A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream...
About this creation
Dr. Gonzo on the left and Duke/Hunter Thompson on the right. When the call comes in and your due in Vegas in 24 hours, and your attorney has advised you to procure Acapulco shirts, intakeables, and a car: You listen. And if it's worth doing, it's worth doing right.
"We had two bags of grass, seventy-five pellets of mescaline, five sheets of high-powered blotter acid, a saltshaker half-full of cocaine, and a whole galaxy of multi-colored uppers, downers, screamers, laughers... Also, a quart of tequila, a quart of rum, a case of beer, a pint of raw ether, and two dozen amyls. Not that we needed all that for the trip..."
Hitchhiker - "Hot damn. I never rode in a convertible before!"
Duke - "Is that right? Well... I guess you're about ready, then, aren't you?"
Gonzo - "We're your friends. We're not like the others, man, really."
Duke: No more of that talk or I'll put the leeches on you! Understand?... Get in."
Duke- "How long could we maintain? I wondered. How long until one of us starts raving and jabbering at this boy? What will he think then? Did I say that? Or just think it? Was I talking? Did they hear me??"
I'm not quite sure if he undertood me, yet he's nodding his head... He was lying to me...
*I've really wanted to do something in tribute for the book "Fear and Loathing" and to the movie too. This is also my first car... YAY! I'm very happy how the whole thing turned out. The car i used is Thompson's real car that can be seen in the movie.
Interior. It has a radio and the front seats are made out of minifig legs and I like the way they look. The original art on the main picture/the book is by Ralph Steadman, and I recreated it in Microsoft Paint. "So now, less than five years later, you can go up on a steep hill in Las Vegas and look West, and with the right kind of eyes you can almost see the high-water mark — that place where the wave finally broke and rolled back."
Thanks for looking! And if any car aficionados can help me I'd like to know if that vertical glass placement for the windshield has ever been used before. Thank you!
Here's a better resolution version of the main picture on flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/andrew_colunga/3781237999/
We can't stop here.... this is bat country! Totally stupid but memorable movie, and your creation is brilliant. I'm gonna make a Raoul Duke fig with the head from the new Agent Robot set. Great MOC, love the main pic too.
Nice car. I really like that main picture. It's like the car is bustin' out of the scene. Hunter S. fans would like seein' that picture. If they could focus. I fondly remember the days we used to live like that though I never had a convertible. Can't party like that anymore. I once got stuck on someone's cabin roof back in the late 70's. Couldn't figure out how to use the stepladder. Hmmm, I wonder if I ever got down? see ya. garth