The Upside Down Camaro Racecar

The Upside Down Camaro Racecar


JEFF BLOCH: This upside down Camaro racecar is the first of its kind in the world. COMM: This is Jeff Bloch, a police sergeant from Washington DC. JEFF BLOCH: I run fast, talk fast, and drive fast, and my friends all call me ‘Speedycop’. COMM: Jeff’s known for creating unusual racecars. He’s recently unveiled his latest
vehicle, an upside down Camaro. JEFF BLOCH: I bought this ’99 Camaro convertible for just 900 bucks. It had a rotten top and
a melded interior. We took the body panels off of it and lined them upside down on a
steel framework. We then put that steel framework on top of a 1990 Ford Festiva that I bought
for just 200 bucks. This upside down Camaro racecar is the first of it’s kind in the
world. I just like to build things that no one’s ever built before, and I like to be
very entertaining in the process. When you see one these creations of ours go around
a track and you do a double take, and you have to whip out your cellphone to take a
picture as soon as you see it, I feel like I’ve done my job! We debuted the Camaro
at New Jersey Motorsports Park, where it actually finished mid-packing in the race out of about
120 cars. JEFF BLOCH: That was fun! Who said this thing was slow, they lied! I beat the frigging Mercedes
and the Miata with the hard top. JEFF BLOCH: Good time! JEFF BLOCH: It won the grand prize, which is called the Index of Effluency – this is
for the car that comes out there and does it’s very best despite being utterly ridiculous. COMM: After racing the car a number of times, competing in various auto shows and even taking
the car to a parade, it was sold. JEFF BLOCH: I got about $7,000 US for it, which is about 3 times what it cost me to build. I
do miss my upside down Camaro racecar, but my friends and I are hard at work on the next
big project, we’re taking a Vietnam attack helicopter and making a road racing amphibious
vehicle out of it. It’s gonna to be a lot of fun!