Cory Doctorow at 11:58 pm Sun, Jun 8, 2008
ADVERTISE AT BOING BOING!
“Penelope Pitstop” Ha! And I thought I was the only one who remembered that old show! (Though, it is rerun on Boomerang these days, so…) Anyway, cool car. Iz Wantz!!!
where’s Dick Dastardly and Muttley then? and surely this creation has to have fenders to be street legal?
this looks like the steampunk version of the Ace & Gary mobile.
Doesn’t look like it’d be particularly safe for any pedestrians it hit though: instant kebabs
Longboxes 1: In this age of Google, I suppose no one will believe that I actually REMEMBER that it was called “The Perils of Penelope Pitstop” and was a spinoff of an earlier show called “The Wacky Races,” but I do.
ah! but I remember:
“Push the button,Max!”
speaking of steampunk:
“I… am Professor Fate!”
That’s just the point of it.
I saw it parked in front of the Scientology Celebrity center on Saturday night. Interesting.
May I be the first to say
Here’s another very elegant bit of steampunkery.
Some of the other cars on the site are very steampunkish.
Not only a little dangerous for pedestrians…check out the photo of the cockpit. There isn’t a padded surface in sight. But it’s and undeniably cool machine.
(Much) more info Gizmodo
Was it parked in front of a gold house? Maybe the creator of Itchy & Scratchy got his dream!
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