The Spirit Of Lemons EPIC Road Trip!


The 2019 San Diego Comic Convention is in the books. The #SpiritofLemons street legal #Cessna #airplane #racecar was a big hit! It was filmed and admired by thousands of people each day as it roamed the streets around the convention center, streaming the @Ripleys Believe It Or Not/@Travel Channel banner. Now, we are taking an EPIC coast-to-coast road trip in the #planecar! Keep an eye out for us on the roads and in the news as we travel, and please tag @Speedycop whenever you see us on social media!

Spirit of Lemons Airplane Racecar At San Diego Comicon


We brought the #SpiritofLemons #airplane #racecar to the 15th Annual San Diego Comic-Con July 18-21 for the Travel Channel and Ripley’s Believe It or Not! It was an AMAZING experience. We *need* to be back home Sunday night the 28th in time for Ripley’s Believe It or Not show on the Travel Channel. Set your DVRs, because they are airing a 6 1/2 minute segment on us that they filmed last year. It’s gonna be good!!!

#Airplane #racecar #planecar #airplanecar #carplane #BuiltnotBought by Speedycop & The #GangofOutlaws

AMC Pacer #Fishbowl


AMC Pacers have been called “fishbowls” since their debut in the mid 70’s, due to the shape of the rear and the large glass areas. In my mind, it was high time two were turned into a real fishbowl (complete with real Betta fish). My incredible team, Speedycop & The #GangofOutlaws, has built nearly three dozen cars in the last ten years for The 24 Hours of Lemons. They stepped up yet again, going far above and beyond, to execute my newest harebrained idea IN JUST 19 DAYS!!!

Building on this car was Jaime Bloch, Don Trevett, Joshua Stephen, Nicholas Keifer, John Cox, John Ward, Dustin Kosar, Matt Rhinehart, Brett Werts, Ken Ashby, Sami Ashby, Karl Applegate, Matthew Luehman, Chris Albright, and yours truly.

The incredible clear aquatic-themed wrap was designed in one day and applied the very next by the extremely talented and friendly folks at Arba Graphics in Hughesville, MD. Graphic artist Ramon designed it, owner Tim and tech Steve applied it, and Elaine helped with it all.

We took two completely rotten Ohio Pacers that John Cox and I just picked up (‘a 78 and a ’79), skinned them, and mounted the back halves on out team’s old 1991 Toyota MR2. It had been sitting in my woods for years, and was also in rough shape. It needed a clutch, brakes, tires, the seized calipers freed up, and the serious varmint infestation removed. I even found a 5 foot snakeskin in the passenger floorboard!

Less than 3 weeks later, we raced the #Fishbowl at New Jersey Motorsports Park in The 24 Hours of Lemons, where it turned very fast laps and won the Organizers Choice!

Another automotive oddity #BuiltnotBought by Speedycop & The #GangofOutlaws.