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The Monkeys car...

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Mopar Jack, Feb 29, 2012.

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  1. hotrodladycrusr
    Joined: Sep 20, 2002
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    I took these in 2008 at the "Barn Show".





  2. Mopar Jack
    Joined: Jan 24, 2010
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    Mopar Jack

    Nice to know its in good hands...
  3. subdajj
    Joined: Jul 18, 2009
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    ^ x2
    Joined: Jul 16, 2006
    Posts: 2,572


    That Monkees car looks drunk.
  5. so does anyone have pics of it being built? i know they used 2 gtos to build the first did they also use 2 gtos for the other two or did they do glass molds off the first?
  6. Jimm56
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  7. Normal Norman
    Joined: Aug 9, 2006
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    Normal Norman
    from Goshen IN.

    The first band I was in was a Monkees cover band but we didn't call it a "cover" band in those days. I played rhythm guitar, and we really sucked! I,I,I,I'm not your steppin' sto-one! Catch you on the other side Davey RIP. Normal Norman
  8. Jen......
    Joined: Nov 8, 2006
    Posts: 521


    rip daveys

    you will always be my favorite monkees

  9. jcapps
    Joined: Dec 30, 2008
    Posts: 473

    from SoCal

  10. How many people know that Micky Dolenz auditioned for the role of "Fonzy" in Happy Days?

    How different would that show have been!?!?

    I met Micky Dolenz in the mid 90's at the Clutch Artists Autorama in Buffalo when my Harley was in the show. Nice guy!

    I never had the pleasure to meet Davy Jones although I heard he didn't live too far away in PA.

    I'm certainly gonna miss him.
  11. And Stephen Stills auditioned for the Monkees, he was Peter Tork's room mate.
  12. Gator
    Joined: Dec 29, 2005
    Posts: 4,016


    Dean Jeffries was at the Detroit Autorama this weekend. He had the Manta Ray on display and was autographing pics of the Monkee's GTO and the Green Hornet's car for fans - I got one for my buddy Rick. Cool guys, had me and Detroit Poorboy Matt cracking up.
  13. Rem
    Joined: Mar 6, 2006
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    "Hey Hey We're the Monkees" is just playing on the radio - they were big over here too in my pre-teen years :eek:

    Always loved the car - it was the sort of thing that probably got me into hot rods and customs, now I come to think about it.

    RIP Davey
  14. Don's Hot Rods
    Joined: Oct 7, 2005
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    Don's Hot Rods
    from florida

  15. jpm49c
    Joined: Nov 23, 2006
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  16. Gromit
    Joined: Oct 13, 2011
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    I laughed so hard at that it bears more than just a LOL... very good.
  17. Dave Rondou
    Joined: May 26, 2008
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    Dave Rondou

    The show played for only two years. Watched every one. RIP, Davey.
  18. jpm49c
    Joined: Nov 23, 2006
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    This is one on e bay it has tan interior and same signed glove box. The others had white int.
  19. SlamIam
    Joined: Oct 8, 2007
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    RIP Davy. Last Train to Clarksville was my one of my favorites. Didn't care for the Monkeemobile at all.
  20. axle
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
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    from Drag City

    Thank you !
  21. Watching that show as a kid, I loved that car. Not so much now....

    Back in the late '70s, I recall seeing a picture of Barris posing with a few of his cars (the Batmobile, and the Munster Coach) and the Monkeemobile was in the same shot. I learned later that Barris was taking credit for the car, and most people had no clue that Dean Jefferies was the original builder. Barris did that alot, I understand.
  22. Yep!

    I was one of them. :eek:
  23. koolkemp
    Joined: May 7, 2004
    Posts: 6,007


    Loved them and the show in the early/mid 70's when it was in re-runs > My aunt (RIP) gave me all of her original albums cuase she had outgrown them...I so badly wanted to build a model of the car back then but it was either not available of out of production.RIP Davy.
  24. 62hotcat
    Joined: Jan 7, 2007
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    im a bereaver
  25. GassersGarage
    Joined: Jul 1, 2007
    Posts: 4,735


    While at the gym, the news mentioned the passing of Davy Jones. They said Barris was going to be interviewed because he built the Monkeemobile.
  26. Tom davison
    Joined: Mar 15, 2008
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    Tom davison
    from Phoenix AZ

    I respect Dean as much as any of the major builders of his era and any other. In my opinion, the Mantaray still stands as the best car to ever come out of the period.

    But he seriously compromised his excellent taste in styling when he conceived that nightmare Monkeemobile. He did prove that he could be a player in Barris' 60's world of clown cars and on that level, I suppose, it succeeds.

    I hadn't heard of Davey's passing before I read it here either. The Monkees were completely contrived. Mike Nesmith was the only musician of the bunch, the rest were actors. He doesn't participate in Monkee reunions because (a) he plays his own brand of country music and (b) he doesn't need the money because he owns the Liquid Paper Company. Mike dreamed up the Head movie which was basically a music video decades before there videos or MTV.
  27. slingshot392
    Joined: Jul 23, 2009
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    RIP Davey.

    I'm 49 so I was a little too young for the original run of the series, but I loved watching the reruns on Saturday morning and one of the first albums I bought was the double album set offered during the show. They are still one of my favorite groups.
  28. jcmarz
    Joined: Jan 10, 2010
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    from Chino, Ca

    None of the Monkees were true Musicians when they were first casted but a miracle occurred and they became true Musicians. Mickey Dolenz always compares it to Nimoy really growing "Spock" ears. Also, it was Nesmith's mother who invented Liquid Paper.
  29. 117harv
    Joined: Nov 12, 2009
    Posts: 6,594


    Not to be rude but, you need your eyes checked. It was a different time and wild customs were in, it was all in fun, i think the car is awesome, seeing it brings back great childhood memories:)
  30. 59 brook
    Joined: Jun 12, 2005
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    59 brook

    just saw it at the miami auto show in nov
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