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Upside-Down Race Car Completes 24-Hour 'LeMons' Event In America (VIDEO)

12/08/2013 10:56 BST | Updated 12/10/2013 10:12 BST

An American inventor has built a unique upside-down racecar - and successfully taken it on a 24-hour spin around the LeMons track.

Jeff Bloch - also known as SpeedyCop - built his upside down 1999 Chevrolet Camaro by combining it with a decrepit 1990 Ford Festiva.

To enter the latest LeMons race the car had to cost less than $500, which Bloch achieved by picking a Festiva model with a worn-out 1.3-litre engine and more than 300,000 kilometres on the clock.

His car took to the New Jersey Motorsports Park and reportedly it performed admirably.

Bloch wrote on his website:

"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!"

People constantly ask me what drug or alcohol-fueled altered states of consciousness induce these terrible LeMons builds. I wish 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. People are already asking what's next. I have a yard full of potential LeMons cars, and a head full of bad ideas. I guess I'll have to pick one, and get started..."

The LeMons race has been a rich source of amazing invention of late - another installment of the event was responsible for this remarkable recreation of Homer Simpson's car, Powell Motors 'Homer'.