Upside down car completes 24-hour race

Posted on 13 Aug 2013

American inventor Jeff Bloch completed a 24-hour LeMons event in an upside down racecar.

Bloch, a.k.a Speedycop, built the upside down vehicle by combining the body of a 1999 Chevrolet Camaro with a 1990 Ford Festiva chassis. The car contains a worn-out 1.3-litre engine and has more than 300,000 km on the clock.

Bloch raced his creation around New Jersey Motorsports Park but could only manage a last-placed finish.

Inventor Bloch, who has previously turned a plane into a car, said on his blog:

“The reactions have been every bit what we expected: bewildered looks, broad grins, and plenty of laughter. The track’s tow guy passed our car in the pits, stopped, backed up, snapped a pic with his phone, and said “That’s gonna cause some confusion on the track!”

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 $500 spent on them.

Watch a video of the car here.