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Anybody know anything about this one???

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Nitro Marty, May 14, 2009.

  1. Nitro Marty
    Joined: Nov 19, 2006
    Posts: 131

    Nitro Marty

    I took these shots of this strange little rocket car at one of the open house picinics
    at Jay Orberg's old "Mr. Roadster" shop, in Moline IL, back in the early 80's...​

    My question is: Was this a "real" old racer that had been restored, or just someone's cool idea of a "what if"???​


  2. Not sure about the linage but is sure is cool looking. Looks like it might be some promotional idea.
  3. dentprone
    Joined: Apr 11, 2009
    Posts: 122


    Hmmmm....not sure. Sure is interesting, I hope someone can shed some light on its origins.
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  5. VW used 4 and 5 lug wheels, this one appears to have more.
    Hard to tell from those angles.

    Definitely never seen it before.
  6. RAY With
    Joined: Mar 15, 2009
    Posts: 3,132

    RAY With

    Cool looking but I never saw it before. As small of wheelbase as it appears I would say a promotional thing possibly.
  7. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
    Posts: 16,057

    from California

    I think that car was in the old Tom Slick cartoons. it was driven by a dog.
  8. Fordguy78
    Joined: Apr 2, 2009
    Posts: 558


    I think those mooneyes stickers are rather appropriate. That is a neat car, I wonder if Dean Moon might have had something to do with it?

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