So I’ve been playing around with a drawing app on my phone and came up with this Hot Rod Monster.
Buster Keaton did a lot of great work but the movie that comes to mind when I hear his name is the movie Beach Blanket Bingo. I guess the reason I remember that one is because all the Ed Roth references with the hillbilly helmets and monster shirts. I found this image on Pinterest of Buster wearing a SurFink shirt.
My friend Weldon just completed building twelve of Ed “Big Daddy” Roth’s Revell’s Fink Model Kits for the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, California.
Weldon has also put together a poster made up of photos of these models. He sent me one and they are really cool! Check out his Ebay auction.
Ed “Big Daddy” Roth left us on this day (April 4th) back in 2001.
I got to meet and work with him around 1999-2000. The time I spent with him was like a dream come true.
I like this video about how and where they found his Orbitron show car. See the article “The Saga Ed Roth’s Long Lost Orbitron” for more on this story.