World's Strangest Vehicles, Part 5

Link - article by Avi Abrams

A Truly Bizarre Car Zoo

Since our last "World's Strangest Cars" article we've received numerous tips about fantastic vehicles out there, so on this page you will see an outrageous combination of vehicular design madness, perhaps even weirder than our previous installments in this series.

"The Fastest Guitar in the Country!" and much, much more

Combining groovy music with cruising was always car designer's mind - but perhaps not in this in-your-face way? - This is the "Fastest Guitar in the Country" by Jimmy Bryant - which comes with an LP record

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Designed by George Barris, the Voxmobile was not only a promotion vehicle for Vox audio equipment, but a full-blown mobile concert stage complete with a keyboard and a powerful amplifier!

Speaking of the "music-mobiles", this one is the creation of Harrod Blank (whom we featured in previous installments of this series; remember the "Camera van"?) Called the "Pico De Gallo", this wonder "bug" also comes with keyboards, drums, guitars, trumpets and a concert stage on top - and it is part of the Ripley's Believe It Or Not collection of strange vehicles:

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Another wonderful relic of the groovy 1960s era is the legendary Monkeemobile (first designed by Dean Jeffries in 1966, and only later modified by George Barris):

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Dean Jeffries also built this awesome space-age car - more info

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Going Low, Low... Gone!

Did that car get squashed by an elephant, or is it an unfortunate victim of vicious automobile designers? - This is the Flatmobile, made by the Perriwinkle Customs:

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Even lower? -

Another low-rider that takes that "low" to completely another level, is this wonderful "Rat Rod":

The Bunk Bed! - supercharged, with 600 hp on tap! This beautiful "piece of furniture" was made by the legendary George Barris custom car designer (the creator of the original Batmobile) - more info:

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From the same batch also comes an insect-like replica of the the famous 'Bugaloos Buggy' by George Barris:

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Belonging to the same furniture-car category is this "Pool Table Car" - a 100 mph vehicle creation by Triangle Billiards, Inc. and Big Daddy Vini, a.k.a. The Kustomizer - more info:

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This seems comfortable! Even in our day and age this 1960s custom van would attract attention from campers and lovers of all things futuristic... Today you can order an updated version of it called the Sportsmobile:

Here is another cool 1960s "hippie camper van" idea:

Hemi Vans! Great idea -

They are not stupid. Note that. -

This powerful concoction is appropriately called "Rodzilla", built by the Blastolene Brothers in 2004 - featuring a 29.3 litre, 12 cylinder tank engine from a M-47 tank! -

The ever-popular hovercraft idea, presented in a futuristic way by Robert Szenes in "Nepszeru Technika" magazine, 1959:

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More of the rare hovercraft concepts (most photos are from the 1960s Hungary): Dr. Bertelsen’s upgraded Aeromobile, and the Cushioncraft-2 (CC-2):

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The Bizarre Car Potpurri

This chrome-plated Mercedes was seen in Moscow near Tverskaya Street:

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More of the extreme Moscow machinery:

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Seen out of a car's window... some quick people were able to capture these monsters on the move:

This is the "ETV" or "Extra Terrestrial Vehicle", a kit car based on the Chevy Aveo made by The Car Factory.

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What a thoughtful father! -

Reaching new levels of ugliness... This little piggie went from a garage to a local market? -

And in conclusion: did you ever see a car turned inside out? Well, here is your chance: a Volkswagen Fox Mini turned inside-out:

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Article by Avi Abrams, Dark Roasted Blend.







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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I kinda like the Piggy food truck. I would really like to see some one make the car from "Despicable Me".

When looking for a picture of it, I came across a Youtube video of a cardboard mock-up on a bicycle.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Picture of the Lamoborghini is not from Russia, but from Sweden, owned by Jon Olsson


Blogger SineWaveII said...

It looks like the Edelbrock Corvette Van on the right is photoshop. I think this is the original image.

Blogger tanburo said...

I wonder if you've seen the article about Mötorhead's Lemmy's car..hehe

Blogger tanburo said...

Mavis, that is :) :)


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