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Video: Speedycop races his Honda Accordion at the 24 Hours of LeMons

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Speedycop is a LeMons legend. He has a brain that’s far too creative, and when it spills forth with ideas those ideas turn into insane-o racecars. This man turned a Cessna into a racecar, and flipped a Camaro on its roof – on purpose. Now, his latest creation is running around New Hampshire at the 24 Hours of LeMons Halloween Hooptiefest. It’s a Honda Accord. That doesn’t sound so nuts, right?

Well… he turned it into a Honda Accordion.

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  1. Arco777 says:

    No YouTube where I'm at… :( As usual I never hear about the actual engineering behind Speedycop's creations, just see a picture or two and "It's a X crossed with an X in X way", and I have to use my imagination.

  2. Sjalabais says:

    That's just incredible. I can only imagine how it must feel to drive this – it appears to be lockable, but there also seems to be movement while cornering.

    On a separate note, far too many BMW's in the field.

    • Hopman says:

      Agreed. I was there yesterday and it seemed like ever other car was an e30 or it's cousin. There was also a VW Golf that the team had swapped a BMW slant4 / rwd into, but they had trouble passing tech.

      • Sjalabais says:

        Maybe the invisible hand will remove all those cheap-enough BMWs… There is nothing similar in my neck of the woods, and if it was, I'd probably struggle to find the time to go. A bit jealous about actually being there… Driver or spectator?

        • Hopman says:

          Spectator / cheap labor for judges. I agreed to help do belt & gear checks in exchange for lunch, acess to the bribes table & a couple of shirts.

          If you ever have a chance to go, DO IT! Where are you from?

          • Sjalabais says:

            So there really is a bribes table… :D I'm from Norway, in a part of the country without much racing. With cars at least, people do boats here.

            • Hopman says:

              Can you imagine a EuroLemons held at a place like Hockingheim or Monza?

              • Sjalabais says:

                Hardly, really. I think it would attract a totally different crowd in Europe…but I'd love to be proven wrong. Finland, Sweden and inland Norway have a great tradition for folk racing in the woods, I guess that would be some sort of equivalent.

      • smokyburnout says:

        They had a second problem.
        <img src="http://pbs.twimg.com/media/BXoOYisIcAAu-ch.jpg:large&quot; width="600"/>

  3. $kaycog says:

    Speedycop's creative skills are just amazing!

  4. Van_Sarockin says:

    Another cool project, for sure. But I'd rather be regaled by a Hoon's own Regal tales.

  5. dukeisduke says:

    When is Le Mons coming back to Texas?

  6. LTDScott says:

    I'm still trying to figure out how the backstays for the roll cage are attached.

    • austinminiman says:

      They weren't welded in until after the show… he welded them before he went on track. (I believe, at least)

      • mdharrell says:

        Accord-ing to Speedycop:

        "The rear stays bolt in through 1/4" plate, with beefy 5/8" grade 8 bolts, into specially designed boxes. The bolts can be removed any time."


        This presumably required special dispensation from LeMons HQ, as they typically frown upon bolt-in cages, in keeping with Rule 3.1: "…complete 360-degree welds at all joints, including all car-to-cage joints."

  7. Speedycop says:

    Right you are. Evil Genius had to sign off on this before I could execute it.

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