The Wonderful World of Wheels (1966)

The Wonderful World of Wheels (1966)

The Wonderful World of Wheels (1966)

Ryan’s great discussion starter about plastics in early incredibly hot rods, customs and race automobiles, and that reminded me of one of the early pioneers of bubble leading plastic domes on customs, Bill Cushenbery. His incredibly 1st scratch-constructed generation was the iconic ‘Silhouette’ which went on to be a various-demonstrate winner, a Sizzling Wheel, and an AMT design package. Monthly bill created it as a absolutely driveable, roadworthy creation, and that’s why it was highlighted in this CBS Television set Distinctive from September of 1966 referred to as ‘The Wonderful Environment of Wheels”, with Lloyd Bridges as your host. The complete film is actually worthy of a enjoy for the 60s go-karts, slot automobiles, dune buggies, show cars, and much more. Lloyd drives the Silhouette during the opening sequence together the Pacific Coastline Highway and at times during the demonstrate. Though this online video has been shared on the HAMB just before, I imagined it was truly worth sharing all over again, and highlighting the customized motor vehicle & scorching rod times for you:

1:19 – 3:00: The Silhouette jogging down Freeway 1, hero pictures for intro, and driving through community.

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

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

23:48 – 24:10: Big 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 that includes the Scrima-Basilek-Milodon-Tuller “Scrima-Liner”

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

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

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