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Hot Wheels, Death Valley: The Munster Koach and Drag-U-La

The Munster Koach was the family vehicle of the Munsters in the ’60s television show The Munsters. Hollywood custom-car creator George Barris built the hot rod, fitting an 18-foot-long custom hearse body to a 1926 Ford Model T chassis and getting 150 MPH of “dark” horsepower out of a Ford Cobra V-8 engine. 297 more words

The Sixties

Simple brilliance of surf Munsters

To a procrastinator’s delight, both seasons of The Munsters are on Netflix. Those delightful 70 episodes do go by quickly, but they are the perfect distraction while applying endlessly to jobs (someone hire me, please). 188 more words

Just Can't Get Enough

Before he tried to be New York's Governor, Grandpa Munster was a bizarre model kit spokesman

I had no idea who George Barris was before I saw this ad. A brief internet search and a Wikipedia entry later and I’m edified. Creating TV’s Batmobile is at the top of his resume, but I’m not sure where Grandpa Munster’s DRAG-U-LA ranks amongst his career highlights. 39 more words