Rocket car spotted on the streets of LA

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16 Responses to “Rocket car spotted on the streets of LA”

  1. Longboxes says:

    “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!!!

  2. manicbassman says:

    where’s Dick Dastardly and Muttley then? and surely this creation has to have fenders to be street legal?

  3. genglefins says:

    this looks like the steampunk version of the Ace & Gary mobile.

  4. sicklecell says:

    It’s perfect

  5. landwomble says:

    Doesn’t look like it’d be particularly safe for any pedestrians it hit though: instant kebabs

  6. Xopher says:

    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.

  7. Takuan says:

    ah! but I remember:
    http://www.cinemaretro.com/uploads/greatrace2.jpg

    “Push the button,Max!”

  8. Takuan says:

    speaking of steampunk:
    http://www.petersen.org/images/Exhibitimages/hannibal8-1965greatrace.jpg

    “I… am Professor Fate!”

  9. Argon says:

    That’s just the point of it.

  10. aes says:

    I saw it parked in front of the Scientology Celebrity center on Saturday night. Interesting.

  11. BritSwedeGuy says:

    May I be the first to say
    STEAMPUNK!
    STEAMPUNK!
    STEAMPUNK!
    STEAMPUNK!!!

  12. JSG says:

    Here’s another very elegant bit of steampunkery.

    http://www.blastolene.com/b702_f.html

    Some of the other cars on the site are very steampunkish.

  13. CVR says:

    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.

  14. holtt says:

    (Much) more info Gizmodo

  15. Jack says:

    Was it parked in front of a gold house? Maybe the creator of Itchy & Scratchy got his dream!

  16. Chris Spurgeon says:

    Want!

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