Whether it be for movies, TV or business promotion, specialty wheeled vehicles have been with us almost since Henry Ford’s first factory. What we are going to focus on here are STREET LEGAL vehicles. Not fantastical assemblages of mismatched pieces like the Batmobile from The Dark Knight. We are talking vehicles that with little or no special permissions can drive down your street tomorrow.
(Not our street of course. We do not have one. No, up here in the ice it is treaded vehicles or nothing. That is unless you can fly… but we digress…)
Number 10: Captain America’s motorcycle –from the 1979 made for TV film starring Reb Brown.
Ahh the 1970’s. For starters we do not know if Cap forgot that bleach fades colors. His dark blue outfit here looks… er, powder blue. But the vehicle was cool and gave cap an excuse to wear that AMAZINGLY intimidating helmet.
Number 9: The Monkee-mobile from the 1966 TV show.
Whether it was the Beatles, the Monkees or even Chekov from Star Trek, what is old can be new again!
Hey Justin Bieber, we found out when your outrageous hairstyle was first “in”.
Beiber… What will he think of this hair a decade from now?
Number 8: The Weinermobile
Hollywood is not the only place that constructs impractical vehicles around outrageous themes. Oscar Meyer came up with this design after the Bologna-mobile was a public relations failure.
Number 7: The 1966 Batman TV show Batmobile.
Number 6: Green Hornet’s Black Beauty
Whether the 1960’s original or the new movie version, it is one intimidating sedan.
Was it a singular time of character for comic book heroes?
- Dumb comments from Hollywood actors?
- Teen idol hair doos?
- Vampire Obsession?
What incredible ideas will our heroes come up with next?
What amazing wheeled conveyance will they fight crime with in the future?
Number 5: The Ark II RV from the 1976 show of the same name.
Yes, they are accompanied by a super intelligent chimp! This could only have flown on Saturday mornings. Only those under 10 have skulls full of enough mush to swallow this premise without realizing they are being brainwashed.
Okay, there may not be any “streets” left in this Woodsey Owl nightmare of a future. However if some were unearthed those nice big wheels would not chew up any pavement. (What are you picking up with that dish? Echoes of Justin Beiber songs bouncing back from space?)
Number 4: Cars from the 1970 show, UFO.
Is it futuristic? Sort of. Is it street legal? Yeah sure. Is it practical? Well, one trip to your local supermarket in this baby will reveal some flaws. Can you imagine what rogue shopping carts will do to that edge?
Number 3: The Landmaster from the 1977 film Damnation Alley.
The film may not be a classic, but the vehicle has lived on in many other TV shows, commercials and what have you. Can you resist a movie starring both Jan-Michael Vincent (a guy with not one but THREE first names) and George (A-Team) Peppard?