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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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  • Arco777

    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.

    • Arco777

      To clarify, I am not slamming Hooniverse… I love Hooniverse. There must be somewhere that I can find out more about these creations though, that isn't blocked on this internet.

      • Sjalabais

        What's your location? Have you considered VPN to access sites with a different IP?

        • Arco777

          Can't say. I work long shifts and have very little off-time to surf the net on my personal comp.

          • spokenoise

            Surely the NSA has all the youtube clips archived for your perusal 😉

          • Sjalabais

            Aah…I was thinking more along the lines of "North Korea" or something like that. Get back to work then!

            😉

            • Sjalabais

              Seriously, a downvote?

              Edit, 5h later…ah, the community steps up for the small things that really matter in life.

              • Vairship

                Clearly Kim Jong Un was not pleased with your comment.

                • Sjalabais

                  I am going to fiddle with his nuclear powered cognac dispenser for payback, next time I see him at LeMons.

      • Speedycop

        http://Www.speedycop.com
        speedycopvideos on YT

        -Speedycop 😉

        • dukeisduke

          Do you keep the car locked during the race, or is it free to move? I could see that being a problem.

        • http://www.hooniverse.com Kamil_K

          Jeff,
          It was great meeting you and chatting with you.
          Recover well and quick!
          -Kamil

          • Speedycop

            Thanks, Kamil! Nice meeting you too.

  • Sjalabais

    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

      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

        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

          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

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

            • Hopman

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

              • Sjalabais

                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

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

  • $kaycog

    Speedycop's creative skills are just amazing!

  • Van_Sarockin

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

  • dukeisduke

    When is Le Mons coming back to Texas?

  • http://www.hooniverse.com LTDScott

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

    • austinminiman

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

      • http://www.washington.edu/news/archive/52703 mdharrell

        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."

        http://forums.24hoursoflemons.com/viewtopic.php?i

        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."

  • Speedycop

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

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