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.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_QHgUTMdlvc[/youtube]

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28 responses to “Video: Speedycop races his Honda Accordion at the 24 Hours of LeMons”

  1. Arco777 Avatar

    No YouTube where I'm at… ๐Ÿ™ 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.

    1. Arco777 Avatar

      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.

      1. Sjalabais Avatar

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

        1. Arco777 Avatar

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

          1. spokenoise Avatar

            Surely the NSA has all the youtube clips archived for your perusal ๐Ÿ˜‰

          2. Sjalabais Avatar

            Aah…I was thinking more along the lines of "North Korea" or something like that. Get back to work then!
            ๐Ÿ˜‰

            1. Sjalabais Avatar

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

              1. Vairship Avatar

                Clearly Kim Jong Un was not pleased with your comment.

                1. Sjalabais Avatar

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

      2. Speedycop Avatar

        http://Www.speedycop.com
        speedycopvideos on YT
        -Speedycop ๐Ÿ˜‰

        1. dukeisduke Avatar

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

        2. Kamil_K Avatar

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

          1. Speedycop Avatar

            Thanks, Kamil! Nice meeting you too.

  2. Sjalabais Avatar

    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.

    1. Hopman Avatar

      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.

      1. Sjalabais Avatar

        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?

        1. Hopman Avatar

          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?

          1. Sjalabais Avatar

            So there really is a bribes table… ๐Ÿ˜€ I'm from Norway, in a part of the country without much racing. With cars at least, people do boats here.

            1. Hopman Avatar

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

              1. Sjalabais Avatar

                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.

      2. smokyburnout Avatar

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

  3. $kaycog Avatar

    Speedycop's creative skills are just amazing!

  4. Van_Sarockin Avatar

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

  5. dukeisduke Avatar

    When is Le Mons coming back to Texas?

  6. LTDScott Avatar

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

    1. austinminiman Avatar

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

      1. mdharrell Avatar

        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."

  7. Speedycop Avatar

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

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