"QUANTUM SHOT" #164(rev) Link - article by Avi Abrams
The Very Opposite of "Soccer-Mom Minivans"!
"Automotive wrongness, some of it so wrong it emerges on the far side of the veil as a new kind of right..." --Jay Lake
Sometimes simply getting from point A to point B... is not really the point. Some people want to do it in style, with a certain panache, pride and lots of attitude - while others want to set their vehicles as far apart from the norm as possible (without crossing into the ridiculous). Some of the vehicles depicted here were made for show only, but some appear to be roadworthy and maybe even... groundbreaking?
Let's start with the Mini-Cooper Limo with a Pool!! - this six-meter long Mini XXL features detachable sunroof and a whirlpool for two people. See another cool Mini-Cooper stretch in this video.
So, if you have a mobile jacuzzi, then how about a mobile Barbeque - HEMI Powered, no less! Or perhaps, you can fashion your mobile barbeque in the shape of a gun and put it on your truck (which seems to be quite a popular idea):
"New Yorker Rick Dobbertin built the amphibious Surface Orbiter out of a milk truck in order to cross the world via land and sea. It took him 4 years, $175,000 and 14,000 man hours to complete." (more info)
Dave Major's Aerocar 2 (Propellor Car) is outfitted with a six-cylinder WWII Lycoming aircraft engine (left image below). On the right you can see the beautiful wooden car, built by Friend Wood (talk about appropriate last name). His Tryane II is built in the same way as wooden boats are usually built - and looks wonderful after 2000 work hours invested into it:
The famous Pacman Car, the original version from the 1980s (left image below). On the right is the weird "upside down" bus conversion, made for touring. See another topsy-turvy bus version here. Apparently these bus are quite popular with tourists:
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