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The Bananamobile is being entered in category 21 (real vehicles) of the MOCathlon for the Golden Relievers.
About this creation
Let me take you back in time . . . back to when Detroit was king . . . when Uncle Walter brought us the evening news and that was the way it was . . . when Batman, the Monkees, and other TV shows with cool cars and not much else going for them were on the air.

There was a show, a silly Saturday-morning live action thing called "The Banana Splits -- go on, follow the link if you dare. It had a catchy (i.e. annoying) theme song and pun-laden jokes by Snorky, Bingo, Fleegle and Drooper. I was five, and I thought that show was the greatest. I still remember dancing around with my brothers and sisters when the theme song crackled throught the speakers of the old black and white TV we had back then.

One thing about those free-wheeling days of my youth was custom cars. They were everywhere. I'm no gearhead, but I do love a souped-up car with a unique design.

Well, it turns out the designers had a plan to introduce a new vehicle on "The Banana Spits" just before the show was yanked off the air. I have often heard rumors of this mystery car, so I decided to do a little investigating and discovered the only remaining photos of this concept sports car. I present to you . . . The Bananamobile!







The car is shown with test driver Steve Muldoon behind the wheel just before going out for it's one and only test run. The police report states that he was dancing to the "The Banana Splits" theme song when he rammed into the bridge at 158 miles per hour . . .

Builder's notes: When I broke down the steam roller I got for Christmas, I realized the two yellow fenders would look good another vehicle but wasn't sure what. On Sunday, I decided to play around with them and see what happened. Now you know. I messed around with the shape, trying to give it that 60s car-of-the-future sort of feel if I could. I'm pretty happy with the way it turned out.



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  April 4, 2010
You forgot the closing quote on the end of "The Banana Splits"
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  March 15, 2010
Sure, The Banana Splits are great, but do you remember The Great Space Coaster? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dddm5bQeKvg 'No Gnus is good Gnus, unless it's Gary Gnus.' Love it, Dennis, great stuff.~H
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  February 19, 2010
Great build, but you have filled my mind with a theme that I thought I'd never hear again. Tralala lalalalaa Tralala lalalalaa...Get it out!
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  February 19, 2010
Quoting Stacy Sterling Wow - nice work, Dennis!! I'll have to take some car building lessons from you :) If this one survives until Brickworld, it would make an excellent addition to the ToT-LUG layout (hint, hint).
That's music to my ears, Stacy! I'm bringing it Brickworld for sure!!!!!
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  February 19, 2010
Wow - nice work, Dennis!! I'll have to take some car building lessons from you :) If this one survives until Brickworld, it would make an excellent addition to the ToT-LUG layout (hint, hint).
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  February 18, 2010
I have no idea what show you are talking about, but I like the build. Nice and curvy.
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  February 18, 2010
I thought you used all your yellow? Well, 3 points from me.
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  February 18, 2010
the parts around the sweet arches are so nice, its a very stylish....and yellow
Dennis Price
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Blake Buehl
  February 17, 2010
Haha, my dad watched that show too. He liked the amphibeous vehicles they drove around in. Nice job, curved enough. Now, the question is whether you can make the charactars?
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  February 17, 2010
Nice, sleek, good pics. The Banana Split arrived in Italy too, as I remember them from when I was (very) little. 3 points for you. Enjoy them!
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  February 17, 2010
You shoulda gone with the original name you told me about earlier HAHAHA Nice work Dennis! I wonder if anyone is going to do the "Great Space Coaster?" ~ Chris.
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  February 17, 2010
Nice ride you got there.
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  February 17, 2010
Nice job, I've watched the banana splits, and do I hate that theme song!
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  February 17, 2010
Quoting Heath 'kik36' Flor LMAO this thing is very interesting Dennis. I don't dare follow your link though. I have enough issues with the Smurf song thank you very much.
Go on, click it. You won't regret it . . .
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  February 17, 2010
LMAO this thing is very interesting Dennis. I don't dare follow your link though. I have enough issues with the Smurf song thank you very much.
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  February 17, 2010
Like Sebeus, the title lured me to this page... Great work!
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  February 17, 2010
Nicely done, I like this design, it was actually the title that lured me to this page :p great job
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  February 17, 2010
This is actually a nice-looking car! Well-built and very smooth!
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  February 17, 2010
Clean lines, organic shape, mid engine, and just the right amount of detail. It is a solid build to be sure. If your build had been posted before this one http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/186604, then it would have been a four, but now it is a solid three (3) pointer. Lee.
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  February 17, 2010
With a title like "The Bananamobile," I wasn't sure what to expect! Nice little vehicle here. It has great lines and style - very nice, especially for the small scale.
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  February 17, 2010
What a sweet little car. see ya. garth
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  February 17, 2010
I do recall the show, although I am sure they were reruns! I was a Loony Tunes and Scooby Doo man myself. Very sweet ride here Dennis. Love the shape and I think you nailed the category, but then, I am not a judge. Cheers!
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  February 17, 2010
Don't know the show, but this car is an eye-candy, well done !
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  February 17, 2010
Quoting Parrington Levens Wow!!!! What a beasty shape, especially about the midriff heading to the rear. The classic muscle car coca-cola bottle lines are hard to miss. Ripper car dude... I reckon a couple of black stripes on the bonnet would just set it on fire!
Agreed -- black stripes would be awesome, but since my inspiration was the old TV show I wanted to make it as yellow as possible. After the entry is judged, I may go back and add in the stripes for display at Brickworld.
  February 17, 2010
Now THIS is a sweet ride! I love especially the back part. I also love the use of that Venice Gondola boat windshield.
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  February 17, 2010
Wow!!!! What a beasty shape, especially about the midriff heading to the rear. The classic muscle car coca-cola bottle lines are hard to miss. Ripper car dude... I reckon a couple of black stripes on the bonnet would just set it on fire!
 
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