The Beatnik Bandit

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The Beatnik Bandit

Post by koimaster » August 22nd 2019, 12:46pm

When Hot Wheels released their first 16 cars in 1968, it was clear that most of them were based on customized versions of recognizable street cars, but one of the most popular was a modified 1950 Oldsmobile. In 1961, customizer/cartoonist Ed “Big Daddy” Roth took an Olds frame, shortened it a bit, and added some glorious bubble-topped coachwork and a monster engine (aslo from Olds). Behold, the Beatnik Bandit, which was represented among those first 16 Hot Wheels.

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Ed Roth's Outlaw

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Ed “Big Daddy” Roth cars to assemble at Amelia Island Concours


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Re: The Beatnik Bandit

Post by MKTheVintageBloke » August 22nd 2019, 2:14pm

Damn, reminds me of when I was just a wee kid, like, 10 years old. Used to have some Hot Wheels and Matchbox as a kid. I'll be damned if I know where are they now.
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Re: The Beatnik Bandit

Post by koimaster » August 22nd 2019, 2:49pm

labman wrote:
August 22nd 2019, 1:01pm
Always liked the Red Baron car, built the Monogram model kit of it.

Built the beatnik car model way back in the day.
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