Friday, November 11, 2011

Here Comes The MONKEEMOBILE! The Monkees' Custom Ride! 1976 Albert Bigley Art!

Ugh. Dig my 1976 drawing of the fabulous custom "muscle car," The Monkeemobile! I was inspired by the then-recent re-issue of the model kit (inexplicably re-purposed as "Fonzie's Dream Rod"--See pic below!) of the famous modified 1966 GTO, but my art skills had a long way to go yet! I tried to capture the sleek curves, the wild exposed engine and blower, and the elongated front and rear fins, but the car ended up looking more like an oddly smashed station wagon! NOT something the Monkees would be seen riding in! Click to enlarge!

Below: The odd re-casting of the Monkeemobile kit it in 1976, into "the Fonz Dream Rod!? FUN FACT: The Monkees' own Micky Dolenz auditioned for the role of "Fonzie" when HAPPY DAYS was first being cast!

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