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Beer Wagon | '67 Tom Daniel Mack Bulldog | by Andrea Lattanzio
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Beer Wagon | '67 Tom Daniel Mack Bulldog

During the seventies, in the United States, an unusual car trend spread: the "Show Rods".

This kind of cars, built from the ground up, were distinguished by an unconventional design, brilliant colors and amazing craftsmanship. Their engines were extremely powerful, yet they rarely touched the road. In other words, these cars were meant to be looked at, not driven. Yes, Show Rods were paradoxical (source: "Classic Plastic" by Rick Polizzi).


One of the most famous "Show Rod" designer was Tom Daniel who in 1967 designed the “Beer Wagon” for Monogram, the well known scale models manufacturer.

Here my LEGO replica of the Beer Wagon based on antique Mack Bulldog chain drive rear end. It features:

- fat drag tires on the rear;

- chrome dog dish hubcaps;

- eight chrome pipes thru the hood;

- beer keg gas tanks;

- beer keg between the seats;

- wooden load compartment.


Tom Daniel's Beer Wagon is for sure the wildest beer haulin' drag machine all around.

(source: Monogram)


You can read the story of my "Beer Wagon" and my other Hot Rods, included many pictures, on the 2016 February issue of Brick Journal (# 38).


P.S. Other talented LEGO builders have built the "Beer Wagon" and each one built it with own personal style, they looks quite different indeed.


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Taken on August 27, 2015