Watch the world’s first VW camper van that races on its side

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An American mechanic has managed to create the first VW camper van that can drive completely on its side.

The van, nicknamed the 'Trippy Tippy Hippy Van', took 1,000 man-hours to build over a five-week period. Capable of 100mph, the camper van competes in the cleverly named '24 hours of LeMons', alongside other equally strangely modified cars, such as an upside-down Chevrolet Camaro.


The van is actually built from two vehicles, a 1976 VW Campervan and a 1988 VW Rabbit - known as the Golf outside the United States and Canada - although it has been disguised to make it look as if it's just based solely on the camper van.

It was made by Jeff Bloch, also known as 'Speedycop', who set himself a mission to build something no one has ever done before.

"People see this driving and they just melt. It's awesome!" he said.

By Ted Welford