Saturday, September 8, 2012

Muscle Cars of The Monster Stars

 

By -  Steve Mezo

The 50's, 60's and 70's were the best decades ever to be in love with cars when you were a kid! They were loud, fast and tied in with monsters. 

 I was obsessed with the work of Ed "Big Daddy" Roth
 
I loved his bug eyed monsters driving super fueled pavement eaters with screaming engines. And it really blew me away when I would see real life creations of his designs being driven!
 


Of course George Barris built cars for

 BATMAN
 

Herman and Grandpa Munster's
 
Koach and DRAG-U-LA

And
 THE CAR

And who didn't want "The Gator Car"
from Death Race 2000 (1975)
 
Created by "Dick Dean"

Which inspired the arcade game by "EXIDY" (1976)
 
 
 
I spent quite a few future car payments playing this...


 Then there's the first Semi - Truck we fell for


 And that little Hottie from 1957
 


Even The Classic Monsters were given Hot Rods
 

 

 

 
 
 

In the 80's Topps Card/Stickers had released 
Weird Wheels

The artwork was pretty cool but didn't have the style of 
Ed "Big Daddy" Roth's work.  

So now all I can say is, if I ever hit a huge lottery I am going to have one of the coolest car collection ever!!!

But I did get to cross "Sitting in The Batmobile" off my Bucket List that I wrote when I was six back in 1991 when I was twenty one.