By Mark Frauenfelder at 10:01 am Wed, Apr 8, 2009
Another fun little video featuring my pal Aaron's 60's-Big Daddy-style bubbletop custom car, The Atomic Punk. Lots of in-progress shots that show just how much hard work went into building this crazy thing.
2 of my most favorite things, boingboing and the atomic punk!
You uh… can’t see past that engine!
I don’t understand how he can see while driving the car, the engine looks like it obstructs his view.
Wow, I’ve wanted a glass dome car since building that styrene model in the 60s.
Here’s shocking news: the fad was apparently started by Nikola Tesla in pre-1920s era, then spread to Gernsback publications. Here’s one of the drawings from Tesla’s Wardenclyffe proposal:
Tesla future car
His aircraft is a bit less futuristic:
I love how David Lee Roth is cut into the construction snips. He’s my super hero.
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