Movie Cars Made In REAL LIFE!

Movie Cars Made In REAL LIFE!

From a famous tow truck from Cars to the real
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Van, here are the top 10 movie vehicles that actually exist! 10. Dumb and Dumber’s Mutt Car
Matthew Kerr, a certified dog trainer from Pennsylvania, wanted to redo his vehicle in
order to promote his business. Kerr has a dog training company called “Matt’s
Mutts University”, and he wanted to help business expand, so – the logical step was
to make a Mutt car! In order to turn this dream of his into reality,
Matthew Kerr took six blankets and put them over this car, using an adhesive to hold them
down. His wife helped him out by stitching the big
ears onto the front. Now, there was the problem of the dog nose. To solve it, Matt and his wife came up with
a brilliant idea – they bought an aluminum turkey pan, painted it black and placed it
on the hood of the car. I’m not sure if diehard Dumb and Dumber
fans would approve of Kerr’s adaptation, but it’s sure a nice little effort. It’s funny, and to the point, and it probably
ushers in a whole lot of new customers. A great way to help your business boom! 9. Ghostbusters’ Ecto-1
Loren Baldwin, from Ohio, spent almost three years making an exact replica of the famous
Ecto-1 vehicle from the Ghostbusters franchise. The actual search for the parts took Baldwin
two years. Then he spent another six months or so putting
them together to match the looks of the movie car. Ever since he first saw Ghostbusters, Baldwin
was struck with the beauty and brilliant design of Ecto-1, and dreamed of making one for himself. He took the chassis from a 1959 Miller-Meteor,
a combination car that’s both an ambulance and a hearse, and which was also used to make
the original movie car. But it wasn’t all that easy. Baldwin had to wait for nine years to find
the Miller-Meteor model, and the find happened almost by accident! Baldwin was looking for another car – and
stumbled upon this one! He bought the car for $2,500, and then put
in some serious work to get all the measurements right. The whole thing cost him around $20,000, but
Baldwin claims that – without the help of many local businesses – it would have exceeded
$100,000 for sure. The car is now rented for charity events and
VIP parties, and all I can say is – it’s looks pretty awesome! 8. The German Flintmobile
Meet Sebastian Trager, a car lover and Flintstones nut who decided to make a life-size replica
of the Flintmobile. For this project, Mr. Trager took a Volkswagen
Polo. He removed everything except the chassis,
engine and the wheels, and placed the recognizable wooden frame design on top along with the
leopard seat covers. He also installed wooden benches and a cloth
roof, to be as close to the original as possible. There was no need for pedaling, because this
Flintmobile was powered by the vehicle’s original engine. But everything else was done to a tee: no
windshield or wipers, and no seat belts, headlights or turn signals. The Flintmobile looks like it came straight
from the Flintstones movie set. Although Sebastian Trager tried convincing
German authorities that his Flintmobile was perfectly safe, they thought otherwise. Maybe it was the lack of seatbelts. Unfortunately, it was impossible to legally
register a vehicle without all the aforementioned accessories, as it was deemed too dangerous
for the streets and highways, and rightly so. Nevertheless, this labor of love paid off,
because the Flintmobile is now shown in exhibitions for car lovers and Flintstone fans to enjoy
it. 7. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle (TMNT) Van
This popular cartoon vehicle was made by Jay Ohrberg. Ohrberg is a car manufacturer and collector
whose specialty is making TV and movie cars. His company, “Jay Ohrberg Star Cars” is
famous for having numerous replicas and originals of movie and TV cars, many of which can be
rented. Ohrberg made a replica of the Turtle Van for
Mattel, the famous toy manufacturer, as part of a promotion for their toy line. And the van really looks believable! Fun fact: while all 4 ninja turtles drove
the van, out of the four, Leonardo is the one who spends the most time as the driver. The van is actually a modified version of
the 1957 Volkswagen Van – otherwise known as Volkswagen Type 2. It has a functional side-door, windshield
armor and all the gadgets. The roof is in turtle-shell hues, the rear
wheels are bigger, and there’s also the famous TMNT logo on it. The van is fully functional, which means it
can drive, but it would need some more servicing in order to be ready for the open road. For now, it’s only used for shows and exhibitions. And its rental fee is $10,000. Judging by its looks, the fee is kind of worth
it! 6. Knight Rider’s KITT
Chris Palmer wanted to make an exact replica of the famous car from the 80s TV show “The
Knight Rider”. He invested a lot of time and energy, but
he says that the effort was worth it, and that he would gladly do it again. Palmer began working on the replica by using
a 1991 Pontiac Trans Am. But right at the start, he was faced with
a problem. The 1991 model had a much better drivetrain
than the original used in the TV show, but – was almost a decade younger. In order to bridge the gap and make the replica
as close to the original as possible, Palmer had to do some more shopping. He bought four extra models of the Trans Am
– two from 1983, and two from 1982. This was a major decision, because it enabled
him to replace the panels and make a real KITT. There were also some additional adjustments,
such as chopping off the gear shift, because the original KITT was supposed to be automatic. On eBay, Palmer found the original bumper
and the dashboard, to match the inside with the original car. The wheel’s futuristic, the dashboard is
spot on, and the red-scanning light is like icing on the cake. Verdict: a total success! 5. Jurassic Park’s Ford Explorer
Christopher Orgeron from Texas set out to make a Ford Explorer from Spielberg’s Jurassic
Park, and what he ended up having is a real work of art. The first task was to find the right model. He went on Craigslist and bought the first-generation
