June 21, 2024


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The Wonderful World of Wheels (1966)

The Wonderful World of Wheels (1966)

The Wonderful World of Wheels (1966)

Ryan’s good discussion starter about plastics in early warm rods, customs and race cars, and that reminded me of 1 of the early pioneers of bubble top rated plastic domes on customs, Bill Cushenbery. His incredibly first scratch-built development was the iconic ‘Silhouette’ which went on to be a several-clearly show winner, a Incredibly hot Wheel, and an AMT design package. Invoice constructed it as a absolutely driveable, roadworthy creation, and that is why it was featured in this CBS Television Distinctive from September of 1966 called ‘The Excellent Globe of Wheels”, with Lloyd Bridges as your host. The total movie is definitely really worth a view for the 60s go-karts, slot automobiles, dune buggies, exhibit cars, and a lot more. Lloyd drives the Silhouette all through the opening sequence alongside the Pacific Coastline Freeway and at times all over the exhibit. While this movie has been shared on the HAMB ahead of, I thought it was really worth sharing once again, and highlighting the custom made vehicle & very hot rod times for you:

1:19 – 3:00: The Silhouette operating down Highway 1, hero photographs for intro, and driving by way of neighborhood.

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

22:45 – 23:48: Indoor Custom Car Present

23:48 – 24:10: Massive 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 featuring the Scrima-Basilek-Milodon-Tuller “Scrima-Liner”

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

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