Tag Archives: Tom Daniels

Paddy Wagon

Apparently police vans are known as ‘Paddy Wagons’ because cops were often Irish (with ‘paddy’ being slang for Irish nationals). Or the people in the back of them were often Irish, we’re not sure. Whatever the reason, it was the name given to this wild Tom Daniel’s-designed show rod from 1968, which became a huge selling plastic toy kit thanks to Monogram models.

This incredible recreation of the iconic hot rod is the work of previous bloggee, Master MOCer, and TLCB favourite Andrea Lattanzio (aka Norton74), who has captured Tom Daniel’s design wonderfully in his trademark Model Team style.

Head to Andrea’s ‘Paddy Wagon’ Flickr album via the second link above to see more of the build, and you can read his interview as part of the Master MOCers series here at TLCB by clicking on the first.

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Beer Goggles

Lego Beer Wagon '67 Tom Daniel Mack Bulldog

Alcohol can make anyone look pretty, which is – as many a college student will tell you – a very dangerous thing.

Regular bloggee Norton74‘s superb replica of Tom Daniel’s ’67 ‘Beer Wagon’ show rod is so clean it’s like we’re already wearing a thick set of beer goggles, and we’re not even drunk (yet). You can chat up Norton74 at the bar via the link above.

Lego Beer Wagon Hot Rod

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Beer Baron

Lego Beer Wagon Hot Rod Tom Daniels

Legendary hot rod creator and Hot Wheels design consultant Tom Daniel built some amazing vehicles during his illustrious career. This superb Lego recreation of his iconic hot rod the ‘Beer Wagon’ comes from legendary Lego car creator and LUGNuts curator Lino Martins, and it’s his second entry into TLCB Summer Building Competition.

Lego Elven Vomit

Featuring a slew of chromed pieces, bright yellow paint and a monster engine Lino’s Beer Wagon has scored a barrel-load of points in the competition. He earned himself a few bonus points too – having read a potted history of Elven illness, Lino captured the moment a few of our Elves discovered the beer in the back of the truck. Things did not end well, and we have a feeling that the office airhorn may be even more effective than usual today.

You can see more of the Lino’s Beer Wagon and its effect on TLCB Elves by clicking here, and you can read the full competition details, prizes up for grabs and scoring criteria by clicking this link to TLCB Summer Building Competition page.

TLCB Summer Building Competition

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Vanbulance

Lego Vanbulance Hot Rod

Uh oh. Our previous post today didn’t end well. Luckily Lego-vehicle-building legend Lino M has recreated real-vehicle-building legend Tom Daniels’ 1974 show rod ‘Vanbulance’, enabling us to patch up the Elves. OK, that’s a lie – the Vanbulance is completely useless for anything medical, but it looks cool and has a huge engine so the Elves are a little less grumpy now. See more on Flickr.

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