No, not that Black Knight. Or that one. This is a Ford ‘Tudor’ hot rod, so called because it had two doors, and not because it has anything to do with the English royal house that was in power for a century from 1485. But the tenuous link does enable us to write a title that lets us include pointless Monty Python clips, so we’re pretty happy.
We have Redfern1950s to thank, and his excellent (and very black indeed) Model Team Ford Tudor hot rod. Head to Flickr via the link to see more.
The Showtime television show ‘The Tudors’ seemed to mostly consist of breasts interspersed with historical inaccuracies, but seeing as we quite like the former of these we’ll let it slide.
It didn’t feature any hot rods though, and we have no idea how the English royal family that came to power following the War of the Roses gave its name to modified early 1930s Fords, but sometimes the car world needs a good mystery. Is it as simple as it has two doors (Tu-dor)?
Anyway, whatever the logic, this Model Team Ford Tudor hot rod looks the business. BricksonWheels (co-author of The Art of Lego Scale Modeling reviewed here yesterday) is the builder, and there’s more to see at his photostream via the link above.
Besides being a CBC television programme containing quite a lot of sex (and also quite a lot of historical inaccuracy), ‘Tudors’ can also refer to buildings of a certain style and, perhaps more strangely, Hot Rods.
We have no idea how a car can be a ‘Tudor’ (can anyone help?), but looking at Doc Brown‘s ’32 Ford Tudor we do quite like the results. As is commonplace in recent Technic creations Doc’s Ford is remote controlled via LEGO’s Power Functions system and he’s produced a video to show it in action that’s nearly as slick as the model itself. Check it out below, and see the Ford’s full gallery on Flickr via the link above, or on Eurobricks here.