A MECHANIC has managed to transform a 1970’s VW camper into the one of the world’s wackiest race cars by putting it on its side. Jeff Bloch, 44 aka Speedycop has made a name for himself for his outlandish race car builds which, include an upside down Chevrolet Camaro and a plane that was converted into a street legal vehicle.
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The veteran cop of 21 years took just five weeks to create the car which he has dubbed the, Trippy Tippy Hippy Van.Despite its awkward appearance, Bloch said his “Trippy Tippy Hippy Van” is able to reach speeds of 100 mph.We raced it last weekend for the first time and it lasted all weekend,” Bloch told Barcroft.
We did a total of 224 laps on a two-mile road course, and we were actually putting this thing on two wheels on some of the hard corners.The VW van looks like something straight out of the Summer of Love, but with one big difference: the van looks like it’s sideways.
Both the roof and right side of the car are made with one-way vinyl on lexan panels, so the driver can still see out. The driver and passenger’s side are also both hinged to make it easy to get out in case there’s an emergency during the race.