The Original Munsters Drag-U-La races the Boot Hill Express!
Watch the Original Munsters Drag-U-La, race the Boot Hill Express, a Stage
Coach Hearse at the Autoseum, Automotive Teaching Museum!
The Drag-U-La is currently house at the Autoseum so we decided that it was
time this dragster hit the streets, so we ask one of our local supporters
to bring down his home built Boot Hill express so the coffin could still
race a hearse.
The Drag-U-La is the fully restored car built by George Barris and used by
Grandpa Munster, Al Lewis, in the TV series The Munsters. This is the car
most famous for the episode "Hot Rod Herman" where races the Munsters
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I'll bet you didn't think this thing actually starts up. Andy Perillo fires
it up and it works!. It better. He built tis rerpro.
THE CAR THAT ATE MY BRAIN!
IN 1955 NORM GRABOWSKI STARTED TO BUILD HIS"T"NOT KNOWING THAT THIS CAR
WOULD STAR IN
TELEVISION SHOWS LIKE 77 SUNSET STRIP AND LAUNCH A TREND KNOWN AS THE "FAB
VON FRANCO BUILT A CLONE OF THE "KOOKIE" VERSION AND NOW, 20 YEARS LATER,
HE CLONES THE "LIGHTNIN'BUG"VERSION . VON FRANCO TELLS THE HISTORY OF
NORM'S CAR ALONG WITH NEVER BEFORE SEEN HOME MOVIES AND PICTURES ...THIS IS
THE STORY OF...THE CAR THAT ATE MY BRIAN!!
Famous Hollywood cars roll into auto show
The Batmobile, Speed Racer Mach 5 and MonkeeMobile are among the famous
cars the Dezer Collection is showing at the New York International Auto
Show. Videojournalist: Jose Moreno
Car Room TV: Clips! Round 2 "Munster Koach" and "Drag-U-La"
No red blooded American kid ever missed the end credits for each episode of
"The Munsters" - or they'd miss George Barris' kustom "Munster Koach" as it
hauled into view with the whole Munster family perched inside, and on the
outlandish (and hysterically unsafe) high rear bench seat. Pairing the
Koach with its equally kreepy "Drag-U-La" - literally a coffin on wheels -
Round 2 has brought out two of the most famous cars in TV land.
Munsters Koach wheels of time macungie,pa aug 2013
Munsters Koach wheels of time macungie,pa aug 2013.This apparently is a
replica since original in barris mueseum.11 months to build identical to
what was on the show! Neat for seeing it up close rides where by lottery
$5.00 a ticket drawn 3 x today idle speed round fairgrounds owner could've
at least rev'd the rpm's a little..........
ORIGINAL ONE WAS Designed and built by George Barris.
The Koach was made from 3 Model T bodies and is 18 feet long. The 133"
frame was made by hand.
It has a four speed manual transmission and a power rear end. The brass
radiator and fenders were hand formed. In 1964, the cost to build the first
one was $18,000.00. It had "blood red" velvet interior. It took 500 hours
to hand form the ornate rolled steel scrollwork. It had Gloss Black Pearl
paint. The front end had a dropped axle, split radius rods and T springs.
The studio gave George Barris 21 days to complete the car. Powered by a 289
Ford Cobra engine from a 1966 Mustang GT. Built with Jahns high
compression pistons, ten chrome plated Stromberg carburators, an Isky cam,
and had a set of Bobby Barr racing headers.
Car Show with the 1966 Batmobile
George Barris also designed other cars:
Among Barris' claims to fame are memorable vehicles like James Dean's
Spyder Porsche, the golf-cart-turned prehistoric auto used in "The
Flintstones" movie; KITT, David Hasselhoff's talkative Pontiac Firebird
TransAm in "Knight Rider"; the Ghostbusters' ECTO-1, and Herman Munster's
morbid Munster Koach. He has also designed cars for entertainers, such as a
limo for Elvis, and The Monkees' Monkee Mobile.
video date: apr 07