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Speedycop & The Gang of Outlaws 2014 Year in Review

In the last year, my Gang of Outlaws and I have been a little too busy building, and have neglected this website entirely, but here's what's happened in 2014:

We built a relatively mundane little Civic race car to actually---you know---win one of these endurance races. The tail fins that we saved from our wrecked 1961 Cadillac racer had been sitting in my woods for five years, so they found a new home on the roof! We won the 24 Hours of LeMons race with it at Gingerman Raceway in Michigan last April by doing 3+ hour stints and driving cleanly.

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We're building a V16 Continental!

Our newest LeMons build is underway. We're building a legit $500 car with TWO V8 engines, about 540 HP, and all wheel drive! No code names or secrecy this time---we'll be bringing you regular updates on our mad rush to completion, hopefully in time for NJMP in May. Here's video of Day 1:

 

 
A new Speedycop chapter begins...

A new Speedycop chapter begins...
For more than two decades, my hobby has been building, customizing, and racing automobiles. A decade ago, Hollywood Reporter Magazine interviewed me as an "independent filmmaker", following my release of several automotive stunt videos. That would be followed by coverage in various magazines and an interview on SPEED TV, but the Speedycop brand was merely getting started. In recent years, others have joined me on some of these adventures, and many new and lasting friendships have formed. In 2012, my team won the national points championship (out of roughly 2,000 teams) in the 24 Hours of LeMons, the original endurance race for $500 cars.
In 2013, the world took notice of two of my LeMons racer designs in a huge way! In March, the Spirit of LeMons debuted, born from the decrepit, long-abandoned shell of a 1956 Cessna 310 light twin airplane. In August, the Upside Down Camaro was unveiled, and my YouTube channel (Speedycopvideos) received nearly a million hits in just a couple of weeks. Since then, I have been engaged in talks to further these outrageous build efforts, as I have many more build ideas that I cannot wait to attempt. To that end, I will be signing a contract in the morning that we hope will further this cause. Due to the confidentiality clauses, my team and I cannot and WILL NOT elaborate. Suffice it to say that we hope this will begin a new and exciting chapter in our lives, and eventually enable us to do more than ever before.
To all of you who believed in me and supported my wacky creativity over the years, thank you! Hopefully the countless thousands of hours of hard work and dedication will continue to pay off. I am indeed blessed beyond measure!

speedycopcollage For more than two decades, my hobby has been building, customizing, and racing automobiles. A decade ago, Hollywood Reporter Magazine interviewed me as an "independent filmmaker", following my release of several automotive stunt videos. That would be followed by coverage in various magazines and an interview on SPEED TV, but the Speedycop brand was merely getting started. In recent years, others have joined me on some of these adventures, and many new and lasting friendships have formed. In 2012, my team won the national points championship (out of roughly 2,000 teams) in the 24 Hours of LeMons, the original endurance race for $500 cars.

In 2013, the world took notice of two of my LeMons racer designs in a huge way! In March, the Spirit of LeMons debuted, born from the decrepit, long-abandoned shell of a 1956 Cessna 310 light twin airplane. In August, the Upside Down Camaro was unveiled, and my YouTube channel (Speedycopvideos) received nearly a million hits in just a couple of weeks. Since then, I have been engaged in talks to further these outrageous build efforts, as I have many more build ideas that I cannot wait to attempt. To that end, I will be signing a contract in the morning that we hope will further this cause. Due to the confidentiality clauses, my team and I cannot and WILL NOT elaborate. Suffice it to say that we hope this will begin a new and exciting chapter in our lives, and eventually enable us to do more than ever before.

To all of you who believed in me and supported my wacky creativity over the years, thank you! Hopefully the countless thousands of hours of hard work and dedication will continue to pay off. I am indeed blessed beyond measure!

 
The Honda Accordion

Speedycop & The Gang of Outlaws have transformed a mundane 1998 Honda Accord V6 into the Honda Accordion! With an added 4' telescoping center section, a fully functional accordion keyboard on the hood, 32 buttons on the trunk, and custom made accordion bellows, it entertained the crowd at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Dressed in our Oktoberfest leiderhosen, with our ladies in their finest beirhaus dirndls, we played live accordion music (badly) and danced (poorly). No one seemed to mind---there were smiles and laughter all around!

Speedycop & The Gang of Outlaws have transformed a mundane 1998 Honda Accord V6 into the Honda Accordion! With an added 4' telescoping center section, a fully functional accordion keyboard on the hood, 32 buttons on the trunk, and custom made accordion bellows, it entertained the crowd at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Dressed in our Oktoberfest leiderhosen, with our ladies in their finest beirhaus dirndls, we played live accordion music (badly) and danced (poorly). No one seemed to mind---there were smiles and laughter all around!

 
Speedycop car chase destroys "Old Man" Don's camper!

 

Speedycop pursues a reckless driver in a Grand Marquis, destroying an old guy's camper in the process. Funny video, with an epic vehicle stunt, crashes, and a hilarious ending! Professional drivers, closed course. No Dons were harmed in the making of this video.
Speedycop pursues a reckless driver in a Grand Marquis, destroying an old guy's camper in the process. Funny video, with an epic vehicle stunt, crashes, and a hilarious ending! Professional drivers, closed course. No Dons were harmed in the making of this video.

 

 
Speedycop's Automotive Oddities Go Drag Racing!

Maryland International Raceway has become one of the premier drag racing venues on the east coast, and its location (a mere 40 minutes from Casa De Speedycop) makes it a prime destination for some Friday night team shenanigans. Speedycop & The Gang of Outlaws took the Upside Down Camaro, the Spirit of LeMons Cessna, and the Geo Metro Stretch limo to MIR to pit them against each other. Strangely, they all achieved almost the same MPH in the 1/4 mile, although the 1.3L Camaro/Festiva hybrid was about a second faster than the 2.2L plane, and several seconds faster than the 1.0L (3 cylinder) Geo limo. Built for racing the 24 Hours of LeMons, they are set up for maximum reliability and great fuel mileage during endurance road races---not low ET's and quick 60' times. Mostly, though, they are just built to entertain the spectators, and entertain they did. Even the track announcer said "This [upside down Camaro versus Cessna] may be the most interesting drag race in MIR history!" Labor Day weekend meant very low numbers of race cars present, and plenty of passes down the 1/4 mile for those who showed up. Both the Geo Limo and the plane were driven to and from the track as well, making for lots of dumbfounded expressions (and countless photos) from the other motorists on the road.

 
Speedycop Radio Interview

I gave a live radio interview about my latest creation, the Upside Down Camaro race car, on South African National Radio during a primetime (9 a.m.) morning show Saturday, August 17, 2013. It was 3 a.m.my time, so I was a bit groggy, but it went well. Have a listen!

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Behind the Upside Down Camaro Race Car

Watch the story of how the Upside Down Camaro race car came to be, and have a few laughs along the way! For the record, we finished 98th out of 139 cars, beating 40 proper race cars, and one Rolls Royce along the way. Our fast laps, unfortunately, failed to record on our Go Pro, but they were roughly 40 seconds/lap faster than the slowest car in the race.


 
Upside Down Race Car On The Track

My latest creation, the upside-down Camaro race car, has finally hit the track here at New Jersey Motorsports Park! Check out the video of the much-anticipated unveiling of this top secret project, and see it in action:

 
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