Here is a very cool Christmas post. These first two renderings were done by none other than Jeff DeGrandis. You can read Jeff's bio further down, but Jeff's talent here, emulates that of an incredible artist and car designer Ed "Big Daddy" Roth, the creator of "Rat Fink".
........Click on all pictures to enjoy them larger!
The custom cars that the kid is asking Santa Fink for were all designed and built by none other than "Big Daddy" Roth himself. Also every one of these cars were also recreated in 1:25 scale for the kid in me back then and are still available to this day for all us plastic bashers.
|The first one here noted in the cartoon is The Beatnik Bandit.|
This one is The Outlaw.
|This on is Big Daddy's Mysterian.|
|This strange one with the clear orange plastic dome is Road Agent.|
|Here is Big Daddy himself in his Orbitron!|
|This final one is a rail dragster called Yellow Fang|
Its hard to believe that Jeff was only 3 or 4 years old when Big Daddy was doing these custom cars.
BE SURE TO GO TO JEFF'S SITE as follows http://dragfink.com/ to view Jeff's incredible talent!
Finally...the creator of all this Ed "Big Daddy" Roth. You can read all about Big Daddy if you click on this link http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ed_Roth
|Ed Big Daddy Roth March 4, 1932 – April 4, 2001|
MERRY CHRISTMAS 2012