The Wonderful World of Wheels (1966)

The Wonderful World of Wheels (1966)

Ryan’s good discussion starter about plastics in early incredibly hot rods, customs and race cars and trucks, and that reminded me of 1 of the early pioneers of bubble prime plastic domes on customs, Monthly bill Cushenbery. His pretty first scratch-built creation was the legendary ‘Silhouette’ which went on to be a many-show winner, a Scorching Wheel, and an AMT design package. Bill designed it as a absolutely driveable, roadworthy development, and which is why it was featured in this CBS Television Distinctive from September of 1966 identified as ‘The Great World of Wheels”, with Lloyd Bridges as your host. The full movie is seriously well worth a enjoy for the 60s go-karts, slot vehicles, dune buggies, demonstrate vehicles, and far more. Lloyd drives the Silhouette in the course of the opening sequence alongside the Pacific Coastline Freeway and at times all over the display. Even though this video clip has been shared on the HAMB prior to, I thought it was really worth sharing all over again, and highlighting the personalized car or truck & scorching rod times for you:

1:19 – 3:00: The Silhouette functioning down Freeway 1, hero shots for intro, and driving as a result of neighborhood.

22:00 – 22:45: Parked Silhouette as Lloyd talks

22:45 – 23:48: Indoor Personalized Motor vehicle Demonstrate

23:48 – 24:10: Massive Daddy Ed Roth and Surfite

24:10 – 24:40 George Barris and Surf Woody

25:02 – 25:10 Musters Koach

30:42 – 37:10 Drag Racing showcasing the Scrima-Basilek-Milodon-Tuller “Scrima-Liner”

44:12 – 48:28 Bonneville featuring Art Arfons and Craig Breedlove

48:29 – 52:19 Closing sequence with Lloyd Bridges and Silhouette

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