Prehistoric car owned by stone quarry
worker Fred Flintstone on the animated sitcom THE
FLINTSTONES/ABC/1960-66. The Flintmobile was carved out of a tree
trunk and rolled on log wheels that were propelled (and stopped)
by feet power. At the ending of each episode, the Flintmobile
flipped on its side when a waitress at a drive-in restaurant
placed an oversized rack of dinosaur ribs on the side of the car.
For the full-length motion picture The Flintstones (1994)
starring John Goodman, custom car designer George Barris created a
facsimile of Fred Flintstone's Flintmobile. The car and chassis
was built from square and rectangular steel tubing, wood
reinforcement, fiberglass parts and the mechanical systems of a
golf cart which allowed the actors to move the car without much
effort. Its interior sported saber-toothed tiger skin upholstery,
and a rock dashboard protected by a hide-covered canopy.
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