December 2, 2022


Let's Talk Car

The Wonderful World of Wheels (1966)

The Wonderful World of Wheels (1966)

Ryan’s good dialogue starter about plastics in early scorching rods, customs and race autos, and that reminded me of 1 of the early pioneers of bubble top plastic domes on customs, Monthly bill Cushenbery. His pretty to start with scratch-built creation was the iconic ‘Silhouette’ which went on to be a many-exhibit winner, a Scorching Wheel, and an AMT model kit. Invoice designed it as a wholly driveable, roadworthy generation, and that’s why it was showcased in this CBS Tv Particular from September of 1966 termed ‘The Great Environment of Wheels”, with Lloyd Bridges as your host. The entire movie is definitely truly worth a watch for the 60s go-karts, slot cars and trucks, dune buggies, exhibit cars, and additional. Lloyd drives the Silhouette through the opening sequence alongside the Pacific Coastline Freeway and at times during the present. Whilst this video has been shared on the HAMB ahead of, I thought it was worth sharing yet again, and highlighting the customized automobile & sizzling rod times for you:

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

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

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

23:48 – 24:10: Major 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 showcasing Art Arfons and Craig Breedlove

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