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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by cutthroat corps, Nov 2, 2010.
Maybe the Bat mobile?
Hirohata Merc, hands down.
Orbitron lost and found
It's that Merc, you know, that one?
Hirohata merc has to be.The general lee wasnt really a custom.muscle car yes.custom no.
Depends on if you consider any modified car a 'custom' - Like so many seem to do.
Personally I don't consider the bat mobile a custom, but rather a 'prop car'
and in it's first form (before it was converted to the bat mobile), a concept car.
To me, customs are a very specific STYLE - not an all-encompassing catch term.
Orbitron & AlaKart are 'show rods' not customs
And General Lee... common, you need ta be bitch slapped
First one that popped into my head was the Ala Kart.
El Matador gets my vote...lotsa major body mods.....well executed.....awesome proportions.....imaginative yet tasteful.....beautiful candy paint....great starting platform......El Matador...!!!
Among real gearheads? Hirohata Merc.
Among tv watchers/wannabe carfolk? Batmobile.
most famous amongst who? if you include civilians I'd guess you'd have to travel far and wide to find someone who has heard of the Hirohata Merc or any of the other cars we liked.
EDIT: Texas Hardcore was thinking the same thing in a different way.
Batmobile is not really a custom. now the Monkeemobile, there's a custom.
All good choices. I'd be curious to know the age of the guys that pick differnet cars. My serious car addiction started in the early 60's. The Ala Kart got lots of press then.
I'd toss my vote in for the "Dream Truck" but it's not that famous these days.
car guys = Hirohata Merc
Civilians= Munsters Coach
The 1940 Westergard Mercury by Harry Westergard, the grandfather of customizing.
That is funny, but I can tear them down and build them up with the best of them and wasn't the Bat mobile not done by Barris one of the greats I understand it was a prop car but was shown all over and made the cover of Hot Rod so don't shit yourself over the details I said famous thats all
Thats the one that got me hooked.
Lil coffin or predicta fo show!
Just a thought, but the Aztec has been on about 45 magazine covers!
Ala Kart, or Beatnik Bandit, but my favorite was the Uncertain T.
Hirohata Merc was the first on my mind...movie and tv cars don't count...there are so many great and well known kustoms out there, but I guarantee if you took every car guy's top 3, the Hirohata Merc would be on it more often than any other kustom out there...
LOL. Bitch slapped... and i totally agree on the rest.
The H-Merc is second on my list
i'd just about bet that if you did a regular survey, more often than any other you would get Cadzilla. especially if you asked a broad spectrum of "car people" and not just HAMB people.
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