thinking he is just plain bonkers.
Bloch has flipped a 1999 Chevrolet Camaro and fused it with a worn out 1990 Ford Festiva to create an upside-down race car.
"People constantly ask me what drug or alcohol-fueled altered states of consciousness induce these terrible LeMons builds,'' Bloch joked on his website.
"I wish I could offer such a rational explanation. I don't know where they come from, but they are never in short supply. I'm an 8-year-old kid trapped in a 40-year-old body, with just enough talent to pull off my wacky ideas, and, fortunately, enough truly amazing friends to help make them a reality."
Bloch added the reactions have been every bit what was expected: bewildered, broad grins, and plenty of laughter.
The tiny Festiva, with a "smoky, worn-out 1.3-litre engine" that has done over 300,000 kilometres struggles to move itself, according to Bloch, let-alone piggy-back the upside down Camaro.
"Putting this thing on a race course with real race cars would be tantamount to suicide, were it not for the stringent safety rules. Now, it's merely extremely hazardous, and highly ill-advised."
The 24 Hours of LeMons involves in a series of races across the US where competitors can only enter vehicles which have had less than US$500 (NZ$600) spent on them.
You can also checkout Speedycop's Facebook page by clicking here.
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