December 3, 2023


Automotive pure lust

The Wonderful World of Wheels (1966)

The Wonderful World of Wheels (1966)

The Wonderful World of Wheels (1966)

Ryan’s terrific discussion starter about plastics in early hot rods, customs and race vehicles, and that reminded me of 1 of the early pioneers of bubble top plastic domes on customs, Bill Cushenbery. His very first scratch-constructed development was the iconic ‘Silhouette’ which went on to be a multiple-clearly show winner, a Very hot Wheel, and an AMT design package. Invoice developed it as a fully driveable, roadworthy creation, and that is why it was featured in this CBS Tv Specific from September of 1966 called ‘The Great World of Wheels”, with Lloyd Bridges as your host. The full movie is seriously value a watch for the 60s go-karts, slot automobiles, dune buggies, exhibit automobiles, and much more. Lloyd drives the Silhouette all through the opening sequence together the Pacific Coastline Freeway and at times all over the show. Though this video clip has been shared on the HAMB in advance of, I imagined it was really worth sharing once again, and highlighting the personalized auto & scorching rod moments for you:

1:19 – 3:00: The Silhouette jogging down Freeway 1, hero photographs for intro, and driving as a result of community.

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

22:45 – 23:48: Indoor Tailor made Car 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 that includes 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 out?v=7vUmHEeuIKM