Ford Explorer, the same one used in the making of the film. Orgeron bought the car for around $500 and
then moved on to stage two – finding all the right parts for the replica to be a spot
on match. And he didn’t stop there, because his desire
wasn’t just to make a nice-looking car from the outside. Orgeron’s plan was to redecorate the interior
as well. He installed two cathode ray tube screens,
which were also faithful to the time period. The brush guard for the Explorer proved pretty
hard to find, but Christopher managed to find it, eventually. Now his replica looks just like on the movie
set. There’s everything: the exact flare case,
custom dashboard, console – including the logo and those famous plastic cups. Well, you can’t get more accurate than that! 4. Donald Duck Car
Yup, it’s for real. Donald Duck now has a life-size replica of
his beloved automobile. And the car is done with such precision and
attention to detail, that it even has the license plate 313, just like in the comics
and the cartoon (btw, for all of you who don’t know – 313 is Donald Duck’s birthday,
March 13th). Surprisingly enough, this car doesn’t come
from the US, as you might expect, but from Norway. It was originally made by the Amcar Club in
the 90s, with the goal of promoting a car show back then. The engine comes from an Opel Kadett, but
everything else is custom made, including the chassis and the bodywork. The current owner of the car, Finn Pedersen,
claims that many people over the years have asked him to sell the car, but he’s always
declined. He also has a “special” driver’s license
for the car, with Donald Duck’s signature on it. Of course, it’s not legally valid but there’s
no need to be literal! The car is definitely an attention-grabber
at car shows and exhibitions. And why wouldn’t it be? It looks wonderful! 3. Mater the Tow Truck
When Pixar wanted to promote their upcoming film, Cars, they came up with an interesting
idea: to order life-size models of three cars from the movie, and drive them around during
the promo tour. Allegedly, it was Jay Leno who advised the
executives from Pixar to go and hire Eddie Paul. Eddie Paul is a car stuntman and manufacturer,
who over the last couple of decades has made customized cars for many Hollywood hits, including
Grease and XXX. Eddie was approached by the studio to make
three custom cars – Lightning McQueen, Sally and Mater the Tow Truck. And while all three of them are beautiful,
Mater takes the cake; I mean, look at it, it’s a cute little tow truck, what’s not
to like? Eddie used a pickup with dual rear wheels,
from the 1970s, and scaled everything to the size of Mater the Tow Truck. He narrowed the rear end by a foot, and took
out a couple of rear spring leaves, so that the ride became smoother and softer. The mouth was duplicated by moving the radiator
inside, the right hue was painted over and – voila! – Tow Mater came to life in full size. Kudos to Eddie Paul – he did an amazing
job. 2. Wacky Races Cars
Well, if this isn’t wacky – I don’t know what is! In case you don’t remember, Wacky Races
was an animated TV show from Hannah-Barbera studios, which ran for 17 episodes. It features a cast of wacky contestants with
their even wackier cars, who compete in the cross-country race for the title of “the
wackiest racer”. I know, that’s whole lot of “wacky”. Over the years, there have been a couple of
video games based on the cartoon, and also some occasional references, but the actual
race never came to life. That is – until the Goodwood Festival of
Speed. This is an annual event held in Chichester,
a town located some 60 miles north of London. In recent years, as part of the Goodwood festival,
life-size replicas of Wacky Races cars were introduced. The full set of vehicles was finally completed
in 2008, while their drivers were dressed just like the cartoon characters! The cars are so well done, that there’s
practically no difference between them and their cartoon counterparts. They must have taken a lot of time to make
and assemble, but when you see them like this – it immediately brings a smile to your
face. Go, Wacky Races! 1. DeLorean from Back to the Future
Ollie Wilkey, an inventory clerk from England, realized his dream when he got a replica of
one of cinema’s most beloved cars – the DeLorean from the Back to the Future trilogy. This car has everything, including the well-known
flux capacitor, time circuits and the energy reactor. You remember that the famous time-traveling
speed of the DeLorean is 88mph? Well, when this car reaches that speed, it
turns on a lot of flashing lights, and activates sound effects to simulate time travel, just
like in the movie! That’s a touch of magic right there. The car can even be put in hovering mode,
to mimic the original from Back to the Future. This vehicle wasn’t built by Ollie Wilkey. He actually bought it from a friend named
Luke, who had bought it some time ago. The car was manufactured in Florida, by a
contractor working for Universal Studios, who was also an ex-NASA engineer. Of course! You know NASA engineers are going to have
cool hobbies! According to Ollie, he always finds the time
to take it for a drive. And gets A LOT of attention. Of course he does, he drives Doc Brown’s
Time Machine! Thanks for watching! Be sure to subscribe and see you next time! Byeeeee!

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  1. I am a huge Ghostbusters nut. So of course I love seeing the ecto-1. But! The sickest thing in this vid was the whacky races cars all being brought to life.


  3. Great vid! However, you showed a pic of Michelangelo driving when stating Leo is the main driver LOL! Def gonna share this. SO much nostalgia! Thanks for posting!

  4. "in case you don't remember"? Girl, you weren't even born when Wacky Races was on TV! Your grandfather may have watched it though.

  5. I really expected the Batmobile to be number one. Honestly, in my opinion, the Batmobile TOPS this whole list. I'm talking Michael Keatons "Batmobile", not even Ben Afflecks "Batmobile" compares to it, again, just my opinion:)

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