The Wonderful World of Wheels (1966)

The Wonderful World of Wheels (1966)

Ryan’s terrific discussion starter about plastics in early very hot rods, customs and race vehicles, and that reminded me of a person of the early pioneers of bubble leading plastic domes on customs, Bill Cushenbery. His really to start with scratch-created development was the legendary ‘Silhouette’ which went on to be a several-clearly show winner, a Sizzling Wheel, and an AMT model package. Bill designed it as a absolutely driveable, roadworthy creation, and which is why it was featured in this CBS Tv Exclusive from September of 1966 known as ‘The Great Earth of Wheels”, with Lloyd Bridges as your host. The complete movie is truly truly worth a view for the 60s go-karts, slot automobiles, dune buggies, display automobiles, and extra. Lloyd drives the Silhouette throughout the opening sequence together the Pacific Coastline Highway and at moments through the clearly show. Despite the fact that this online video has been shared on the HAMB in advance of, I imagined it was well worth sharing yet again, and highlighting the tailor made car or truck & hot rod moments for you:

1:19 – 3:00: The Silhouette jogging down Highway 1, hero pictures for intro, and driving by neighborhood.

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

22:45 – 23:48: Indoor Custom made Vehicle Clearly show

23:48 – 24:10: Huge 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 that includes Artwork Arfons and Craig Breedlove

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

 

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