Just last weekend my wife and I went to breakfast with some friends. As we pulled up to the corner to turn to park we discovered we couldn’t because there were dozens of show cars in the street. Unbeknownst to us there was a car show, so after we had a nice breakfast we walked through it. While I would never drive anything like this hot rod from ianying616, I certainly appreciate looking at them. There wasn’t anything quite as radical as this thing at the show, but a couple were close. If this thing has been there, it would have stolen the show.
I’m curious how many of you instantly heard The Munsters theme in your head as soon as you recognized this classic car from the series. It’s Dragula, Grampa’s sweet ride by builder rabidnovaracer. Car designer George Barris created both this and the Munster Koach for the series, further evidence of just how much love and commitment everyone had for that show. It was weird, it was different, it was wonderful.
Those with a sticker aversion should probably keep scrolling, because this baby is stickeriffic. Builder Bricksonwheels spent four months recreating this ‘92 rally car classic, the Lancia Delta HF Integrale Evo driven by Didier Auriol. It’s 1:11 scale, and detailed top to bottom and front to back. It looks fast, real fast.
While there’s a lot of vehicles out there that say they’re for off-road use, surprisingly few are up to the challenge. And let’s face it, probably half have never even been put into 4WD (if their suburban dwelling owners even know how to put it in 4WD). But this Land Rover by builder Breado’s Bricks looks so ready for the mud and ruts that I don’t think it’s owners have any choice in the matter, they’re taking the scenic route.
Tonight! Tommy works on his Nerdly. ElBarto watches it snow. And Firas Abu-Jaber builds a car. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, he’s back with a LEGO version of this deadly rear-engined super-car! So, you ask, what’s the deal with all those numbers and letters? And more letters? Some say each extra letter adds about twenty grand to the price tag. But that would be over simplifying the subtle yet dramatic differences within the 911 family. Therefore, creating a LEGO version that’s immediately recognizable- How hard can it be? I think we all know the answer to that… Nicely done, Firas!
The Road Warrior (Mad Max 2) was one of those films that blew my young mind. So gritty, so brutal, so Australian. About the only thing cooler than Max was his modified police interceptor, recreated brilliantly by builder crash_cramer. You can practically smell the gasoline, hear the whine of the supercharger, taste the dust and feel the heat of the outback.