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.
Greg Baum's 1919 Willy's T, Rat Rod
Greg has designed a setup to shoot flames from his zoomie pipes! Pretty
Cool! Taken at the 2007 Kenny's Rod Shop Customer Appreciation Day; Boise
Drag U La
George Barris fires up the Drag-U-La at his Culver City Cruisin' Back to
the 50s car show.
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