The 24 Hours of LeMons beater-car racing series has had quite a few theme-based cars throughout the years. Whether it be an ‘Animal House’ Deathmobile, the ‘A-Team’ van or even the Spirit of St. Louis, if it was a car….and not a plane. But this week, the incredible has happened, the brilliant even, this week someone had the sheer genius of re-creating ‘The Homer’!
For those who don’t know, in the early years of The Simpsons (Season 2, Episode 15, don’t you judge me for knowing that!), Homer found his long-lost brother, Herb Powell who at the time owned a car company in Detroit. Well Herb asks Homer to design a car for him, a car that real Americans would like…..and well, it’s Homer, it was hideous and stupid and ended up bankrupting Herb.
But despite that Kris Linquist, a member of Porcubimmer Racing decided it would be a good idea. They have made it just like the show, as Homer said ‘All my life I’ve searched for a car that feels a certain way, powerful like a gorilla, yet soft and yielding like a nerf ball, now at last, I have found it.’
This car has a bowling ball hood ornament, a bubble-top back seat, a roof-mounted air horn that plays ‘La Cucaracha’, it really is too hideous for words, but so brilliant at the same time. I hate motor racing, but even I may tune in to this just to see ‘The Homer’ drive away.