Grand Rapids Comic-Con Car Show
The following vehicles will be displayed at the Grand Rapids Comic-Con in the vending area of the DeVos Place on October 21-23. Patrons may pose with each car and have a professional photographer shoot their picture with it for only $5. Pictures will be downloaded daily to Facebook where you may obtain the photo and use as you see fit. All proceeds will go the charities mention by each car:
Jinkies kids, it’s the Mystery Machine! The 1966 Dodge A100 was owned by Hanna-Barbera Studios when they started their cartoon series “Scooby Doo, Where Are You?” in 1969. It was painted by the studio and traveled the country for promotional purposes. The vehicle has been lovingly restored and is truly a sight to be seen! The Mystery Machine was voted the top fictional vehicle of all time by a 2006 poll conducted by Toys R Us. When you think of television vehicles the Mystery Machine is always one of the top vehicles remembered so make sure to get a picture with this iconic piece of television history at the Grand Rapids Comic-Con. Proceeds from photos benefiting the Lost Limbs Foundation.
Every superhero gets his bumps and bruises when they start fighting crime, but only one trashes a vintage sports car while doing so. This is the 1965 Shelby Cobra that Robert Downey Jr. landed on while testing out his initial suit in the 2008 film Iron Man. This is the original car from the film, left in its damaged condition. It still has Iron Man’s butt print in the hood! Auto donated to museum by Fast n’ Loud. Photo proceeds will go to the Hall Of Heroes Museum in Elkhart, Indiana.
The Hall of Heroes Super Hero Museum will be bringing their newest Marvel Movie Vehicle to The Grand Rapids: The Ghost Rider Hell Cycle from the first Ghost Rider film ridden by actor Nicholas Cage! This custom 11 foot long chopper that is literally Hell on Wheels was used for the green screen scenes starring Ghost Rider!!! This amazing Marvel Movie Vehicle will be at The Grand Rapids Comic-Con and available for pictures to help The Hall of Heroes Super Hero Museum raise donations to expand to a larger facility and to help preserve Comic Book History!!!
If there’s something strange in your neighborhood, who ya gonna call? Well, the Ghostbusters of course! Specifically, the Great Lakes Ghostbusters Coalition who will arrive in their version of an Ecto-1. Built by Eric Libdow, this vehicle serves our local spectre chasing heroes in their quest to capture all malevolent spirits as well as an awesome photo op.
First comes the oooing and the awwing, then the running and the screaming…well maybe just the admiring noises directed at this marvelous rendition of a Jeep from the dinosaur classic Jurassic Park. Built by Matthew Scheltema, this is the perfect vehicle to use to escape a herd of Velociraptors or pose with a group of buddies for an amazing photo op. Make sure to check out the Jurassic Park Jeep at the Grand Rapids Comic-Con! All proceeds to go to Kitchen Sage.
Go Speed Racer go, it’s the Mach 5! This is an amazing reproduction of the classic race car from the “Speed Racer” anime television show of the 1960’s. Take on Racer X and have an adventure by making sure to get a picture with this beautiful piece of automotive fantasy. On loan courtesy of Doug and Valarie Saunders. All proceeds to go to Kitchen Sage.
Photography work at the car show is courtesy of M-Buck Studio. M-Buck Studio, owned by Michael Buck, is a freelance commercial, architectual, portrait, product and catalog, and wedding and family photographer. We are located in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan and our clients come from all over Michigan as well as many other states. For more information on his studio please check out www.mbuckstudio.com.