Tom's Inspiration:

There were two trends in the late 60s that influenced my design of this kit. The first was the surfer craze with many surfers wearing this type of chrome helmet on the beach. I looked at the helmet and said: Hey, I bet that would fit nicely on a T-bucket! I gave it a German aircraft motor I copied from the Orange Country museum. Another thing that was popular at the time was the "Snoopy vs. The Red Baron" song. It was a bit hit on the radio back then and helped carry the kit to #1 as well.

Year: 1968

Scale: 1/24

Inspired by the infamous German "Ace" of World War I, this madcap creation is the hit of the show-car circuit! Powered by a vintage Mercedes-Benz aircraft engine with six "trumpet" exhausts, it's got a custom interior you've got to see to believe. But don't get out in front of those side-mounted machine guns. The German Iron Cross shows up on the "alloy" wheels as well as the sides of the giant, plated, spiked helmet.