from Hot Rods by Ed "Big Daddy" Roth
Model Kit Box Cover - 1994 re-issue
"The Bandit was a 1955 Olds chassis & engine that I chopped and slammed. The
body was built with my plaster & fiberglass method. The idea for the bubble top came
from Bobby Darrin's 'Mac the Knife' dream car. I called Detroit to find out what a
bubble top'd cost & they'd tell me thousands o' bucks so that I got this idea
from Louie Aguirre to put some regular plastic in a pizza oven & then blow it up
like a balloon while it was still hot. It was a hot idea (Get it?) It never failed.
First time, every time."
Decal sheet for Beatnik Bandit
Constructed and Painted Model of Beatnik Bandit
Chassis of Beatnik Bandit Model
Another View of Beatnik Bandit Model