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 November 13-15. Each car owner may charge for photographs with their vehicle using your own camera, and proceeds will go the charities mentioned by each car.
Jinkees gang, it is the Mystery Machine. And not just a good replica, but rather the original van used by Hanna-Barbera to drive around to county fairs, music festivals, and other outdoor events to promote the original show “Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?” back in 1969. Lovingly restored by Robbin Terry, but he wouldn’t have finished it without some meddling kids who helped out over at Hanna-Barbera. Proceeds raised through photographs will benefit the Lost Limbs Foundation. Zoinks!
Green Goblin Head from Maximum Overdrive
Not a car, but one heck of an automotive prop: the original “Green Goblin Head” off of the Happy Toyz semi truck from the 1986 cult horror film Maximum Overdrive which starred Emilio Estevez and was written and directed by Stephen King. Owner Tim Shockey found this unique prop rotting away in a junkyard and brought it back to vivid life. Make sure to get a picture with this unique piece of authentic horror history at the Grand Rapids Comic-Con.
Herman Munster would be proud to drive this around town! The perfect car for Halloween, this “Reapers Ride” Coffin Car was hand built by Aaron Aikman and is displayed at shows when Death himself does not need to borrow these wheels when his car is in the shop. Make sure to get a picture with this gem of automotive gruesomeness at the Grand Rapids Comic-Con!
Ghostbusters booth. “If there’s something strange in your neighborhood, who ya gonna call? “The Great Lakes Ghostbuster Coalition”! They will arrive in their version of an Ecto-1: one of many Ghostbusters tribute cars that are seen throughout Michigan. These vehicles serve our local spectre-chasing heroes in their quest to capture all malevolent spirits, and one will be providing an awesome photo op! You can find the Ghostbusters online here for all your spirit-filled needs.
Jurassic Park Jeep
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!
“Knight Rider” K.I.T.T.
Every early 80’s kid wanted their own version of K.I.T.T., the vehicle of David Hasselhoff in the show “Knight Rider”. Built out of a 1988 Trans Am, this replica beauty is the perfect car to round up the bad guys and look fabulous doing so! Photo opportunities will be made available with your own camera in exchange for donations to Make-A-Wish Foundation.