Thursday, October 15, 2009


I first stumbled upon this shot on The Shame of it All and I couldn't help but track down some more info on them. It turns out they were built in '71 for car show promoter Bob Larivee Sr, they same person who commissioned the full scale Red Baron (I have a very trashed original example of this in toy form somewhere):

In this era building full scale versions of popular toys was all the rage, and this trend spawned the Zingers. The following images are out takes from a story in Hotrod from July '71:

An early Suzuki Carry would make a good base for a slightly more realistic version of this.

The dune buggy is currently being recreated by Moriarity on the Jalopy Journal

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