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Real Version of Homer Simpson's Dream Car Built 53

Meshach writes "Some fans of The Simpsons have built a real-life version of Homer Simpson's dream car. In The Simpsons' world, Homer finds out he has a long, lost cousin named Herb Powell (voiced by Danny DeVito), who owns a car company in Detroit. Herb is so delighted to meet Homer that he allows Homer to design a car, which eventually ruins the company. This real vehicle is a working replica of the infamous car from the series."
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Real Version of Homer Simpson's Dream Car Built

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  • by Dwedit ( 232252 ) on Sunday July 07, 2013 @12:48AM (#44207351) Homepage

    The best part is the BORT license plate on the back of the vehicle.

  • by theodp ( 442580 ) on Sunday July 07, 2013 @01:01AM (#44207381)

    Still a Concept Car. [] :-)

  • News for nerds. Seeshh!
  • by BTWR ( 540147 ) <> on Sunday July 07, 2013 @01:23AM (#44207413) Homepage Journal
    Herb: While you're here, I want you to make yourselves right at home. Anytime you're hungry, anytime day or night, Cook will make you anything you want.
    Homer: Even pork chops?
    Herb: Absolutely. We have a tennis court, a swimming pool, a screening room--
    Homer: You mean, if I want pork chops, even in the middle of the night, your guy will fry 'em up?
    Herb: Sure. That's what he's paid for. Now, if you need towels, laundry--
    Homer: Wait!
    Herb: Maids--
    Homer: Wait, wait, wait, wait! Let me see if I've got this straight. It's Christmas day, 4:00 a.m., there's a rumble in my stomach--
    Marge: Homer, please!
    Herb: Your old man sure loves pork chops!
    Bart: He sure does, Uncle Herb.
    • For those who want to watch the excellent episode, it is called Oh Brother, Where Art Thou? (S02E15), season 2 torrent [].
      • Torrenting old (10-15 YO) episodes is fair IMO since it's hard to find anything but the last few seasons on DVD anymore.
        • Really? []

          I don't have a problem with torrenting stuff, but come on. It's not like 99.9% of the stuff out there can't be found with a minimum amount of effort.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Sunday July 07, 2013 @02:01AM (#44207519)
    It is "long lost cousin"; that comma really changes the meaning of the expression.
  • by TWX ( 665546 ) on Sunday July 07, 2013 @02:05AM (#44207527) it isn't... It's a BMW with some stuff added to it for effect.

    Don't get me wrong, I like it, but if it were going to be a real-life version of that car it'd probably have to be based on an actual finned car from the day, like an Imperial or Cadillac or Lincoln.

    I've mused about cloning the ambulance from Cannonball Run, taking a hospital gurney and bolting it down half-hanging-out the open back doors. I've also contemplated entering a Chrysler Town and Country minivan with the fake wood panelling, and naming the car "I've got a Woody" so that the announcer could have a little bit of fun with it.
    • Re: (Score:3, Funny)

      by Anonymous Coward it isn't... It's a BMW with some stuff added to it for effect.

      As long as it has rack-and-peanut steering, it's close enough!

    • Pretty much. I would have loved to see a proper attempt at this vs cheesy bling + yet another BMW in lemons.

      I see no restraints or muzzles in the child compartment, nor is it large enough to hold two screaming children. Plus the rear end isn't even close.
    • by ModernGeek ( 601932 ) on Sunday July 07, 2013 @08:27AM (#44208625)
      I agree, the toy car looks like a better version of "The Homer" than the full-sized vehicle. Wasn't the homer supposed to be an $80,000+ vehicle? What's this doing in tech., anyways? I thought we quit putting things like case-mods in idle since about five years ago. This is hardly news, the build is crap, and it has less space than a nomad. lame.
    • by Anonymous Coward
      That was my thought as well. I mean it kind of vaguely looks like The Homer, but they did a real half-assed job on it.
    • by dywolf ( 2673597 )

      part of the point though is taking cheap beater cars and costuming them.
      who would take a 50/60's classic, assuming you could find one, and turn it into that monstrosity?
      literally be flushing money down teh drain.

  • by Balthisar ( 649688 ) on Sunday July 07, 2013 @02:38AM (#44207623) Homepage

    As says the title, Not cousin. Half-brother.

  • figures (Score:4, Interesting)

    by k31bang ( 672440 ) on Sunday July 07, 2013 @02:56AM (#44207675) Homepage

    I took one look at it and thought "that would be a good build for 24 hours of lemons". Then i noticed thats exactly what it is for. I love that race series.

    Here is another great build: []

  • I already have a Canyonareo - it's made by Chevy under the Suburban brand...

  • "Powerful like a gorilla, yet tough in yielding". Gotta love that. $ 82000 is a bargain for such a common man's dream ;-)
  • One of the main ideas of the car is the kids have their own back seat compartment and the parents don't have to listen to them. This one has a normal back seat and just a tiny bubble thing in the back that no one could fit in.

    Most of the stuff is just tacked on visually but it still looks pretty funny.

  • My car gets fourteen rods to the hogshead and that's the way I likes it.
  • by Bartles ( 1198017 ) on Sunday July 07, 2013 @04:21PM (#44211657)
    ...that the Pontiac Aztec was Homer's dream brought to reality.
  • Fill it up with petroleum distillate, and re-vulcanize my tires, post-haste!

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