Friday, January 7, 2011

Bat Fink Ratmobile

Two of my favourite things from the sixties. Ed "Big Daddy" Roth's Rat Fink driving George Barris' 1966 Batmobile.
Ed "Big Daddy" Roth, holding a model of "The Outlaw" model and box in front of the real "Outlaw" circa 1964.
The kit.
Rat Fink.
The antithesis of mickey Mouse.

Bloor and Lansdowne /Then and Now

Looking north up Lansdowne from south of Bloor in the early 1960's. I'm not sure what this TTC vehicle is, perhaps something to do with rail grinding....
A little research has revealed that this is a sand car and was used to delivery sand to the various car houses. Sand was used to give the street cars traction on slippery days. This car was scrapped in 1967.
Sandcar W26 (photo courtesy Curt Frey, from the collection of P. Lambert)
A traditional TTC grinding car set up.