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

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.

"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'.

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