Stupid comes in many flavors, but so does genius. While sitting here writing this article, but we can’t determine at what end the Ford Festiva/Chevy Camaro LeMons car lays.
Under first examination of the monster, it looks like a crazed man is somehow propelling himself around a racetrack in an upside-down orange Camaro. However, it’s not.
Here’s the explanation for the car: The Chassis? A 1990 Ford Festiva. The Shell? A 1999 F-Body Camaro, and we might as well consider this one a convertible. An explanation for the car, straight from team SpeedyCop who performed the Frankenstein-esque build:
“The Festiva’s tiny (1.3 liter), smoky, worn-out (almost 190k miles) engine has enough trouble moving itself in ordinary traffic. Now, it has been saddled with the entire inverted body of the much larger car, including the original Camaro wheels. Putting this thing on a race course with real race cars would be tantamount to suicide, were it not for the stringent safety rules. Now, it’s merely extremely hazardous, and highly ill-advised.”
If you’re not into the whole LeMons scene and culture, that’s fine. You just hate fun and happiness. The head of the team, Jeff Bloch is the same guy who built the “Spirit of LeMons” planecar.
After seeing this kind of creativity in a car, it makes me wonder why no one else has thought of such a thing yet. But with all of the internet attention that SpeedyCop and the LeMons racing scene has created, we know that this is just the beginning.
Check out the video below for one hell of a headache.